By CBS13 Staff

GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) – Officers arrested one person and are searching for another in connection to a vandalism spree that targeted businesses in downtown Grass Valley this week, police said on Friday.

Andrew Lindquist (credit: Grass Valley Police Department)

Andrew Lindquist faces five counts of felony vandalism and various weapons charges. The Grass Valley Police Department said a second suspect – Nicholas Cleven – is still at large and asks that anyone with information on his whereabouts contact the department.

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Over a dozen spots were defaced with graffiti overnight Tuesday in the downtown core. Besides businesses, the vandals also defaced public artwork, and it all happened just as businesses prepared for a two-day celebration on Mill Street for the Fourth of July weekend.

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Grass Valley police said Lindquist and Cleven were both caught on surveillance cameras belonging to local businesses and the city.

Lindquist was arrested during a traffic stop Friday, police said. Inside his vehicle, officers located a loaded handgun as well as markers and spray paint cans. During a search of Lindquist’s home, officers located additional spray paint and the shirt he was recorded wearing the night of the vandalism.

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With the help of volunteers, the graffiti was removed by Wednesday.