Mesquite Police nab suspected vehicle burglars

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MESQUITE, Nev. — Two people have been arrested in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in Mesquite, police announced Thursday.

Tracey Moffitt, of Mesquite, Nevada, bookings photo, December 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News
Tracey Moffitt, of Mesquite, Nevada, bookings photo, December 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

According to a press release issued Thursday evening, Tracey Moffitt, 24, of Mesquite, and a male juvenile were arrested following two weeks of investigations by police into multiple vehicle burglaries. Items reported stolen were taken from inside parked vehicles.

The police followed multiple leads and obtained evidence that allegedly pointed to Moffitt and the juvenile. Police made contact with the two Tuesday and took them into custody. A search warrant was then obtained for the suspects’ residence.

“Detectives were then able to seize a large amount of property confirmed to be stolen,” police said in the press release. “The suspects had also been using stolen credit cards and stolen checks to purchase items from local businesses.”

Moffitt has been charged with felony burglary of a vehicle, felony fraudulent use of a credit card and felony conspiracy to utter a forged instrument. Police are anticipating adding more charges once the investigation concludes, according to the press release.

Moffitt was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

The juvenile was charged with felony burglary of a vehicle, felony fraudulent use of a credit card and felony conspiracy to utter a forged instrument. He also faces the possibility of additional charges once the investigation finishes.

The Mesquite Police ask residents to contact the department if they believe they may have been the victim of a vehicle burglary and had their personal property stolen.

Mesquite Police can he reached at 702-346-6911.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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