St. George man arrested in Mesquite after police spot him toting cash register drawer

File photo of Mesquite Police Department vehicle, Mesquite, Nev., Aug. 9, 2016 | File photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

MESQUITE, Nev. — A 23-year-old St. George man was arrested in Mesquite, Nevada, early Monday after police spotted him carrying a cash register drawer down the street at 2 a.m.

Booking photo of Nathan Chaveste of St. George, Utah, July 8, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

According to a news release issued Wednesday by the Mesquite Police, an officer was patrolling a residential area when he observed a suspicious male walking down the street carrying a cash register drawer.

“When the male saw the marked police car, he attempted to hide the drawer and walk away from the area,” the release stated. “Due to these suspicious actions, the officer stopped the male to investigate.”

During their investigation, responding officers reportedly discovered the male had just forced his way a nearby business, committing a burglary and damaging the property. The suspect also allegedly took the cash drawer and a small amount of money. Detectives from the police department also responded to assist with processing the scene and with evidence collection.

Nathan Chaveste was arrested for one felony count of burglary and misdemeanor charges of property damage, petit larceny, possession of stolen property and false information/obstructing. Due to the felony charge, Chaveste was booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.

The Mesquite Police statement said its officers patrol the community’s neighborhoods 24 hours a day in highly visible marked police cars.  These proactive patrols have proven effective at stopping crime as well as acting as a deterrent to would-be criminals.  Anyone who sees suspicious activity is asked to call the communications center on the nonemergency line at 702-316-6911 or 911 for emergencies.

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