A young man will be sentenced later this month after pleading guilty to a string of graffiti offences in Batemans Bay Local Court.
John Mullins, 23, of Long Beach, pleaded guilty through his lawyer to nine counts of intentionally marking a premises without prescribed consent.
Mr Mullins did not appear in court before Magistrate Doug Dick on the charges.
According to police facts tendered to the court, police officers were patrolling Long Beach in the late hours of August 27.
As they were patrolling Long Beach Road near the intersection of Sandy Place, they saw Mr Mullins on the southern kerb walking in a westerly direction with a large dog.
The facts state officers stopped Mr Mullins, who told them he was out walking his dog.
During a search of Mr Mullins, police noticed his right hand was covered in red paint. When questioned about this, Mr Mullins claimed the red substance was blood, however police also found the paint on his jumper and pants.
The facts state the officers later found nine different locations tagged with Suss or Suss68. The tag was found on a phone booth, on a metal pole of a sheltered undercover seating area, on a concrete fence, on a garbage bin, on a for sale sign, on a letterbox, on the Long Beach public toilets, on a street sign, and on a power pole.
Officers also found a spray can under a shrub in the front yard of a home on Sandy Place which was red coloured and had the name 'John' written on the can's surface in black texta.
Mr Mullins was arrested the following day at his home in Long Beach.
In court, Mr Mullins' lawyer told Magistrate Dick his client had already removed some of the graffiti.
"I'm instructed some of the graffiti has now been removed, which will go directly to the amounts claimed," he said.
The police prosecutor told the court they were still waiting on two quotes for compensation purposes.
Mr Mullins will be sentenced in Batemans Bay Local Court on September 27.