At about 2:50 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a vandalism in progress in the area of East First Street and P Street in South Boston. While enroute to the above location, officers received additional information that an unknown male had been spray painting inside of an alley way. A description of the male was also provided to officers. On arrival, officers detected a strong odor of paint fumes emanating from the area. Officers observed several street signs which appeared to be defaced and covered with fresh, wet paint. Officers continued to canvass the area for the suspect. Officers eventually located a male matching the description of the suspect in the area of O Street and East First Street. While approaching the male, officers observed him to be carrying a can of spray paint which he immediately placed inside of his pocket upon seeing officers. The suspect was then commanded to removes his hands from his pockets, to which he complied. Officers observed the suspect to be wearing blue latex gloves with paint on the finger tips. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody.
Officers arrested Alexander Dunn, 32-years-old, of South Boston. Dunn is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Destruction of Property and Tagging.