BUCKTOWN — A man that allegedly defaced three buildings along Milwaukee Avenue including a wall adjacent to the Bloomingdale Trail was arrested after police say they observed him in the act late Thursday night.
Raymundo Rueda Jr., 20, of the 2100 Block of North Whipple Street, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of criminal defacement of property and one city ordinance violation of possession of paint with intent to deface, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman.
Sedevic said that Rueda was arrested around 10:35 p.m. Thursday after officers on foot patrol watched Rueda use paint to spray graffiti as he was walking down the street.
Rueda was first spotted in the 2100 block of West Wabansia, where he was seen tagging two garages on the same warehouse building in Wicker Park near the corner of Milwaukee and Wabansia avenues, police said.
He then used red spray paint to hit a wall at 1800 N. Milwaukee, located under the 606/Bloomingdale trail, as well as a building just north of the trail in Bucktown, police said.
Rueda has a 2:30 p.m. April 17 court date at Cook County Branch 23 Court, 5555 W. Grand Ave.