Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Smashing Banks' Glass Doors

Police say Rebecca Kathleen Netherton used a fire extinguisher to smash glass doors at the Bank of America and Citibank in Corona del Mar.

A Missouri woman pleaded not guilty this week to stealing a fire extinguisher and using it to smash the glass doors of two Corona del Mar banks. 

Rebecca Kathleen Netherton, 34, of Kansas City, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony second degree burglary, two felony vandalism charges, felony receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor charger of resisting arrest, according to court records. Netherton was arrested Sunday about 11:43 p.m. by Newport Beach police.

Police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe said officers responded to an alarm call at the Bank of America at 3300 E. Coast Highway in Corona del Mar Sunday night. A few minutes later, another 911 call came into Newport Beach police from the Citibank at 3021 E. Coast Highway in CDM. Police say Netherton was in possession of a fire extinguisher stolen from the Bank of America when she was taken into custody.

Netherton was being held on $20,000 bail, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department's online inmate information. She is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 24.


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