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'Nobody' tag seen around Napa

Police: Suspected tagger arrested in Napa for vandalism

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of vandalism on Wednesday night after allegedly spray-painting his moniker – various versions of “Nobody” – on businesses and government property all over the city, according to Napa Police.

Izaiah Wayne Metcalf-Valles is suspected of tagging dozens of businesses as well as local bridges, signs and fences, Sgt. Todd Shulman said Thursday.

“It’s a pretty big deal,” Shulman said. “He’s probably been our most active graffiti person for the last two or three months.”

The graffiti has caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, he said.

Shulman said that a resident’s tip helped lead to the arrest.

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A Napa resident who noticed some suspicious activity in his Westwood neighborhood on Saturday photographed the suspect vehicle and, when the vehicle left the scene, saw that there was wet graffiti in the same area where the vehicle had been. Police were then able to track the vehicle to Metcalf-Valles, Shulman said.

Metcalf-Valles was booked at the Napa County jail on suspicion of two counts of vandalism. His bail was set at $10,000.

Anyone with information may contact Sgt. Todd Shulman at 707-257-9575 or

To report any type of graffiti seen in Napa, contact the graffiti abatement hotline at 707-257-9528.


Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC.