The sad saga of 5 Pointz wears on: the NYPD reports that six people were arrested yesterday for allegedly tagging the LIC graffiti mecca and the area nearby with markers, after the building was unceremoniously whitewashed this week. This building, by the way, is going to be demolished.

Though the 5 Pointz crew have been using their Twitter account to urge taggers to stay away, six fans of the now-bygone building decided to leave their farewell mark. At around 5:50 a.m., 20-year-old William Romero, 26-year-old William Marple and an unidentified 16-year-old girl were caught allegedly making grafitti with markers on a building at or near 22-50 Jackson Ave right by 5 Pointz; authorities say Miguel Collado, 20, Edgar Rodriguez, 19, and 19-year-old Christopher de la Cruz were accused of putting stickers on an on MTA street pillar at Jackson Ave and Court Square.

All six suspects were issued desk appearance tickets; according to 5 Pointz's Twitter account, they were "writing rip messages with markers on walls that are to be destroyed," and were caught by undercover officers who had posted up by the structure. The whitewashing reportedly continued early this morning, removing graffiti artists' last few farewell tags.