Man arrested for anti-police graffiti

William VanEyck's mug shot. (May 12, 2015)

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Holland police say they have arrested a man who was responsible for at least one of more than 70 instances of anti-police graffiti.

William VanEyck, 30, of Holland was arrested without incident Tuesday afternoon. He was arraigned Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of property.

Police say they are still investigating and more charges may be filed. That may be why VanEyck is being held on a $10,000 bond.

The Holland Department of Public Safety says VanEyck was arrested as officers executed a search warrant at his home. They say he’s behind some anti-police graffiti in the 200 block of W. 17th Street.

Investigators have been looking into the anti-police graffiti for months and say they have counted 70 instances since December 2014.

Police are still looking for the public’s help in identifying other taggers. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the conviction of the tagger or taggers.

Anyone with information about the tagging is asked to call Detective Sgt. Weiss at 616.355.1702 or email Holland DPS. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Silent Observer online, by calling 877.887.4536 or texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637.

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