Police charge man with series of graffiti vandal incidents

Transit police have charged a 34-year-old man following a series of alleged graffiti offences on Melbourne’s trains over the past four years.

The man was arrested in Melbourne’s CBD yesterday and later charged with nine offences:

– three counts of criminal damage

– three counts of wilful trespass

– commit indictable offence while on bail

– travel on part of vehicle not meant for travel

– make false or misleading statement in relation to an Australian travel document

He was remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

It is alleged the man broke into a number of railway sidings, vandalising a number of trains with graffiti.

The alleged offences occurred in:

– March 2015 at Lilydale;

– January 2016 at Ringwood; and

– May 2016 at Ringwood

Police also allege the man accessed the driver’s cabin of a moving train in the vicinity of Flinders Street in October 2018.

As part of the investigation, police also executed a warrant at a Mt Waverley storage unit where a large quantity of suspected stolen designer clothing was located and seized.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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