Courts & Law

GG man charged with vandalizing mural

A 20-YEAR-OLD Garden Grove man is facing felony vandalism charges for spraying graffiti on a mural in Santa Ana.

A 20-year-old Garden Grove man was charged Tuesday with vandalizing a mural in Santa Ana which honored Mexican-American military veterans.

According to the Orange County District Attorney and the Santa Ana Police Department, Eric Alan Cabrera – also known as Eric Alan Cabrera Mora – will face two felony charges of vandalism with a sentencing enhancement for criminal street gang activity.

The mural, “Among Heroes,” was created over the course of five years and depicts almost 200 Mexican-American men who served in the U.S. military in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

At about 2:30 p.m. on March 12, 2018, Cabrera allegedly vandalized a clothing store on 1st Street in Santa Ana by spray-painting graffiti on its wall. Police claim he did the tagging on behalf of a criminal street gang.

He was arrested on March 15, 2018 on unrelated charges. He faces a maximum possible sentence of seven years and eight months in state prison. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

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