Two juveniles were arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of vandalizing dozens of windows on Solano Avenue. Photo: Lance Knobel
Two juveniles were arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of vandalizing dozens of windows on Solano Avenue. Photo: Lance Knobel

Nearly 30 businesses on the north side of Solano Avenue were vandalized early Wednesday morning by two youths who scratched “Felipe” and some obscene words on their windows, authorities report.

According to Berkeley police, a witness phoned at 2:16 a.m. Wednesday to say they saw two males vandalizing windows on Solano near Ensenada Avenue.

Police chased the youths on foot for four blocks and apprehended one of them. The other was arrested at 4:35 a.m.

Both are juveniles, one from Albany and the other from El Cerrito.

They have been released to their parents, according to authorities. Their names were not released due to privacy laws related to minors.

The 29 businesses vandalized are between Peralta Avenue and Ensenada on the Berkeley side of Solano Avenue.

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Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...