By Karen E. Viereck Editor/Publisher WOOLWICH TWP. — Malcom Tyson of Swedesboro was arrested by the Woolwich Township Police Department and charged with criminal mischief and theft for spraying graffiti on Locke Avenue Park buildings, a home, fence and several parked cars on Aug. 5.
According to Woolwich Township Detective Sergeant Thomas Daniels, Tyson allegedly stole cans of spray paint from a shed at the Locke Avenue Park and began spray painting the park with graffiti including “666”, “Rezkue”, and song lyrics. After leaving the park, he was reported to continue to tag several homes and vehicles with the same graffiti, until he arrived home.
Daniels said that there is no gang affiliation and Tyson allegedly did the acts on his own.
In a separate incident, the St. Paul’s U.A.M.E. Church on the corner of Richardson Avenue and Second Street was vandalized on Aug. 10. Someone broke in to the church, damaged the building, and stole sound system items. The satanic symbolizing wording “666” was also written in chalk on a chalk.
Daniels said that there is no connection with Tyson’s spree. No arrests have been made and the incident is under investigation by the Woolwich Township Police Department.