SANTA MONICA—Five men in their early 20s were booked on the suspicion of vandalism on Wednesday, December 15 at around 12 a.m. 

The crimes were said to have transpired at the Third Street Promenade where the suspects uprooted, damaged, and vandalized Christmas trees and decorations set up and owned by the city. It was also reported that the suspects damaged fencing which belonged to local businesses.

Those detained include: Shane Thomas Barry, 21; Zachary Lawrence, 21; William Ian Lawrence, 21; Aiden Metzner, 22; Mark Andrew Sapper, 21. All men are from the Los Angeles area. 

The Santa Monica Police Department investigated security footage which allegedly reveal the said acts. The damage is estimated to be around $15,000.

Anyone with additional information can contact SMPD Detective Amersfoort at 310-458-8944 or the Watch Commander at 310-458-8426.