ARLINGTON - Arlington police announced Wednesday they have their suspects in a series of graffiti incidents around the city.
"Video surveillance capturing suspects in the commission of vandalism was obtained," said Arlington Acting Police Chief Will Johnson. "The evidence allowed detectives to identify five suspects, [and] obtain arrest warrants for those involved in the crime."
The graffiti discovered on June 10 ranged from spray painted lines to racial slurs. It was painted on garage doors, vehicles in the neighborhood and other personal property.
While some of the cases appeared opportunistic, it's believed one victim was intentionally targeted based on their sexual orientation.
The acting police chief wanted to send a message with his announcement.
"Nothing is more disturbing to a police chief, to a police department, and to a community than experiencing a crime that was committed for no other reason than for hatred," Johnson said.
Police released the mugshot Daniel Sibley, 18, who is now in custody.
The other four suspects range in age from 16 to 18 and are males and females. Police expect to make more arrests in the case soon.
They'll be charged with a state jail felony, which can result in up to a $10,000 fine and two years in jail.