A Maricopa man is accused of damaging a monument sign at a shopping center while intoxicated.
Fabian Sanciprian, 24, was arrested around midnight Sunday on suspected criminal damage charges as well as an existing warrant. The warrant was also for a criminal damage charge.
Maricopa Police Department responded to a call near Native Grill & Wings reporting a “drunk male pulling the letters off the Bashas’ sign.” Officers later discovered the man was actually throwing rocks at the shopping center entrance sign, shattering the glass letters.
Police arrived on the scene and observed the damage done to the sign just west of State Route 347 and Smith-Enke Road. Officers made contact with a male matching the description walking down Cobblestone Farms Drive and Summer Lane.
The man identified himself to police as Fabian Sanciprian and allegedly told officers he worked at KFC and was walking home from there. He denied having been in the Bashas’ parking lot during the time of the incident. According to the report, Sanciprian had blood on his hands and jeans and smelled strongly of alcohol.
A police officer drove the reporting party to the scene, where they confirmed Sanciprian was the man who broke the Bashas’ sign. During questioning, police dispatch notified officers Sanciprian also had the existing warrant out from the Justice of the Peace court for criminal damage.
Fabian Sanciprian was placed under arrest and booked into Pinal County Jail.