A late night prowler call at the Fresno County Branch Library in Mayfair led to the arrests of two Fresno men for tagging violations. Arrested were 20 year old Nasario Anthony Castro and 18 year old Jesse James Hernandez.
Last night, shortly before 11:30pm, deputies were dispatched to the branch library located at 4150 E Clinton Ave, regarding the prowler call. The caller reported seeing two subjects, dressed in black, on the roof of the library.
When they arrived, deputies were able to quickly set up a perimeter around the library and surrounding businesses.
With the assistance of the Fresno City Fire Department, an extension ladder was set up. Commands were then given for the subjects to show themselves. After a short time, Castro and Hernandez appeared and made their way to the ladder. They were then ordered down the ladder where they were handcuffed.
Upon checking the roof area, deputies discovered fresh spray painted areas of graffiti on different areas of the library’s façade.
Deputies also discovered two backpacks on the roof, both of which contained twenty cans of spray paint.
The investigation revealed both Castro and Hernandez are part of a Fresno tagging crew.
Both were arrested on charges of vandalism.
Deputy Chris Curtice
Public Information Officer