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Suspect Assaults MPD Officers

posted Jul 19, 2016, 3:02 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 3:02 PM ]

On July 17, Mesquite Police Officers were called regarding an alleged drunk driver in the area of Mesa Blvd in Mesquite Nevada.  The suspect driver was observed by citizens crashing his vehicle into a tree and a sign, causing significant property damage.  A short time later Mesquite Officers located the suspect, at which time the suspect fled from the officers on foot. An officer was able to locate and stop the suspect and while attempting to take him into custody, the suspect assaulted the officer.  The suspect was partially handcuffed, and was able to strike the officer multiple times in the head with the officer’s handcuffs.  The suspect was also able to bite the officer on the arm.  Once the suspect was safely transported to the Mesquite Detention Center, the suspect again assaulted a corrections officer, striking the officer multiple times before the officer was able to control the suspect. 

Thomas Collins, 48, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of battery with a deadly weapon, one felony count of resisting a police officer with a deadly weapon, one felony count of battery by a prisoner, one misdemeanor count of battery on a Police Officer, one misdemeanor count of duty upon damaging unattended property, and one misdemeanor count of obstructing a public officer.  

Due to the felony charges, Thomas Collins was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas Nevada.

Smiths Employee Charged with Embezzlement

posted Jul 18, 2016, 9:42 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 2:57 PM ]

On July 12, the Mesquite Police Department responded to the Smiths Food & Drug Center located at 350 N Sandhill Blvd in Mesquite Nevada, to investigate an alleged theft.  The officer’s investigation showed an employee of Smiths had been assigning Smiths card points to her own personal Smith’s card, then using the points as personal cash purchases.  Due to the high amount of cash purchases made, the crime amounted to felony embezzlement.  One employee was taken into custody. 

Lorie Dominguez, 41, of Scenic Arizona, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of embezzlement.  Lorie Dominguez was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas Nevada on the felony count.

Public Notice on Fraud Investigations

posted Jul 18, 2016, 8:11 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 8:11 AM ]

The Mesquite Police Department is currently actively investigating multiple crimes involving fraud and thefts.  Although we cannot release any specific details into any of the alleged crimes due to the ongoing investigations, the Mesquite Police Department would like to reach out to members of our community and ask that anyone who thinks they may have recently been a victim of fraud or any other crime, that they file a report with us.

When a member of our community is the victim of a crime, we take it seriously, and want to do our part to thoroughly investigate and solve each case.

If you are aware of a crime, or have unfortunately been the victim of one which has not been reported, please contact the Mesquite Police Department at 702-346- 5262. You may also use the Mesquite Police Department's crime tip line at (702) 346-8826.

Heroin Drug Trafficking Operation Busted by Mesquite Police

posted Jul 5, 2016, 3:00 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 7, 2016, 4:54 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Wednesday, June 22, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Mesquite Narcotics Detectives concluded a lengthy investigation involving large amounts of heroin being transported to Mesquite.  During the course of the investigation, detectives had made multiple purchases of large amounts of heroin from a drug trafficker known to transport heroin into Mesquite.  On June 22, detectives had knowledge the drug trafficker would again be transporting another large amount of heroin to Mesquite to sell.  When the drug trafficker arrived in Mesquite, Mesquite Police Officers and Detectives were able to safely take him into custody and retrieve the heroin. 

Samuel Cuevas-Lima, 30, of Tijuana Mexico, was arrested and charged with: Eight felony counts of high level trafficking of a schedule 1 substance (heroin), one felony count of mid-level trafficking of a schedule 1 substance (heroin), nine felony counts of transporting a controlled substance (heroin), and nine felony counts of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act. 

Samuel was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Man Stabbed Multiple Times, Suspect in Custody

posted Jul 5, 2016, 2:12 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 7, 2016, 4:54 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On July 3, during the early morning hours, a Mesquite Police Officer while on routine patrol located a man on West Pioneer Blvd who appeared to have been stabbed multiple times.  Officers quickly determined the stabbing victim had just been involved in an altercation at the Envy Nightclub and Lounge, which was also located nearby on West Pioneer Blvd.  The stabbing victim was attempting to chase down the suspect on foot when the officer located him.  Mesquite Fire transported the victim to Mesa View Regional Hospital where he was then transported via Mercy Air to University Medical Center in Las Vegas Nevada in serious condition.

Detectives then processed the multiple crime scenes, collecting evidence from Envy Nightclub and Lounge, the path the suspect took as he fled the scene, and evidence from the victim.  Detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s vehicle.  Through evidence obtained and from witness statements, detectives were able to identify the suspect. 

Detectives working with law enforcement in Utah were able to communicate with the suspect, who turned himself in to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. 

The suspect, Jason Reynolds, 40, of La Verkin Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of attempted murder and one felony count of battery with a deadly weapon. 

Jason Reynolds is currently in custody in Washington County Utah and is awaiting extradition to Nevada.

We Want You! Become A Communications Dispatcher!

posted Jun 26, 2016, 1:40 PM by Lori Todd   [ updated Jun 30, 2016, 4:17 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The City of Mesquite is seeking qualified individuals to establish an eligibility list for Communications Dispatch.  

Do you love working in a fast paced and exciting environment?  Can you multi-task and work well under pressure, while remaining calm, cool and collected?  Do you want to help people, all while giving back to the community you live in?

If you answered yes to these questions, then it sounds like becoming a Communications Dispatcher for the City of Mesquite is a career for you!  As a Communications Dispatcher you will answer Emergency 9-1-1 calls and Non-Emergency calls for Police, Fire and Medical assistance.  You will also become trained to dispatch officers, fire and medical personnel to those emergency and non-emergency calls.

Career Opportunity:

Click here for the job description and application for Communications Dispatcher.

The application deadline is Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm.  Interested individuals must submit a City of Mesquite employment application to the Human Resource Office by noon on the closing date to be considered.

The Typing & Written test will take place on Monday, July 25th at 8:00 am at the Mesquite Police Department Headquarters, 695 Mayan Circle.

The Oral Examination will take place Tuesday, July 26, 2016 pending the successful passing of the Typing & Written test.  The location for the Oral Exam will be at City Hall, 10 E Mesquite Blvd.

Primary Functions:

As a Communications Dispatcher your responsibilities will included:

    ·       Answering 9-1-1 & Non-Emergency calls from the public.

·       Determining the appropriate response to 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency calls by sending either Police, Fire and/or Medical units.

·       Dispatching Mesquite Police officers on calls that require police response.

·       Dispatching Mesquite Fire Department or Beaver Dam Fire Department personnel on calls that require fire and/or medical response.

·       Accurately document the 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency calls, and the officer and fire/medical personnel radio traffic.

 Knowledge & Skills Gained:

New Communications Dispatchers will enter into a 16 week training program where you will learn how to handle and process 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency calls from the public, and how to dispatch police, fire and/or medical personnel to those calls.

You will be taught how to:

    ·       Work the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) & Intrado Phone System

·       Understand policy and procedure for dispatching police, fire and/or medical response on calls.

·       Use Emergency Police & Emergency Medical Dispatching Protocols which determine the criteria for police, fire and/or medical response on calls.

·       How to speak over the two-way radio communications system and proper radio terminology.

·       Proper telephone etiquette, including how to speak to angry, upset, distraught and hysterical callers.

·       Work emergency incidents such as vehicle accidents or pursuits, major fires, found suspicious and/or explosive devices, and officer involved shooting.

·       Update calls to accurately reflect what is occurring on scene of the incident for police, fire and/or medical.

·       Maintain officers and caller safety.

During the last two weeks of training, you will take part in a Practical Examination, where you will act as the partner to a full time dispatcher.  After the completion of your 16 weeks of training, you will spend the next two months on probation.  Once you are deemed competent in all areas of call taking and dispatching, you will be released from probation.

Career Advancement:

Once you have completed your probation, you will continue to learn and build your call taking and dispatching skills.  There will be opportunities to become:

·       A Certified Training Officer, which comes with a 5% pay increase while you are training.

o      This position reports to the Head Training Officer.

·       An Assistant Terminal Agency Coordinator, handling day to day oversight of the system and date entered into our Criminal Justice Database.

o      This position reports to the Terminal Agency Coordinator.

Your choice to join the MESQUITE POLICE DEPARTMENT is an exciting one.  Becoming a Communications Dispatcher maintains that excitement throughout your career.

Please call 702-346-5262 ext 6150 to schedule a sit-along with the Lead Dispatcher or Dispatch Supervisor and see what it is that we do first hand.  It is an experience you won’t forget!

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact City of Mesquite Human Resources at 702-346-5295 or the Dispatch Supervisor at 702-346-5262 ext 6150.

Mesquite High School Seniors Enjoy Grad Night 2016

posted Jun 6, 2016, 11:34 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jun 8, 2016, 4:44 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Grad Night marks the beginning of the 100 deadliest days of summer for teens.  As part of the Mesquite Police Department’s commitment to the safety of our youth, MPD has now hosted Grad Night for twelve consecutive years.  The purpose of Grad Night is to provide a safe place for students to celebrate their graduation from high school. 

The graduating students arrived at the Mesquite Recreation Center shortly after their high school graduation ceremony.  The Grad Night event then began with the graduates enjoying great food, drinks, and desserts, which were donated by local businesses.  The graduates also enjoyed various activities which included; Soccer, basketball, swimming, pedal car races, movies, airbrush tattoos,  green screen photography, inflatable human hamster balls, a s’mores station, and had their portraits drawn by a talented local artist. 

As always, Grad Night ended at 4:00 a.m. with the highly anticipated raffle prize drawing.  Local businesses and private citizens generously donated enough to allow all graduates to win a prize.  Prizes included; tablets, laptops, televisions, cameras, Go Pro cameras, Headphones, gift cards, and many other items.  Each senior also received a tee shirt with a custom design made specifically for this event. 

The Mesquite Police Department appreciates the support of local businesses and private individuals who generously donated to ensure the event was a success, as well as assistance from the recreation center and the fire department.  MPD would like to sincerely thank the many generous businesses and individuals who gave funding and gifts to make this event possible.  Major contributors to this years event were; Construction Carpentry Finishes, Mesquite Gaming, David Ballweg, B&B Towing, Automotive Certified Technicians Auto Repair, Wal Mart, Smith’s Food and Drug, and Mesa View Regional Hospital

Suspicious Person Call Leads to Meth and Concealed Weapon Arrest

posted May 31, 2016, 5:10 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 5:21 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Sunday, May 29, during the nighttime hours, Mesquite police responded to a residential neighborhood to investigate complaints of a male knocking on the front doors of homes while yelling and being vulgar.  Officers located the male standing outside of a home and attempted to make contact with him.  The male refused to answer their questions and kept attempting to remove an item from his back pocket.  The suspect then attempted to flee, but the officers were able to quickly stop him and safely take him into custody.  Inside the suspect’s rear pocket, officers located a large spring-loaded knife.  The officers also located a large amount of crystal meth and a meth pipe in the suspect’s front pockets.  While officers were transporting the suspect, he was able to break a vehicle door by kicking it.  The suspect also attempted to repeatedly kick and head-butt the officers. 

Shelton Smith, 26, of St George Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of carrying a concealed weapon other than a firearm, one gross misdemeanor count of battery on a police officer, one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, one misdemeanor count of damage to jail property, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Shelton was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on the felony charges. 

If you see or hear suspicious activity, please don’t hesitate to call our Mesquite Communications Center.  If you feel it is not an emergency, please call our non-emergency line at (702)346-6911.  If it is an emergency, dial 911.

I-15 Traffic Advisory

posted May 24, 2016, 8:18 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 5:17 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Early warning to Mesquite residents traveling northbound on I-15 today and tomorrow (5/24 & 5/25):
If possible, use Hwy 91 instead of I-15. There will be heavy construction starting at the state line and continuing northbound on I-15. 
Traffic is expected to backup due to only one lane being open in Arizona, and the speed limit being lowered. Traffic should only be backed up between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m both days.

Woman Shot in Foot During Domestic Disturbance

posted May 23, 2016, 2:36 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 5:16 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Sunday, May 22, Mesquite police officers investigated a domestic disturbance which ended with a female being shot in the foot with a handgun.  The investigation revealed the male and female were in an argument which escalated into each assaulting the other.  Eventually the male retrieved a handgun and shot the female in the foot.  The female was transported by private vehicle to Mesa View Regional Hospital and was treated for the injury.  Both persons were criminally charged.  

Matthew Adamson, 22, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Felony domestic battery with a deadly weapon and felony discharging a firearm into an occupied structure. 

Brooke Smither, was cited and released for misdemeanor domestic battery. 

Matthew was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on the felony charges.

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