Alleged Manchester graffiti artist apprehended

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – Police have arrested a man allegedly painting the word “BDUB” on structures throughout the city.

On Friday, 34-year-old Robert Watson was arrested on two counts of criminal mischief.

Police allege that Watson has been using the “BDUB” tag since 2017, where it was first found on 1031 Gold St. The latest occurrence of the tag was found at 2 Keller St. at Team Nissan, where it was found on the back of one of their buildings.

The removal of that graffiti cost $400.


Authorities also found the “BDUB” tag on a bridge pillar over the Merrimack River in April as well as other locations in the city.

Watson was released on personal recognizance bail and has a trial date of Nov. 26, 2019.

Anyone with additional information on Watson or the “BDUB” tag is encouraged to call Manchester Police 603-668-8711 or 603-624-4040.

Anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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