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.
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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Mesquite, NV- The Mesquite Police Department will now accept requests for VIN Inspections on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00 a.m. and noon. Residents can call the Mesquite Dispatch Center at 702-346-6911 to request a VIN Inspection. An officer will be dispatched to the residence or to a place of business as long as the address is located within the City of Mesquite. Residents are responsible for providing all necessary paperwork. There is no need to bring the vehicle to the police department. Forms are available on the DMV website at: http://www.dmvnv.com/dmvforms.htm
On Thursday, May 12, Mesquite Police Narcotics Detectives received information that a possible fugitive from Utah was staying in a hotel room at the Virgin River Hotel & Casino, and was possibly involved in illegal drug activity. Detectives then began watching the hotel room and surrounding area for the alleged fugitive. A short time later, detectives observed two males outside of the hotel room. Both males were contacted and taken into custody for having active arrest warrants, and drug possession charges.
Detectives then made contact with the occupants of the hotel room where the fugitive was allegedly staying. The fugitive was found inside, along with four other people. A subsequent search of the hotel room yielded methamphetamines and heroin.
Domingo Montiel, 23, of St. George Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin).
Greygory Tavesi, 29, of Hurricane Utah, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Greygory was also taken into custody due to an active warrant for his arrest.
Bobby Ruff, 45, of St. George Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth) and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Valentina Madden, 19, of St. George Utah, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Alethea Jordan, 32, of St. George Utah, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of fugitive from justice. The fugitive of justice charge was a result multiple active drug related felony arrest warrants out of Utah.
Josef Kirschbauer, 26, of Beaver Dam Arizona, was taken into custody due to two active warrants for his arrest.
Jose Macias, 42, of Vista California, was arrested and charged with: Four felony counts of sales of a controlled substance (meth).
The Mesquite Police Department Dispatch Center would like to take some time to discuss the call taking process that will be apparent when the public calls the Dispatch Center to request Police or Medical/Fire service.
you call the Dispatch Center on the non-emergency or emergency lines, you
should be prepared to answer questions that will help the dispatcher determine
the nature of your request. Dispatch Supervisor Lori Todd stated, “The
dispatcher will need to ask several questions of you based on the nature of the
request, following protocols that have been in place for over a decade.”
You will be asked the following questions by the dispatcher:
1. On 911 calls: “What is the address of your emergency?” or Non-Emergency calls: “What is the address where you need assistance?”
2. “What is the phone number you are calling from?”
3. “What is your name?” (at this point you only need to provide us with your first name)
4. “Okay, tell me exactly what happened?’
When the dispatcher asks, "Okay tell me exactly what happened?" please provide them with a brief description of what is needed. This will allow the dispatcher to determine whether medical/fire or police services are needed and what types of questions to ask based on your response. You will then be asked further questions based on the nature of your brief description to determine the proper response (how many ambulances, officers or fire vehicles are needed). Once the dispatcher can determine what response is needed, they will then dispatch out police or medical/fire units to the location of the emergency.
The dispatcher may then continue to ask further questions of you, and continue to relay the answers to the responding officer or medical/fire units; or, the dispatcher will then proceed to provide you with a series of instructions you need to follow before police or medical/fire units arrive on scene. These instructions will range from simple requests like gathering medication & putting away any pets, to safety & lifesaving instructions like how to control bleeding, how to perform CPR or how to shelter in place during a home invasion. “All of the Mesquite Police Department Dispatchers are trained and certified to ask you the appropriate questions and provide you with the appropriate instructions,” stated Lead Dispatcher and Trainer Michael Bennett.
Over the last year the Dispatch Center has look at the overall trend of call taking compared to the year before. “To the caller this process may seem like it is taking longer to dispatch either police or medical; however, we have found that it does not. Rather, it provides a better level of service to the public,” said Todd.
On Friday, May 13, Mesquite Police Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery at the Domino’s Pizza located at 360 N. Sandhill Boulevard.
At approximately 7:09 p.m., a suspect walked up to the front counter, brandished a handgun, and demanded money. After the employee at the front counter gave the suspect money, the suspect fled the area on foot. After the suspect left, the store employee was able to dial 911. Officers quickly arrived on scene and began an investigation at the scene, while also searching the area for the suspect.
The Mesquite Police Department is also seeking assistance from the community in identifying the suspect. The suspect is described as a white male with reddish hair and reddish facial hair. He is approximately 5’ 8” and at the time of the robbery, was wearing a dark colored hooded jacket with a white shirt underneath. He had in his possession a black handgun and left the store with about $60.00 in cash from the front register.
Mesquite Detectives have been following leads in this case, including another armed robbery at a Domino’s pizza in Las Vegas which occurred the same day. Detectives are also attempting to locate a vehicle of interest which may have been involved in the robbery. The vehicle is described as a small red vehicle with damage to the front hood and the front headlamp on the driver’s side.
If you have any information regarding the suspect involved in the armed robbery or any information which can assist the Mesquite Police Department with the investigation, please contact Detective Wyatt Oliver at 702-346-5262. You may also use the Mesquite Police Department crime tip line at (702) 346-8826.
The Senior Class of 2016 will set out on new adventures in life and many wonderful and fulfilling careers. The Mesquite Police Department would like to make sure their journey in life after graduation begins in a safe and exciting way.
The Mesquite Police Department wants to provide the graduating class a fun filled night and a safe location to spend their time after graduation ceremonies. The evening will consist of entertainment, food and many activities designed for the graduates.
Members of the Virgin Valley High School senior class along with Mesquite Police Officers will be contacting local Mesquite businesses to ask for donations, which will fund the event’s many activities and safe environment. Private donations from the public are also greatly appreciated. This entire event is funded by donations and cannot take place without the generous help of our community.
The grad party will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Mesquite Recreation Center. The doors will be open from 9:00 PM until midnight. The doors are locked from midnight to 4:00 AM, attendees are not allowed to leave without being escorted by a parent, but we strongly encourage no one to leave during the event.
“The Mesquite Police Department wants to give our seniors a safe and fun environment for an evening that many graduates will remember for the rest of their lives” said Chief Troy Tanner. “Each year our officers have enjoyed spending quality time with our seniors and making sure their night is safe and memorable.”
This will be the 12th year the police department has put on the event with the assistance of Mesquite businesses and the citizens of our community.
For those who would like to donate to Grad Night Out, please contact Kristine Fowles at 702-346-2840 or come into the Mesquite Police Department, located at 695 Mayan Circle. Please make checks payable to the Mesquite Police Department.
On Tuesday, April 26, Mesquite Police Narcotics Detectives concluded a lengthy investigation involving a local man trafficking and selling methamphetamines within the Mesquite area. Once detectives secured a search warrant, they were able to safely take the suspect into custody. Detectives then executed the search warrant on the suspect’s residence and vehicle. Once inside the residence, detectives found two females who were both in possession of methamphetamines. Both females were also safely taken into custody. The detectives' search of the suspect and his residence yielded multiple bags of crystal meth packaged and prepared for distribution, items of drug paraphernalia, scales used for weighing and distributing, and a loaded semi-automatic handgun. Upon further investigation of the loaded handgun, it was found to be stolen out of the Las Vegas area. Also found on the suspect was more than $2,000 in cash.
Nickalaus Wood, 37, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Three felony counts of sales of a controlled substance (meth), two felony counts of low level trafficking of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of trafficking of a controlled substance (meth), and one felony count of possession of a stolen firearm.
Trina Watkins, 28, of Overton Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth).
Fonda Ray, 32, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth).
All three suspects were transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Friday, April 22, an observant officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle traveling on Pioneer Blvd in Mesquite, which matched the description of a vehicle which had been involved in a theft incident from a local business a couple of days before. The officer was able to stop the vehicle and identify the driver as the male suspect of the earlier theft. While speaking with the driver, the officer also observed evidence of drug and alcohol use by both the driver and his female passenger. The driver was found to also have an active warrant for his arrest and was safely taken into custody. The officer’s investigation then led to illegal drugs, items of drug paraphernalia, and an open container of alcohol being located inside the vehicle. The officer also found property inside the vehicle which matched items recently stolen from other local businesses within the last few days.
Jeramie OConner, 36, of St George Utah, was arrested and charged with: Possession of drugs which may not be introduced into interstate commerce (meth), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, expired driver’s license, expired vehicle registration, and no proof of vehicle insurance.
Janee Wall, 38, of St George Utah, was arrested and charged with: Possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage while in a vehicle.
Jeramie is also a suspect in other recent thefts which have occurred in the Mesquite area. The investigations into these theft incidents are ongoing.