At about 1:45 AM, on Friday, August 4, 2023, officers assigned to District D-14 (Allston/Brighton) made an on-site graffiti arrest of Kevin Dargento, 21, of Newton.
A Sergeant was conducting a walk and talk in the area of Brighton Avenue and Harvard Avenue and observed a suspect spray-painting graffiti in the rear of 138 Brighton Avenue. The suspect observed the Sergeant, and immediately ran from the area. The Sergeant was able to broadcast the direction of flight of the suspect.
A responding officer pursued the suspect on foot into an alley. The officer jumped over a fence after the suspect, causing him to fall and unable to get up. The officer gave verbal commands to the suspect to stop, and the injured officer was able to place him into handcuffs.
The injured officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Dargento was placed under arrest and charged with; Defacing Property by Graffiti/Tagging, and Trespassing. He is expected to be arraigned in Brighton District Court.