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Police investigate graffiti in Santa Ana threatening to kill Gov. Brown

January 20, 2011 |  8:49 pm

Law enforcement authorities Thursday were investigating graffiti sprayed on two Santa Ana walls that threatened to kill Gov. Jerry Brown.

One of the scrawls said, "We're gonna kill Gov. Brown 2/14/11," and was discovered by a resident about 7 a.m. on a block wall on South Greenville Street near Alton Avenue, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said. The threat was sprayed with black paint.

Later in the day, a Santa Ana police officer spotted the second message on a block wall on Segerstrom Avenue. Painted in red, it said, "26 more days 4 Brown." A swastika was painted next to it, Bertagna said.

Santa Ana police contacted the California Highway Patrol, which is responsible for protecting the governor. Bertagna said investigators were checking the governor's schedule to see if he was planning to visit the area on Feb. 14, which is Valentine's Day.

"At this point," he said,  "we have no clue, other than its Valentine's Day."

Anyone with information is asked to call Santa Ana police at (714) 245-8390.