Mesa Police Chief Speaks Out About Teen Violence And The Recent Arrest Of A Juvenile Suspect

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~ Mesa Police were alerted to an aggravated assault of a teenager that occurred in May 2023, on January 4, 2024. After conducting interviews with the victim and witnesses, detectives were able to identify a 17-year-old suspect through their investigation.

The juvenile suspect was apprehended and taken into custody on January 11, 2024. He is currently being held at the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center.

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This incident adds to the growing number of teen violence cases that have been making headlines in the East Valley over the past few months. In response, Chief Ken Cost released a video update today, reaching out to the community and urging parents and teens to take action against this concerning trend. The video can be viewed for more information.

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