Police have arrested six teen-age punk rockers on suspicion of damaging or destroying 65 tombstones--some more than a century old--two weeks ago at Santa Ana's oldest cemetery, a police spokesman said Friday.
Santa Ana Police Lt. Robert Chavez said the six boys, all 15 to 17 years old, were arrested at their high schools Thursday. They were booked on suspicion of trespassing and vandalism and were released to the custody of their parents.
Chavez said the case has been referred to the Orange County district attorney's office, which is expected to decide next week whether to file charges.
The police spokesman said the arrests came after a detective talked to a caretaker, who was not identified, and a teen-ager who regularly rides his bicycle on the county-owned Santa Ana Cemetery.