Blue-haired tagging suspect apprehended in Boyle Heights

Victoria Jayne Bray | LASD

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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  1. Part of the punishment for these taggers should be; making them help clean up, not only the tagging the did, but the entire area. Make them sweep up the trash, dog crap and leaves in the park where they tagged!

    • I doubt that this person could eat with a fork let alone know how to wield a broom. This, sadly, is shaping up to be our future: irrational, hate-filled basket cases with no purpose in life but to destroy, vandalize and intimidate. Good thing we have the Mayor and the City Council to protect them…..I mean us, protect us (please).

  2. graffiti gentrification!!! ruuuuuuunnnnn!!!

  3. Becky with the good hair

    I hate taggers. The city of LA spent over $7,000,000 last year for graffiti removal. Can you imagine what better use that money could go towards?

    I highly recommend everyone install the “MYLA311” app. Anyone can report graffiti removal, and large item pick up (amongst many other really useful city services stuff) from the app without having to call!

    • I’ve had excellent results with removal of items left in a nearby (Echo Park) alley. At first I would call 311 but now I use the app. It’s wording is a little confusing at first, but essentially very convenient and dependable; in each case the furniture, mattress, etc., was picked up on the next routine weekly trash collection day.

  4. The Arts District has successfully commercialized graffiti art (even offer tours). Thank your local tagger. Also commercialized….rap and breakdancing (dancing with the stars, etc) not everything that comes from the streets is bad. But bad Graf is.

  5. This is a spectacular mugshot.

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