Man Charged in Tagging Spree

Ryan Sahlin was arrested and faces felony charges for multiple tagging incidents around the city

By Dominic Trombino
|  Friday, Jun 10, 2011  |  Updated 8:58 AM CDT
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A Chicago man faces felony charges after he was arrested in connection to a tagging spree in his neighborhood this week.

Ryan Sahlin, 29, was held Wednesday pending $10,000 bail in a hearing in Cook County Central Bond Court, according to court records, The Chicago Tribune reports.

Sahlin was arrested by officers in the 800 block of North Damen Avenue after other officers apparently saw Sahlin defacing property near the intersection of Damen and Grand around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

A witness said that Sahlin's graffiti consisted of his signature tag, a cartooned version of the letters "DelvR."

Sahlin's tag has been seen on doors and other parts of buildings, as well as bus shelters, according to Zala.

Sahlin has been charged with two felony counts of defacement of property, as well as nine misdemeanor counts of defacement. The charges are in connection with graffiti on 11 different buildings or property, Zala said.

Sahlin is scheduled to appear again in court on June 14.

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