The following incidents were take, in part, from the Mesquite Police Department blotter during the week of May 20-26, 2012. All persons included in these incidents are presumed innocent until proved guilty by the court.
Traffic Problem: Officer observed a vehicle parked lengthwise in front of a stop sign at an intersection. A parking citation was issued.
Property Damage, Non Vandalism: Officers were dispatched to local residence, for a report of a accidental
discharge of a firearm. Officer arrived and obtained all the facts pertaining to the incident and determined it was accidental. No reported injuries occurred and very minor property damage resulted.
Found Property: Officers responded to the Casa Blanca Casino reference a found property report. Officers collected personal documents, which were found near the property. The owner of the property was not located and the documents were placed into safe keeping.
Driving Under the Influence: Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic offense. The adult
male driver of the vehicle failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI-1st offense.
Minor Gambling: Police were called to a local casino for a minor gambling. Upon arrival the Police conducted an investigation which revealed the subject gambling was under the legal age. The adult male was cited and released.
Domestic Trouble: Officers responded to a residence, reference a domestic disturbance. Officers contacted an adult male and an adult female. The officers investigation revealed a domestic battery had occurred, and the female was the primary physical aggressor. The female was arrested for domestic battery.
Petit Larceny: An officer was dispatched to a local gas station in reference to a petit larceny from the previous day. The manager of the store had found that a theft had taken place on video surveillance. An investigation was begun.
Suicidal Person: Officers responded to a local residence where a male adult was making suicidal statements. The male was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Phone Harassment: An Officer was dispatched to the police department, in reference to harassing text messages and telephone calls.
Vandalism: An officer responded to a city owned facility for a report of vandalism. A report was taken and an investigation is underway.
Wanted Person: An officer responded to the Mesquite Detention Center for a Juvenile with a warrant. The warrant was confirmed and the juvenile taken into custody. The juvenile will be transported to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center in Las Vegas.
Stolen Vehicle: A female adult called the police department, regarding questions reference a civil matter pertaining to her the lending of her personal vehicle. The female's questions were answered and an officers report was taken.
Wanted Person: An Officer contacted an adult male who had an active arrest warrant. The warrants were confirmed and the male was arrested. Wanted Person: Officer responded to Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and took a subject into custody for a Mesquite warrant.
Abandoned Vehicle: An officer observed an abandoned vehicle parked in a local community park. A 24-sticker was placed on the vehicle.
Burglary: An officer responded to a local residence for a theft report. A report was taken and an investigation is underway.
Property Damage, Non Vandalism: Officer was dispatched to a local residence for a report of property damage. The reporting person's vehicle had been spray painted with black paint. A report and photographs were taken.
Domestic Trouble: An officer was dispatched to a local medical facility, in reference to an adult female patient who stated she had been assaulted. Officers determined a domestic battery had occurred between the female and her boyfriend. Due to the lack of cooperation from both parties involved this incident will be forwarded to the City Attorney's office for review and possible prosecution.
Driving Under the Influence: Officers were dispatched to attempt to locate a suspected drunk driver. The
described vehicle was located a short time later and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a revoked drivers license. The passenger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance -cocaine and obstructing a public officer.
Graffiti: Officer responded to a local apartment complex, reference graffiti. Officer obtained photographs of the graffiti and is currently attempting to locate the suspects involved with the vandalism.
Wanted Person: Officer responded to a local residence, reference a citizen assist. A records check revealed the complainant had an active warrant out of Henderson, Nevada. The warrant and transportation was confirmed. The subject was arrested and transported to the Mesquite Detention Center.
Graffiti: An officer was dispatched to a local casino, in reference to a graffiti call. A photograph of the graffiti was taken and the matter is being investigated.
Traffic Violation: Officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle with one adult female driver cited for two traffic offenses.
Burglary: Police responded to a possible burglary attempt at a local residence. A report was taken for the incident and officers are currently attempting to locate the suspect(s).
Suspicious Person/Circumstance: Officers responded to investigate a possible child abuse case. The incident was forwarded to Nevada Child Protective Services for further investigation.
Theft: Officer responded to local market for a report of a theft. One female adult cited and released for theft.
Trespassing: Officers responded to a local casino, reference a report of a trespass violator. Officers identified the violator and issued him a citation for trespassing. The male was released with a court date.
Traffic Accident w/ Damage: An officer assisted a motorist, at a local intersection. The motorist was pulling a car, behind a motorhome, and the car came loose from the motorhome, striking the motorhome and damaging both vehicles.