About 1:07am on Thursday, February 4, 2021, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) arrested suspects for Vandalism of Property (Tagging/Graffiti) in the area of 120 Ipswich Street, Fenway.
Officers were on patrol in the Fenway area when they received information about a Vandalism in Progress occurring on Ipswich Street. The officers responded to the location, and upon arrival observed a group of four individuals huddled together along a wall to the left side of Ipswich Street. The officers approached one individual, later identified as Ian Barg, 20 of Ipswich, who was holding a can of purple spray paint and actively tagging the wall. Officers also observed a second individual, later identified as Lucas Pedrelli, 18 of Natick, attempting to flee the area while in possession of a gold can of pink spray paint. Officers secured both Barg and Pedrelli, and broadcast a description of the two other individuals who fled on foot towards Boylston Street. The officers recovered three cans of spray paint from Barg and Pedrelli. These cans were consistent in color with several graffiti in the area, which appeared to be freshly painted.
Responding units stopped a third suspect, a 19-year-old from Rutland, MA, at the intersection of Boylston Street and the Fenway, and the fourth suspect, a 22-year-old from Westford, MA, was stopped at 52 Westland Avenue. Both suspects were summoned into Roxbury District Court for Vandalism of Property (Graffiti/Tagging).
Ian Barg was arrested and charged with Vandalism of Property (Graffiti/Tagging). Lucas Pedrelli was also arrested and charged with Vandalism of Property (Graffiti/Tagging). Both expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.