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    ‘Serial graffiti vandal’ arrested in East Boston

    Marc Meadowcroft, described as a “serial graffiti vandal” by authorities, was arrested in East Boston Monday on several outstanding arrest warrants for alleged vandalism, police said.

    Meadowcroft, 22, of Revere, was arrested at 1:20 p.m. after a brief foot chase with police, a police spokeswoman said.

    Meadowcroft has four outstanding warrants since 2016 for vandalism and disorderly conduct charges. He also has three probation violations, police said.

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    In 2015, Meadowcroft was arrested for allegedly tagging a vintage trolley and other MBTA property. He pleaded guilty in Boston Municipal Court and agreed to stop vandalising MBTA property to stay out of jail, according to MBTA Transit Police.

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    Less than a year later, though, Meadowcroft’s tag name, “CIGA,” resurfaced, appearing at the Green Street MBTA station in January 2016. He was also seen on security footage, officials said.

    More recently, police received reports of vandalism at the Forest Hills MBTA station with a specific ‘tag sign,’ and again identified Meadowcroft through camera footage.

    Meadowcroft is expected to be arraigned Tuesday, police said.

    Jackson Cote can be reached at jackson.cote@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jackson_k_cote.