Anti-Graffiti Measures


Arrestee’s Name                              Date of Arrest                    Tag

Allen Dean Essen, Jr                        January 23, 2019            Revo

Oscar Juan Boyle-Mejia                  February 17, 2008           Mase and Gref

Benjamin Enderle                             April 27, 2021                  Anti-Muslim/racist graffiti

Dustin James Jack                            April 2014                        undetermined

Unidentified juvenile (Fridley)      April 2014                         undetermined

Aaron Nye                                           1994                                   Numb, Orko

Peter Curtis                                        1994                                    REK2

Knol S. Johnson                                1994                                    Term, Past One

Daniel Polgreen                                 April 19, 1997                    Zion

Matthew Adams Ford                      April 19, 1997                    undetermined

Kyle Alexander (died in fall)          May 1, 2021                        KGOD

Brett Baker                                         June 3, 1999                       undetermined

John Paul Lester                               Dec 15, 1998                       Este, Eek, Ace, Zam


It is sometimes difficult to identify the difference between cement patches and graffiti paint-overs. These are grain elevators located near Hiawatha Ave. S. at 37th St. East in Minneapolis. No attempt was made to blend paint with the background. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, 2020).

A highly visible large tag (APOSE) was painted on a retaining wall across the street from the Mixed Blood Theater in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood just east of downtown Minneapolis. It has since been intentionally defaced with gray spray painting as a temporary solution. Notice the step ladder on the lower left. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, April 2021).

Covering graffiti leaves a blight of its own. Building located near Chicago Ave. S. & 22nd Street East in Minneapolis. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, 2020).


Stop sign cleaned of graffiti along West 7th St. in St. Paul, MN. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, November 2020).


Graffiti is sometimes taped over with gray duct tape. West 7th Street in St. Paul. Notice the aging, rusting infrastructure. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, November 2020).


A poor job of graffiti removal on West 7th Street in St. Paul. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, November 2020).