VISTA, Calif. - A second young woman suspected of hundreds of graffiti incidents throughout Vista linked to a female tagging crew was arrested, a sheriff's deputy said.
Elizabeth Marie Reyes, 20, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of vandalism-related offenses, sheriff's Deputy Kevin Johnston said.
Reyes was suspected of using the tagging moniker "Dase," which had been documented in 523 graffiti incidents that cost the city more than $154,000 in cleanup costs, Johnston said.
Johnston said Internet-based service "Graffiti Tracker" was used to upload photos of the tags to a searchable database that records places, times, frequency and the suspected tagger's marks.
Reyes is the second suspected member of the tagging crew "Cali Female Bombers" to be arrested in connection with the alleged vandalism, according to Johnston. Deputies arrested Ramona Elena Montes, 18, during a vandalism patrol on April 30 targeting areas along railroad tracks frequented by taggers, according to sheriff's officials.
Montes allegedly used the tagging nickname "Haze" and was suspected in more than 300 graffiti incidents that caused upward of $105,000 worth of damage between August and April, Sgt. Glen Twyman said.