August 8, 2012
A 23 year old Charlottesville man is facing charges in the city and in Albemarle County after a string of vandalism.
Christopher James Benck is accused of spraypainting multiple buildings and road signs in along Georgetown Road, the Barracks Road Shopping Center, and West Rio Road, painted the word, “bank” and the letters ‘U’ ‘C’ ‘M’ ‘E’.
Charlottesville Police estimate the damage at the Barracks Road Shopping Center alone to be upward of $1500.
Police indicate the graffiti was not gang related.
Below is the full press release from Albemarle County Police:
The Albemarle County Police and the Charlottesville Police in a joint investigation have obtained warrants for Christopher James Benck for vandalism. Benck is suspected of vandalizing businesses and road signs along West Rio Road, Georgetown Road and the Barracks Road Shopping Center in the early part of July.
Benck, 23 years of age, of Charlottesville, Virginia, has been charged with one count of destruction of property in Charlottesville, and three counts of destruction of property in Albemarle County. The graffiti that was found in these areas is not gang related.
Benck is scheduled to appear in the Charlottesville General District Court on September 19, 2012, and he will have a first appearance in Albemarle County General District Court on August 9, 2012.
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