Men charged after graffiti rampage

Men charged after graffiti rampage

Photograph courtesy of Crime Watch - Armadale and surrounds.

Two local ‘artists’ have been charged after a brazen spate of graffiti around the Armadale town centre.

Locals expressed their outrage online after a number of prominent public spaces around the Armadale town centre were tagged in fluorescent pink spray paint early last Tuesday morning.

In a move that defies logic, two men were caught on CCTV expressing their artistic creativity onto the walls of the soon-to-be-opened district police station and courthouse buildings.

Senior Sergeant Paul Thornton said police were able to identify the local men from the recorded footage.

A 43-year-old and 30-year-old were arrested and charged with the damage.

He said the pair was also charged with a similar incident in the Perth CBD.

The men, who were known to police, allegedly hit a number of locations in the Armadale CBD on two separate occasions on the same morning.

“We don’t know the full extent yet of the vandalism. Investigations are ongoing,” Snr Sgt Thornton said.

In related news, the City of Armadale Graffiti Removal Team has been hard at work removing tags from areas in Hilbert, Haynes, Shipwreck Park, and the Armadale CBD.

They’re a volunteer group supported and managed by the City of Armadale to remove graffiti from city-owned buildings, fences, etc, within the City of Armadale. They also provide information and support for graffiti prevention and removal.

To report graffiti on city-owned property or assets, call 9394 5000.

The State Graffiti Taskforce also provides information which can be accessed via