Deputies arrest suspects from Cortlandt Manor

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two males from Cortlandt Manor on suspicion of spray painting a bridge on Indian Brook Road in Garrison.

At about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, deputies Benjamin Levine and Robert Detlefs responded to a report of several men “tagging” a concrete bridge support but were unable to locate the suspects. The person who called in the report had provided a license plate number, and deputies located the vehicle at the Appalachian Market on Route 9.

Deputies said that John D. Darling, 18, and Kevin L. Dyckman, 17, admitted to tagging the support. The deputies recovered a backpack containing six cans of spray paint in colors that matched the graffiti. Darling and Dyckman were each charged with a felony (criminal mischief) and two misdemeanors (making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments) and taken to the Putnam County Correctional Facility pending arraignment.

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