Man arrested, charged in graffiti tagging

Adrian Gary Wilson was stopped on March 18 after a concerned citizen reported a man dressed in dark clothing tagging the side of a building

A 24-year-old Duncan man will appear in provincial court on April 19 after being arrested and charged in relation to graffiti tagging.

Adrian Gary Wilson was stopped on March 18 after a concerned citizen reported a man dressed in dark clothing tagging the side of a building on Coronation Avenue around 3:15 a.m.

“North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP had fielded a lot of vandalism calls of this nature and were very interested in identifying this man,” Cpl. Krista Hobday said.

Wilson was located a short distance away from where he was reported and arrested. He was charged with one count each of mischief under $5,000, disguising his face with intent to commit an offence, and obstructing a police officer.

“We would like to publicly thank our complainant in this investigation for getting involved and helping the Mounties get their man,” Hobday said.

Anyone with more information should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).