Suspect Who Fled From Mesquite Police Taken Into Custody

At approximately 10:22 AM, today, April 25th, the Mesquite Police Department assisted the Arizona Highway patrol with a stolen vehicle which Arizona Highway Patrol was actively pursuing into Nevada from Arizona.  After a short pursuit within Mesquite, Mesquite Police and Highway Patrol units terminated the pursuit due to the safety concerns for the public.  A short time later, the suspect stopped the stolen vehicle in the area of First North Street and fled on foot.

Mesquite Police, Nevada Highway Patrol, and Arizona Highway Patrol quickly setup a perimeter around the area and contained the suspect.  Police also notified the community and gave a description of the suspect.  The schools in the area were also requested to be placed on lock down as a precautionary measure.

At approximately 12:36 PM, while officers were searching within the contained area, the suspect was located and safely taken into custody.

The suspect, Franklin E Sanchez, 29, of St George Utah, is currently in custody.  The investigation is currently ongoing.  Once the investigation is complete, criminal charges will be released.


  1. Rebecca Scarbrough says:

    It would be advantageous for people to get a warning on this site. eg police looking for suspect xxdescrpition, do not approach. etc

    • Teri Nehrenz says:

      Thank you for your comment.

      The police have an emergency system in place where residents can obtain that information first hand from the police. Signing up for their emergency notification system is easy, free, and only takes a few seconds, simply text your zip code, 89027, to phone# 888777. You will receive a confirmation that your phone’s number is now registered.

      We publish the information as we receive it and that is usually after the fact, we aren’t notified about/during active investigations or pursuit.

      Our office isn’t open around the clock; we’d have to pay a round the clock staff member to listen to a police scanner and wait for such things to happen and they don’t happen often enough to justify doing that, we are a free small community publication…the emergency notification system, which we’ve published in articles or press releases several times, is the best way for the public to stay informed of such matters.

  2. Steve Clutterham says:

    Good job MPD.

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