Officers Arrest Man For Central District Vandalism

Seattle Police Department officers arrested a vandal in the Central District early this morning.

On March 15th, at about  2:30 am, officers from the East Precinct’s Anti-Crime Team spotted freshly sprayed painted graffiti, promoting an upcoming political event, on the wall of a shopping complex at 23rd Ave. and S. Jackson St.

Officers stopped a 26-year-old man near the scene and saw he had a can of spray paint tucked inside his jacket. The man also smelled of paint and had black paint on his palms. Officers arrested the man and searched his backpack, which contained a number of items commonly used for vandalism, including homemade paste, superglue and more paint.

Officers then booked the man into the King County Jail for investigation of property destruction.

You can find more information about how you to prevent and report graffiti in your neighborhood on the SPD Blotter.