Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Suspicious Death Now Updated to Homicide

***Update***

Over the past week, Detectives have continued to work this death investigation.  Yesterday evening, October 10, 2017,  Allan Fredrick Lindstrom, age 51, was arrested and charged with one count of 2nd Degree Murder, ARS 13-1104.  The victim has been identified as Sharon Vaulding, age 50.

Lindstrom originally reported finding the victim not breathing on the evening of October 2, 2017.  When officers arrived at the scene, she was clearly deceased and the cause of death was undetermined.  The case was examined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office and ruled a homicide.  The information from the Medical Examiner indicated that victim had been stabbed and beaten.  Detectives linked physical and DNA evidence to Lindstrom leading to his arrest.

Lindstrom did not provide statements about the crime and has been booked for the listed charge.


Original post can be viewed here:
http://mesapd.blogspot.com/2017/10/suspicious-death-investigation.html

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Cold Case Homicide Arrest

The Mesa Police Department is proud to announce an arrest in a 2002 homicide.  David Michael Vazquez, age 43, was arrested on September 28, 2017 in Houston Texas for the shooting death of Kelly Hammond in Mesa.  The shooting took place at a house party at 1246 S. Lesueur, Mesa on November 22, 2002 when it was reported that Vazquez and Hammond got into an altercation.  During the altercation, Vazquez produced a handgun and shot Hammond several times.

In 2014 the case was re-examined by Cold Case Detectives.  Previous witnesses and investigative leads were located and interviewed, ultimately leading to the arrest of Vazquez.  This is another example of the determination by Homicide Detectives to provide closure to families on any unsolved cases.

Vazquez is currently in custody in Texas awaiting extradition back to Arizona.

Suspect David Michael Vazquez



Stolen Backflow Valves

Businesses and commercial locations around the City of Mesa have seen an increase in Backflow valves being stolen.  The stolen valves cost between $1000-2000 each to replace.  The thieves often cut the valves out causing extensive damage and additional cost to repair.  Anyone with information on these thefts is encouraged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Crime Stats - September 2017

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 09/01/2017 through 09/30/2017. 

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 Welfare446Check Welfare30
Subjects Disturbing332Subjects Disturbing320
Other Agency Assist230Warrant Arrest228
Civil Matter191Other Agency Assist208
Burglary Alarm173Trespass203




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide1
Rape0Rape1
Robbery8Robbery13
Aggravated Assault10Aggravated Assault20
Breaking & Entering13Breaking & Entering11
Theft45Theft73
GTA3GTA4
Alcohol/DUI65Alcohol/DUI60
Other Assaults48Other Assaults45
Disorderly Conduct33Disorderly Conduct37
Drugs95Drugs89
Fiscal/Forgery7Fiscal/Forgery4
Loitering/Runaway2Loitering/Runaway5
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses3
Vandalism24Vandalism27
All Other
224
All Other292 
TOTAL578TOTAL685




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare382Check Welfare383
Subjects Disturbing301Burglary Alarm243
Burglary Alarm252Other Agency Assist207
Other Agency Assist186Subjects Disturbing207
Civil Matter170Suspicious Activity135




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape1Rape0
Robbery2Robbery2
Aggravated Assault14Aggravated Assault7
Breaking & Entering2Breaking & Entering8
Theft35Theft58
GTA2GTA0
Alcohol/DUI33Alcohol/DUI30
Other Assaults21Other Assaults25
Disorderly Conduct33Disorderly Conduct18
Drugs63Drugs37
Fiscal/Forgery12Fiscal/Forgery10
Loitering/Runaway1Loitering/Runaway4
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses0
Vandalism21 Vandalism7
All Other112 All Other91
TOTAL352TOTAL297

Suspicious Death Investigation Now Updated to Homicide

Detectives have been working overnight on a suspicious death call at the Colonade Motel, 5440 E. Main St.  The Homicide Unit stated the investigation appears to be a homicide.  There are not many details at this point.  The victim is an adult female and the reporting party/investigative lead is an adult male.  The homicide appears drug related and isolated to the victim and investigative lead.  No arrests have been made at this time.  We will provide an update when new information is available.


***Update***

Over the past week, Detectives have continued to work this death investigation.  Yesterday evening, October 10, 2017,  Allan Fredrick Lindstrom, age 51, was arrested and charged with one count of 2nd Degree Murder, ARS 13-1104.  The victim has been identified as Sharon Vaulding, age 50.

Lindstrom originally reported finding the victim not breathing on the evening of October 2, 2017.  When officers arrived at the scene, she was clearly deceased and the cause of death was undetermined.  The case was examined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office and ruled a homicide.  The information from the Medical Examiner indicated that victim had been stabbed and beaten.  Detectives linked physical and DNA evidence to Lindstrom leading to his arrest.

Lindstrom did not provide statements about the crime and has been booked for the listed charge.





Monday, October 2, 2017

Crime Stats - August 2017

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 08/01/2017 through 08/31/2017. 

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 Welfare476Check Welfare407
Subjects Disturbing361Subjects Disturbing318
Other Agency Assist236Other Agency Assist260
Civil Matter185Warrant Arrest231
Burglary Alarm181Trespass208




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape2
Robbery9Robbery8
Aggravated Assault13Aggravated Assault13
Breaking & Entering5Breaking & Entering10
Theft32Theft61
GTA1GTA2
Alcohol/DUI96Alcohol/DUI74
Other Assaults44Other Assaults53
Disorderly Conduct28Disorderly Conduct21
Drugs87Drugs92
Fiscal/Forgery7Fiscal/Forgery13
Loitering/Runaway8Loitering/Runaway6
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses4
Vandalism26Vandalism21
All Other
207
All Other365
TOTAL0563TOTAL745




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare403Check Welfare393
Subjects Disturbing299Burglary Alarm280
Burglary Alarm254Subjects Disturbing269
Other Agency Assist206Other Agency Assist183
Civil Matter173Civil Matter175




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape1
Robbery4Robbery4
Aggravated Assault13Aggravated Assault2
Breaking & Entering4Breaking & Entering8
Theft43Theft54
GTA1GTA1
Alcohol/DUI45Alcohol/DUI54
Other Assaults37Other Assaults32
Disorderly Conduct35Disorderly Conduct16
Drugs64Drugs48
Fiscal/Forgery10Fiscal/Forgery12
Loitering/Runaway3Loitering/Runaway2
Sex Offenses2Sex Offenses0
Vandalism170 Vandalism8
All Other155 All Other115
TOTAL433TOTAL357