On Jan. 27 at approximately 12:10 a.m.
Officers were on patrol in the 200 block of Broadway when they observed a male subject, later identified as Emmanuel Aranda, 20, of Los Angeles, standing in a doorway and throwing unknown objects in a pile on the ground. Aranda was yelling incoherently as he was throwing the objects, which were later identified as glass and steel frames. He stated that he slept in the stairwell and needed to remove the objects from there. As officers attempted to assist Aranda with the debris to speak with him, they noticed that his hands were bleeding. While questioning him, officers could smell the odor of alcohol on his breath. Security guards at the location stated that Aranda had damaged a heat lamp and glass sheets. Aranda was arrested for felony vandalism. Bail was set at $20,000.
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