Vancouver Police arrest suspect in glass-smashing spree

AN alleged vandal has been arrested and charged with mischief after more than 20 panes of glass were intentionally shattered at bus shelters on Granville Street overnight.

Vancouver Police officers responded to Granville and Georgia streets around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday following reports that a man with a hammer was walking down the street and smashing glass at bus stops.

Witnesses called 9-1-1 and briefly detained the man until VPD officers arrived and took custody.

Sergey Kurmanaev, 47, was taken to jail and has been charged with one count of mischief over $5,000.