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Three Arrests Made in Connection to San Diego Cemetery Vandalism

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SAN DIEGO (Kiii News) -

Authorities have arrested and charged three individuals with criminal mischief in connection with the vandalism at a cemetery in San Diego over the weekend.

Rita Marie Alaniz, 28, Chris Fuentes, 27, and Emilio Pena, 17, were arrested Tuesday morning in a joint operation between the Duval and Jim Wells County Sheriff's Departments for the vandalism of nearly 200 tombstones in the San Diego Cemetery over the weekend.

Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department officials said that they received several calls reporting the vandalism on Sunday. When they arrived on the scene, they found that nearly 80-percent of the tombstones had been knocked over. Flowers were damaged and sculptures were smashed.