The three Grosse Pointe Woods teens were the first arrested under a new crackdown on graffiti and had faced five years in prison.
Police say the arrests are part of a new crackdown on graffiti as vandalism gets out of control.
Deciding to convert resources to graffiti, scrapping and dumping isn’t easy for a police department already struggling to respond timely to violent crimes.
Building owner Scott Kraz is angry and says cops should remove the graffiti from his wall.
Dozens of vacant Detroit schools are riddled with graffiti, driving down adjacent property values and making it difficult for the cash-strapped district to find a new buyer for the buildings.
At a devastating clip, a new brand of graffiti vandals is hitting Detroit’s small businesses, historic and occupied buildings, freeway signs, church sanctuaries, houses and cars.
The ranger has defaced historic buildings and signs throughout the city while collecting a check from the state.
The tagger was spotted late this afternoon atop the high-rise that once hosted The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, actress Mae West and playboy Horace Dodge Jr.
Fed up with the inundation of graffiti, some Detroiters are taking matters into their own hands
In under a minute, someone armed with a paint-filled fire extinguisher can spray 20-foot-tall streaks of paint on buildings and never been seen.