In recent months, Mesquite has experienced an increase in residential burglaries.  Throughout the last five months investigators from the Mesquite Police Department have responded to and are actively investigating 30 residential burglaries.

The Mesquite Police Department wants to remind citizens to take extra precautions around their homes, to help keep your neighborhoods from becoming easy targets of burglars.  The best deterrents for would-be burglars are to keep your homes and vehicles locked.  Secure windows and sliding glass doors with after-market locking mechanisms.  Make sure your home has good exterior lighting or motion sensitive lighting on the front and back of your home.  If possible, an alarm system and / or video surveillance will assist in keeping your home from being burglarized.  It is also advisable to notify trusted neighbors and leave them with your contact information if you plan on being away from your home for an extended period of time.

If you have any information regarding the suspects involved, or information which would assist the police department with their investigation, please contact the Mesquite Police Department crime tip line at (702) 346-8826.  If you witness suspicious persons or activity in progress, please call the Mesquite Police Department Communications Center at (702) 346-6911 or dial 911 and a police officer will promptly respond.