Five suspects arrested in connection to December 15 incidents
By Sam Catanzaro
Five men in their early 20s were arrested recently for breaking holiday decorations on the Third Street Promenade, among other acts of vandalism
According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on December 15 around midnight officers were dispatched to the area of 3rd Street and Arizona Avenue regarding a group of males who were walking through the Promenade while uprooting city-owned trees, damaging and breaking holiday decorations, as well as fencing belonging to a business.
SMPD officers located and detained five male subjects at the scene.
The following males, all from Los Angeles, were arrested and booked for Felony Vandalism: Shane Thomas Barry (21), Zachary Lawrence (21), William Ian Lawrence (21), Aiden Metzner (22) and Mark Andrew Sapper (21).
According to police, the promenade security cameras captured their actions.
“The cost of damages is estimated to be approximately $5,000,” the SMPD said.