Editor’s Note: the following was taken from the pages of the Mesquite Police Department blotter for Oct. 7-13, 2012.
Lost property: Oct. 7 -- Police responded at 9:15 a.m. to a possible theft at a Sun Valley Drive apartment complex. Two wallets were missing from a purse. A report was taken for the incident and officers are currently attempting to locate the missing wallets.
Burglary: Oct 7 -- Officers responded to a West Mesquite Boulevard business at 2:04 p.m. for a report of a burglary. The business had been entered and a theft occurred. The incident is under investigation.
Burglary: Oct 7 -- Police were called to a Raven Way residence at 5:33 p.m. for a report of a burglary. Investigation showed there was forced entry and numerous items taken. The investigation is in progress at this time.
Driving under the influence" Oct 8 -- An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at 12:39 a.m. at Riverside Road and Moss Drive. The driver was arrested for suspicion of DUI alcohol, failure to stop at a stop sign, and no child restraint.
Burglary: Oct 8 -- Police were called to a neighborhood on West Hafen Lane at 3:09 a.m. referencing a suspicious person. Officers located several items which were later reported as stolen. Officers completed the investigation and located an adult male suspect who admitted to stealing the items. The male was arrested for burglary.
Controlled substance problem: Oct. 8 -- Officers responded to the Virgin River Casino on East Pioneer Boulevard at 3:41 a.m., reference a suspicious incident. Officers contacted an adult female who was later found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The female was arrested on those charges.
Hit and Run: Oct. 8 -- Officers responded to a West Mesquite Boulevard parking lot at 9:27 a.m. for a report of hit and run involving a parked vehicle. An unknown vehicle struck a parked vehicle, investigation is ongoing.
Panhandling: Oct. 8 -- Officers responded at 10:32 a.m. to a male subject panhandling at a North Sandhill Boulevard business. The suspect was arrested on numerous charges.
Found property: Oct. 8 -- Officer responded to a Goldenrod Lane residence at 10:53 a.m. for a report of a found bicycle. Citizen advised the bicycle was left in their front yard for a few days. Officer took custody of the bicycle and secured it in found property.
Citizen assist: Oct. 8 -- Officer responded to the police department at 11:42 a.m. for a report of a citizen assist. Citizen requested information on filing a civil lawsuit for damage to property. Officer provided the information requested.
Found property: Oct. 8 -- Police responded at 1:08 p.m. to a report of a found firearm at the Virgin River Casino on East Pioneer Boulevard. The firearm was booked into the evidence vault at the Mesquite Detention Center as found property.
Officers responded to a report of a suspicious package at a local business. Located inside the package was a 5 gallon bucket containing illegal drugs. The package was booked into the evidence vault and police are currently investigating the incident.
Theft from vehicle: Oct. 8 -- Officer responded to a West Hafen Lane residence at 3:58 p.m. for a report of theft of item from a motor vehicle. Citizen reported several items taken from vehicle sometime during the night. Investigation is ongoing.
Theft: Oct. 8 -- Officers were dispatched at 4:54 p.m. to a West Mesquite Boulevard casino reference theft of copper wiring. Officers arrived, located items of evidentiary value and requested investigative assistance. An investigation has begun.
Property damage, non-vandalism: Oct. 8 -- Officers responded to the police station at 5:27 p.m., reference a property damage report. The adult male victim reported something struck his vehicle's windshield, while driving near North Sandhill Boulevard and Interstate 15. The windshield sustained extensive damage and a report was completed.
Minor gambling: Oct. 9 -- Officer responded to the Virgin River Casino on East Pioneer Boulevard at 7:23 a.m. for a report of a minor gambling. The officer verified the male subject was under 21 years of age and issued a citation.
Burglary: Oct. 9 -- Officers responded at 8:08 a.m. to a West Pioneer Boulevard construction site for a report of a theft of materials. Investigation is ongoing.
Battery on a person: Oct 9 -- Officers responded to a Colleen Court residence at 8:30 p.m., reference a battery report involving a juvenile. The complainant reported her juvenile daughter was punched in the face by another female juvenile. The suspect was located and issued a citation for battery.
Minor gambling: Oct 9 -- Officers responded to the Virgin River Casino on East Pioneer Boulevard at 10:32 p.m., reference a minor gambling. Officers contacted an adult male who had been gambling and was under 21 years old. The male was issued a citation for minor gambling.
Driving under the influence: Oct 9 -- An officer stopped a vehicle at 11:33 p.m. for an equipment and a traffic violation on North Sandhill Boulevard. The officer observed evidence the drive might be impaired by alcohol. Subsequent to standardized field sobriety test, the driver was arrested and booked into the detention center for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Trespassing: Oct. 10 -- Officers responded to the Virgin River Casino on East Pioneer Boulevard at 3:46 a.m., reference a trespassing incident. Officers contacted an adult male who had been previously trespassed from the property. The male was issued a citation for trespassing.
Trespassing: Oct. 11 -- Officers responded to the Virgin River Casino on East Pioneer Boulevard at 12:03 a.m. reference a female who had been trespassed and returned back on property. Officers later arrested the female for trespassing.
Vandalism: Oct. 11 -- An officer was dispatched at 2 a.m. to an East Old Mill Road apartment complex in reference to a vandalism call. The reporting person stated 3 tires had been slashed on her vehicle. A witness stated he saw two individuals next to the vehicle and was able to identify both subjects prior to them fleeing the area.
Traffic stop: Oct. 11 -- Mesquite Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on West Mesquite Boulevard at 9 a.m. on a motor vehicle for excessive speed in a school zone. The driver failed to produce any form of identification and attempted to mislead the officer's investigation with false information. The driver was arrested and transported to the Mesquite Detention Center.
Theft: Oct. 11 -- Officer responded to a West Hafen Lane residence at 10:40 a.m., reference a report of a single 10" stereo speaker being stolen from the trunk of a vehicle. Information was gathered and a report taken.
Person on foot: Oct. 12 -- An officer made contact with an adult male walking in the roadway on East Pioneer Boulevard at 1:10 a.m. The adult male was intoxicated and had warrants. The adult male was taken into custody.
Weapon offense: Oct. 12 -- Officers responded at 2:09 a.m. to a Wigwam Street residence for a report of gunshots. Following an investigation, it was determined that an adult male had accidentally discharged a firearm.
Property damage, non-vandalism: Oct. 12 -- Officers were dispatched to a Turtleback Road residence at 3:28 a.m. in reference to a destruction of property incident. The reporting person stated his former girlfriend cut up multiple articles of clothing, in his closet, because she was upset that he had a new girlfriend. The reporting person signed a citation against his former girlfriend for injury to other property.
Wanted person: Oct. 12 -- Officers contacted a female at a North Sandhill Boulevard convenient store at 10 a.m. During the casual conversation the officer requested the female identification. The officer requested a wants check and learned the female had an active felony warrant. The female was brought into custody and transported to the Mesquite Detention Center.
Wanted person: Oct. 12 -- Officers arrested a male at 9:02 p.m. on West Mesquite Boulevard who had two outstanding warrants out of Las Vegas Municipal Court.
Controlled substance problem: Oct. 12 -- Officers contacted a white male jaywalking across Mesquite Boulevard at 10:06 p.m. An investigation revealed the subject was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The subject received a citation and was released with a court date.
Minor gambling: Oct. 12 -- An officer responded at 12:20 a.m. to the Virgin River Casino on East Pioneer Boulevard for a report of a minor gambling. Following an investigation, a minor adult was cited and released.
Property damage, non-vandalism: Oct. 13 -- An officer was dispatched at 5:14 a.m. to the Virgin Valley Water District office on Riverside Road, in reference to a payment drop box, which had been damaged. Using the surveillance footage, it was determined a white truck had backed into the drop box, knocking it over, and then left the scene.
Trespassing: Oct. 13 -- Officer responded at 9:27 a.m. to the Virgin River Casino on East Pioneer Boulevard, reference a male subject on the property, who had previously been trespassed. The male was identified and verification of the trespass was confirmed. The male was arrested and transported to the Mesquite Detention Center, for violation of trespassing.
Hit and Run: Oct. 13 -- An officer was dispatched at 4:35 p.m. to a hotel parking lot on West Mesquite Boulevard for a report of hit-and-run vehicle accident. The officer arrived and contacted the reporting party, who requested an incident number for his insurance company. There are no suspect(s) or witnesses to the incident.
Wanted person: Oct. 13 -- At 5:43 p.m., an officer located an adult male with a misdemeanor warrant on East First South Street and East Hafen Lane. The subject was taken into custody for the warrant.
Theft from vehicle: Oct. 13 -- An officer was dispatched to a Hafen Lane residence, in reference at 6:52 p.m. to a theft from a motor vehicle call. The reporting person stated, somebody, within the last week, took 2 yellow tow straps and a truck hitch, from the truck bed of their truck. The reporting person wasn't sure where the truck had been, when the items were taken.