Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Parcel Theft Suspect - Attempt to ID

Help us identify this parcel theft suspect who is believed to have been caught on camera at least two times so far. On July 14, 2017 he was seen on surveillance video stealing a parcel box from a front patio at 2531 E Inglewood in Mesa. He is believed to be driving a newer model red passenger car or SUV (unknown license plate).

That same day, a couple minutes later, he was captured on another surveillance video at 2424 E Fox Street in Mesa, stealing another parcel box from the front patio. In the surveillance video the same red car can be seen driving past the house in the first few seconds of the video and within 30 seconds the suspect is observed removing the parcel. (Video attached below)

The suspect is described as a White Male, 40-50 years old with brown hair. Last seen wearing a t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts, and sunglasses resting on his head. If you have any information regarding these two incidents or the identity of the suspect please call Mesa Police at 480-644-2211. See attached photos and bulletins for further information. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Attempt to Identify - Suspicious Person

UPDATE 09/07/17: The subjects are in custody with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On August 20, 2017, the male seen in the photo may have been involved with two other males trying to install a skimmer on the gas pump machines located at 816 W University at the QuikTrip. The males caused all the pumps to shut down. The males were not able to gain access to any of the gas pumps. The male is described as a Hispanic Male between 30-35 years old, 5'09" 210 pounds, wearing a grey shirt and blue jean shorts.

There are two vehicles possibly involved. A Red Honda Accord and a Silver Toyota 4-Runner.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the subjects or vehicles in this bulletin, please contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Subway Armed Robberies - Arrest

On July 26, 2017 an Armed Robbery occurred at the Subway store located at 1959 S Power in Mesa, AZ. A person described as a white male around 30 to 35 years old entered the store and jumped over the counter pointing a gun at the victim and demanding money. An investigation was initiated and the same suspect struck again on August 12, 2017 at the Subway located at 1923 S Signal Butte in Mesa. On that occasion the suspect jumped the counter with a weapon and demanded money. A few days later on August 14, 2017 he struck again at the Subway located at 1229 E McKellips Road in Mesa and then again on August 15, 2017 at the Subway located at 1496 North Higley Road in Gilbert and lastly on August 24, 2017 at the Subway located at 354 N Country Club in Mesa.

On August 25 Mesa Patrol Officers working routine patrol enforcement contacted a male subject related to a silver SUV vehicle with no license plate. During that investigation, they observed the clothing description matched the robbery incident from the August 24th incident and discovered the suspect was in possession of a stolen firearm. Inside the vehicle officers discovered further clothing items that matched the various robbery suspect descriptions. The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Hunter Clancy and, during his interview, he confessed to having committed all the armed robberies described above.

This is a great example of routine patrol officers making contact with an unknown suspect and recognizing enough information to bring an end to a series of Armed Robberies occurring within our community. Excellent work by all involved.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sex Crimes Arrest

On August 08, 2017 Mesa Police detectives were made aware of a male suspect who was actively seeking to pay for sex with an underage female. The suspect contacted undercover detectives and over the course of several days, engaged in graphic conversations regarding his desire to pay for sex acts with someone he believed to be 14. 

On August 17, 2017, the suspect arrived at the location where he believed the victim would be. The suspect was contacted by police and taken into custody without incident. As a result of the investigation, Jay Miller DOB 11/08/1956 was booked on charges of Child Prostitution, Sex Trafficking and attempted Sex Conduct with a minor. 

Armed Robbery - Attempt to Identify

On August 8 at 12:00 pm, the victim agreed to meet a male at Whitman Park (1700 North Grand) to sell two weapons. The suspects then put a gun to the victim's head and told him to give them everything. The unknown suspect in the photo (left) has a possible Snapchat name of "Ruthless Pusha." The second suspect (right) is a friend of the suspect(s).

Suspect 1 (left in photo) is a Black male, 18-25 years old, 5'09" tall, 170 lbs. He has a tattoo across his chest that says, "Trust None" along with a snake biting a hand tattoo. Possible name of Marcus or Marquon.

Suspect 2 (right in photo) is a Black male, 5'09" tall, 150 lbs. He has short black hair with dreadlocks.

Vehicle involved is a blue Nissan Altima or Sentra, unknown plate.

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 – ( Please fill in the case number in the Case Number field under Incident Information. Case number is 20172220404.
Text information to 274-637 (CRIMES). Begin your message with MESAPD.
Call our non-emergency number at 480-644-2211 and select option 2.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Crime Stats - July 2017

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 07/01/2017 through 07/31/2017. 

To see which district you are in, click on each individual district listed at left to see their map.

Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare398Check Welfare382
Subjects Disturbing389Subjects Disturbing349
Other Agency Assist238Warrant Arrest253
Burglary Alarm195Other Agency Assist249
Civil Matter192Trespass220

Aggravated Assault18Aggravated Assault10
Breaking & Entering12Breaking & Entering8
Other Assaults52Other Assaults49
Disorderly Conduct27Disorderly Conduct30
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses0
All Other
All Other401 

Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Check Welfare419Check Welfare387
Subjects Disturbing292Burglary Alarm330
Burglary Alarm280Subjects Disturbing266
Other Agency Assist209Other Agency Assist201
Suspicious Activity158Civil Matter158

Aggravated Assault8Aggravated Assault9
Breaking & Entering7Breaking & Entering3
Other Assaults34Other Assaults15
Disorderly Conduct26Disorderly Conduct7
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses0
Vandalism18 Vandalism10
All Other124All Other107

Arson Suspect Arrested

Mesa Detectives have identified and arrested Brandon J. Hill, 5/18/1985 for an arson investigation from May 29, 2017 at the Goodwill store located at 6120 E. Main St. Mesa AZ.  Hill was arrested on August 11, 2017.

Detectives were able to identify the suspect from surveillance video provided by the business.  Once the suspect was identified, Officers working the area were familiar with the suspect and were able to locate him within days.  After he was arrested, Hill admitted to starting the fire and said that he did it because he was upset from having a fight with his girlfriend.

Brandon Hill was booked for Arson of a Structure ARS 13-1703, a class 5 felony.

Sex Assault - Attempt to Identify


Tempe Police Department and Mesa Police Department arrest sexual offender

Defendant Carlos Oliva (DOB 5/22/1988) was apprehended and taken into custody by Tempe Police Department last night.  Carlos was the person of interest for a sexual assault that occurred in Mesa on August 15, 2017.   Investigators worked around the clock to identify, locate, and capture Carlos for these disturbing crimes.  Mesa Police Detectives interviewed Carlos and he confessed to the sexual assault incident in Mesa. 
Carlos was booked for two counts of indecent exposure and two counts of disorderly conduct by Tempe Police.  He was also booked for one count of Sexual Abuse and one count of indecent exposure by Mesa Police.
The diligent work completed by Tempe and Mesa Police department is to be commended.  Their commitment to tracking down Carlos and receiving a full confession prevents further crimes from occurring.  We appreciate the community’s support in this case.  

Attempt to Identify Sex Assault Suspect

The Mesa Police Department is asking for assistance from the community in identifying an unknown sex assault suspect.

On Tuesday, 08/15/2017 at 2:28pm, the suspect approached a female sitting near the lake Dobson Ranch Park, 2359 S. Dobson Mesa, AZ 85202. The suspect exposed himself to the female. He then groped the female’s genital area. The victim screamed loudly as she fought him off. The suspect fled on foot northwest towards Dobson Rd.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his mid-20’s, heavy build with straight jet black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black pants and was described as having what appeared to be a mole on the right side of his face as shown in the composite sketch.  
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.                         

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Burglary - Attempt to Identify

On July 26, 2017 at 4:49 am, the male suspect and two women (shown here) arrived at WalMart, 857 N Dobson, in a dark car. After walking inside together, the suspect separated from the two women, who shopped together. The suspect picked a backpack off the shelf, walked to electronics, broke the display case where the headphones were stored, stole 14 pair of headphones worth $2,100, placed the headphones in the backpack and walked out the garden entrance. He then waited at the car for about 20 minutes until the two women had finished shopping. The three left together in the car.

The male suspect is described as White, 20-30 years old, short dark hair, clean shaven, heavily tattooed arms, 5'10" tall, thin build. Last seen wearing a green baseball hat, gray T-shirt, black jeans and gray/black shoes.

Associate 1 is described as a White female in her 20s, brown hair, average height/weight. Last seen wearing pink shirt, gray shorts.

Associate 2 is described as a White female in her 50s, light brown hair, 5'4" tall, 160 lbs. Last seen wearing a white shirt and blue shorts.

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 20172070409.

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.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Burglary - Attempt to Identify

Case #20172110395

On July 30 at 2:39pm, the male and female seen here in the photo broke into the managers office at 1554 W Main and took a safe loaded with six passports, jewelry and a large amount of cash. The manager was distracted by two other females who asked to see a room. Once the manager returned, he noticed his secured office had been broken into.

Suspect #1: female, 40-45 years old, 5'06" to 5'09" tall, wearing a black and white dress.

Suspect #2: male, 35-40 years old, 5'08" to 5'10" tall, black hair, wearing a black shirt and black jeans.

Vehicle: California registered plate 2JRTR366

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 – ( 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 from the menu.