Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a woman for vandalism and public intoxication.

Needles, CA: Deputies arrested a woman for vandalism and public intoxication.

Deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station have arrested a woman for vandalism and public intoxication around Needles, California.

In a press release, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station states, “On April 4, 2018 at about 8:00 a.m. deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department responded to the 800 block of Front St. regarding a woman affixing graffiti to a building. Witnesses in the area of the “El Garces” historical building near the Santa Fe Railroad Depot, saw 49-year-old Monique Debont using blue and green ink pens to write on the exterior walls of the building. Deputy Deruiter contacted Debont and saw her damaging the building with the ink pens. Debont had blue and green ink on her hands and was standing in the area where the damage occurred. There were several words written on a historic building in the same color ink.”

The press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station continues stating, “Further investigation revealed that Debont was responsible for an additional graffiti incident on Broadway near the California St. pedestrian underpass on March 30, 2018. Debont was taken into custody and booked into jail, where she is currently being held on a $5,000.00 bond.”

Well following up a news story related to the old Relax Inn Motel, ZachNews took these pictures on Friday, March 30th, 2018 that shows the graffiti on the walls, located on the entryway to the California Street Pedestrian Underpass that faces east towards West Broadway.

ZachNews has blocked out the names and some of the offensive words that were mention in the graffiti.

On Thursday, April 5th, 2018, ZachNews went to located the graffiti that was stated in the press release by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station,  but didn’t find the graffiti on any of the walls at the El Garces Train Depot or on any of the walls at the Santa Fe Train Depot building.

So after, ZachNews received new information from Needles City Manager Rick Daniels on the exact location of where the graffiti occurred.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that the graffiti has since been painted over and occurred along a wall that surrounds the 2 trash bins at Santa Fe Park, near the El Garces Train Depot, located near the intersection of Front Street and F Street.

The actually location of the graffiti is different from what initially stated and made public in a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels also tells ZachNews that the graffiti had the name of the suspect was written on the wall.

ZachNews went to the location that was provided and found a majority of the graffiti has been painted over, but there was a little bit of the green ink that can be seen on the wall that faces west to Santa Fe Park.

Anybody with information about this crime is urged to contact Deputy Jeremy Deruiter at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or leave information at: http://www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6497588/

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

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