Teen stopped for speeding linked to graffiti

March 18, 2008 7:11:49 PM PDT
State police say a 19-year-old Ogletown man stopped for speeding in a construction zone on Interstate 95 has been linked to a string of graffiti cases in northern New Castle County. Police say when John Zickgraf was pulled over on March 6th, a trooper smelled marijuana. They say a search turned up a baggie of suspected marijuana, a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana, several caps from spray paint cans and several notebooks with graffiti tags on the front of it.

Detectives compared the tags in the seized notebooks to those in the state police graffiti database and linked Zickgraf to seven cases.

Zickgraf was charged with seven counts of graffiti and two counts of conspiracy and with marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

He was released on $4,500 unsecured bail and given an 8 p.m. curfew by the judge.

Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com