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Arrest made in Bankers Hill, East Village vandalism sprees

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 19:59:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police arrested a man this week on suspicion of vandalizing parked cars in Bankers Hill and East Village.

Alexander Galarza, 34, was booked into jail Monday on multiple counts of felony vandalism, according to SDPD Lt. Dan Smyth.

Galarza used a pole to break the windows of 10 cars in Bankers Hill late Sunday night, police said. He left the area before officers reached the scene.

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The next night, Galarza vandalized 11 vehicles parked near Petco Park, Smyth said. Witnesses said Galarza jumped on the vehicles and used his feet to break the windows.

Officers responding to witness calls arrived and arrested Galarza.