Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Suspect Making Threats Charged with 23 Felonys and 4 Misdemeanors

Suspect Steven Vanderwall
On May 9, 2017 at 4:25am, officer responded to a threats call about a male subject in the front yard who had an order of protection against him. When officers arrived, they found the suspect, later identified as Steven Vanderwall, 40, kneeling in the front yard of the residence. Vanderwall told officers he had a bomb and attempted to light it with a flare. The residence was evacuated and Vanderwall was taken into custody. Mesa Police Bomb Squad personnel responded and, with the use of the robot, found the device strapped to Vanderwall was four pipe bombs. A search warrant was executed at Vanderwall's residence and the same types of components used to construct the pipe bombs were found in his bedroom. Vanderwall was interviewed and admitted to making the pipe bombs.

Vanderwall was charged with a total of 23 Felony counts and 4 Misdemeanor counts:

13-1204.A.2  Aggravated Assault, 2 counts, class 2 Felony
13-1204.A.2  Aggravated Assault-DV, 3 counts, class 3 Felony
13-1204.A.2  Aggravated Assault, 2 counts, class 3 Felony
13-1201.A  Endangerment, 2 counts, class 1 Misdemeanor
13-3102.A.3  Misconduct Involving Weapons, 4 counts, class 4 Felony
13-3102.A.4  Misconduct Involving Weapons, 4 counts, class 4 Felony
13-1504.A.1  Criminal Trespass-DV, class 6 Felony
13-2904.A.6  Disorderly Conduct-DV, 3 counts, class 6 Felony
13-2904.A.6  Disorderly Conduct, 4 counts, class 6 Felony
13-2810.A.2  Interfering with Judicial Proceedings, class 1 Misdemeanor
13-3103.A.3  Misconduct Involving Explosives, class 1 Misdemeanor

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