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Multiple Vehicles Burglarized, Suspects in Custody

posted Dec 17, 2015, 4:42 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Dec 31, 2015, 8:31 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Over the past two weeks, the Mesquite Police Department has been investigating multiple vehicle burglaries which have been occurring from inside parked motor vehicles.  Over this same time period, Mesquite patrol officers and detectives have been working together on following multiple leads.  Evidence obtained through the investigation led them to two specific suspects.  On December 15, officers made contact with both suspects and were able to connect them to multiple vehicle burglaries.  Both suspects were taken into custody and a search warrant was obtained and served on their residence.  Detectives were then able to seize a large amount of property confirmed to be stolen.  The suspects had also been using stolen credit cards and stolen checks to purchase items from local businesses. 

Tracey Moffitt, 24, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with felony burglary of a vehicle, felony fraudulent use of a credit card, and felony conspiracy to utter a forged instrument.  Moffitt will be facing multiple other criminal charges once the investigation is concluded.  Moffitt was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. 

The second suspect, a male juvenile, was arrested and also charged with felony burglary of a vehicle, felony fraudulent use of a credit card, and felony conspiracy to utter a forged instrument.  The male juvenile will also be facing multiple other criminal charges once the investigation is concluded.

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