Boston Police report arresting four teenagers from Winchester they say were hanging out in Chinatown early Tuesday, tagging buildings in Chinatown with spray paint.
Police say officers on patrol first spotted the teens, ranging in age from 16 to 18, in a parking lot at Harrison Avenue and Boylston Street around 2 a.m.
As officers drove by the group, one of the males attempted to hide from officers. Officers reversed their cruiser and saw the group running towards Boylston Street.
Officers were able to stop the group in the area of 15 Essex Street, where they immediately observed one of the suspects drop a can of spray paint. After further investigation, officers recovered three more cans of spray paint. Officers returned to the original area where they first saw the group and could observe wet-spray paint.
The 18-year-old was charged with damage to property by graffiti/tagging. The other three teens were charged as delinquent for damage to property by graffiti/tagging.