Two arrested on graffiti charges after concerned citizen calls police

MESQUITE, Nev. – Two people were arrested in Mesquite Monday for allegedly spreading graffiti on public and private property.

Dylan Pocock, 25, of Bullhead City, Arizona, booking photo, February 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News
Dylan Pocock, 25, of Bullhead City, Arizona, booking photo, February 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

Dylan Pocock, 25, of Bullhead City, Arizona, and Rachel Sota, 20, of Las Vegas, were arrested following a call to police by a concerned citizen, according to a press release from the Mesquite Police Department.

When police arrived in the area, they found Pocock and Sota who matched the description of the suspects involved given by the caller.

“The male was found to be in possession of graffiti tools and he was carrying bottles of alcohol in his backpack,” the release stated. “The female who was under the age of 21 had also been drinking alcohol.”

Officers checked the immediate area and located four instances of graffiti and linked the latest incident to previous acts of graffiti and property damage over the last few weeks.

Pocock and Sota were subsequently arrested.

Pocock was arrested and charged with four counts of graffiti, one count of furnishing alcohol to a minor, and one count of obstruction of a public officer.

Rachel Sota, of Las Vegas, Nevada, booking photo, February 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News
Rachel Sota, of Las Vegas, Nevada, booking photo, February 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

Sota was arrested and charged with four counts of graffiti and one count of minor consumption of alcohol.

Additional criminal charges are pending on both suspects, pending the results of other graffiti investigations which are ongoing in other areas of Mesquite.

“We have zero tolerance when it comes to graffiti in this community, and this department will continue to take swift action by bringing those responsible to justice,” Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner said.

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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