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Downtown Cortland Graffiti Maker Arrested


You may have noticed over the past weekend the increased amount of graffiti in the downtown Cortland area. City of Cortland Police made an arrest of the vandal that defaced several buildings on May 7th around 2:30 in the morning.

Lissandro Batista of Cortland, NY was arrested by City Police after being caught spray painting the side of the Gable Inn, located at 28 Port Watson St in Downtown Cortland. A further investigation by police found five other locations spray painted in and around Main Street.

He was arrested and charged with four counts of Making Graffiti and one count of Possession of Graffiti Instruments (all Misdemeanors).

City Police did announce further arrest and charges are pending in the case based on the value of damage caused.

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