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Suspected veteran memorial vandal arrested in Redding

The Redding Police Department arrested a suspect accused of vandalizing the Veterans Office Memorial Statue.

Posted: May 31, 2019 10:35 AM
Updated: May 31, 2019 10:51 AM

REDDING, Calif. - The Redding Police Department arrested a suspect accused of vandalizing the Veterans Office Memorial Statue.

Around 9 a.m. on May 13, police received reports of damage to the statue, which is located outside of the Shasta County Veterans Services office on Shasta Street in Redding.

RELATED: Redding military monument vandalized ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Several words were painted on the statue with black spray paint. 

Authorities said video surveillance showed an unknown woman causing the damage to the memorial. 

Investigators determined that the woman in the video was recently arrested and then released. She was identified as Amy Lee McCarty, 36, of Redding.

McCarty is a local transient who has been arrested eight times since October 2018, mostly for public intoxication and other misdemeanor crimes.

McCarty admitted to committing the vandalism to officers during an interview on Thursday. 

She was booked into Shasta County Jail on felony vandalism charges. 

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