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Two Arrested for Graffitiing Signs in Aurelius


Two Auburn residents are facing charges after their arrests for graffitiing signs in Aurelius.

According to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, around 4:18 Tuesday afternoon, deputies responded to Cranebrook Drive, just outside the city, where they found multiple signs defaced with spray paint. 21-year-old Joseph Trathen and 18-year-old Jessica Kowal were found in the area with cans of spray paint. Kowal also had fresh spray paint on her shirt.

Trathen was arrested for two counts of Making Graffiti and one count of Possession of Graffiti Instruments. Kowal was arrested for one count of Making Graffiti, one count of Criminal Possession of Graffiti Instruments, and one count of False Personations as she allegedly lied to deputies about her identity.

Both were given appearance tickets.

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