Police Nab Repeat Graffiti Writer for Allegedly Tagging Brooklyn Bridge

By Jesse Lent on December 1, 2012 5:48pm 

 Photo of the Brooklyn Bridge taken October 2012. A Queens man was arrested Nov. 30 for spray-painting the word LEWY on the bridge.
Photo of the Brooklyn Bridge taken October 2012. A Queens man was arrested Nov. 30 for spray-painting the word LEWY on the bridge.
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QUEENS — A 32-year-old Queens man was arrested Friday for spray-painting the word “LEWY” on the outside of the Brooklyn Bridge, allegedly causing $8,000 of damage.

The suspect, Enno Tianen of Ridgewood, has had several arrests for writing the same tag in a similar style throughout the city.

Tianen is charged with second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal trespass, making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument.

Sergeant Kevin Cooper and Detective Nino Navarra of the Transit Bureau’s Special Projects unit cracked the case with the aid of a police database of the city’s graffiti and graffiti writers.

“If you compare it and the tag is the same [as others recorded in the system] you have probable cause to arrest,” said a police spokesman.

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