Bay police arrest local woman for vandalism
By Ellis C. Cuevas
Mar 15, 2013, 19:05
Bay St. Louis Police on Wednesday took a local woman into custody after she allegedly went on an over-night vandalism spree.
There were several incidents of vandalism in the Bay on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Bay's Chief Deputy Christine Johnson said, including damage at several businesses and at St. Augustine Seminary.
"American flags were burned, there was the burning of two plastic newspaper vending machines, the breaking of glass in doors and windows of some businesses and the setting of other small fires, in addition to some other vandalism," Detective Don Gray, lead investigator in the case, said Thursday.
The suspect was determined to be a woman who had reportedly been living in the woods nearby. She was determined to have "possible mental issues," was detained and has been sent to a health facility for evaluation, Johnson said.
The woman's identity is not being released.
Sgt. Austin Stanton and Officers Annette Knight and Mary Costa were instrumental in identifying the suspect, Johnson said.