Monday, June 19, 2017

Armed Robbery Arrest


On June 17, 2017 at 12:11am, the suspect shown here entered the Circle K in the 2000 block of West Southern Avenue. Numerous customers were being assisted by the clerk at the front counter. The suspect waited for several customers to leave before he selected a bottle of liquor from a display, walked behind the counter and began striking the clerk with the bottle. The suspect attempted to gain access to the register, but was unable to. He took additional bottles of liquor and cigarettes from behind the counter. A second employee was assaulted in the same manner after exiting the rear of the store and seeing the crime in progress. The suspect left the store. This suspect was also suspected to be involved in another robbery on June 16.

On June 18, through a cooperative effort, the suspect, Jamaine Richardson, was taken into custody.

Attempt to Identify - Commercial Burglary

On May 26, 2017 at 1:10am, the pictured male entered the Reliquary room at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 1730 W. Guadalupe Road, pried open the donations box and stole an unknown amount of money.

He is described as a White male, 50 to 60 years old, 5'7" to 5'9" tall, thin build, whitish-gray hair. He is wearing glasses. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans with belt and had a gray and black backpack.

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  • Use our online form found here – (https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipforms/webform.aspx?id=51&AgencyID=836.) Please fill in the case number in the Case Number field under Incident Information - 2017-1470626.
  • 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.



Monday, June 12, 2017

Adult Probation Officer Arrested for Unlawful Sexual Conduct



On June 8, 2017 Mesa Police Detectives arrested Sedric Gant, a Maricopa County Adult Probation Officer, for Unlawful Sexual Conduct, 13-1409A2 C5F. 

Detectives began working the case several weeks ago when officials from Maricopa County Adult Probation called to report their suspicion of Gant’s illegal conduct.   Officials believed that Gant was exchanging sex for easy probation terms.  Detectives worked the case for weeks to identify the victim and interview the suspect.  After the interview, Gant was taken into custody.  During the interview, Gant admitted to engaging in sexual activity with a female on probation under his supervision.  The victim reported receiving lenient probation terms in exchange for the sexual favors.  

This case may have gone unreported had it not been for Maricopa County Adult Probation coming forward to report their suspicion of their employee.