SANTA MONICA—On Friday, July 2, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) announced that they arrested a man for a spray painting incident near Santa Monica Fire Station #7.

On June 29, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a sergeant with the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) was patrolling the area near Beach Parking Lot 3 North and observed someone actively spray painting on a section of the privacy screen fencing that surrounds Santa Monica Fire Station #7.

Upon further investigation, the sergeant discovered a Glock-style black metal pellet gun under his vehicle’s driver’s seat, spray paint on the suspect’s fingers, and spray paint cans in his possession. Bryan Silva, 21, a resident of Los Angeles, was arrested for vandalism. Additional details about the incident has not been disclosed to the public.