Thursday, July 19, 2018

Crime Stats - June 2018

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 06/01/2018 through 06/30/2018. 

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

Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare443Check Welfare418
Subjects Disturbing325Subjects Disturbing335
Other Agency Assist241Trespass249
Trespass163Warrant Arrest229
Civil Matter159Other Agency Assist228

Aggravated Assault9Aggravated Assault14
Breaking & Entering6Breaking & Entering8
Other Assaults36Other Assaults51
Disorderly Conduct19Disorderly Conduct19
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses3
All Other
All Other168

Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare370Check Welfare431
Subjects Disturbing284Burglary Alarm260
Burglary Alarm215Other Agency Assist226
Other Agency Assist181Subjects Disturbing215
Civil Matter175Civil Matter132

Aggravated Assault8Aggravated Assault8
Breaking & Entering7Breaking & Entering7
Other Assaults22Other Assaults26
Disorderly Conduct18Disorderly Conduct16
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses0
Vandalism24 Vandalism15
All Other88 All Other079

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Suspect Arrested for Selling Illegal Fireworks

On July 2, 2018, Mesa Police detectives received tips that a suspect was selling illegal fireworks out of his garage in Mesa.

Working on the leads, they located online ads listing various illegal fireworks for sale as described in the tips. Detectives went to the address where they observed banners indicating fireworks for sale and contacted the suspect, Chris Kleve.  Kleve admitted that he was in possession and selling illegal fireworks out of his garage. A search warrant was served on the house and an entire pickup truck bed of fireworks was seized from the home.

When Kleve was questioned about the fireworks, he said he really loved fireworks and he needed the money to pay veterinary bills. He stated that he would drive to surrounding states to pick up the items and then return to Arizona to sell them.

Kleve was arrested and booked for several charges related to the possession, sale and storage of illegal fireworks.

Chris Kleve

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Attempt to ID - Robbery Suspect

Do you know this person? On June 16th he attempted to steal a purse from a victim at the gas pump. She was slightly injured in the altercation. This happened around 9 pm outside the Circle K at 417 S Dobson. We are hoping to identify the suspect or any related incidents.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’09” to 6’00” tall, 150 lbs., short brown or black hair, 16-19 years old, wearing a white, hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, white tennis shoes. He had a skateboard. If you have any information on this suspect or related incidents please call Mesa Police at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Update/Officer Involved Shooting - Arrest

The suspect injured in the Officer Involved Shooting yesterday has been released from the hospital and is identified as 18-year-old Joseph Villafan. Villafan is charged with one count of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a prohibited possessor, discharging a firearm in city limits, theft of means of transportation, and leaving the scene of an accident. He is also charged with two counts of criminal damage and two counts of criminal trespassing.
In the course of the investigation detectives learned Villafan fired his weapon during the incident and the handgun subsequently malfunctioned. This post includes a stock photo of the weapon seized on scene. The female passenger was not charged.

Joseph Villafan

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Crime Stats - May 2018

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 05/01/2018 through 05/31/2018. 

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

Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare464Check Welfare419
Subjects Disturbing375Subjects Disturbing376
Other Agency Assist216Other Agency Assist257
Trespass188Warrant Arrest231
Burglary Alarm180Trespass201

Aggravated Assault8Aggravated Assault12
Breaking & Entering12Breaking & Entering9
Other Assaults53Other Assaults50
Disorderly Conduct27Disorderly Conduct35
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses7
All Other
All Other244 

Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare424Check Welfare435
Subjects Disturbing311Burglary Alarm278
Other Agency Assist222Subjects Disturbing262
Burglary Alarm194Other Agency Assist234
Civil Matter181Suspicious Activity170

Aggravated Assault15Aggravated Assault8
Breaking & Entering3Breaking & Entering1
Other Assaults30Other Assaults31
Disorderly Conduct17Disorderly Conduct12
Sex Offenses3Sex Offenses1
Vandalism21 Vandalism17
All Other133 All Other94

*Update* ARRESTED - Elderly Community Burglary Suspect


Donohue was located and arrested on 06/13/2018. Thank you to all who helped spread the word. 

On 5/23/18, the victim had her home burglarized while at a tennis game on the property. The Suspect (later identified as 49 year old William Donohue) was seen inside the home (near Main and Higley in Mesa). The victim's property (jewelry) was later recovered in a public bathroom where the suspect admitted to being prior to police contact. There is probable cause to arrest Donohue for the burglary. Investigators believe Donohue may be involved in similar burglaries involving retirement communities.

Donohue is known to be driving a Black 2014 GMC Sierra with AZ license of BJT9025 (see attached photo) and may be traveling to 55+ communities under the guise of being a contractor or future tenant in an attempt to roam the complexes. If you observe Donohue or suspicious activity of this nature please call 911. If you have general information on his whereabouts call Mesa Police non emergency at 480-644-2211.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

UPDATE Attempt to Identify - Child Contact Case

UPDATE- a second incident was brought to our attention and we need your help! The man seen in these pictures is dressed in a similar outfit as a Golfland Sunsplash park employee. This man lured children to a secluded area within the park.

Children crimes are of a sensitive nature and a high priority. This is an active investigation and because children are involved, certain details cannot be released. Let’s work together and get this man identified.

Do you know this man? The Mesa Police Department is seeking assistance identifying this man for suspicious contact with children. These incidents occurred at Golfland Sunsplash, located at 323 W Hampton Ave in Mesa, on May 19 and again on June 8th, 2018. He is described as a white male, 20-30 years old and approximately 6 feet tall weighing around 180-200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt, grey shorts and black tennis shoes. If you have any information, please call Mesa Police at 480-644-2211.

Do you know this man? The Mesa Police Department is seeking assistance identifying a man for a suspicious contact incident with children. He was observed making contact with the children at Golfland 323 W Hampton Ave in Mesa on June 8th, 2018. He is described as a white male, 20-30 years old and approximately 6 feet tall weighing around 180-200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt, grey shorts and black tennis shoes. If you have any information please call Mesa Police at 480-644-2211.

Additional Photos below:

Monday, June 4, 2018

Stabbing/Homicide Arrest

On June 2, 2018 Mesa Police Officers responded to 1152 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived and located a victim later identified as 21-year-old Alex Delgado. Delgado was transported to the hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. A witness on scene stated the incident occurred at 150 N Stapley Rd, Mesa.

The witness stated he and Delgado drove to 150 N Stapley where a male subject, later identified as Dwain Ward, approached them and asked if they had seen his girlfriend. The witness described the conversation between Delgado and Ward as escalating and decided to go back to the car and wait. Moments later Delgado entered the vehicle saying Ward had stabbed him.

Ward was identified as the suspect through a photo lineup and was later located and detained. Ward admitted to being at the scene and acknowledged a confrontation occurred. Ward has been charged with one count of 2nd Degree Murder.

Dwain Ward

Friday, June 1, 2018

Sex Assault - Arrest

On January 9, 2017 the Mesa Police Department investigated a sexual assault of a four-year-old child that occurred in the area of 500 E Broadway in Mesa. In April, 2017 a bulletin was released indicating DNA evidence had been collected from the scene. After exhausting all investigative leads, we sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon), a DNA technology company that specializes in DNA phenotyping: the process of predicting physical appearance and ancestry from unidentified DNA evidence. Despite having a snapshot composite (scientific approximation of appearance), the case remained unsolved and all investigative leads were exhausted.

On March 14, 2018 the defendant was arrested by DPS for a DUI investigation. Once in custody, his DNA was obtained and was found to be a match with the DNA obtained in this case. The defendant was interviewed and acknowledged going into a house that was not his that night and was confirmed to have been living approximately half a block from the victim’s house at the time of the incident. A court order for DNA was obtained and the results confirmed the defendant’s DNA match.

The defendant has been identified as 31-year-old Oscar Roberto Nunez Gonzalez. Gonzalez has been charged with one count of Sex Conduct with a Minor, one count of Public Sexual Indecency, and one count of Burglary in the Second Degree. Gonzalez has been in custody since the March 14, 2018 arrest and was turned over to Mesa Police custody today for the above listed charges.

Oscar Roberto Nunez Gonzalez DOB 12/12/86

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Help Identify Hit and Run Suspect

On Saturday May 12, 2018, at approximately 11:45am, the suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on Lindsay Road.  About halfway between Mckellips Road and McDowell Road, the vehicle turned left and collided with a motorcyclist traveling southbound.  The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries from the collision and the suspect vehicle fled the scene into the neighborhood.

Suspect Vehicle:  Light color 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado extended or crew cab with front bumper damage.

If you were in the area and can help identify the suspect or suspect vehicle, you are encouraged to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480WITNESS.