On Monday, February 22, Mesquite police officers responded to a local residence and initiated a burglary investigation. Earlier that same day, forced entry was made in the residence and multiple firearms, jewelry, coins, and some alcohol were stolen. Mesquite detectives responded and processed the scene. Due to the multiple firearms being stolen, Mesquite detectives put all of their resources into the investigation in an effort to quickly track down any suspects. Later that same day, a local business reported some suspicious activity, which helped detectives progress their investigation by locating one of their suspects. The investigation then led to four other suspects being located.
Through evidence collected, video surveillance, and interviews conducted with the five located suspects, Mesquite detectives were able determine the details and circumstances of the crime. Most of the stolen items of jewelry were recovered at a local pawn shop and four stolen firearms were located hidden in a remote desert area outside of Mesquite. Three juvenile suspects and two adult suspects are currently in custody. The investigation is ongoing as detectives investigate other possible suspects.
The adult male suspect, Marcos Perez, 20, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Felony burglary, grand larceny, damage to the property of another, and possession of stolen property.
The adult female suspect, Ana Perez-Delgado, 18, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Felony burglary and possession of stolen property. Additional felony charges are pending.
The other three suspects’ names will not be released due to their juvenile status. These three juveniles have also been arrested and charged with: Felony burglary, grand larceny, damage to the property of another, and possession of stolen property.