The following incidents were taken, in part, from the Mesquite Police Department blotter during the week of Apr. 15-21, 2012. All persons included in these incidents are presumed innocent until proven guilty by courts in the U.S. RP = reporting person.
4/15/12 Parking problem: Police were notified of a vehicle illegally parked in a handicap space. A citation was issued.
4/15/12 Civil Dispute: Police were called by a citizen about a dispute over a property line. A male was trespassed from the second owners property.
4/15/12 Juvenile problem: Police responded to a report by a parent who reported his ten year old daughter was struck in the face by another ten year old.
4/15/12 Identity theft: Officers began an investigation into an ongoing identity theft problem.
4/16/12 Property damage: Officers responded to a local hotel for a property damage report.
4/16/12 Panhandling: Officers responded to a business on a report of a panhandler.
4/16/12 DUI arrest: Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation and found the driver to be under the influence and in possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger was found to have an open container and was also arrested.
4/17/12 Theft: Officers took a report of a stolen handgun from a residence.
4/17/12 Curfew: Officers responded to a request by a mother to make her daughter understand the curfew law. The juvenile was issued a citation for curfew violation.
4/18/12 Suicide: Officers responded to a residence regarding a report of an adult male who had taken his own life.
4/18/12 Theft: Officers responded to a car dealership regarding the theft of a tailgate from a pickup truck.
4/19/12 Arrest Warrant: A man came into the clerks office to turn himself in for outstanding arrest warrants.
4/20/12 Welfare Check: School officials requested police to check on a student who had been absent nine days in a row.