Police collar suspect in rash of Mesquite burglaries

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MESQUITE, Nevada – A 33-year-old man allegedly involved in multiple home burglaries was arrested in Mesquite, Nevada, Thursday.

The Mesquite Police Department announced Friday afternoon that officers arrested Mesquite resident Cameron Hill as part of a lengthy investigation into multiple residential burglaries.

Cameron Hill, of Mesquite, Nevada, booking photo posted Feb. 27, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department
Cameron Hill, booking photo posted Feb. 27, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

Hill has been charged with numerous felony burglary counts.

“The suspect is currently in custody and has been identified as being responsible for numerous residential burglaries,” the police said in a statement. “All of these burglaries have occurred within the Mesquite City area.”

Earlier this month, police issued an alert to city residents about a noticeable increase in burglaries over the past several months.

Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner said the arrest resulted through a collective effort between citizens and the police.

“The police department has been able to continually work hard and receive new and updated information related to the rash in home burglaries thanks to citizens keeping a constant watch on their neighborhoods and calling the police department whenever they observe suspicious activity,” Troy said, as quoted in the press release. “It is due to this teamwork between the community and police department that our burglary suspect is now in custody.”

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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8 Comments

  • ladybugavenger February 28, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Dude, get a job. He could have took a cab to a job it would have been cheaper, huh? 😉

    • sagemoon February 28, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Yes, maybe it was the description of his vehicle that got him busted. If he had taken cabs he might have gotten away with it. In other thoughts, if I would have ran into that guy burglarizing my house he would have gotten shot. Holy scary looking!

    • Mesaizacd February 28, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      Oh heck yeah.! taking a cab is much cheaper than having to bail out of jail

  • laytonian February 28, 2015 at 8:50 am

    He doesn’t look like he’d have the energy to rob one place, let alone be a one-man crime spree.

  • LUNCHBOXHERO February 28, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    He could get a job as a cab driver

  • fun bag March 1, 2015 at 11:47 am

    He should of taken his cab. would of been easier to burgle.

  • ladybugavenger March 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Every time I read this word “collar” in the headline … I think dog collar…the police dog collar the suspect.;)

  • GROANATTACK March 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    He should of taken a cab to the welfare office and gotten his free cheese

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