Authorities Arrest Woman Accused of Vandalizing Downtown L.A. Historical Landmarks

Deputies on Tuesday detained a woman they believe is the person shown on surveillance footage graffitiing a number historical landmarks in downtown Los Angeles, officials said.

Suspect Victoria Bay is shown in a booking photo released Nov. 22, 2016, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Suspect Victoria Bay is shown in a booking photo released Nov. 22, 2016, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

In the videos captured Sunday just before 6 p.m., a woman with distinctive blue hair was seen defacing the Hall of Justice, Hall of Records and the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities first made contact with 37-year-old Victoria Jayne Bay when Los Angeles Police Department officers found her with an open container in public in the area of 1st Street and Soto Avenue, deputies said. The officers “immediately recognized” her as the suspect in the previous night’s crimes and arrested her, according to the release.

Bay, identified by police as a transient, was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and is being held with $10,000 bail.