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Alleged 'Toe' Vandal Called Perry Hall Graffiti 'Artistic'

A Perry Hall man was arrested on Jan. 4 and charged with multiple counts of malicious destruction of property.

UPDATE (Jan. 11, 3:43 p.m.)—Police charged a Perry Hall man last week in connection with three recent along Belair Road, between Perry Hall and Overlea.

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At about 2:50 a.m. on Jan. 4, officers found a man on the side of Pete's Cycle in Overlea, along the 7500 block of Belair Road. Police arrested 18-year-old Jonathan Michael Miller on the scene, according to Officer Mark Dorsey of the Parkville police precinct.

While in police custody, Miller told police that he was responsible for vandalizing at least two additional Perry Hall locations, Dorsey said.

His signature tags, "toe" and "toenail," were also found on the side of Little Scholars Daycare Center in the former on the 9400 block of Belair Road, and in the on the 9600 block of Belair Road, Dorsey said.

Miller, who works at the White Oak School in Parkville, told police that it was "his way of expressing his artistic side," Dorsey said.

A school official confirmed that Miller worked a temporary position as an "adult assistant" at the school, but she was unable to comment further on his standing as an employee.

Miller, a resident of the unit block of in Perry Hall, has been charged with four counts of malicious destruction of property valued at more than $500, and one count of a malicious destruction scheme, court records show.

Maryland law states that a person convicted of these charges "shall be ordered to pay restitution or perform community service or both."

Last year, and successfully that raised the maximum fine for those convicted of graffiti charges in Baltimore County from .

Miller's trial date is set for March 7, according to a court record.

What is the impact of graffiti on the community? Can it ever be identified as artistic? Tell us in the comments.

Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 08:55 AM
by canvas, your talking about walls right? not those tiny white squares that dont fit a good quality piece of graffiti on right? because let me tell you sir, I can make ALOT more oney by painting walls than canvas and doing this "vandalism" on paper. thats not enough, theres alot more to graffiti than you think and punishing this kid wont do a damn thing in settin and "example" out of him or reducing graffiti in perry hall, HEY DUMBASS, since this kids been busted have you seen the amount of graffiti in perry hall and the surrounding areas? theres alot more of it now than there was before he was busted. so what do you think your really doing against graffiti? Well truthfully your not doing ANYTHING and CANT do anything to stop us from doing what we do, and catching us, well the ones who actually know what were doing, is IMPOSSIBLE. im surprised this kid didnt take off running like a true graffiti writer does. but he must not have the "toes" to jet like that, honestly i dont like his work. yea he just started writing graffiti not to long from what ive seen, but hes got heart. now if you were shown a proper piece of graffiti what you say? art or vandalism? think about sir, and get this kids case dropped, lifes a bitch, especially when your a business owner, so why punish the kid? it doesnt make a difference in reality.
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:05 AM
hey im going to run to ace hardware, steal 30-40 cans of spray paint, and destroy everything i see in sight. but yet when im done, NOT ONE TAG will be on your house and your business(in the county). what does that tell you? that this kid hasnt been shown the proper guidelines in the graffiti culture. from what i have seen, he hasnt tagged any homes and im sure he knows better or hell get his ass whopped by other local graffiti writers for making the area a mess. TRUE graffiti artists know places to put graffiti where it doesnt cause a big uproar like this. hey people, go walk into a train yard and look around(if you even make it into the yard without bein approached by a patrolling graffiti writer) and see how much graffiti exists. and look at the pieces, they been around for YEARS AND YEARS on end. why dont you people bitch more about that? those boxcars are worth millions of dollars and are getting DESTROYED(i love that word by the way) by graffiti. completely stomped on,raped,strangeled and burned by graffiti artists, and these boxcars carry anywhere from a million, a couple million to almost a billion dollars in freight. so you business owners just think about where your suppies,merchandise,equipment,heaters,hard ware and everything come from....a boxcar covered in graffiti, and you want to bitch about graffiti in your neighborhood? please! the first person who tried to be "hero" and approach me while painting, got his ass whooped. DONT BE HERO!
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:15 AM
so your against private property huh? well wat about public property? how do you feel about that? your tax money goes to graffiti removal agencies to repaint over a piece of graffiti, and you know how that looks after its done, like crap! would you rather see a beautiful piece of graffiti or a brown square on a grey wall, or a grey square on a white wall? Multiple off shades of color in square on one wall? that looks worse than graffiti.
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:22 AM
actually sue graffiti artists are actually painting pieces that you will most likely never see in your life that are worth more than the Sistine Chapel, for example, the graffiti artist who took share i facebooks stock for painting multiple murals in their headquarters. hes making MILLIONS of dollars now. you are right, the suburbs are no place for graffiti, theres to much housing there. but yet the ONE place that was known for graffiti right at ridge road and bel air rd, yes the little concrete lot next to the little house on the left and abandoned car dealership on the right,where kids of all ages gathered and painted graffiti and skateboarded there.im sure if youve lived in perry hall long enough you know what im talking about, There they caused no trouble. and while that spot was still there, there was less graffiti along bel air rd. but yet your councilmen, decided to tear it down. and now you residents get to deal with graffiti. and now wats in the place of that lot!? NOTHING! a lot of crumbled concrete and looks WORSE than before. blame your council. not the graffiti writers.
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:26 AM
your migth win in the court room, cuz thats just how it goes, but in the street outside the courtroom, you lose.
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:28 AM
NOPE! completely wrong! that piece of graffiti was not by him. that was actually by a kid who died a few days ago in a car accident. Thank you for blaming everything you see on this kid because it made the paper! IDIOT
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:29 AM
there is no such thing as an "authorized" graffiti artist. and if TRUELY an artist you DO NOT make money off of what you LOVE to do.
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:36 AM
probably better than what is displayed in the photo above, how about this, to keep that wall from gettin tagged in the future, WHICH i can almost garantee it will be tagged again by someone else, why not have the kid pay for a total dollar amount in paint and supplies for another artist to paint a mural on that wall. or to have an even STRONGER effect, why not hire well established graffiti artists to come do a production on the wall with actual GOOD pieces of graffiti? and with a little advertisment for the company the wall is apart of. that will keep graffiti "vandals" from taggin that wall in the future and with the presence of these established graffiti artists, give these younger kids something to go see get painted and when they see who is painting an amazing graffiti mural, im sure theyll know where those guys would mostly be at besides perry hall, then theyll go where those guys usually are at, tag their studio building, or under a bridge where they usually go to paint and keep the "eye sore" out of your "community". sounds good right" IT WORKS! TRUST ME! Im one of the establishd graffiti artists that has seen that happen! and it worked each time!
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:38 AM
you know in the city, and sometimes in baltimore county, we ask the police for the "beat and release policy" and guess what.....they do it! and we walk away beaten up by police who you pay with your tax money with no arrest,no report, no fine, no charge no nothing! how do you feeel about that?
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:44 AM
parkville honey owns a home....which with never be tagged. just saying. just because you own a home makes you think you have a say in what should or shoulnt happen i nur community? wat about a homeless person? do they have the same say because they dont own property. i own property myself, and guess what i tell people when they ask me if im ever going to remove the graffiti from the back and side of my building? i tell them No, i own this property.i have my rights as an owner, and i actually have a permit to have a mural on my building. so i can paint watever i really feel like painting on, no matter how disgusting, perverted, dirty,sexual, society bending, profan, straight up dirt baggish thing on my wall, and nothing can be done about it. i can advertise the use drugs and nothing can be done about it. how woul you feel if i owned a house right next door to you and i covered it in graffiti? Aint a damn thing thats going to happen to change it! you can move!
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:46 AM
oh yes C great post! if i was mentor of this younger writer and i found out he hit the side of a day care, id kick his ass sensless, just because thats against the rules/guidlines of graffiti.... you feel me!?
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:50 AM
thats not enough for our liking Timothy. i cant paint a full piece of graffiti that can be anywhere from 3-4ft long to 10-15ftx6-10ft big or how about this, a piece thats 250ft long, by 25-30ft tall? how could i do such a thing that size illegally be possible? good question that for me to know you to never find out. i cant do that shit on paper or canvas? what the hell are thinkin!?
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 09:55 AM
and tim, the fellow a few posts below.....I am an Artist, a true artist at that, i reside in Baltimore City but yet i travel the world on tours specifically for graffiti production walls, and not only do i just paint these walls for productions with others graffiti artists, but i walk the cities i travel to and paint amazing pieces in places even you would think, "how on earth did they do that!?" I AM an ARTIST, i LOVE doin what i do, and the WORLD is my canvas. Its your shitty suburb, im just walking thru it really.
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:04 AM
"These clowns who do this have no business practicing on the street." -REDS.....quess what!? your clearly uneducated with graffiti. I do have business practicing in the streets. thats what will eventually put me in galleries, make me 6 digit pay checks, put me in magazines,books,videos,on clothing, lunch boxes,model trains,underwear, your spouses panties that says "EAT ME", on mountain dew bottles, in pepsi commercials, in the oval office shaking the hand of the president of the united states, while your working a 9-5 full time job, to provide a roof,food,clothes and transportation for your families. See what im doin, and im dead serious everything i have said is very true!, and you are doin wat? exactly as just said. graffiti is an artform, it comes from the street, i graduated from the streets, to the walls, to the galleries and honestly i hate everything i ever put in a gallery, or painted on a legal wall. Thank you
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:07 AM
who cares about that attempted abduction?? we got people of all ages painting graffiti!!!! OH MY GOD THE WORLDS GONNA END IF WE DONT STOP GRAFFITI! .....you CANT stop graffiti.
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:07 AM
WORD!
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:12 AM
and look what happened scott, belw me hell broke lose, they dont understand, they never will, thats why if someone ever does tries to catch me that is NOT a cop, gets their ass beaten to pulp for trying to be a yuppie ass hero. and IF a cop shows up(which is very rare since most of the time 98% of people will never see graffiti in the act because it is done in such an elite way) i will instintfully take off running and WILL get away. Ive been writing graffti for over 12 years and never been caught in my life. been grabbed up, but never slammed down. fuck the law
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:18 AM
have you ever thrown a rock on the sidewalk as child? if you did, you vandalized government property by chipping a very small fraction of the sidewalk surface. thats a punishable offense and you mam should be fined, locked away in jail, and placed on probation,given 150 hours of community service, and mayb even placed on house arrest. how do you feel about that? dont like it? then you can relate and this discussion about this kid vandalizing private property is such a big damn deal when you(or anyone reading this that has thrown a rock on the sidewalk)damaged government property. and yes that does effect things if a rock hits the surface of a sidewalk, i could trip and fall because of a crack, or an uneven surface. then hats even worse. but yet with graffti, no body gets hurt? Stop Bitching
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:19 AM
a local graffiti removal program? are you serious? why dont you go out and repaint over graffiti or clean it off yourself.....but did you know that is also illegal!?
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:20 AM
i love that mans work. i met him while i was over there a few months ago, hes workin on a project thats going to innovate graffiti once again.
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Reds you know you are a perfect example of what is wrong with society,our government and the robots who walk communities everyday? if you dont want O/Malley to tax anything else, and you want use the word hate to piss off the next person, then WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT GRAFFITI!?
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:24 AM
ill paint omalleys face on the side of 95 and you will see it, you wont like it, but you will like it!
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:26 AM
and yet these people bitch about graffiti, hey if you guys hear about a burglar gettin his head blown off by a sawed off shotgun, and the home owner goes to prison for murder, you fuckers better donate money to bail him out!
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:26 AM
you said it PERFECT!
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:31 AM
yes i do have an occupy rally to attendant, in a few weeks, where the people are going to come armed, molotov cocktails ready, and this will be the next seria revolutionary war and you elected piece of shit official will fall. and the people of this country will finally take it back to wht it was when our founding fathers settled hear. since George Washington, the government became corrupt, untrusting, unreliable, dishonest, and you got people thnking they are gettin support thru the government when really its the citizens tax money supporting illegal immigrants,welfare groups,and financial support systems. while you are ALSO using MY money to go on vacations, let me see you on vacation wih my money. youll be arrested for fraud.
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:32 AM
"And they expect those of us honored to serve as elected officials to do what we can keep private property and public places clean, attractive, and safe" YOUR DOING A SHITTY ASS JOB IN DOING SO!
Graffiti Writer March 02, 2012 at 10:33 AM
I LOVE BANKSY!
Parkvillehoney March 02, 2012 at 08:22 PM
I have the best solution for Graffiti Writer. As soon as I see grafitti, I remove it. I don't care if it is on mail boxes, BG&E boxes, or lightpoles. I remove it. It may take a little time, but it is gone and so is their so called expression! I hate grafitti and will do everything in my power to see it gone.
DRUGFREE April 09, 2012 at 06:34 AM
"COVER EVERYTHING IN PAINT! THROW IT EVERYWHERE!!! DRIP DRIP DRIP!!! THROW PAINT IN THE MOST VIOLENT AND AGGRESSIVE WAYS POSSIBLE, DONT EVEN WRITE ANYTHING, FOR THIS IS A FORM OF EXPRESSION ITSELF, IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD AND CREATES A RELEASE, DO IT, YOU AREN'T HURTING ANYONE!!!"
DRUGFREE April 09, 2012 at 07:07 AM
"This might upset you more? This is WAY MORE EXTREME...Painting "toe" On a wall is cute and all, its where i started, but spray cans hurt the environment more than my techniques, so I stopped, but the following serves a real purpose, really expresses something, Is EGOLESS (not spreading a tag) and honest. It might even be considered "wrong" in the rules of "writers" guidelines, but hey...Someone has to be more extreme and push the boundaries of art even more than the "writers" trying to make things pretty. Art has its ugly side, just like life! Great thing is, these guys make their own paint and the quality/quantity is UNLIMITED. Red food coloring, olive oil, brake fluid, water etc. Simple house hold items can ruin your day and these people think its AWESOME. If you don't want anything to happen to your precious car...WALK, RUN, or RIDE A BICYCLE to work! Stop eating McDonalds, Stop Buying IceCream, GO VEGAN. EAT MORE HEALTHY CARBS so you have energy to be good to your kids and wife! Watch/Read Fight Club and do something REAL with your life...BE A THINKER, Challenge Authority...Stop being a sheep. Never drank alcohol, never used drugs (no cigs/weed, nothing) Never hurt anyone, No Promiscuous Sex etc. My morals and values obviously out-weigh your criteria for what a decent human being consist(s) of...get real DESTROY SHIT THAT KILLS US/causes cancer" POLICE BOAT: http://bdnpull.bangorpublishing.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2007_0814bhpoliceboat0099-600x450.jpg

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