Two 16-year-old girls were arrested Monday on suspicion of spraying graffiti on a wall, after a witness called officers and reported the incident, according to Merced police.
The incident was reported around 4 p.m. on the bike path near Campus Drive and G Street, according to Lt. Tom Trindad. The cost of the damage is estimated at $450.50.
A witness notified police and led officers to the juveniles, Trindad said.
The girls were arrested and booked into Merced County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of malicious mischief, Trindad said.
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Detectives are asking anyone with any information about the incident to call (209) 385-4731 or the department's automated tip line at (209) 385-4725. Tips are kept confidential, and you can remain anonymous.
-- Victor A. Patton