The Trolley Car with graffiti on the Walking Mall Monday night.

The 1800s trolley car in downtown Helena was among the 25 locations vandalized recently. 

Thom Bridge, thom.bridge@helenair.com

The man accused of vandalizing more than two dozen downtown Helena locations turned himself in Sunday afternoon at the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center. 

Spenser Love, 25, was arrested and booked into the jail on a warrant for felony criminal mischief. 

The 1800s trolley car on the Last Chance Gulch Walking Mall, the mural at Performance Square, several fences and garage doors and many other buildings in the area were among the locations tagged with the word "Aspect" in early December.

Police published security footage provided by Murry's Cafe and a homeowner on Fifth Avenue and asked for the public's help in identifying the defendant. Love's neighbors, former teachers and a former partner identified the man in the video as Love, according to charging documents. 

An arrest warrant for Love was issued in late December.

"We had some ideas and leads, but hadn't been able to track him down," Captain Curt Stinson said.

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Reporter at the Helena Independent Record.

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