Police have arrested a 26-year-old man early Thursday morning on suspicion of spray painting a wall at 23rd and Jackson with a political event notice.
Similar spray paint event notices caused a big stir in the neighborhood a few months ago after someone (or several people) painted information about Occupy Seattle’s Shut Down the Port action on many properties in and around Judkins Park. It’s not clear if the two incidents are related.
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.