Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Mesa Police Arrest Armed Robbers
 
On September 1, 2015, at 1:28 a.m. Mesa Police responded to an armed robbery at Circle K located at 1955 W. University.  Four Native American males wearing bandanas entered the store.  Two males walked over to the beer cooler and removed packs of beer.  The other two males approached the clerk then pointed a firearm and assaulted the employee.  The males took alcohol and cash from the store.  A fifth male was waiting outside in a black Dodge Durango.  All males left in the vehicle.  Police units located the described vehicle a couple miles from the Circle K.  The vehicle failed to stop when police initiated a traffic stop.  The driver in the suspect vehicle lost control and crashed in the area of Center and Main Street in Mesa.  Two suspects remained in the vehicle and were taken into custody.  The remaining three suspects immediately fled the scene on foot. A perimeter was established. With the assistance from the Air Unit and K-9 the three suspects were located and taken into custody without incident.  The results were from quick and diligent work by patrol, air unit, K-9, and investigation members of the department.

 

Investigators discovered all five suspects were street gang members.  The suspects were all booked on the following charges:

 
Aggravated Assault
Armed Robbery
Robbery
Assisting in a Criminal Street Gang
Threats by a Gang Member
Aggravated Robbery

 
Four of the five suspects are shown.  The fifth suspect is a minor.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Media Release - Father Arrested for 2013 Death of Infant

An arrest has been made for the death of a two-month-old stemming from a 2013 death investigation. Bradly Aaron Wise, 23, has been arrested for causing the death of his infant son on April 14, 2013.

On April 14, 2013, Bradly called 911 to report that his son, Brock, was not breathing. Brock was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital, but did not survive. At the time, Bradly said he put Brock down after feeding him and found him gasping for air 15 to 20 minutes later. Bradly was the only person at home at the time of Brock's death.

At the time of autopsy, hemorrhages and other indications of head trauma were found on the infant. Due to lack of supporting information at that time, the cause of death was ruled undetermined. A subsequent medical review determined the injury was due to blunt force trauma. The extent of the injuries could not have been caused by a two- month-old infant.

Based on the new conclusions, Bradly Wise has been arrested and charged with one count of First Degree Murder a class 1 Felony and one count of Child Abuse a class 2 Felony.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Not a current booking photo


Mesa Police have identified and arrested, 32-year-old, Mark Santo Demasse III for a double shooting at Evergreen Park yesterday afternoon just before 5:00 pm.  He was tracked down, located and arrested at an apartment complex in the area of 1st St. and Hardy in Tempe.  Both victims of the shooting are expected to survive their injuries and are recovering.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Project Blue Heat

Project Blue Heat is a collaborative effort to proactively combat commercial sexual exploitation of children and trafficked adults in Mesa. In our recent operation, 7 suspects (seen below) were arrested for child prostitution, a class 2 felony.

Our goal is to rescue juvenile victims of sex trafficking, provide services and suppress demand by responding to juvenile escort ads; arresting traffickers; providing services to to juvenile victims (i.e., housing, clothing, counseling/medical services, etc.) and targeting solicitors of child prostitution; arresting offenders; suppressing demand.

A $121, 303 grant was received from the Hickey Family Foundation to assist the Mesa Police Department with this project so personnel could provide uninterrupted focus on the investigations while utilizing existing staff.



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Crime Stats - July 2015


The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 07/01/2015 through 07/31/2015.

To see which district you are in, click on each individual district listed at left to see their map.
 

FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing406Subjects Disturbing375
Check Welfare340Check Welfare311
Other Agency Assist202Other Agency Assist207
Civil Matter178Warrant Arrest186
Burglary Alarm171Trespass170




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape1
Robbery11Robbery4
Aggravated Assault9Aggravated Assault11
Breaking & Entering1Breaking & Entering6
Theft73Theft74
GTA2GTA1
Alcohol/DUI103Alcohol/DUI74
Other Assaults63Other Assaults37
Disorderly Conduct34Disorderly Conduct32
Drugs79Drugs78
Fiscal/Forgery17Fiscal/Forgery15
Loitering/Runaway6Loitering/Runaway15
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses6
Vandalism17Vandalism24
All Other
231
All Other338
TOTAL647TOTAL716




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare351Check Welfare279
Subjects Disturbing310Burglary Alarm268
Burglary Alarm227Subjects Disturbing225
Other Agency Assist205Other Agency Assist155
Civil Matter166Suspicious Activity144




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape0
Robbery4Robbery8
Aggravated Assault12Aggravated Assault2
Breaking & Entering7Breaking & Entering5
Theft63Theft93
GTA2GTA1
Alcohol/DUI44Alcohol/DUI69
Other Assaults35Other Assaults24
Disorderly Conduct30Disorderly Conduct19
Drugs51Drugs22
Fiscal/Forgery16Fiscal/Forgery6
Loitering/Runaway32Loitering/Runaway6
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses3
Vandalism27 Vandalism15
All Other126All Other104
TOTAL449TOTAL377

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Theft of Credit Card - Attempt to Identify

On July 1 at 6:09 pm, the male suspect pictured used the victim's cloned debit card at the Circle K located at 1146 W. Rio Salado with withdraw cash from the ATM. The victim has no idea how her debit card number was compromised. Vehicle shown is the vehicle he arrived in.

Please submit any information regarding the crime or identity of the suspect(s) through one of the following. You can remain anonymous. Refer to case #20151820855.

Use our online form found here – (https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipforms/webform.aspx?id=51&AgencyID=836.)  Please fill in the case number in the Case Number field under Incident Information.

Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD.

Call our non-emergency number at 480-644-2211 and select option 2 from the main menu.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Forgery - Attempt to Identify

On June 9, 2015 the suspect (shown at right) used a stolen credit card number to make several purchases at Walgreens (1159 E Southern Ave). Refer to case number 20151600413.

Please submit any information regarding the crime or identity of the suspect(s) through one of the following. You can remain anonymous.

Use our online form found here – (https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipforms/webform.aspx?id=51&AgencyID=836.)  Please fill in the case number in the Case Number field under Incident Information.

Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD.

Call our non-emergency number at 480-644-2211 and select option 2 from the main menu.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Theft of Credit Card - Attempt to Identify

The male suspect pictured here used the victim's stolen credit card at Auto Zone (746 N Country Club) on July 1 at 11:19am. The victim lost her wallet earlier in the day, possibly at the QT at Stapley & Broadway. Refer to case number 2015-1820847.

Please submit any information regarding the crime or identity of the suspect(s) through one of the following. You can remain anonymous.

Use our online form found here – (https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipforms/webform.aspx?id=51&AgencyID=836.) Please fill in the case number in the Case Number field under Incident Information.

Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD.

Call our non-emergency number at 480-644-2211 and select option 2.


Theft of Credit Card - Attempt to Identify

The female suspect pictured below used the victim's stolen debit card number at Walmart (240 W Baseline) and Walgreens (1130 W Southern Ave) on June 30 at 2:32 am and 8:23pm respectively. The male seen was present at both transactions. The couple arrived at the Walgreens in a smaller silver 4-door vehicle. Victim was unaware her card number was compromised and never lost possession of the card. Refer to case number 2015-1890234. 

Please submit any information regarding the crime or identity of the suspect(s) through one of the following. You can remain anonymous.

Use our online form found here – (https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipforms/webform.aspx?id=51&AgencyID=836.)  Please fill in the case number in the Case Number field under Incident Information.

Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD. 

Call our non-emergency number at 480-644-2211 and select option 2.






Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Quick Officer Response Catches Armed Robbery Suspects

On July 19,2015 at 2:15am, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the AM/PM Gas Station, 1150 W. Baseline Rd.

A single male subject entered the store and robbed the clerk while threating with a handgun. The suspect fled the store behind the business to the north east. The Air Unit arrived overhead within a minute. Officers arriving on scene started setting up a perimeter to the north and east.

 As one Officer arrived on scene he observed a subject matching the suspect’s description running south on S. Emerson towards W. Baseline Rd. The Officer detained this subject who was eventually identified by the victim as the suspect. When officers contacted the victim he described another male subject who he though was a lookout. A Officer located a subject matching the description of the lookout walking north on S. Alma School Rd north of the business. The victim also identified this subject as the lookout. Some of the suspects clothing was located near where he was detained.  A third suspect involved in the crime was located at a nearby apartment. 

Two of the suspects were adults and the third was a 16 year old juvenile.  The two adults were booked into jail for Armed Robbery.  The juvenile was booked into juvenile holding for Armed Robbery.