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Suspected vandal arrested for string of grafitti across Bismarck, Mandan

BISMARCK -- Bismarck and Mandan Police Departments are narrowing in on individuals they believe scrawled graffiti across the two cities from late March 9 into the early morning hours of March 10.

BISMARCK -- Bismarck and Mandan Police Departments are narrowing in on individuals they believe scrawled graffiti across the two cities from late March 9 into the early morning hours of March 10.

Bismarck police have arrested a 22-year-old Bismarck man in connection with the vandalism in Bismarck. Lori Flaten, of the Mandan Police Department, said she believes this person is also responsible for spray painting parks, schools and homes in Mandan. Similar symbols, including a fish and a triangle with a circle inside it, were found in both cities, she said.

Flaten said she believes at least three people were involved in the mischief.

In Bismarck, damage was estimated at more than $3,500 and at least five buildings were hit.

Bismarck police identified the now-arrested suspect through a surveillance video that captured two people spray painting the side wall of Wachter Middle School on March 10, Bismarck police said. The video showed the two running out of a silver car, rapidly spray painting the wall and driving away. Bismarck police posted the video to its Facebook page and received multiple tips that identified the same suspect, the department said.

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The suspect is being held at Burleigh County Detention Center, and the case remains under investigation, Bismarck police said.

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