Victoria Jayne Bay
LOS ANGELES – LAPD announced Tuesday night’s capture of the bright blue-haired woman who’d scrawled blue graffiti on four Los Angeles County buildings – Victoria Jayne Bay (37) a Los Angeles transient, on suspicion of felony vandalism.
Downtown patrol officers stopped Bay on November 22 for having an open container in public and immediately recognized her as the suspect from the graffiti investigation.
Sunday’s surveillance video captured suspect Bay defacing multiple walls in downtown L.A. with vulgarities about Trump, according to Deputy Kelvin Moody of LA County Sheriff’s Department.
The short-blue-haired female carried a burgundy tote bag. As she passed by the Hall of Justice with a cigarette in one hand and a can of blue spray paint in the other, she sprawled “blue” aka obscene graffiti on multiple walls of several historical Los Angeles County monumental landmarks.
Court records show a woman with the same birth date and name as Bay pleaded no contest in 2004 to a prostitution charge, and has numerous encounters with police.
LASD Deputy Grace Medrano noted, “Bay was arrested for felony vandalism”, for causing approximately $9,000 in damage to three landmarks and a public building.
Penal code 594, property damage. malicious mischief, brings up to one year in jail or prison and $10,000 in fines. Part of the strict sentence very well may involve cleaning or replacing the property.
Bay is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail. Ultimately, the case will be filed with the DA’s office. According to DA PIO Shiara Davila-Morales, “A prosecutor will review the evidence and go forward.”
After this episode, Bay may be singing the blues.
Contact Sheriff’s Dept. with any information for this ongoing case: (213) 613-3908