Monday, January 14, 2019

Homicide Arrest

On Sunday January 13, 2019, just after 11pm, officers were called to a stabbing on S. Country Club Pl. Officers found a man who had been stabbed and he was taken to Banner Desert Hospital, where he died.
The victim’s girlfriend said her ex-boyfriend, identified as Isaiah Aguirre, was provoking them by throwing rocks at their car. When the victim got out, she says Aguirre stabbed him in the chest. The suspect took off on foot and was tracked by a Mesa PD K9 officer and his K9, who found the baseball hat and jacket Aguirre’s ex-girlfriend said he was wearing.
Just after 9:30am a Mesa PD Detective saw Aguirre walking near Country Club and Southern. Aguirre was taken into custody and booked at the Mesa Police Department on one count of 2nd degree murder.
Thanks to the work by our K9 officer, K9 and Detective, the suspect was apprehended quickly and without incident.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Help Identify Homicide Suspect

The Mesa Police Department is asking for public assistance in the identification and location of a Homicide Suspect.


On October 29, 2018 between 7:30-7:45 AM an unknown male entered the Mi Pueblo Mercado, 103 W. 8th Ave, and attacked the employee. After the attack, the suspect removed items from behind the counter before leaving the area on foot.  There were no witnesses located.  The victim employee was later discovered deceased inside the store.  The motive appears to be Robbery.

The suspect appears to be an adult male with grey hair, wearing a red hoodie, blue jeans and white shoes.  

If you recognize the suspect in video, you are asked to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.




Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sexual Exploitation of a Minor - Arrest

In June 2018, the Mesa Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit became aware of an individual who was uploading and downloading known images and videos depicting minors being sexually exploited. The investigation revealed these images were being downloaded at 533 W Guadalupe Road #1091. On October 30, 2018 a search warrant was served at this address and several computers and cellphones were seized. Initial previews of the seized equipment shows filenames consistent with child pornography. The defendant was identified as Bryan Vo and he admitted to downloading images and videos of sexual exploitation of a minor onto his desktop computer. Probable Cause was developed to charge Vo with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Vo was booked into county jail on the above listed charges.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Crime Stats - September 2018

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 09/01/2018 through 09/30/2018. 

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 Welfare426Check Welfare438
Subjects Disturbing322Subjects Disturbing376
Trespass200Trespass257
Other Agency Assist186Warrant Arrest240
Burglary Alarm185Other Agency Assist192




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape1
Robbery0Robbery3
Aggravated Assault0Aggravated Assault16
Breaking & Entering1Breaking & Entering12
Theft19Theft70
GTA5GTA2
Alcohol/DUI35Alcohol/DUI47
Other Assaults4Other Assaults43
Disorderly Conduct43Disorderly Conduct32
Drugs38Drugs75
Fiscal/Forgery26Fiscal/Forgery12
Loitering/Runaway4Loitering/Runaway9
Sex Offenses3Sex Offenses2
Vandalism20Vandalism19
All Other198All Other241
TOTAL466TOTAL584


RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare422Check Welfare370
Subjects Disturbing312Burglary Alarm243
Other Agency Assist190Subjects Disturbing238
Burglary Alarm178Other Agency Assist201
Suspicious Activity148Trespass148




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape1Rape0
Robbery1Robbery0
Aggravated Assault10Aggravated Assault4
Breaking & Entering8Breaking & Entering5
Theft25Theft52
GTA2GTA1
Alcohol/DUI24Alcohol/DUI22
Other Assaults30Other Assaults24
Disorderly Conduct11Disorderly Conduct15
Drugs59Drugs44
Fiscal/Forgery5Fiscal/Forgery10
Loitering/Runaway0Loitering/Runaway2
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses0
Vandalism16 Vandalism8
All Other111 All Other98
TOTAL303TOTAL285

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Officer Involved Shooting - Update

On 9/14/18 a Mesa Police officer was on patrol when he encountered David Huffines. Upon making contact with Mr. Huffines, he pulled a weapon on our officer, similar to the one depicted in the image, a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Fearing for his life, our officer pulled his service weapon and fired at Mr. Huffines. Our Officer created distance and retreated to a position of cover away from Mr. Huffines. Our officer lost sight of Mr. Huffines near the front of the officer’s police car. A very short time later, our officer heard a gunshot from the area of the police car. Preliminary information is that Mr. Huffines had 6 entry wounds. Additionally, there was one small caliber wound to the right side of the suspect’s head with an exit wound on the left side. The powder burns and residue at the entry wound indicate this wound was likely self-inflicted. An expended .25 caliber casing was located near the weapon.

We are grateful that our officer survived this deadly encounter; he showed courage and perseverance, this tragic event serves as an example of the dangers associated with protecting our communities. The investigation is on-going, we will update as new information becomes available.

Not the actual suspect weapon

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Operation Degrossting - Child Sex Crimes Arrests

Mesa Police Detectives partnered with Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler Police Departments as well as the Attorney General’s Office for Operation Degrossting, an undercover operation targeting the demand for child sex crimes and human trafficking. Over 6 days officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts. The suspects solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts and were subsequently arrested.

Each year the Mesa Police Department conducts operations of this type in a continuous effort to reduce the demand that fuels child and human sex trafficking from our community. The suspects in the latest operation ranged in age from 21 to 80 years old. "Crimes involving children are of the highest priority and I appreciate our partnership with all the agencies involved in the successful removal of these dangerous child predators from our community" said Chief Ramon Batista.

The Mesa Police Department partners with organizations and survivor advocates to assist victims after being exploited or trafficked. If you have information about someone being trafficked, contact your local police department or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 or humantraffickinghotline.org Our partnership with the Hickey Family Foundation, Empire Southwest, and Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) was crucial to the success of this investigation. For more information about human exploitation and trafficking, please visit http://mesaaz.gov/residents/police/departments-divisions/mesa-family-advocacy-center/heat

Monday, September 10, 2018

Attempt to Identify - Commercial Burglary Suspects

Do you know these two men?


On 8/4/18 at about 2:45 pm the two subjects pictured above entered the Shell convenience store at 1158 W University Dr in Mesa with a milk crate and a backpack. Both subjects walked around the front counter and began loading the milk crate and backpack with cigarettes and E cigarettes before leaving eastbound through the parking lot. Customers informed the store manager that both males frequent the area.

Suspect 1 was described as a Black Male in his late 20's with a goatee, wearing a black sleeveless AZ Cardinals shirt, black basketball shorts, a navy blue bandana around his neck, blue nitrile gloves, sunglasses, and a light blue San Diego Chargers hat.

Suspect 2 was a Hispanic Male in his mid to late 20's with a goatee, wearing a Chicago bulls hat, a white tee shirt, khaki shorts, sunglasses, a black backpack, with a sleeve tattoo on his left arm.

If you have any information or can help us identify these two subjects please contact Mesa Police Detective Elliff at 480-644-5929

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Crime State - August 2018

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 08/01/2018 through 08/31/2018. 

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 Welfare470Check Welfare470
Subjects Disturbing367Subjects Disturbing400
Burglary Alarm215Trespass287
Other Agency Assist204Warrant Arrest270
Trespass204Burglary Alarm192




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape2
Robbery0Robbery8
Aggravated Assault10Aggravated Assault12
Breaking & Entering12Breaking & Entering10
Theft34Theft47
GTA4GTA1
Alcohol/DUI48Alcohol/DUI56
Other Assaults51Other Assaults24
Disorderly Conduct20Disorderly Conduct19
Drugs72Drugs92
Fiscal/Forgery14Fiscal/Forgery10
Loitering/Runaway1Loitering/Runaway6
Sex Offenses2Sex Offenses10
Vandalism19Vandalism18
All Other212All Other234
TOTAL499TOTAL549



RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare417Check Welfare426
Subjects Disturbing293Burglary Alarm304
Burglary Alarm259Subjects Disturbing248
Other Agency Assist179Other Agency Assist212
Civil Matter156Civil Matter165




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide1
Rape0Rape2
Robbery2Robbery3
Aggravated Assault11Aggravated Assault5
Breaking & Entering4Breaking & Entering6
Theft30Theft44
GTA1GTA2
Alcohol/DUI21Alcohol/DUI38
Other Assaults25Other Assaults22
Disorderly Conduct15Disorderly Conduct15
Drugs58Drugs22
Fiscal/Forgery15Fiscal/Forgery10
Loitering/Runaway1Loitering/Runaway1
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses3
Vandalism20 Vandalism16
All Other105 All Other96
TOTAL308TOTAL286