Vandalism suspect posts graffiti on social media

News release

On the morning of Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Mono County employees discovered graffiti on the exterior wall of the bathrooms at the Bridgeport Ballfields. The vandalism covered an entire wall and had been committed after 4:30 pm on the day prior.

At nearly the same time as the vandalism was reported, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office became aware of a social media post, including a photo, claiming responsibility for the graffiti.

Deputies conducted a follow-up investigation to the last known residence of the social media poster. Two people fled out a back window and ran into the sagebrush. Responding law enforcement quickly established a perimeter, and the two people who fled were located hiding in the field. One of the people detained was Lorena Holdaway, 21 years old, of Bridgeport.

Holdaway is the person who posted about the vandalism on social media. The other person could not be connected to the vandalism. Holdaway was booked into the Mono County Jail on one count of Felony Vandalism and an unrelated Felony Warrant issued out of Ventura County.


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13 Responses to Vandalism suspect posts graffiti on social media

  1. Low-Inyo August 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

    Trouble….Bridgeport people love and respect the town they live in….they don’t want their town turned into a Los Angeles-type area where gang graffiti is an accepted sight….where do you draw the line ?…..outhouses O.K. to paint up and cause an eyesore….other areas up there not O.K. to be doing to…my feeling,if your “bored” in Bridgeport, wanta thug-up and be a graffiti “artist”,pack up and move down south,closest accepted-area to that behavior would be Lancaster…. about a 300 mile drive and move from Bridgeport….and only about a 5 hour pack-up and leave getting there.

  2. Trouble August 29, 2017 at 9:06 am #

    They only wrote Native Love on a outhouse . Get over it!

    • Mono Person August 29, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

      It is not your backyard, it is ours…and we won’t get over it….

      • Trouble August 30, 2017 at 10:05 am #

        Sorry to hear about your fancy outhouse and bored kids!

        • Not Okay August 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

          Trouble you are everything that is wrong with the Rez and the current Native Culture.

  3. Trouble August 29, 2017 at 7:06 am #

    I think it looks better. Leave those kids alone!

  4. Low-Inyo August 29, 2017 at 5:10 am #

    Reading their “intragram post ” along with the photo,gotta wonder about that message…sounds kinda like a guy taking “his girl ” out to teach her some art lessons…but as the story unfolded,and the suspects ran off ,and later caught,how much you wanta bet her,the “art student” being arrested,maybe because of the paint on her fingers from the spray can,and the art “teacher”,able to walk and throw his “baby” under the bus with the crime….male chivalry at it’s finest….way to go,dude…geez…

  5. INYOFACE August 28, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

    KIDS KIDS KIDS , There are DRONES , There is the Internet , There are your Cell Phones . There are your Screwed up Liberal Parents . SET SMART. Stop getting CAUGHT.

  6. Tinner August 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

    “stupid is as stupid does.”

  7. Low-Inyo August 28, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    How STUPID can you possibly get !!!!…vandalizing with graffiti,taking photos on your no doubt smart-phone,and post on facebook or twitter WHILE THEY WERE STILL THERE AT THE CRIME SCENE,and tell the world …and Law Enforcement…all about what you’ve just done..are you kidding me !!..gosh,gotta believe this generation is no doubt going to be the end of the world as we’ve ever known it,and glad I won’t be around to see it !

    • Trouble August 29, 2017 at 7:13 am #

      Lower, for a guy that brags about how the community helped you out when you first arrived here, I think you should should lighten up on the hard love you’ve been passing out lately!

      • Low-Inyo August 29, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

        Hey Trouble…When I first got here to the Owens Valley,no handouts wanted or given by anyone….asked for and got work …..and ran with that,doing well now 17 years later….and when I did arrive in Lone Pine,big part was staying out of trouble and / or doing stupid things,knowing if I did,wouldn’t have been accepted into the community,and rightfully so if I weren’t…NOW if I ever meet you,it’s gonna be a Natural Lite I’ll be buying….nah,I’ll still buy you a beer of your choice…

        • Trouble August 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

          Maybe I shouldn’t have said that. Sorry, but please keep in mind that Native Americans do not look at this as graffiti ,but as a form of art and communication.


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