Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Theft of Credit Card

On July 28, 2014 at 8:19 pm, the male suspect pictured here (blue shirt) used the victim's debit card number to make a purchase at RackRoom Shoes inside Fiesta Mall and Denny's at 1150 S. Country Club Drive. The victim was unaware his debit card number had been compromised, as he still had custody of the card.

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 (2014-2120537) in the Case Number field under Incident Information.
or
Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD.
or
Call our non-emergency number at 480-644-2211 and select option 2.

Subject Arrested for Assaulting Bus Driver

The Mesa Police Department arrested Robert Nathaniel White, 27, (pictured) on one count of Aggravated Assault for the assault of a Valley Metro bus driver on September 29, 2014.

On September 8, 2014, the Mesa Police Department received reports from witnesses that a Valley Metro bus driver had been assaulted by a passenger in the area of Main Street and Sycamore in Mesa. Officers made contact with the witnesses and the 60-year-old victim and learned that a passenger had become upset at the bus driver for not moving the bus to a dry location before he exited. The passenger wanted to remove his bicycle off of the front bike rack without getting wet. The roads in that area of Mesa were flooded with several inches of water due to the rain storms throughout the day.

Robert Nathaniel White became confrontational with the victim and began punching him several times in the face. The victim was seat belted into the driver's seat and could not escape the attack. Once the assault stopped, Robert White retrieved his bicycle from the front rack and fled the scene. The victim sustained multiple head injuries.

Following the assault, video of the attack was released and aired on several news outlets. Family members of the suspect recognized him from the video and encouraged him to "do the right thing," and turn himself in. The suspect, through his brother, contacted the Phoenix Police Department and turned himself in. Mesa detectives went to Phoenix and took custody of Mr. White. In an interview, White said that he was upset because he had to work and did not want to get wet removing his bike from the rack on the front of the bus.

Following the interview, White was booked on the listed charges.

Copper Wire Theft

We have been seeing an increase in copper wire theft in the East Mesa area. Suspect/s are pulling the wire from the ground utility boxes along the side of the roadways and in City retention basins. The wire is pulled from the ground and the suspect/s return later to retrieve the wire. This has disrupted power to street lights in the areas hit and is very expensive to repair.

We are asking that if you see anything suspicious, please call 480-644-2211, and select option 2 when the menu prompt begins. You can also submit information through our online form or by text message. You can remain anonymous.

Use our online form found here – (https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipforms/webform.aspx?id=51&AgencyID=836.)

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



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Theft

On August 29, 2014 at 12:56pm, the pictured suspect entered a jewelry store in the 6000 block of East McKellips and asked about some bracelets. The employee removed a T-bar stand containing bracelets and men's watches. The suspect asked if the employee could order a bracelet from the catalog. The employee left the counter to get the catalog. At that time, the suspect grabbed the jewelry from the T-bar and fled the business. An employee in another business close by observed the suspect get into the driver's seat of a silver 4-door sedan, possibly a Mitsubishi Galant.

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 number 20142410382.

Use our online form found here. 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.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Crime Stats - August 2014

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 08/01/2014 through 08/31/2014.


FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing380Subjects Disturbing383
Check Welfare323Check Welfare319
Other Agency Assist204Other Agency Assist230
Civil Matter146Warrant Arrest212
Loud Music/Noise140Suspicious Activity166




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape1
Robbery3Robbery9
Aggravated Assault12Aggravated Assault12
Breaking & Entering10Breaking & Entering4
Theft50Theft74
GTA3GTA2
Alcohol/DUI60Alcohol/DUI62
Other Assaults51Other Assaults54
Disorderly Conduct28Disorderly Conduct26
Drugs46Drugs62
Fiscal/Forgery8Fiscal/Forgery15
Loitering/Runaway4Loitering/Runaway9
Sex Offenses2Sex Offenses3
Vandalism20Vandalism10
All Other
151
All Other282 
TOTAL448TOTAL625




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare406Check Welfare300
Subjects Disturbing325Subjects Disturbing253
Other Agency Assist228Burglary Alarm235
Burglary Alarm223Other Agency Assist166
Suspicious Activity217Suspicious Activity143




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape1Rape0
Robbery4Robbery0
Aggravated Assault19Aggravated Assault7
Breaking & Entering5Breaking & Entering3
Theft90Theft111
GTA1GTA0
Alcohol/DUI45Alcohol/DUI52
Other Assaults35Other Assaults29
Disorderly Conduct38Disorderly Conduct10
Drugs55Drugs21
Fiscal/Forgery14Fiscal/Forgery14
Loitering/Runaway14Loitering/Runaway11
Sex Offenses9Sex Offenses1
Vandalism18 Vandalism20
All Other125 All Other65
TOTAL473TOTAL344

Media Release - Homicide Over Holiday Weekend

A suspect has been arrested in a homicide investigation that began Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the 300 block of East Vine Circle. Ignacio Eide Lomeli Jr., 23, (photo) has been booked for Second Degree Murder. The victim has not yet been positively identified. His identification is pending further investigation by the Mesa Police Department.

Detectives working the case learned that Lomeli was visiting family at this location and preparing for a weekend barbecue. The victim drove into the parking lot in his vehicle and parked near where Lomeli and his family. Lomeli told detectives he felt threatened by the victim and approached him with a gun in his waistband. Brief words were exchanged between them before Lomeli pulled the gun from his waistband and shot the victim at close range as he sat in his vehicle. The victim died instantly.

Lomeli and the victim did not know each other and Lomeli claimed he shot the victim in self-defense. Lomeli told investigators he saw what he believed to be a weapon in the victim's hands and felt threatened. No weapon was located on or near the victim's body.

Lomeli has been charged with one count Second Degree Murder C1F, one count Misconduct Involving Weapons C4F and one count Tampering with Evidence C6F.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Theft of Credit Card - Attempt to Identify

On July 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm, the male suspect pictured here used the victim's credit card number to make a purchase at Safeway, 1960 W. Main Street. The suspect purchased flowers and two $100 Visa gift cards. The victim was unaware his debit card number had been stolen, as he had his card in his possession.

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 #20141830728.
  • Use our online form found here. 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.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Media Release - Doctor Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Patients

Mesa Police detectives from the Special Victims Unit have arrested 56-year-old, Dr. Manuel Abrante, for two (2) counts of Sexual Abuse.

On August 22, 2014, the Mesa Police Department received a report from a female victim alleging sexual abuse during a medical examination performed by Dr. Abrante.

The investigation also revealed a past incident involving Dr. Abrante and another victim. After speaking with the second victim, she also desired prosecution. Dr. Abrante was charged with two (2) counts of sexual abuse, one for each victim.

The investigation is still ongoing and it is unknown if there are any other outstanding victims of Dr. Abrante who have not come forward.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Attempted Robbery at Circle K

On August 15 at 6:32am, officers responded to the 400 block of S. Crismon reference an attempted robbery of a Circle K customer. The customer was at a fuel pump when the suspect approached her and wanted money. He displayed a black handgun and threatened the victim. The suspect then fled westbound when the victim did not give him any money. Area check was negative.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, about 25 years old, 5'8" tall, 190 lbs. He was wearing a gray shirt and black pants. Suspect had multiple facial tattoos. 

Please submit any information regarding the crime or identity of the suspect(s) through one of the following. You can remain anonymous. Refer to report number 20142270145.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Crime Stats - July 2014

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 07/01/2014 through 07/31/2014.


FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing399Subjects Disturbing382
Check Welfare332Check Welfare316
Other Agency Assist190Other Agency Assist218
Civil Matter150Warrant Arrest185
Burglary Alarm145Suspicious Activity175




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Aggravated Assault8Homicide1
Breaking & Entering9Aggravated Assault8
Theft56Breaking & Entering9
Alcohol/DUI55Theft56
Other Assaults57Alcohol/DUI55
Disorderly Conduct25Other Assaults57
Drugs35Disorderly Conduct25
Fiscal/Forgery6Drugs35
Loitering/Runaway6Fiscal/Forgery6
Sex Offenses8Loitering/Runaway6
Vandalism19Sex Offenses8
All Other145Vandalism19


All Other145










 
TOTAL429TOTAL681




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing385Check Welfare300
Check Welfare353Burglary Alarm286
Burglary Alarm303Subjects Disturbing256
Other Agency Assist215Other Agency Assist177
Suspicious Activity189Suspicious Activity159




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Robbery2Rape1
Aggravated Assault12Aggravated Assault9
Breaking & Entering6Breaking & Entering6
Theft74Theft77
GTA1Alcohol/DUI29
Alcohol/DUI68Other Assaults21
Other Assaults38Disorderly Conduct16
Disorderly Conduct32Drugs19
Drugs66Fiscal/Forgery12
Fiscal/Forgery16Loitering/Runaway9
Loitering/Runaway15Sex Offenses1
Sex Offenses5Vandalism15
Vandalism1All Other75
All Other150






TOTAL499TOTAL290