On 7/08/19 at approximately 2 a.m. an observant Mesquite Police Officer was patrolling a residential area when he observed a suspicious male walking down the street carrying a cash register drawer. When the male saw the marked police car he attempted to hide the drawer and walk away from the area. Due to these suspicious actions, the officer stopped the male to investigate.
During the investigation officers discovered the male had just forced his way a nearby business, committing a burglary and damaging the property. The suspect also took the cash drawer and a small amount of money. Mesquite Detectives also responded to assist with processing the scene and with evidence collection.
Nathan Chaveste, 23, of St. George Utah was arrested for one felony count of burglary, and misdemeanor charges of property damage, petit larceny, possession of stolen property, and false information/obstructing. Due to the felony charge, Chaveste was booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.
Mesquite Police Officers patrol our neighborhoods twenty-four hours a day in highly visible marked police cars. These proactive patrols have proven effective at stopping crime as well as acting as a deterrent to would-be criminals. The Mesquite Police Department would like to remind our community that if you see suspicious activity, please calls our communications center on our non-emergency line at 702-316-6911 or our emergency line at 911.
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