A Northrop man, 25 year old Ramon Joseph Flores, is facing a felony charge in Martin County of criminal damage to property in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
According to the complaint: On Jan. 7, a Fairmont police officer responded to a call of graffiti scratched into the men’s bathroom mirror at the Martin County Library in Fairmont. The mirror was scratched with a graffiti symbol that looked identical to an earlier graffiti call at the Human Services building in Fairmont. The symbol was a combination of writing and a drawing that appeared to read “sixtybag” or “scumbag.”
Officers looked up Flores’ Facebook page and observed that Flores referred to himself as Ramon “sixty” Flores, and had posted selfie photos of himself in various public bathrooms. The officer observed that one of the photos appeared to be in the bathroom of the Kwik Trip in Fairmont. Another officer went to the Kwik Trip and discovered that the men’s bathroom mirror had been scratched with a similar symbol.
In total, officers discovered 15 different locations in Fairmont where the same type of graffiti damage was done between September and January. Those areas include the Masonic Lodge, Harsco, the Martin County Library, a location in the 200 block of North Park Street, a semi-trailer in the parking lot of Salvation Army, Taco Bell, Kwik Trip, the Speedway, the Winnebago Avenue Sports Complex and a location in the 100 block of West First Street.
The cost of repair or replacement of the damaged property is in excess of $7,000 according to the report.