Police Say Arrest Close In Vandalism And Theft Near Berwick

By Andy Mehalshick

Published 09/03 2014 06:26PM

Updated 09/03 2014 08:58PM

Member of the Berwick Assembly of God Church did not know what to think when they saw graffiti spray painted on a storage shed near their church. There had been concern that it was related to gangs or even satanic worship. Salem Township Police say they know who did it and why. Chief Robert Kishbaugh told Eyewitness News, "We talked with the man who says he is an artist and was expressing himself. He is also the same guy who stole aluminum cans from recycling bins near the Salem Township Fire Department. A neighbor saw him crushing the cans near the church shed on Monday night." People reacted to the graffiti before they knew it's origin, Misty Slusser from Berwick said, "I don't think it is gang related. We haven't had gangs in Berwick for years."  Ray Falk also of Berwick said, "It was probably done by a bunch of kids who have nothing else to do." The suspect, whose name has not been released is expected to be charged in the near future. The suspect is homeless and has been in the Berwick area for the past year.

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