BOYLE HEIGHTS — A female tagger suspected of defacing several Downtown government buildings was caught today by police when she was detained on an open container investigation, said the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
Victoria Jayne Bay, a 37-year-old transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism near of 1st Street and Soto Avenue. She was transported and booked at Century Regional Detention Facility and is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
“During the “open container” investigation, the [LAPD] officers immediately recognized the suspect as the female sought in connection for spray-painting and defacing several historical Los Angeles monumental landmarks,” said an LASD statement. “LAPD officers subsequently contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), at which point LASD County Services Bureau personnel investigating the case responded and positively identified the suspect as the female caught on camera defacing the landmarks.”
Bay, her hair dyed blue, was caught on surveillance video spraying several building on Sunday night with blue paint.
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