Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Crime Stats - December 2014

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 12/01/2014 through 12/31/2014.


FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing377Subjects Disturbing386
Check Welfare313Check Welfare309
Other Agency Assist192Other Agency Assist197
Loud Music/Noise171Loud Music/Noise178
Suspicious Activity144Warrant Arrest172




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape0
Robbery3Robbery4
Aggravated Assault12Aggravated Assault12
Breaking & Entering9Breaking & Entering2
Theft70Theft115
GTA1GTA0
Alcohol/DUI65Alcohol/DUI54
Other Assaults44Other Assaults43
Disorderly Conduct17Disorderly Conduct25
Drugs61Drugs73
Fiscal/Forgery11Fiscal/Forgery16
Loitering/Runaway4Loitering/Runaway6
Sex Offenses14Sex Offenses4
Vandalism34Vandalism20
All Other
135
All Other276 
TOTAL480TOTAL650




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing341Check Welfare305
Check Welfare317Subjects Disturbing219
Loud Music/Noise223Burglary Alarm214
Other Agency Assist201Other Agency Assist203
Burglary Alarm195Suspicious Activity183




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape0
Robbery5Robbery1
Aggravated Assault9Aggravated Assault5
Breaking & Entering7Breaking & Entering8
Theft87Theft98
GTA1GTA2
Alcohol/DUI40Alcohol/DUI29
Other Assaults45Other Assaults28
Disorderly Conduct42Disorderly Conduct11
Drugs64Drugs30
Fiscal/Forgery10Fiscal/Forgery8
Loitering/Runaway7Loitering/Runaway8
Sex Offenses2Sex Offenses1
Vandalism16 Vandalism3
All Other149All Other61
TOTAL484TOTAL293

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Media Release - Public Assistance Needed to Identify Burglary Suspects

The Mesa Police Department is seeking any assistance to help identify residential burglary suspects.

On December 5, 2014, Mesa Police began investigating a set of six residential burglaries in the area of Broadway Road to Southern Avenue and Val Vista Drive to Greenfield Road.. The suspects forced their way into multiple homes stealing electronics, guns, cash and jewelry. Only one victim reported being at home when the suspects attempted an entry. That victim scared the burglars off and they fled the scene. Other witnesses reported having these suspects knock on their door asking for directions.

The suspects were described as follows:

#1- Hispanic male 18-years-old, wearing a T-shirt with "Industrial" on it.
#2- Hispanic male 18-years-old, wearing a gray hoodie sweater.
Vehicle description: Dark colored 4-door vehicle (possibly Nissan Altima) with spoiler and 5-spoke wheels. This vehicle was seen on this incident and also another similar incident on December 11, 2014.

Mesa detectives have not been able to identify the suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Silent Witness at 480-Witness (480-948-6377) or 1-800-343-8477.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Second Suspect Arrested In Child Abuse Case

Jimmy M. Vanater has now been arrested in relation to a child abuse case.  Vanater contacted the Mesa Police and came in for an interview.  Based on the investigation, he was arrested for (5) counts of child abuse.  Raecherl Chidester, the mother of the child, had already been arrested for (9) counts of child abuse related to the case.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Media Release - Child Prostitution Arrests

On 12/11/2014 the Mesa Police Department conducted operation "Buyer Beware." The operation was conducted by undercover detectives posing as underage females. During the operation, five suspects responded to the designated location to pay for sex with who they believed was a 16 year old female.

The suspects arrested ranged in age from 26 to 49 years old. Subsequent to the arrest, all of the suspects admitted that they knew they were coming to the location to have sex with a 16 year old female. Through the investigation, it was also learned that Solomon Bandiho is a Catholic Priest at a local parish in Mesa.

Crimes involving children are of the highest priority for the Mesa Police Department. Operations of this type have shown time and again to be successful and remove dangerous child predators from our community.

All of the suspect were transported and booked for Child Prostitution. 13-3212.B.2, a class 2 Felony.

Suspects:

Eric Mohren, 34
Christopher Sherman, 48
Solomon Bandiho, 49
Jose Flores-Nunez, 31
Santiago Robles, 26








Monday, December 8, 2014

Crime Stats - November 2014

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 11/01/2014 through 11/30/2014.


FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing348Subjects Disturbing356
Check Welfare338Check Welfare328
Other Agency Assist209Other Agency Assist206
Loud Music/Noise191Loud Music/Noise169
Suspicious Activity133Warrant Arrest168




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape3
Robbery3Robbery6
Aggravated Assault8Aggravated Assault12
Breaking & Entering7Breaking & Entering6
Theft63Theft103
GTA1GTA0
Alcohol/DUI48Alcohol/DUI56
Other Assaults28Other Assaults52
Disorderly Conduct18Disorderly Conduct22
Drugs72Drugs68
Fiscal/Forgery4Fiscal/Forgery13
Loitering/Runaway7Loitering/Runaway3
Sex Offenses2Sex Offenses5
Vandalism24Vandalism15
All Other
161
All Other239
TOTAL446TOTAL603




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing322Check Welfare283
Check Welfare320Burglary Alarm234
Loud Music/Noise231Subjects Disturbing216
Suspicious Activity189Other Agency Assist185
Burglary Alarm186Suspicious Activity163




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape3Rape1
Robbery1Robbery6
Aggravated Assault12Aggravated Assault5
Breaking & Entering3Breaking & Entering3
Theft85Theft87
GTA2GTA0
Alcohol/DUI56Alcohol/DUI33
Other Assaults37Other Assaults22
Disorderly Conduct20Disorderly Conduct18
Drugs56Drugs21
Fiscal/Forgery7Fiscal/Forgery13
Loitering/Runaway7Loitering/Runaway4
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses1
Vandalism19 Vandalism4
All Other110 All Other64
TOTAL419TOTAL282

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Media Release - Operation Fade to Black Friday

On November 21 and 22, 2014, the Mesa Police Department conducted a shoplift reduction detail called Operation Fade to Black Friday. This is the second year of the operation, targeting repeat offenders and retail theft rings. Retailers worked with Mesa PD by staffing extra loss prevention officers in various stores.

A cooperative effort between Mesa detectives and patrol officers resulted in 49 arrests over the two days. Three arrests were made for Organized Retail Theft and four additional Organized Retail Theft investigations were launched as a result of the operation. The operation encompassed several thousand dollars of merchandise.

With Black Friday approaching, the Mesa Police Department recognizes the impact of shoplifters to our local retailers as they attempt to keep merchandise stocked and affordable during the holiday season. The Mesa Police Department wants the public to know we are working closely with our retailers and take all shoplift crimes seriously. Mesa PD plans to conduct more shoplift reduction projects throughout the shopping season. Special thanks are being given to Walmart, Target, CVS Pharmacy, Home Depot, JC Penny and Kohl's for their cooperation.

Here are a few of the highlights:

Anthony Grant was recognized by loss prevention when he returned to steal two cases of ammunition valued at $399, which he hid in a backpack before walking out of a store. (see first video)

Vincent Borunda was recognized by loss prevention officers for stealing Blue Ray DVDs in the past. During the operation he removed 4 DVDs valued at $152 from the packaging and hid in his pockets before paying for other merchandise. (see second video)

Edward Hill had stolen a $479 laptop six days before and was recognized by loss prevention officers when he stole a $198 Airsoft BB gun during the operation.

Brian Cochran was arrested for stealing 12 video games valued at $240. He admitted to being paid for each game he stole by a known associate.



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Crime Stats - October 2014

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 10/01/2014 through 10/31/2014.


FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing362Subjects Disturbing395
Check Welfare351Check Welfare326
Other Agency Assist198Other Agency Assist225
Loud Music/Noise181Loud Music/Noise177
Suspicious Activity166Trespass167




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide3
Rape0Rape2
Robbery1Robbery5
Aggravated Assault8Aggravated Assault15
Breaking & Entering9Breaking & Entering10
Theft52Theft132
GTA3GTA2
Alcohol/DUI94Alcohol/DUI65
Other Assaults41Other Assaults55
Disorderly Conduct18Disorderly Conduct30
Drugs74Drugs75
Fiscal/Forgery14Fiscal/Forgery16
Loitering/Runaway7Loitering/Runaway7
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses4
Vandalism17Vandalism20
All Other
153
All Other284 
TOTAL491TOTAL725




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing369Check Welfare282
Check Welfare305Burglary Alarm223
Other Agency Assist210Subjects Disturbing223
Suspicious Activity196Other Agency Assist200
Loud Music/Noise193Suspicious Activity178




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape0
Robbery1Robbery4
Aggravated Assault12Aggravated Assault4
Breaking & Entering5Breaking & Entering7
Theft81Theft73
GTA4GTA2
Alcohol/DUI78Alcohol/DUI35
Other Assaults47Other Assaults36
Disorderly Conduct32Disorderly Conduct22
Drugs60Drugs20
Fiscal/Forgery15Fiscal/Forgery7
Loitering/Runaway9Loitering/Runaway12
Sex Offenses4Sex Offenses4
Vandalism14 Vandalism10
All Other103 All Other65
TOTAL465TOTAL301