Thursday, April 16, 2015

Attempted Robbery

On April 12 at 12:50 pm, the suspect pictured here approached the victim at the Wells Fargo ATM, located at 121 S. Power Road, and threatened them with a weapon. The suspect demanded the victim to withdraw money from the victim's account. The suspect then fled on foot.

Suspect is described as a Black male in his 30s, 5'9" - 6' tall, 160-180 lbs. He was wearing black sweat pants, a grey sweater, black shoes and grey striped hat.

If you have any information, please call 1-888-888-CRIME.  Refer to case number 20151020357.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Crime Stats - March 2015

The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 03/01/2015 through 03/31/2015.


FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing398Subjects Disturbing419
Check Welfare359Check Welfare387
Loud Music/Noise213Other Agency Assist219
Other Agency Assist189Warrant Arrest207
Trespass143Trespass171




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide1Homicide0
Rape1Rape1
Robbery4Robbery5
Aggravated Assault12Aggravated Assault19
Breaking & Entering1Breaking & Entering4
Theft78Theft47
GTA3GTA0
Alcohol/DUI69Alcohol/DUI50
Other Assaults54Other Assaults44
Disorderly Conduct17Disorderly Conduct30
Drugs71Drugs78
Fiscal/Forgery10Fiscal/Forgery18
Loitering/Runaway6Loitering/Runaway1
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses5
Vandalism12Vandalism18
All Other
162
All Other292 
TOTAL501TOTAL612




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing410Check Welfare298
Check Welfare362Burglary Alarm249
Burglary Alarm242Subjects Disturbing248
Other Agency Assist223Other Agency Assist200
Loud Music/Noise196Suspicious Activity166




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape1Rape0
Robbery2Robbery2
Aggravated Assault9Aggravated Assault5
Breaking & Entering7Breaking & Entering8
Theft85Theft99
GTA1GTA0
Alcohol/DUI56Alcohol/DUI38
Other Assaults44Other Assaults34
Disorderly Conduct31Disorderly Conduct17
Drugs76Drugs35
Fiscal/Forgery9Fiscal/Forgery6
Loitering/Runaway11Loitering/Runaway2
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses3
Vandalism26 Vandalism18
All Other166 All Other91
TOTAL525TOTAL358

Monday, April 6, 2015

Crime Stats - February 2015


The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 02/01/2015 through 02/28/2015.


FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing376Subjects Disturbing404
Check Welfare303Check Welfare309
Other Agency Assist208Other Agency Assist202
Loud Music/Noise201Warrant Arrest155
Civil Matter156Loud Music/Noise153




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape2
Robbery1Robbery2
Aggravated Assault10Aggravated Assault9
Breaking & Entering4Breaking & Entering2
Theft84Theft67
GTA1GTA0
Alcohol/DUI72Alcohol/DUI58
Other Assaults36Other Assaults39
Disorderly Conduct27Disorderly Conduct32
Drugs63Drugs90
Fiscal/Forgery14Fiscal/Forgery7
Loitering/Runaway15Loitering/Runaway10
Sex Offenses0Sex Offenses5
Vandalism18Vandalism23
All Other
173
All Other258
TOTAL518TOTAL604




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing346Check Welfare264
Check Welfare320Subjects Disturbing214
Other Agency Assist209Other Agency Assist211
Loud Music/Noise193Burglary Alarm188
Burglary Alarm179Suspicious Activity131




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape1Rape0
Robbery2Robbery4
Aggravated Assault10Aggravated Assault2
Breaking & Entering11Breaking & Entering6
Theft77Theft106
GTA0GTA0
Alcohol/DUI40Alcohol/DUI30
Other Assaults55Other Assaults20
Disorderly Conduct29Disorderly Conduct21
Drugs85Drugs40
Fiscal/Forgery9Fiscal/Forgery8
Loitering/Runaway4Loitering/Runaway12
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses0
Vandalism10 Vandalism11
All Other110 All Other73
TOTAL444TOTAL333

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Media Release - Child Prostitution Arrests

On March 28, 2015, the Mesa Police Department conducted operation "Blue Heat." The operation was conducted by undercover detectives posing as underage females. During the operation four suspects responded to the designated location to pay for sex with who they believed was a 16-year-old female. This operation was similar to previous operations in an ongoing effort to stop child prostitution.

The suspects arrested ranged in age from 27 to 44 years old. When the suspects arrived at the location they were taken into custody. Three were charged with Child Prostitution, a class 2 felony. One suspect was charged with Prostitution, a class 1 Misdemeanor. The final suspect tried to arrange for the girls to "work" for him and was charged with Pandering, a class 5 Felony.

Crimes involving children are of the highest priority for the Mesa Police Department. Operations of this type have shown time and again to be successful and remove dangerous child predators from our community.

All of the suspects were transported and booked for the listed Felony and Misdemeanor charges.

Suspects:

David Diego-Miguel, 27; 1 count Child Prostitution (class 2 Felony)
Aaron Mancera-Rogue, 44; 1 count Child Prostitution (class 2 Felony)
Sergio Antunez-Martinez, 33; 1 count Prostitution (class 1 Misdemeanor)
Robert Lopez, 42; 1 count Child Prostitution (class 2 Felony)
Anton Miles, 32; 2 counts Pandering (class 5 Felony)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Media Release - Shooter Arrested

Booking Photo of suspect Giroux
For Release: March 18, 2015
Contact: Detective Esteban Flores
Media Relations Unit
480-644-4133


On Wednesday March 18th, the Mesa Police Department received an emergency call at the Tri-City Motel located at 1504 W. Main St. in Mesa. When officers arrived they found three (3) gunshot victims at the motel, two females and one male. The male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. As officers were still arriving, they received another emergency call from the Bistro-13 Restaurant across the street. The Bistro-13 is run by the East Valley Institute of Technology (E.V.I.T.), located at 1353 W. Main. The same suspect from the motel shooting had shot an adult student at the restaurant during a car-jacking attempt and fled eastbound in a stolen gray Honda Accord.

As this initial investigation commenced, additional calls of shootings came in to 911 in the general vicinity of the first incident. The suspect continued to 949 S. Longmore where he attempted another carjacking, but failed. No one was injured at that location. He then went across to 901 S. Dobson Rd., where he committed a home invasion and shot the fifth (5) victim inside of an apartment. This failed robbery attempt led the suspect to another apartment complex located at 1840 W. Emelita, where he shot the sixth (6) and final victim, before fleeing to a set of condominiums located at 1730 W. Emelita.

A massive manhunt commenced in the general area of the last sighting, which led to the Mesa S.W.A.T. team members locating the suspect on the balcony of vacant condo. Tactical Team members attempted to take the suspect into custody, but he was not compliant. A Taser was deployed on the suspect and he was taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect was identified as, 41-year-old, Ryan Elliot Giroux.He is currently being questioned by detectives. A motive for the initial shooting at the motel is still unknown.The last three shootings appear to be motivated by robbery and his attempt to get away.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Media Release - Help Identify Suspicious Child Contact Suspect

Composite sketch of suspect and example of vehicle
The Mesa Police Department is asking for assistance from the community in identifying a suspicious person.

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at approximately 6:50am, a juvenile female was in the area of Gilbert and University when she was contacted by an unknown White male who tried to coax her into his vehicle. She described the subject as 40- to 45-years-old, 5' 08” tall, 250 pounds, grey thinning hair and wearing glasses with thick lenses.

The vehicle is described as a 1997-2004 regular cab white Ford F-150 pickup truck. There were dents and scratches over the entire vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 (choose option 2 at the main menu) or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Media Release - Public Assistance Needed to Identify Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

Composite of  Suspect
The Mesa Police Department is seeking assistance with identifying a suspect in an attempted sexual assault. The incident occurred on Saturday, February 28, in the area of Horne and 2nd Avenue. The female victim was approached by the suspect while in a parking lot in the area.

The victim and suspect struggled and she was able to get away and contact the authorities. The suspect fled the scene, but was not located. The suspect was described as a White male with leathery skin, 30-years-old, 5'5” to 5'8” tall, 140-160 pounds, buzz cut blond hair and yellowish teeth with gaps. He was last seen wearing jeans, navy blue hooded sweater and a black tank-top.

Mesa detectives have been working the case, but are seeking assistance with identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211, option 2 at the main menu, or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Crime Stats - January 2015


The following are the top 5 calls for service and arrests for each patrol district -- 01/01/2015 through 01/31/2015.


FIESTA
CENTRAL
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing386Subjects Disturbing387
Check Welfare274Check Welfare308
Other Agency Assist202Other Agency Assist217
Loud Music/Noise168Suspicious Activity178
Civil Matter144Warrant Arrest173




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape0
Robbery5Robbery4
Aggravated Assault10Aggravated Assault12
Breaking & Entering7Breaking & Entering4
Theft70Theft112
GTA2GTA1
Alcohol/DUI64Alcohol/DUI43
Other Assaults50Other Assaults64
Disorderly Conduct20Disorderly Conduct43
Drugs90Drugs84
Fiscal/Forgery11Fiscal/Forgery24
Loitering/Runaway7Loitering/Runaway7
Sex Offenses1Sex Offenses4
Vandalism13Vandalism15
All Other
164
All Other264
TOTAL514TOTAL681




RED MOUNTAIN
SUPERSTITION
Call TypeFrequencyCall TypeFrequency
Subjects Disturbing379Check Welfare287
Check Welfare336Subjects Disturbing230
Suspicious Activity204Burglary Alarm225
Burglary Alarm197Other Agency Assist184
Loud Music/Noise187Suspicious Activity183




ArrestsFrequencyArrestsFrequency
Homicide0Homicide0
Rape0Rape0
Robbery0Robbery0
Aggravated Assault8Aggravated Assault1
Breaking & Entering10Breaking & Entering3
Theft86Theft94
GTA2GTA2
Alcohol/DUI65Alcohol/DUI37
Other Assaults39Other Assaults22
Disorderly Conduct45Disorderly Conduct20
Drugs75Drugs38
Fiscal/Forgery15Fiscal/Forgery10
Loitering/Runaway8Loitering/Runaway1
Sex Offenses2Sex Offenses0
Vandalism27 Vandalism13
All Other121 All Other54
TOTAL503TOTAL300