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Cops: Patchogue man charged with making graffiti in Wading River


Riverhead Town police arrested a Patchogue man who allegedly damaged a sign with graffiti in early April, according to a press release. 

Joseph Mark Kirch, 54, allegedly wrote the words “Pain Mgmt” with marker on a sign outside Health Now Walk in Medical on Route 25A in Wading River on April 5, police said. An investigation conducted by the Riverhead police COPE unit resulted in Mr. Kirch’s arrest, police said.

He was charged with making graffiti, a misdemeanor, and was arraigned in Riverhead Town Justice Court, police said.