Beacon Police Arrest Alleged Vandal

Charged with tagging vacant building

Beacon police on Monday (June 1) arrested a Buchanan man on suspicion of “tagging” with graffiti a vacant building at 550 South Ave.



Police said they responded to the area, near Madam Brett Park, at about 8 a.m. to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived, the officers were informed a male subject was trespassing in the fenced property, which is owned by Scenic Beacon Development.

Police arrested Daniel L. Vines-Mevic, 25, who police said was in possession of spray-paint cans. He was charged with felony criminal mischief, misdemeanor counts related to making graffiti, misdemeanor trespass and possession of marijuana, a violation. He was released but issued an appearance ticket to return to Beacon City Court.

2 thoughts on “Beacon Police Arrest Alleged Vandal

  1. What a waste of money. Those buildings near Madam Brett Park have been tagged for decades. Why bother to arrest this artist? And a pot bust? Really. This is why we need to rebuild the idea of policing

  2. Really? Beacon has been plagued by several of these young, white “artists” for a while now, tagging both occupied and unoccupied buildings with racial slurs. My own daughter has helped paint over them several times. It’s something the owner of this building (and his employees of color) have been dealing with for years. Not to mention the “artists” who broke in and almost burned the place to the ground a few years ago.

    I’m all for reforming policing, but I don’t think this alleged artist is a victim.