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MPD Recovery of Property
Mesquite Police Department recovered a stolen vehicle recently which demonstrates the type of "behind the scenes" work the department does to solve crimes.

Police were dispatched to a casino because security reported a female and male adult had requested assistance to break the window of a vehicle they claimed belonged to them. When advised the police would be called, these two people abandoned the car.

When police officers located the car, they observed drug paraphernalia inside in plain view and a missing rear license plate. The vehicle was not listed as stolen and they could not immediately make contact with the registered owner. The car was impounded and officers developed probable cause to arrest both subjects based on surveillance footage which showed they had removed items from another car in the same parking lot. The man and woman were located and taken into custody.

Lt. Chris Rowley made contact with the owner of the vehicle that had been impounded. It turns out it had been stolen from a casino/hotel in Las Vegas. The owner gave the detective permission to search the vehicle.

During the search, a number of items were found that apparently had been stolen from other vehicles. Multiple victims were identified and contacted and much of the stolen property in the recovered vehicle was verified as belonging to these victims.
Both subjects were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and burglary of a motor vehicle. The man was also charged with possession of stolen credit cards.

You can see how many items were found in the vehicle in this picture with Shawna Bennett who works in the Records Division. The picture above is Detective Ian McOmie with the owner of the recovered car.

Needless to say, the multiple victims of this crime spree were appreciative of the detective work that led to the recovery of their property.
Thousand Flags on Veterans Day
I want to commend Paul Benedict, President of the Exchange Club and the entire team for a moving ceremony on Veterans Day evening that included remarks from Mayor Al Litman and Congressman Steven Horsford. Music by Janet McDonald was superb.

It is due to the dedication of members of the Exchange Club and the many volunteers who make One Thousand Flags Over Mesquite such a memorable annual patriotic memorial which honors our veterans.
Hole Foods Bakery
My car doesn't know how to pass Hole Foods Bakery. It stops in the parking lot instead.

If you haven't visited there, you are missing out on some amazing pastries which can be included in your holiday festivities. In addition to pastries, they make cookies, pies and cupcakes which can be personalized to fit your occasion.

Hole Foods Bakery opened in summer of 2019 and is owned by Casey and Paige Anderson. This is the only stand-alone bakery in the City of Mesquite which is located at 12 West Mesquite Boulevard, just across from city hall.

They also serve a variety of the most delicious croissant sandwiches for lunch and offer a different soup daily with a homemade bread bowl.

Put this on your "to visit" list or "to visit more often" list, especially during the holiday season. The staff at Hole Foods is friendly. I am certain this will become one of your favorite stops, as it is mine.
Support Our First Responders
Please consider attending this event to help out our First Responders. We have an outstanding police and fire department who keep us safe and deserve our support.
Thanksgiving Message
Can You Ring The Bells?
Our local Salvation Army needs bell ringers. If you can be part of the sounds of the holiday and help our local branch with donations for our community, please call (702) 345 5116 and ask for the Kettle Bell Coordinator.

They also need new unwrapped toys for girls and boys of all ages as well as gift cards. These items can be dropped off at 742 West Pioneer Boulevard, Suite D.

Mesquite is known for its generosity and this is a good way to step up and help where it is needed most.
Thanksgiving Dinner
Mesquite's free community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 24 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., first-come, first serve. If you want dinner to be delivered to your home, you must sign up in advance.

This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity. You can help prepare or plate the food, seat the guests, serve them, bus the tables, cut the pies, clean up or deliver meals to those at home. Can you help out? Call Krissy Thornton at 702-346-5290 x4102 or

Food cannot be accepted, but financial donations are welcome. Checks should be made to City of Mesquite Senior Services Division, memo Thanksgiving Dinner and drop it off at the Senior Services Center.

I love the community spirit that allows us to host this event.
Krissy Thornton, Mesquite Senior Center Program Coordinator
Krissy Thornton has considered Mesquite Senior Center her other home for the past 17 years. She loves being around people and going to work at the Senior Center. 

They do so many fun things at the Center, from exercising, bingo, road trips, lunch and learns, to card games. There is great homemade food prepared by two wonderful cooks. Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For those that want to eat at home, they have a drive-thru from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Their favorite activity is throwing a party. A great party coming up on November 24 is the annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Krissy says it is a wonderful time to see smiles and happiness on everyone's faces. It’s a time to be grateful.
Krissy has lived in Mesquite her entire life. She has three children and enjoys Disney Magic. She does a fabulous job at the Senior Center and we are grateful she is so dedicated to her job.
Parade of Lights
Parade of Lights will be held on Thursday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. It will begin on Arrowhead and travel to City Hall. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will arrive on a fire truck.

Due to the generosity of Eureka Casino Resort, hot chocolate and cookies will be available.

This is also a food drive. Participating groups will be gathering food with the goal of collecting 12,000 lbs. of food to benefit the Virgin Valley Food Bank and Salvation Army.

Boxes to collect food are located at City Hall, the Recreation Center and Sun City.

If any group or business would like to be in the parade, contact Debbie Benham at 702-324-2038.
Shop Unique Gifts
The Christmas Boutique sponsored by Virgin Valley Artists Association is now open. This is your chance to find a one-of-a-kind gift for friends and family and support our talented local artists.
Also stop by the Mesquite Fine Arts Center and see their newest exhibit which will run through the end of the year. It's located at 15 West Mesquite Boulevard, across from city hall.
Kids for Sports Golf Tournament
Reservations are now being taken for the Kids for Sports Golf Tournament. This foundation was created by the owners of Wolf Creek Golf Club, Cory and Chad Clemetson. The foundation pays for sports expenses for children who may need help affording fees, uniforms, equipment, travel to attend tournaments and the like.

If you are not a golfer, you can make a donation to this worthy cause by downloading the donation form HERE.

Do not delay in making your reservation if you want to golf on this exquisite world-class golf course. The event is filled with other fun activities, so put this on your calendar if you'd like to attend.
A Holiday Treat
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