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Mesquite Narcotics Detectives Arrest Three Drug Dealers

posted Dec 1, 2017, 9:45 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 9:45 AM ]

On November 16th, Mesquite Police Narcotics Detectives were able to close a lengthy investigation involving three suspects involved in dealing crystal methamphetamines in Mesquite. The investigation involved narcotics detectives making multiple purchases of meth over a lengthy period of time.  All three suspects were safely taken into custody and a search warrant was conducted on the female suspect’s vehicle, resulting in additional amounts of drug paraphernalia being located.  

Robin Bute, 47, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of sells of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act, one felony count of possession to sell a controlled substance (meth), and two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Jake Wharton, 37, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Two felony counts of selling a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), four felony counts of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and two felony counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Wes Schmutz, 41, of St. George Utah, was arrested and charged with:  One felony count of sells of a controlled substance in a park (meth), one felony count of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Due to the felony charges, all three suspects were transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas Nevada.

Two Local Crystal Meth Dealers Arrested by Mesquite PD

posted Dec 1, 2017, 9:34 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 9:35 AM ]

On November 15th, Mesquite Police Narcotics Detectives completed their investigation into two local residents distributing illegal drugs.  Both drug dealers had been under investigation by the Mesquite Police Department for some time for selling crystal methamphetamines from various locations within Mesquite Nevada.  Once both suspects were safely taken into custody, detectives executed a search warrant on their residence and recovered further crystal methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia.  Both suspects received the following criminal charges. 

Christopher Henz, 27, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with:  One felony count of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act, two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of possession of a scheduled III or IV controlled substance, and two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Brooke Sims, 37, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of offer and agree to sell a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of selling a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act, two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance (meth), and one felony count of habitual acts. 

Due to the felony charges, both suspects were transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas Nevada.

Mesquite Police Honor Local Veterans and Our Military

posted Nov 8, 2017, 2:23 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 2:23 PM ]

Mesquite Police Honor Local Veterans and Our Military

 

Mesquite, NV – The Mesquite Police Department loves our veterans, and we love Veterans Day.  On November 8th, members of the Mesquite Police Department and the Mesquite Fire Department were able to watch the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment Horse Detachment from Fort Irwin California conduct a demonstration at Virgin Valley Elementary School.  After the demonstration, members of the Police Department stopped by the 1000 Flags Over Mesquite event to show their respects for both our local veterans as well as for the victims of the recent Las Vegas shooting event.    

Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner also recently met with a couple of local veterans to express to them that our police officers, emergency communications dispatchers, corrections officers, and animal control officers support our military and our veterans.  

Chief Tanner stated: “Our police department absolutely supports our veterans; in fact, many of our officers are veterans themselves and now safeguard and serve our country wearing a police uniform.”  Chief Tanner went on to say; “I always enjoy running into both Tuffy Ruth and Tony Hardway around town.  They both do a lot for our community.”    

Mesquite Police Kick Off Their Participation in Annual Canned Food Drive & Parade of Lights, With a Fun Video

posted Oct 26, 2017, 5:12 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 5:12 PM ]

The Mesquite 3rd Annual Christmas Parade of Lights is fast approaching.  This annual fundraising effort is for both the Salvation Army and the Virgin Valley Food Bank.  The Mesquite Police Department absolutely loves participating in this event as it gives the police department an opportunity to provide a valuable service to those in need, but we cannot do it without the assistance and generosity of our community. 

Last year, thanks to generous donations from local community members and local businesses, the Mesquite Police Department was able to win the canned food contest by collecting 2,700 pounds of canned food!  We are officially kicking off our participation this year by releasing a fun video announcing our plans to beat our record last year, and collect even more canned food this time. 

We here at the Mesquite Police Department hope this fun video motivates our community to donate canned food to the 2017 Mesquite Parade of Lights.  Beginning November 1st, the police department will be accepting canned food donations at our police department building located at 695 Mayan Cr.  If you or your organization has a large amount of canned food which would be hard to transport, we will be more than happy to send a couple of strong police officers to your location to collect the canned food.

Six Police Officers Honored by Knights of Columbus at Annual First Responders Ceremony

posted Sep 11, 2017, 5:55 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 5:55 PM ]

On September 11th the Mesquite Council of the Knights of Columbus invited the Mesquite Police Department and Fire Department to their annual First Responders Appreciation Ceremony and Commemorative Service.  The annual service was held at the Mesquite Catholic Church.  The Knights of Columbus graciously host this service every September 11th to honor the lives lost during the terrorist attacks which occurred the same day back in 2001, as well as honor the first responders in our wonderful community. 

Six Mesquite Police Officers were awarded for their outstanding service to our community.  The award stems from an incident where all six officers were involved in taking two dangerous suspects into custody following a vehicle pursuit and a foot pursuit.  

The Mesquite Fire Inspector was also awarded for being named the Mesquite Fire Officer of the year. 

The Mesquite Police Department would like to thank the Knights of Columbus, as well as all of the local clergy members from various local religions who attended and provided heartfelt messages regarding the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.

Mesquite Gaming Invites Mesquite Police and Mesquite Fire to Compete for a Good Cause

posted Sep 5, 2017, 4:24 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 4:25 PM ]

This Friday, September 8th, at 6:00 p.m. the Mesquite Police Department and the Mesquite Fire Department will be found at the CasaBlanca BBQ Fest stuffing their faces as they compete against each other in a watermelon eating contest.  Mesquite Gaming has invited the police department and fire department to compete as a fun way to support a local charity.  Mesquite Gaming will be donating $1,000 to a local charity, chosen by the winning department.  

Each year the CasaBlanca BBQ Fest draws visitors from all over and is a great family event which lasts throughout the weekend.  We invite the whole family to come enjoy a great environment, some great food, and to watch Mesquite police officers and firefighters compete.  Please come and mingle with us while at the same time supporting a good cause. 

For more information on the CasaBlanca BBQ Food Festival, please visit casablancaresort.com/mesquite-bbq   

Mesquite Police Arrest Meth Dealer

posted Aug 23, 2017, 3:18 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 3:18 PM ]

On August 22nd, at approximately 10:25 A.M. Mesquite Narcotics Detectives completed a lengthy investigation involving a Las Vegas man who was routinely transporting a large amount of crystal methamphetamines from Las Vegas to the Mesquite area for distribution.  Throughout the period of the investigation, the suspect had made multiple trips from Las Vegas, each time trafficking a large amount of crystal meth into Mesquite. On the morning of August 22nd, Mesquite Police concluded their operation by safely take the suspect into custody.  A search warrant was then executed on the vehicle the suspect had been driving at the time of his arrest, which led detectives to a bag containing one pound of crystal meth, as well as three other smaller packaged bags of meth. 

Jose Galvez, 31, of North Las Vegas Nevada was arrested and charged with: Five felony counts of trafficking a schedule 1 controlled substance (meth) and four felony counts of selling a schedule 1 controlled substance (meth). 

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


Mesquite Police Respond to a Stabbing, Suspect Arrested

posted Aug 22, 2017, 3:49 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 3:49 PM ]

On August 21st, at approximately 1:35 P.M. Mesquite Police Officers were dispatched to a local residence regarding a stabbing which had just occurred.  Officers quickly located the suspect and the victim inside of a residence, and began providing medical assistance to the victim.  Mesquite Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene to treat the victim for a stab wound.  Mesquite Fire and Rescue then transported the victim to Mesa View Regional Hospital in stable condition. 

Through the officers’ investigation, they were able to determine the female suspect had stabbed the victim with a kitchen knife during an argument.  Officers were able to safely take the suspect into custody and transport her to the Mesquite Detention Center.  

Deanna Flores, 51, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of attempted murder, one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery.  

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

Mesquite Carjacking Suspect Arrested In Utah

posted Aug 22, 2017, 3:34 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 3:34 PM ]

On August 18th, at approximately 2:00 P.M. Mesquite Police Officers responded to a report of a carjacking which had just occurred at a local casino.  Officers promptly responded and found that a male suspect had shown the victim a firearm, made a threat, and then forced the victim out of the vehicle.  The suspect then stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the area.  Officers immediately began a search for the suspect and vehicle while relaying the suspect’s information to nearby law enforcement agencies in Las Vegas, Arizona, and Utah.  A short time later, law enforcement in Utah located the suspect, and was able to take him into custody. 

Joseph Haddick, 24, of Ontario California, was arrested in Utah.  The Mesquite Police Department has submitted a warrant of arrest for Haddick for the following charges:  One felony count of robbery, one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, and one felony count of grand larceny of a motor vehicle.  

The Mesquite Police Department will seek extradition to Nevada once Joseph Haddick’s criminal charges in Utah are closed.   

A New School Year Has Arrived

posted Aug 11, 2017, 3:32 PM by Kimberly Otero   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 3:32 PM ]

Mesquite NV – All Mesquite area schools will be back in session starting Monday, August 14th.  The Mesquite Police Department would like to remind motorists and pedestrians of the city’s school zone locations and hours in which the reduced speeds will be enforced. All school crossing zones within the city have been clearly marked as crosswalks and have proper signage/lights warning motorist to slow down.

Virgin Valley Elementary School Zones:

·        Mesquite Boulevard and Arrowhead Lane is a 25 mile per hour school crossing zone from 7:30 am to 9:15 am and again at 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be crossing guards posted at this location to assist students crossing the roadway.

·        Sandhill Boulevard and Old Mill Road is a 25 mile per hour school crossing zone from 7:45 am to 9:15 am and again at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be crossing guards posted at this location to assist students crossing the roadway.

Hughes Middle School:

·        Hafen Lane in front of the middle school is a 15 mile per hour school crossing zone from 7:10 am to 7:55 am and again at 2:08 pm to 2:40 pm. Hafen Lane is extremely busy especially in the afternoon when the middle school aged children are released from school for the day. There are no crossing guards posted on Hafen Lane. 

Please pay special attention to your speed and watch out for children and crossing guards.  Remember, children can be unpredictable, especially in school crossing zones.   Also, be alert for school buses loading and offloading children at schools and in neighborhoods. Remember, it is illegal to pass a school bus that has a stop sign deployed and flashing warning lights activated. 

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