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Two women, believed in all-female graffiti gang, arrested in Vista

May 11, 2013|By Tony Perry

Two young women have been arrested on suspicion of being part of the Cali Female Bombers (CFB) graffiti crew responsible for hundreds of acts of spray-painted vandalism in the city of Vista in northern San Diego County.

Ramona Montes, 18, and Elizabeth Marie Reyes, 20, face felony charges, the Sheriff's Department said.

Reyes was identified by her tag DASE, Montes by her tag HAZE, authorities said.

Reyes was arrested on suspicion of 523 incidents of graffiti vandalism, costing the city $154,000 to clean up. Montes was arrested on suspicion of more than 300 incidents, costing more than $105,000 to clean up.

The Sheriff's Department uses a web-based service called Graffiti Tracker that keeps a database of graffiti incidents, enabling investigators to find patterns involving names, initials, places and other characteristics.

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tony.perry@latimes.com

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