Gila River Police Department Incident Logs

November 18, 2016


Gila River Police Department

Gila River Indian Community


Incident Log October 30, 2016 – November 5, 2016


Gila River Police Department reserves the right to restrict the release of certain reports which may not be available or are currently under investigation.


Community Events –

  • This months’ Comp Stat community presentation will be held on Thursday November 10, 2016 at Fire Station 423, 599 W Seed Farm Rd., from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • The Citizens Police Academy is held every Tuesday.
  • Look for flyers regarding the Community Toy Drive

Gila River Police officers responded to 603 calls for service and made 44 arrests.


District One:

No incidents regarding Part 1 crime.


District Two:

No incidents regarding Part 1 crime.


District Three:


Burglary - Behavioral health services staff reported a suspect(s) stole items from within a storage shed which is located west of Vehchig Himdag Alternative School. Staff discovered damage to the storage door, which was unsecured and it is unknown when the damage actually occurred or when items were taken. Staff indicated the items taken were three canopy, one popcorn machine and possibly event tee shirts.


Status: Under Investigation


Aggravated Assault – A male suspect pointed a gun at the victims at their place of residence. The male subject continued to ask for money while hiding his face with a t-shirt. The resident called the police and the subject fled from the area. No one was injured during the course of this incident.


Status: Under Investigation


Aggravated Assault - A Sacaton Middle School student reported to school staff that another student had taken a knife to her and cut her in the wrist. The school principal confiscated the pocket knife and mentioned two other male juveniles who were involved. All three male juveniles were suspended from school. The victim’s injury was superficial.


Status: Under investigation.


District Four: (Stotonic Area)


Arson - At an unknown time a suspect(s) lit fire to an unoccupied residential structure. The fire investigator determined it was arson and the homeowner was notified of the incident.


Status: Under Investigation


Weapons - Officers were dispatched to Snaketown Circle in reference to shots fired in the area. The suspect was located and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, a defaced handgun, and several rounds of ammunition. A further criminal history check showed the suspect had a prior felony conviction and therefore was a prohibited possessor.


Status: Suspect was arrested.


(Lone Butte / WHP Area)


Theft - A female suspect was observed on security footage taking a cell phone from a slot machine at the lone butte casino. The female subject was not able to be identified during the investigation.


Status: Under Investigation


Shoplifting - Hugo Boss Factory Store staff reported a shoplifting. Investigation revealed two Native American or Hispanic males, entered the store and took Polo t-shirts from the store. The males held the items in their hand and ran out of the store in an unknown direction.


Status: Under Investigation


Shoplifting - Tommy Hilfiger staff reported four African American female suspect(s) stole miscellaneous clothing from Tommy Hilfiger. One subject went to the fitting room to try on items. This subject was carrying a large bag. The subjects left the fitting room and exited the store. A staff member went into the fitting room and found several price tags in the fitting room but no merchandise.


Status: Under Investigation (Upon follow up all four subjects have been identified and charges filed)


District Five:

No incidents regarding Part 1 crime.


District Six:

Auto Theft – A male suspect committed unlawful use of transportation by entering and removing a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado from the parking lot at the Vee Quiva Casino and Hotel.


Status: Under Investigation


Theft – A female suspect committed theft by taking a pouch belonging to a female at the Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino. The suspect left the casino before police arrival. A slot ticket was inside of the pouch which was cancelled by the slot department and reimbursed to the victim.


Status: Under Investigation


Theft - Suspect was found passed out in the rear passenger seat of a grey 4 door sedan with damage to the steering column in the area of Saint Johns Rd and Ray Rd. A check of the vehicle was conducted which revealed the vehicle was stolen within the Gila River Indian Community. A search of his person revealed an ignition switch with a screwdriver punched in his front right pocket.


Status: Judum Baeza was arrested.


Weapons - Officers were dispatched to Tashquinth Drive in reference to shots fired in the area. The suspect admitted to shooting a handgun and the subject was taken into custody. The handgun was seen in plain view inside the suspect’s vehicle.


Status: Suspect was arrested.


Theft From Motor Vehicle - Two male subjects broke into a Chevrolet pickup truck while it was parked at Vee Quiva casino and stole numerous items. It was determined the suspects had stolen stereo equipment along with various tools which had been in the vehicle. The victim also reported money missing from his center console.


Status: Under Investigation


District Seven:


No incidents regarding Part 1 crime.