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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.