Police catch woman accused of spray painting 50+ vehicles in Indy parking garage.
Indiana State Police have announced the arrest of Denise Honorio, 34, of Indianapolis, in connection with the vandalism of over 50 vehicles in a downtown parking garage. Honorio was apprehended on Wednesday afternoon near the statehouse by an Indiana State Capitol Police officer. Remarkably, she was wearing the same attire depicted in surveillance footage from the Feb. 2 vandalism incident.
Court documents reveal that when confronted with a surveillance photograph of the vandal suspect, Honorio admitted to the officer that the woman in the picture was indeed herself. Further investigation led to the discovery of an Indiana driver’s license belonging to another individual in Honorio’s possession. Subsequent inquiries revealed that on the same day as the vandalism, Honorio allegedly assaulted a woman walking along Capitol Avenue, seizing her purse in the process.
According to IU Health Police Department’s report, Honorio accosted the victim near Methodist Hospital, demanding money before launching a violent attack. She allegedly struck the victim repeatedly while shouting obscenities and demanding her keys before fleeing with the stolen purse.
Despite her admission to being the woman in the surveillance footage, Honorio denied involvement in the parking garage vandalism and the robbery. However, police found her in possession of the victim’s purse and driver’s license.
Honorio faces preliminary charges including robbery, battery with moderate injury, and vandalism exceeding $50,000. Indiana State Police Captain Bob Burke commended Officer Robert Johnson for his vigilance, which not only led to Honorio’s apprehension but also uncovered connections to other serious crimes. He emphasized the collaboration among central Indiana police agencies in bringing justice to the victims and resolving the case.