NEWARK, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announces the arrest of Paige N. Gonzalez, 28, Ramon A. Arroyo, 27, and Anthony Rolon, 25, all from Elizabeth, for an incident of graffiti that occurred Thursday night.

At approximately 11 p.m., police patrolling the area of Chester Avenue East and Riverside Avenue observed the three individuals exit a white BMW. One of the suspects removed spray paint cans from a backpack and they all began spray painting an underpass wall. The three suspects were arrested without incident and police recovered six spray paint cans and one marker at the location.

Gonzalez, Arroyo and Rolon each face charges of criminal mischief.

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This charge is merely an accusation. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any criminal activity to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward. 

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