Kim Rebar Henry, 56-Year-Old From Fullerton, Accused of Being Hate Graffiti Tagger
Anaheim Police just announced they have made an arrest in the incidents of racially and religiously hateful graffiti that was sprayed in January in Brea, Irvine, Anaheim and Santa Ana, including on the walls of two Catholic churches and the Orange County Housing Authority.
Kim Rebar Henry, 56, of Fullerton, was booked at the Orange County Jail on suspicion of felony vandalism and damage to property to violate civil rights for one of the Anaheim incidents.
Someone who saw surveillance video from one of the nine sites hit by a hate tagger or taggers called Santa Ana Police, according to a statement from Anaheim Police Sergeant Rick Martinez, who noted detectives from his agency arrested Henry this morning.
"This is still an active investigation," reads the statement, "and detectives believe she is responsible for all acts and will be asking the Orange County district attorney's office to file charges on all nine of these crimes."
Disturbing and often misspelled messages aimed at Catholics, Asians, Mexicans and African-Americans began popping up last month, generating widespread media attention.
There were four incidents in Anaheim, two apiece in Brea and Irvine, and one in Santa Ana.
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