UTAH COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Utah County Sheriff’s Deputy caught some potential spray painters Wednesday, officials said.
“The deputy gave some people a warning yesterday after he caught them trespassing and prepared to do some spray painting in the south part of Utah County,” said a tweet from Utah County Sheriff’s public information officer Sgt. Spencer Cannon. “So he confiscated the cans of paint and let them off with a warning. Be careful when you store evidence.”
In Utah, graffiti is a class B misdemeanor when it causes less than $300 worth of damage, a class A misdemeanor when it causes $300 to $1,000 worth of damage, a third-degree felony when it causes $1,000 to $4,999 worth of damage and a second-degree felony when it causes $5,000 or more in damage. Penalties range from fines of up to $1,000 and six months in jail for a class B misdemeanor to fines of up to $15,000 and 15 years in prison for a second-degree felony.