MANCHESTER, NH – Two men have been charged – one still sought by police, the other already incarcerated on unrelated charges – for felony-level vandalism after they were linked to a graffiti investigation.
Officer Casey Seigle of the Community Policing Division has been tasked with identifying those responsible for tagging areas throughout the Queen City. He prepared an arrest warrant for a Sandown resident who is currently incarcerated in the State of New Hampshire prison system for unrelated offenses.
Officer Seigle, with the help of Officers Brian Gillotte and Michael Roscoe, identified Michael Luccesi, 38, as one of the persons responsible for a specific tag. He located Luccesi’s tag “SIZE” on four separate Manchester properties, as well as several sound walls located on Interstate 293. The estimated damage exceeds $10,00 based on costs associated with removing the graffiti.
Luccesi was booked in absentia from prison on August 30, 2017 on a felony-level criminal mischief charge. He was arraigned from New Hampshire State Prison earlier today.
Officer Seigle prepared a separate arrest warrant for Nicholas Ramalho, 20, no fixed address, for damage caused to multiple Manchester dwellings, highway abutments and sound walls. He caused almost $6,000-worth of damage, according to the investigation, so an arrest warrant for criminal mischief (two counts) and conspiracy to commit criminal mischief has been issued.
Officer Seigle utilized a tip provided by Manchester Crimeline to positively identify Ramalho, who is believed to be in the Manchester area. Please contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711 if you know his whereabouts.