Santa Fe Police have released surveillance videos they say show three suspects in vandalism at the Plaza caught in the act.

Santa Fe Police Release Video of Obelisk Vandalism Suspects

Santa Fe, NM – June 30, 2020 Santa Fe Police Department Detectives continue to investigate the vandalism that occurred on the Plaza Obelisk Monday June 22, 2020. Video surveillance obtained shows three suspects riding bicycles on the Plaza just before 2 am. The suspects are later seen spray painting the monument before riding their bicycles away from the Plaza. Santa Fe Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved in the vandalism of the Obelisk on the Plaza. Tips can be submitted at santafecrimestoppers.org or by calling 505-955-5050. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers

Posted by Santa Fe Police Department on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Vandalism of Plaza Obelisk Monday June 22, 2020

Posted by Santa Fe Police Department on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Vandalism of Plaza Obelisk Monday, June 22, 2020. The suspects are in the upper middle part of the screen behind the shiny, rectangular sign.

Posted by Santa Fe Police Department on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The videos from Monday June 22 show people riding bicycles on the streets near the Plaza just before 2 am. One video, apparently shot from under the portal along San Francisco Street, shows far-away figures spray painting the monument.

Santa Fe Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved in the vandalism, and police have said they believe the activity is related to severe damage the same night at India Palace restaurant a few blocks away. There's also a $1,000 reward in that case.

Tips can be submitted at santafecrimestoppers.org or by calling 505-955-5050.

City officials have added a plywood box around the base of the obelisk and say they'll cover it with new local art. A few nights before the latest round of vandalism, the mayor said it would be removed.