PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man and woman, both in their twenties, have been charged with criminal mischief for violating Portland's new graffiti ordinance.
Police say early Monday morning, an officer saw Robert Sinnott, 26, of Portland, and Alana Saleeby, 22, of Scarborough laying in the intersection of Deering and Mellen Streets.
While the officer was checking on them, police received a report nearby of a couple writing on signs. Police say the ink on the signs matched markers Sinnot and Saleeby were carrying.
The new Portland ordinance bans creating graffiti as well as possession of graffiti-making implements.
No court date has been scheduled.