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Arrest Made in Greenburgh Spray-Painting Spree

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A White Plains man has given new meaning to the expression painting the town red, police say.

Greenburgh Police charged Nicholas Serrano, 20, with four counts of second-degree criminal mischief, a felony, in connection with a spray-painting spree in which several vehicles and buildings were taaged with red paint.

Police say that on April 27 they responded to reports of vandalized property at 70 Virginia Road, where the victims said the vandal struck between midnight on April 26 and 7 a.m. the next morning. Police say the damage to each of the painted vehicles and buildings exceeded $1,500.

Following an anonymous tip, police say they approached Serrano’s apartment, where they found a trail of red spray paint leading to the door. While speaking with Serrano, police said they saw red spray paint on his hands and sweatshirt.

When asked about the paint, Serrano began to lick his hands and rub them together in attempt to wash them off, police said. Serrano later told police he was partially responsible for the vandalism, according to reports.

He was arrested and taken to the Greenbrugh Police Department for processing.

The following items were also reported by Greenburgh Police:

Assault – Police charged Uneke Bagley of Ossining with third-degree assault following reports of a fight at Hastings High School on April 25.

Grand Larceny – Police are searching for the thief who made off with a $40,000 2012 Chevy Camaro from Curry Chevy on Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale. A manager at the dealership reported the car missing at 10:14 p.m. on April 26.

Petit Larceny – Police are searching for the thief who made off with 35 packs of razor blades worth over $600 from Harmon Beauty Supply on April 27.

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