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Bike Police Officer on '606' Chases, Arrests Teen Tagger on Christmas

By Alisa Hauser | December 29, 2015 9:49am | Updated on December 29, 2015 11:09am
 A cyclist approaches The 606's western end on Tuesday.
A cyclist approaches The 606's western end on Tuesday.
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LOGAN SQUARE  —  On Christmas Day, a Chicago police officer patrolling The 606 by bike spotted a graffiti tagger defacing property and arrested the 15-year-old after a short chase.

First reported on the Shakespeare District's Twitter feed, the incident occurred around 1:08 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue on the west end of the 2.7-mile-long trail, which runs through Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square and Humboldt Park.

Nicole Trainor, a Chicago Police spokeswoman, said that the officer who witnessed the teen defacing property first ordered him to stop, but the boy fled.

After a short pursuit by bike, the cop placed the teen into custody and charged him with several misdemeanors for criminal defacement of property, possession of paint/marker with an intent to deface, disobeying police and resisting/obstructing a police officer, Trainor said.

Trainor said court information was not available, nor was the neighborhood that the juvenile resides in.

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