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Man arrested for allegedly throwing rocks through windows of Mesa businesses

May 23, 2024, 4:00 PM

Brian Galvez and broken window...

Brian Galvez was arrested for allegedly throwing rocks through the windows of eight Mesa businesses, police said. (Mesa Police photos)

(Mesa Police photos)

PHOENIX — A man was arrested for allegedly throwing rocks through the windows of eight Mesa businesses, police said.

Surveillance footage captured 38-year-old Brian Galvez walking down the street throwing large rocks through windows of different stores on May 17, according to police.

Which Mesa businesses reported damage from man throwing rocks?

Galvez is accused of vandalizing eight different businesses:

  • il Vinaio
  • Meat Market Vintage Goods
  • Department of Child Services
  • Milano Music Center
  • Walston Law Group
  • Mesa Public Library
  • Hello Sugar
  • The Azura Veterans Coalition

Not every act of criminal damage was caught on video, police said. However, officers were able to piece video evidence together to identify Galvez and his alleged $9,500 path of destruction.

As investigators were obtaining more video evidence from il Vanaio on May 20, they saw Galvez sitting in the corner of the store and arrested him, police said.

Investigators saw Galvez sitting in the corner of il Vanaio as they were collecting more videos from the wine bar on May 20, according to police.

Galvez was then arrested and booked into jail for eight counts of criminal damage. Seven of the counts are felonies, since the alleged damage exceeded $1,000.

Galvez is currently being held on a $10,000 bond, according to authorities.

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Man arrested for allegedly throwing rocks through windows of Mesa businesses