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FAIRFAX — A homeless woman frequently in trouble with the law was arrested following a disturbance near Fairfax Town Hall. Kachina G. Moncrief, 48, is being held in custody in lieu of $250,000 bond at Marin County Jail.
On September 20 at 12:38 a.m., officers responded to a public disturbance in the vicinity of Park Road and Wreden Avenue. There was fighting at a homeless encampment behind Peri Park and Contratti Field
A prepared statement from Fairfax police said. “One of the individuals involved in the disturbance intentionally started a fire at the encampment.” Officers helped the Ross Valley Fire Department extinguish the blaze. A portion of the encampment was subsequently declared uninhabitable.
Moncrief is the suspect who is allegedly responsible for setting the fire. Moncrief formerly worked as a caretaker, but now she roams in Fairfax and nearby San Rafael.
During the altercation Moncrief sustained minor injuries. She received medical treatment for her injuries, before she was booked into the jailhouse at 8:10 a.m.
Moncrief faces open charges including multiple counts of arson. She is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon or force likely to cause great bodily injury. In addition, she is charged with public drunkenness/disorderly conduct.
Prior to this incident, Moncrief was previously arrested nine times. This includes arrests for domestic violence, assault, battery, and DUI alcohol/drugs.