MESQUITE, Nev. – Two adults and three juveniles are in police custody facing a handful of felony charges after allegedly forcing their way into a Mesquite home and stealing multiple firearms, among other items, from inside the residence.
Police officers responded to the Mesquite residence Monday and initiated a burglary investigation after it was reported that, earlier in the day, forced entry was made into the residence, and multiple firearms, jewelry, alcohol and coins were stolen, according to a media statement issued by the Mesquite Police Department Thursday.
Mesquite detectives responded and processed the scene.
“Due to the multiple firearms being stolen, Mesquite detectives put all of their resources into the investigation,” the Police Department said, “in an effort to quickly track down any suspects.”
Detectives were assisted in their efforts later in the day when employees of a Mesquite business reported suspicious activity, according to the statement, which helped detectives locate one of the burglary suspects and progress the investigation.
The investigation then led to four other suspects in the burglary case being located.
Through evidence collected, video surveillance and interviews conducted with the five suspects, Mesquite detectives were able determine the details and circumstances of the crime.
“Most of the stolen items of jewelry were recovered at a local pawn shop and four stolen firearms were located hidden in a remote desert area outside of Mesquite,” the Police Department said.
Two adults and three juveniles were arrested for their alleged involvement in the incident.
Marcos Perez, 20, of Mesquite, was charged with felony burglary, grand larceny, damage to the property of another and possession of stolen property.
Ana Perez-Delgado, 18, of Mesquite, was charged with felony burglary and possession of stolen property. Additional felony charges are pending, police said.
The three juveniles, whose names will not be released due to their age, were also charged with felony burglary, grand larceny, damage to the property of another and possession of stolen property.
Police said the investigation is ongoing as detectives investigate other possible suspects involved in the case.
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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