Manchester police arrest 1, continue search for other graffiti suspect
MANCHESTER — Police have arrested one man and are searching for another involved in spray-painting graffiti around the city.
Manchester police said they had been investigating incidents of graffiti around the Queen City, which led them to prepare an arrest warrant for Michael Luccesi, 38, of Sandown, who is currently incarcerated in the New Hampshire prison system for unrelated offenses.
Police said they determined he was responsible for a specific tag found around the city that read "SIZE."
In total, police said the cost to remove the graffiti exceeds $10,000.
Luccesi was booked in absentia from prison on Aug. 30 on a felony-level criminal mischief charge and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.
Police are still actively searching for another suspect, Nicholas Ramalho, 20, who is wanted for tagging multiple dwellings, highway abutments and sound walls.
Police estimated that he caused almost $6,000 worth of damage, so an arrest warrant for two counts of criminal mischief and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal mischief has been issued.
Police said tips have led them to believe that Ramalho is still in the Manchester area.
Anyone with information on Ramalho's whereabouts is asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711.