Press Release – Graffiti “Artist” Nabbed With Help of Local Citizens
At 9:15pm on 05/05/17 a local citizen had an encounter with a person who was writing on an iron railing on the 400 block near the First Presbyterian Church. Shortly thereafter he observed the subject “tagging” light posts on the 500 block. The concerned citizen took photos of the culprit on his phone, and even on one occasion tried to stand between the vandal and a light post in an attempt to stop him. The photos were shared with his friend who presented them to Chief Moore Saturday morning and Officers were assigned (The citizen and his friend are both Hudson residents and choose to remain anonymous)
At 2:41pm Saturday afternoon, HPD Officers Kevin Keyser and Tracey Roberts observed the suspect at a public event being held on South Front Street.
They arrested BRIAN J. BASKOFF, age 40, a self-employed chef from Hudson for “Making Graffiti” an A misdemeanor.
He was arraigned in front of Hudson City Court Judge Brian Herman, and released pending his appearance Tuesday, May 9th.
“This defacement is a pointless eyesore that someone else will have to clean up. I am thankful that a couple of our citizens took action.” Chief Moore