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Alleged graffiti vandal found and arrested

‘Nerve’ tagged Belt Parkway overpasses

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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:08 am, Thu Jun 26, 2014.

He’s got a lot of nerve!

The NYPD said it has caught the alleged graffiti tagger “Nerve,” identified as Juan Baez, 37, of the Bronx.

Police say he is responsible for tagging dozens of sites around the city including within the 106th and 102nd Precinct commands.

According to Detective Kenneth Zorn, the 106th Precinct community affairs officer, Baez was arrested on June 10 in the 106th Precinct by an anti-graffiti task force.

Zorn said Baez was charged with six counts of making graffiti and six counts of criminal mischief, both class A misdemeanors. His alleged tags can be seen on fences, light poles and highway overpasses, most notably on the Belt Parkway.

He said Baez has been arrested more than 10 times in connection with graffiti and criminal mischief in the past.

He is due back in Queens Criminal Court on July 31.

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