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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. 

Traffic Stop Saves Passenger from Overdose

posted Jul 26, 2017, 9:44 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 9:45 AM ]

On July 24th, at approximately 2:00 P.M. a Mesquite Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the vehicle commit a traffic violation.  While speaking with the driver, the officer was alarmed by the behavior of the front passenger.  The officer recognized that the front passenger was in distress and showing signs of a possible overdose.  The driver stated that the passenger may have taken too much medication.  The Mesquite officer immediately had Mesquite Fire respond to the traffic stop to transport the passenger to the emergency room.

Thanks to the officer’s proactive traffic enforcement and his ability to recognize signs of an overdose, the passenger was immediately placed into medical care, where emergency life saving measures were provided to counteract the overdose.  

The names of those involved will not be released out of respect for their privacy.

Meth Dealer Arrested by Mesquite PD Detectives

posted Jul 26, 2017, 8:49 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 8:49 AM ]

On July 20th, Mesquite Narcotics Detectives completed an ongoing investigation involving a Mesquite resident who was selling crystal methamphetamines from various locations within Mesquite.  At approximately 3:00 p.m. on July 20th, the female suspect was safely taken into custody while she was attending the Mesquite Municipal Court for unrelated charges. 

Angela Carney, 27, of Mesquite Nevada was arrested and charged with: Two felony counts of sales of a controlled substance (meth).  

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

Foot Pursuit and Stolen Vehicle Leads to Two Arrests by Mesquite PD

posted Jul 25, 2017, 3:41 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 3:41 PM ]

On July 23rd, at approximately 12:00 P.M. Mesquite Police Officers located a vehicle which had just been stolen from the St. George area.  When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it turned onto the I-15 milepost 122 on ramp and attempted to flee towards Las Vegas.  Officers chose not to pursue to vehicle due to the vehicle’s unsafe and reckless driving.  The vehicle was then observed pulling over and stopping on the shoulder of I-15.  Shortly after, an officer pulled up behind the vehicle and two male suspects jumped out of the vehicle and began fleeing on foot up an embankment and over a block wall into a business area. 

Mesquite police pursued both suspects on foot and were able to contain them in a specific area.  After searching the contained area, officers located both suspects hiding inside some industrial equipment.  Both suspects were safely taken into custody.  Officers then secured a search warrant on the vehicle.  Inside the vehicle officers located stolen property from the St. George area as well as illegal drugs. 

Daniel Stricker, 29, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle, one felony count of possession of stolen property, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of evading a peace officer, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Dennis Busch, 37, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle, one felony count of possession of stolen property, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of evading a peace officer, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

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

Mesquite Police Introduce Their Newest Four-Legged Recruit

posted Jul 18, 2017, 11:03 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 11:04 AM ]

With great excitement the Mesquite Police Department would like to introduce our newest recruit.  He is a 2 year old Labrador Retriever named Marley.  Marley’s partner and handler, Officer Justin Goodsell, is assigned to work at the Virgin Valley High School as a School Resource Officer.  Both Officer Goodsell and Marley are undergoing police dog training in Utah.  Once Marley graduates from the police dog school, he will receive his police badge and be certified as a drug dog.  Marley will be able to sniff out drugs such as meth, heroin, and cocaine.  He will also be used sniff out marijuana while at the high school. 

In June, officers had traveled to Pacific Coast K9 to conduct selection testing on drug dogs.  Marley tested extremely well and naturally bonded with Officer Goodsell.  They have since been spending time bonding and learning how to work together.  

Once Marley completes police dog training, he will be the Mesquite Police Department’s second certified police dog.  The other police dog, Noro, a Belgian Malinois, is assigned to patrol and is partnered with Officer Jaime Stout. 

Chief Troy Tanner is looking forward to having two drug dogs hard at work within the department.  He stated; “Having a drug dog on patrol and one assigned to our school resource officer will help us achieve our goal of proactively investigating and prosecuting drug dealers who attempt to sell illegal and dangerous drugs in our community.  Marley is a very friendly and fun loving dog who loves to play and be around children, but he will also be a police officer who has shown great ambition and desire to locate illegal drugs.” 

Please see the attached photos of both Officer Justin Goodsell and K9 Marley.

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