News Spanish graffiti artists tag subway trains in Manhattan, Brooklyn, NYPD says The NYPD conferred with Interpol in Spain to confirm the graffiti was of Spanish origin. Spanish graffiti artists vandalized several MTA subway trains, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Updated April 20, 2018 2:08 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Three Spanish graffiti artists were arrested after they vandalized several subway cars in Manhattan and Brooklyn, police said Friday. An MTA employee spotted Ricardo Espinola-Martinez, 36, Ignacio Dominguez-Robles, 39, and Manuel Cobano-Pareja, 40, wearing masks inside a car near the 168th Street station train yards in Washington Heights on April 11, police said. That same night, two trains in the yard were vandalized, they said. The three men had come to the United States on April 8, police said. The NYPD’s Special Projects unit determined that the graffiti tags were European and conferred with Interpol in Spain to confirm they were of Spanish origin, the department said. With the license plate number from the MTA employee, police located the trio’s car, a rental from Newark Airport, on April 15 near the Utica Avenue subway station in Crown Heights. They found the men in the station’s storage area where they were writing tags on other train cars, cops said. The three use the tags “ORUS,” “SEN/JABATO” and “TATE/ASIA,” according to police. They were arrested without incident and charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti, criminal trespass, among other charged, police said. The investigation was ongoing. By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Artists awarded $6.75M for destroyed graffitiThe works made up the largest collection of exterior aerosol art in the country. Renovated N train stations marked with graffitiThe platforms reopened less than a year ago after renovations. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.