Authorities have identified the person they believe is responsible for several recent acts of graffiti in north Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.

Authorities have identified the person they believe is responsible for several recent acts of graffiti in north Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.

The suspect, a 19-year-old Lansing man, was taken into custody Wednesday for an unrelated warrant. But police will forward the results of their graffiti investigation to the County Attorney’s Office for possible charges, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

Police are alleging the man is responsible for at least four acts of graffiti that occurred sometime during the night of May 10 or the morning of May 11.

Nicodemus said the graffiti, which included words, was reported at two locations on Miami Street and two locations on South Broadway. The locations included a fence to a business, a building that houses a nonprofit thrift shop, a sign to a nonprofit organization and a residential carport.

The deputy chief said there was a fifth act of graffiti, but the victim elected not to complete a police report.

Nicodemus said the suspect allegedly included his first name in the graffiti at one of the locations.

Police officers reportedly spotted the man Wednesday while working on another case. The officers knew there was a warrant for the man’s arrest and attempted to take him into custody.

The suspect allegedly fled on foot into a wooded area. He was taken into custody after he was found allegedly hiding in a building in the 700 block of Oak Street, according to Nicodemus.

Nicodemus said the graffiti case will be referred to the County Attorney’s Office instead of Leavenworth Municipal Court because of the dollar loss associated with the vandalism.