Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Media Release - Officer Involved Shooting

On January 18, 2016 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Mesa Police Officers responded to 6530 E. Superstition Springs Blvd., the La Quinta Inn, for a report of a subject pointing a rifle out of an upstairs room window.
 
Arriving officers learned that two guests, who were in the pool area, reported seeing a male subject pointing a rifle out the window of a room several floors above the pool. Based on their information, officers located the suspected room on the fifth floor. Officers went to the room and began giving verbal commands for the occupants to come out. A male and female exited the room and were given verbal commands in the hallway. The female was detained first without a struggle. Officers then began giving commands to the male, but he was not fully complying. He began reaching towards his lower back where officers could not see his hands. The male continued to reach towards his lower back several times and was given additional commands to not reach behind him and not conceal his hands.
 
Based on the initial report of the suspect having a gun, not complying with commands and reaching behind his body, the officer felt threatened and discharged his weapon striking the suspect. Mesa Fire and Medical responded, checked the suspect, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
The investigation is ongoing and further details will follow as they become available.

Media Release - Child Prostitution Arrests

On January 7, 2016 the Mesa Police Department conducted Operation “Red Zone.” The operation was conducted by undercover detectives posing as underage females. During the operation, nine suspects responded to the designated location to pay for sex with who they believed was a 16-year-old female. This operation demonstrates the commitment the Mesa Police Department has to stop child prostitution and end human trafficking.
 
The suspects who were arrested range in age from 20 to 67-years-old. The suspects made arrangements to meet with undercover officers posing as 16-year-olds and were arrested after arriving at the agreed upon location. All nine suspects were charged with Child Prostitution, a Class 2 Felony.
 
Crimes involving children are of the highest priority for us here at the Mesa Police Department. We are dedicated to these types of operations, because they have shown time and again to be successful in removing dangerous child predators from our community. This has become such a priority to us, that we have now established a dedicated team of detectives to combat these crimes. This team will send a message to those who choose to engage in this type of activity.
 
All of these suspects were booked for the above mentioned felony charge:

Ignacio Villaverde (20)
Samuel Garcia (31)
Carlos Herrera-Fernandez (34)
Murphy Yazzy (38)
Kenneth Lenhard (67)
Joseph Ligue (40)
Daryoush Khetounabadi (55)
Mengyun Zhang (26)
Monte Smith (62)



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Crime Stats - December 2015

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 12/01/2015 through 12/31/2015.

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

FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare370Subjects Disturbing355
Subjects Disturbing331Check Welfare327
Loud Music/Noise246Other Agency Assist218
Other Agency Assist243Loud Music/Noise166
Burglary Alarm167Civil Matter158




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape2
Robbery2Robbery1
Aggravated Assault11Aggravated Assault10
Breaking & Entering3Breaking & Entering5
Theft68Theft38
GTA4GTA1
Alcohol/DUI107Alcohol/DUI85
Other Assaults45Other Assaults51
Disorderly Conduct32Disorderly Conduct20
Drugs85Drugs81
Fiscal/Forgery22Fiscal/Forgery11
Loitering/Runaway6Loitering/Runaway9
Sex Offenses2Sex Offenses2
Vandalism17Vandalism14
All Other
183
All Other247 
TOTAL587TOTAL577




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare316Check Welfare292
Subjects Disturbing275Burglary Alarm233
Burglary Alarm193Other Agency Assist212
Other Agency Assist186Subjects Disturbing208
Suspicious Activity161Suspicious Activity157




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape1Rape1
Robbery3Robbery0
Aggravated Assault4Aggravated Assault6
Breaking & Entering3Breaking & Entering5
Theft60Theft86
GTA1GTA0
Alcohol/DUI55Alcohol/DUI35
Other Assaults29Other Assaults25
Disorderly Conduct19Disorderly Conduct15
Drugs63Drugs23
Fiscal/Forgery9Fiscal/Forgery8
Loitering/Runaway9Loitering/Runaway4
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses0
Vandalism15 Vandalism10
All Other93 All Other68
TOTAL364TOTAL286

Crime Stats - November 2015

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 11/01/2015 through 11/30/2015.

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 Disturbing397Subjects Disturbing377
Check Welfare367Check Welfare295
Loud Music/Noise223Other Agency Assist188
Other Agency Assist165Loud Music/Noise173
Civil Matter164Warrant Arrest163




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape0
Robbery3Robbery0
Aggravated Assault10Aggravated Assault11
Breaking & Entering7Breaking & Entering4
Theft70Theft68
GTA1GTA2
Alcohol/DUI85Alcohol/DUI58
Other Assaults47Other Assaults50
Disorderly Conduct30Disorderly Conduct30
Drugs83Drugs79
Fiscal/Forgery10Fiscal/Forgery12
Loitering/Runaway3Loitering/Runaway2
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses3
Vandalism19Vandalism11
All Other
212
All Other234 
TOTAL580TOTAL564




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare309Check Welfare310
Subjects Disturbing304Burglary Alarm251
Burglary Alarm187Other Agency Assist208
Suspicious Activity185Subjects Disturbing206
Other Agency Assist169Suspicious Activity139




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape0
Robbery0Robbery4
Aggravated Assault9Aggravated Assault5
Breaking & Entering4Breaking & Entering2
Theft58Theft66
GTA0GTA0
Alcohol/DUI50Alcohol/DUI39
Other Assaults30Other Assaults31
Disorderly Conduct31Disorderly Conduct23
Drugs54Drugs33
Fiscal/Forgery6Fiscal/Forgery6
Loitering/Runaway4Loitering/Runaway4
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses0
Vandalism15 Vandalism9
All Other09 All Other75
TOTAL351TOTAL297

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Burglary Suspect

Mesa Police need you help identifying this burglary suspect. We believe he is responsible for at least four vehicle burglaries in West Mesa on December 8th of this year. We were able to obtain these photos from surveillance cameras both from the crime scene and where the suspect used the stolen credit cards. The suspect is described as a male in his mid-twenties, light complexion with a thin build, about 5’7” tall and 120 LBS, wearing a brown checkered shirt. He was last seen driving this stolen car (Buick Enclave) and used a victim’s credit card at a local fast food drive through. Please contact Mesa Police with any information at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377).










Thursday, November 19, 2015

Crime Stats - October 2015


The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 10/01/2015 through 10/31/2015.

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

FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare405Subjects Disturbing368
Subjects Disturbing350Check Welfare352
Other Agency Assist255Warrant Arrest211
Loud Music/Noise216Other Agency Assist210
Civil Matter199Civil Matter169




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide2Homicide0
Rape0Rape0
Robbery6Robbery8
Aggravated Assault13Aggravated Assault15
Breaking & Entering5Breaking & Entering6
Theft61Theft73
GTA2GTA2
Alcohol/DUI93Alcohol/DUI94
Other Assaults59Other Assaults40
Disorderly Conduct38Disorderly Conduct25
Drugs90Drugs86
Fiscal/Forgery8Fiscal/Forgery7
Loitering/Runaway2Loitering/Runaway9
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses5
Vandalism16Vandalism15
All Other
225
All Other304 
TOTAL621TOTAL689




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare353Check Welfare322
Subjects Disturbing293Burglary Alarm242
Burglary Alarm231Subjects Disturbing233
Other Agency Assist203Other Agency Assist185
Suspicious Activity173Suspicious Activity169




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape1Rape1
Robbery1Robbery1
Aggravated Assault9Aggravated Assault5
Breaking & Entering5Breaking & Entering11
Theft63Theft84
GTA3GTA2
Alcohol/DUI60Alcohol/DUI64
Other Assaults35Other Assaults15
Disorderly Conduct28Disorderly Conduct18
Drugs57Drugs33
Fiscal/Forgery13Fiscal/Forgery8
Loitering/Runaway3Loitering/Runaway24
Sex Offenses2Sex Offenses1
Vandalism20 Vandalism16
All Other123 All Other82
TOTAL423TOTAL365