Don Bauder 12:30 p.m., Feb. 24
Vista woman charged with 40 felonies for alleged graffiti
Teenager held in lieu of $50,000 bail
Ramona Elena Montes, 18, was charged with 40 felonies and 20 misdemeanors for an alleged nine-month spree of graffiti vandalism, from last August until April of this year.
The young Latina wore shackles and glared at the prosecutor when he asked the judge to raise her bail in San Diego’s North County Superior courthouse yesterday afternoon, May 3, 2012.
The judge did raise bail from $10,000 to $50,000. Montes is now held in the Vista jail, according to Sheriff’s records.
“The facts of this matter are egregious,” said Judge Marshall Hockett. He also ordered that if Montes should be able to make bail, she is “to possess no tagging nor vandalizing tools.”
A Sheriff’s spokesman has said the accused woman is responsible for more than 300 acts of vandalism which caused more than $100,000 damage. Sergeant G. Twyman said Montes signed her defacements HAZE and was part of a group that called itself CFB, or Cali Female Bombers.
Ramona Elena Montes, 18, pleads not guilty, and is next due in court on May 14, 2013.
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