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Barricaded Subject with Firearms Safely Taken into Custody by Mesquite PD

posted Jun 6, 2017, 9:15 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 9:15 AM ]

On June 5th, at approximately 9:00 P.M. Mesquite Police Officers were dispatched to a residence on First South Street in Mesquite Nevada.  Multiple people had called 911 to report a male was standing on the sidewalk in front of his residence and shooting a handgun into the air.  

Mesquite officers immediately responded to the area and found the suspect had gone back into his residence.  After multiple attempts, officers were able to make contact with the male but he refused to exit the residence without any firearms or allow officers to check on the welfare of children who were inside.  The Mesquite SWAT team and crisis negotiator arrived and were able to begin negotiations with the suspect in an attempt to get him to peacefully surrender and allow officers to check the welfare of everyone else inside the residence. 

While negotiating with Elvis, he continued to make threats towards the officers, but they were eventually able to talk Elvis into coming near the rear entrance of the residence, where they were able to take him into custody without injury.  Officers were then able to enter the residence, check on the welfare of the children inside the home, and secure a 9 mm handgun and a 12 gauge shotgun. 

Elvis Roman, 34, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Seven misdemeanor counts of discharging a firearm within city limits and one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. 

Elvis Roman was transported and booked into the Mesquite Detention Center in Mesquite Nevada.

Mesquite PD Locates and Arrests Vehicle Theft Suspects

posted Jun 5, 2017, 12:02 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 12:02 PM ]

On June 3rd, at approximately 10:00 P.M. a Mesquite Police Officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle stopped in the travel lane on Falcon Ridge Parkway.  The officer stopped behind the vehicle and four occupants exited the vehicle and began walking away from it.  The Mesquite Police Officer was able to make contact with two of the four occupants and observed evidence of criminal activity.  Officers discovered the vehicle had recently been stolen out of Utah and had fictitious license plates.  

Approximately one hour later, the other two occupants were located by officers and all four suspects were safely taken into custody.  Along with the stolen vehicle being recovered, officers were able to locate a .380 semi-automatic handgun which the suspects were carrying, and had thrown into sagebrush when the officers made contact with them.  Upon further investigation, the officers were able to locate a second stolen vehicle, which the suspects had parked near a local casino in Mesquite. 

Stephen Johnson, 35, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle. 

Jody Ross, 40, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle. 

Jonathan Luna, 23, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle. 

Dawnelle Johnson, 31, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle. 

Further criminal charges are pending the completion of other related law enforcement investigations.  Due to the felony charges, all four suspects were transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Drug Dealer on Probation Arrested By Mesquite PD

posted Jun 5, 2017, 11:31 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 11:31 AM ]

On June 1st, Mesquite Narcotics Detectives completed an investigation involving a suspect selling crystal meth to local residents.  Mesquite Detectives purchased crystal meth from the suspect while he was currently on supervised court ordered probation for previous felony charges of sales of a controlled substance (meth). 

Andrew Perkinson, 25, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of sales of a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act. 

Due to the felony charges, Andrew Perkinson was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

MPD Arrests Local Meth Dealer

posted Jun 5, 2017, 10:53 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 11:10 AM ]

On June 1st, at approximately 10:00 A.M., Mesquite Narcotics Detectives concluded a lengthy investigation involving a local man who was trafficking and distributing crystal meth from his residence.  Narcotics detectives purchased crystal meth from the suspect on multiple occasions.  On the morning of May 1st, Mesquite Detectives located the suspect and were able to safely take him into custody. 

Carlos Castro, 23, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Two felony counts of trafficking a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of sells of a controlled substance (meth). 

Criminal charges are pending on two other suspects involved. 

Due to the felony charges, Carlos Castro was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Pedestrian Safety Efforts Launch in Advance of Summer

posted Jun 5, 2017, 10:18 AM by Kimberly Otero

Pedestrian Safety Urged by Mesquite Police Department as Summer Begins

 Mesquite, NV – As the 2017 school session ends and summer begins, law enforcement agencies statewide are Joining Forces to urge motorists to be pedestrian aware and share the streets responsibly. In an effort to stop pedestrian fatalities, agencies aligned with Joining Forces will focus on enforcing pedestrian safety guidelines June 1 – 9, 2017.

 Hundreds of Nevadans have lost their lives over the years and according to the Fatalities Analysis Reporting System (FARS), there were 78 pedestrian fatalities in Nevada in 2016. State and local law enforcements agencies are working to decrease that number with pedestrian safety laws, which include: established safety zones in areas determined to be dangerous for pedestrians, the requirement of vehicles making a permissive turn on a green light to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in the crosswalk and finally, the prohibiting of U-turns in an active school zone.

Motorists should not be distracted, make eye contact, share the road and watch for pedestrians.

For resources and safety tips for both drivers and pedestrians, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com/be-pedestrian-safe.

 For more information on Joining Forces and other statewide traffic safety programs, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com. Follow Zero Fatalities Nevada on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and @ZeroFatalitiesNV on Instagram.  

Become a 9-1-1 Communications Dispatcher!

posted May 19, 2017, 12:34 PM by Lori Todd   [ updated May 25, 2017, 4:55 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 June 08, 2017 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.

A copy of a Typing Certificate (see guidelines in Job Posting for requirements) must be submitted along with the application in order to move on the the Written test.  And, the original Typing Certificate must be presented on the day of the Written test. 

The Written test will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Mesquite Police Department Headquarters, 695 Mayan Circle.

The Oral Examination will take place Saturday June 08, 2017 pending the successful passing of the Written test.  The location for the Oral Exam will be at the Mesquite Police Department Headquarters, 695 Mayan Circle.

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 intensive 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.

Pedestrian Fatally Injured by Vehicle

posted May 15, 2017, 1:04 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 25, 2017, 4:53 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On May 15th, at approximately 11:20 a.m., Mesquite Police responded to an injury accident near the intersection of Mesa Blvd and Pioneer Blvd.  A 55 year old male was in the process of walking across Mesa Blvd when he was struck by a vehicle traveling Northbound.  Mesquite Police and Fire Units quickly arrived on scene and began life saving efforts. 

The pedestrian was transported to Mesa View Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The victim’s name is not being released at this time, pending notification of family members.  

Mesquite Police are still on scene conducting the accident investigation, and will be assisted in the accident reconstruction by the Nevada Highway Patrol.  Only the southbound lanes on Mesa Blvd will remain open for vehicle traffic until the accident investigation is completed.

The Mesquite Police Department Will Be Hosting the 13th Annual Grad Night Party for the VVHS Senior Class

posted May 1, 2017, 10:13 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 4, 2017, 3:18 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Virgin Valley High School senior class of 2017 will set out on new adventures in life and begin 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 night party will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 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 responsible adult.

Chief Tanner said, “This event has steadily become an important event to the VVHS graduates and the police department members who volunteer their time and efforts to make it happen.  Everyone enjoys the opportunity to celebrate in a safe and fun atmosphere, where the graduates are able to enjoy their achievements and look forward to their future.”

For those who would like to donate to Grad Night Out, please contact Sergeant Fails at 702-575-0383 or come into the Mesquite Police Department, located at 695 Mayan Circle.  Please make checks payable to the Mesquite Police Department.

MPD Files Additional Charges on Barricaded Suspect from February

posted Apr 19, 2017, 11:30 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 4, 2017, 3:15 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On February 25th the Mesquite Police Department released a statement regarding officers responding to a domestic problem at a residence on Sandbar St.  Upon their arrival, officers learned that a male suspect, who was inside the residence, was making threats to harm others, and he was possibly in possession of a firearm.  Officers were able to communicate with the suspect, and after approximately three hours of negotiating, the suspect voluntary came outside the residence and was safely taken into custody by awaiting officers. 

At the time of the release, the identity of the suspect and criminal charges were not released pending the completion of the investigation. 

The suspect of the domestic problem was also the suspect of an ongoing meth trafficking investigation being conducted by the Mesquite Police Department’s Narcotics Detectives.  On 4/18/2017, the criminal investigation involving the trafficking of crystal meth was completed and additional drug charges filed. 

Zachary Bartee, 34, of Mesquite Nevada, was taken into custody on February 25th, and was criminally charged with: One felony count of domestic battery (3rd offense) and one misdemeanor count of obstructing.  Bartee is still being held in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on these charges.  The additional drug charges filed on Bartee on April 18th were:  Three felony counts of sales of a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth). 

Heroin and Meth Dealers Taken Into Custody by Mesquite Police

posted Apr 18, 2017, 12:12 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 4, 2017, 3:15 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On April 8th, at approximately 3:30 A.M., Mesquite Narcotics Detective were able to complete an extensive ongoing investigation into a Mesquite resident heavily involved in trafficking and distributing crystal meth, heroin, and cocaine.  The exhaustive investigation culminated in the detectives safely taking the main drug dealer into custody, as well as other suspects involved in the operation of moving illegal dangerous drugs in and out of Mesquite.  Once the suspects were under arrest, police executed a search warrant on the suspects’ local residence as well as their vehicles.  

David Adkins, 55, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Four felony counts of trafficking a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (heroin), one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), and one felony count of sales of a controlled substance (heroin). 

Robert Gulick, 57, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin). 

Jessica Rose, 36, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin). 

Lindsey Calder, 27, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of loitering for the purpose of engaging in drug activity. 

Chief Troy Tanner stated; “Our Police Officers work hard at keeping drugs out of our city.  I’m proud of our detectives and all of their hard work put into this investigation.” 

All suspects with felony charges were transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

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