Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers in the Back Bay Arrest Early Morning Graffiti Tagger


At about 5:43 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a vandalism in progress call in the area of 287 Berkeley Street, Back Bay. While en route, officers observed blue spray paint on a construction site wall in the area of 425 Boylston Street. 

As officers approached the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, they observed a male fitting the description of the suspect that was given out by the BPD operations dispatcher. Officers stopped the suspect, later identified as Angel Rodriguez, 37, of Boston, and immediately smelled the odor of fresh paint coming from Rodriguez’ clothing and observed blue paint on his jacket.  After Rodriguez removed his hands from his pockets, the officers recovered one (1) can of blue spray paint from his jacket pocket.  

Angel Rodriguez was placed under arrest for Malicious Destruction of Property by Graffiti/Tagging and will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.