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 MOHAVE COUNTY 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WARNING – KINGMAN

   Mohave County Sheriff’s Office had numerous reports of criminal damage to vehicles in the Butler Area Wednesday (5/27) morning.  At about 6:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 3700 and 3800 blocks of Ames Avenue regarding criminal damage reports.  Four reports were taken of punctured tires on two trucks and two passenger vehicles.  One of the trucks also had a broken out window.  Some of the vehicles were parked in driveways while others were parked in front of houses. 

Two male subjects, possibly Hispanic, in their 20’s or 30’s were seen walking in the area Tuesday (5/26) evening.  One male subject has a buzz cut style haircut while the other male subject had facial hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at 928-753-1234. 

 

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/IMPEDE BREATHING – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Lee Snyder, 45, a transient, early Tuesday (5/26) afternoon for aggravated domestic violence, aggravated assault – impede breathing per domestic violence, felonies, and a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Municipal Court.  Approximately 12:30 p.m., deputies responded to a store in the 4800 block of Highway 95.  Dispatch advised that an employee was calling for a female subject because her boyfriend assaulted her and he was outside.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a 46-year-old female victim.  The victim reported that Snyder, her boyfriend, assaulted her the night before in the desert.  The victim further reported that Snyder became angry when he started kicking her in the side and she almost passed out when he was choking her.  Deputies observed bruises on both sides of the victims’ neck.  Deputies contacted Snyder outside of the store.  A records check showed Snyder to have an arrest warrant.  Snyder was taken into custody without incident.  During conversations with Snyder, he said her prior boyfriend beat her up.  The victim complained of rib pain on both sides of her body.  Deputies observed fresh bruises on both sides of the victim.  Fort Mohave Fire Department personnel responded and transported the victim Valley View Medical Center.  A computer check on Snyder showed a history of domestic violence arrests.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

  Snyder

 

WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Thelma Gonzalez, 34, of Kingman, Tuesday (5/26) afternoon on a felony warrant issued out of the United States Marshal’s Office for possession of dangerous drugs for sale.  Approximately 3:20 p.m., deputies contacted Gonzalez at a residence in the 4200 block of Eagle Drive regarding her warrant where she was taken into custody without incident. Gonzalez was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 Gonzalez

 

INJURY ACCIDENT TURNS INTO ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Reed Jacob Medina, 24, of Mohave Valley, early Saturday (5/23) morning for leaving the scene of an injury accident, felony.  Approximately 1:22 a.m., deputies responded to an injury accident in the 9900 block of Kingman Drive.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party. The RP said that she was exiting her house and about to get into the car with her father and her 10-month old baby when a pickup truck came around the corner into their front yard and collided with their vehicle.  The RP further said that the pickup truck then drove down the street and parked in front of a residence.  The RP advised that a male subject, later identified as Medina, got out of the truck and started running into the desert.  The reporting party’s father and baby were transported to Colorado River Medical Center in Needles, California, with non-life threatening injuries. Deputies observed skid marks and tire tracks through the front yard and into the driveway.  The victims’ vehicle suffered approximately $1,000 in damage.  Deputies attempted to locate Medina without success.  At about 3:45 a.m., deputies learned that Medina was back at the residence where the pickup truck was parked.  Deputies responded to the 9900 block of Kingman Drive and contacted Medina.  During conversations with Medina, he said he had no knowledge of anything and he could not remember.  Deputies smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Medina.  Deputies questioned Medina and he admitted to driving the pickup truck and drinking.  Deputies observed Medina to have an injury above his left eye.   Medina was taken into custody without incident.  Medina was transported to Valley View Medical Center where he was treated and medically released.   A blood sample was taken from Medina to be submitted to the DPS Crime Lab for further analysis.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Further DUI charges are pending the blood test results.

Medina

Mohave County Probation Department

Most Wanted

 

            As of May 27, 2015, the following individuals have an outstanding warrant.  

 

 

Davis, Brandy Rae

DOB: 06/15/1983 Native American Female 5’9” 243 lbs

Eyes: Brown   Hair: Black

Offense: DUI-Liquor/Drugs/Vapors/Combo, Class 1 Misdemeanor; Marijuana Violation, Class 6 Felony

DOW:  05/26/2015

Davis

 

 

Lapenta, Katherine Marie

DOB: 02/12/1989 White Female 5’3” 140 lbs

Eyes: Green   Hair: Blonde

Offense: Child/Vulnerable Adult Abuse x 2, Class 6 Undesignated

DOW:  05/22/2015

Lapenta

 

 

Williams, Lyndzie Ann

DOB: 08/06/1991 White Female 5’2” 115 lbs

Eyes: Brown   Hair: Brown

Offense: Disord Conduct-Weather/Instr, Class 6 Felony

DOW:  05/14/2015

Williams

 

 

The following individuals have been apprehended:

 

Bazella, Matthew Richard

Offense: Burglary 2nd Degree, Class 3 Felony; Theft of Means of Transport, Class 3 Felony

DOW:  04/08/2015 DOC: 05/20/2015

Bazella

 

 

 

Drefke, Arnold Arthur

Offense: Theft, Class 6 Felony

DOW:  06/21/2013 DOC: 05/20/2015

Drefke

 

 

Hart, Eric Lenon

Offense: Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, Class 6 Felony

DOW:  12/15/2014 DOC: 05/26/2015

 Hart

 

If you have, any information on any of the individuals listed, DO NOT approach or attempt to apprehend.  Please contact the Mohave County Probation Department Absconder Apprehension Unit at 928-716-4402, Silent Witness at 888-227-8780 or any area law enforcement agency.

 

Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager

Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark S. Nexsen and City Manager Charlie Cassens invite the public to meet for coffee and casual conversation from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Friday, June 5, at Jersey’s Grill located at 2049 McCulloch Boulevard North. Residents are encouraged to attend to express any issues, concerns, or questions. The event does not require an RSVP and is an informal come-and-go setting. Future Meetings: There will be no meeting in July, due to the Independence Day holiday. Friday, August 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Schlotzsky’s located at 2144 McCulloch Boulevard North.

 

 SHERIFF OPPOSES FEDERAL LAND GRAB

Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe sent letters to federal official’s representing Arizona in opposition to the proposed land grab of 1.7 million acres located near the Arizona Strip by a mandate from President Obama. 

A copy of the letter is provided below (Congressman Paul Gosar, Senator Jeff Flake and Senator John McCain received this letter):

I write to express my opposition to the formation of the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument by presidential executive order.

Creating a new and enormous – 1.7 million acres – National Monument amounts to a significant Federal land grab.  It would add additional Federal regulation to human activity, including ranching, hunting, and recreational access.

It is just this sort of Federal overreached that has led to proposals for states to assume control of the huge areas of public land in the American West.  Creation of vast new National Monuments not by Congressional open debate and action but by presidential executive order, even while lawful, would contribute further to distrust of the Federal action.

I ask for your support in opposing the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.

Sincerely,

Jim McCabe

Sheriff

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WEAPONS OFFENSE/SUICIDE – KINGMAN                  

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to weapons offense call, at about 7:32 a.m., at a residence in the 3100 block of E Northfield Avenue Sunday (5/24) morning.   Dispatch advised that the reporting party said that her boyfriend hit her with a gun and then he stated that he was going to kill her while he pointed the gun at her.  Upon arrival, a perimeter was established and announcements were made utilizing a public announcement system. Shortly thereafter, a female subject exited the residence and she advised that her boyfriend was still inside.  Deputies continued to make announcements for the male subject to exit the residence with his hands up without any response.  At approximately 8:30 a.m., a single gunshot was heard from inside the residence.  Announcements continued without any responses.  The Kingman Police Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded with their robot to the scene.  The robot proceeded into the residence and located a male subject on the bedroom floor which appeared to have taken his own life.   Deputies entered the residence and confirmed that Michael Anthony Ryan Jr., 23, of Parker, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting the autopsy.  Autopsy results are pending. 

 

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/FALSE REPORTING – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Richard Green, 29, and Chelsea Rachelle Pegorsch, 23, both of Kingman on Sunday (5/24).  Green was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, a felony and for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.  Pegorsch was arrested for false reporting to law enforcement and an outstanding warrant, misdemeanors.  Approximately 12:30 a.m., deputies contacted a male and female who were walking in the area of Bank Street and Butler Avenue.  The male was identified as Green.  A records check showed Green to have a warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Green was taken into custody without incident.  A search revealed Green to be in possession of a black case containing a glass pipe, syringes and other drug paraphernalia.  Green admitted the items belonged to him.  Deputies spoke with Pegorsch who initially provided them with a false name and date of birth.  A records check on Pegorsch showed her to have a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Pegorsch was taken into custody without incident.  Green and Pegorsch were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Green               Pegorsch

FALSE REPORTING/WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alexandra Nessa Hillaire, 21, and Joshua Clayton Lee, 27, both of Kingman early Sunday (5/24) morning.  Hillaire was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.  Lee was arrested for false reporting to law enforcement, a misdemeanor.  Approximately 2:45 a.m., deputies contacted Hillaire and Lee while in the area of Lomita Street and Jagerson Avenue.  A records check showed Hillaire to have a warrant for criminal damage issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Hillaire was taken into custody without incident.  While initially speaking with Lee, he provided deputies with false name and date of birth.  Lee was taken into custody without incident.  Both Hillaire and Lee were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

WARRANTS ARREST/UNLAWFUL FLIGHT – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Wayne Garcia, 30, of Kingman, Friday (5/22) evening for unlawful flight from law enforcement, a failure to appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court, felonies, and a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Deputies learned the whereabouts of a wanted felon identified as Garcia.  Deputies also wanted to charge Garcia with unlawful flight where he recently fled from deputies.  Approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies drove by a residence in the 2700 block of Neal Avenue and observed a male subject working in the bed of a truck parked in the driveway.   Deputies observed the male subject take off running towards the front door after the male subject observed the deputy.  Deputies further observed the male subject, later identified as Garcia, run into the residence.  Deputies immediately established a perimeter around the house.  Utilizing a public announcement system, deputies informed Garcia he was under arrest for his warrants and to exit with his hands up in the air.  Deputies observed Garcia inside walking around the house.  Deputies continued the announcements without any response.  A K9 Handler and his K9 responded.  Eventually, deputies, the K9 handler and his K9 entered the residence and searched for Garcia without locating him.  The K9 handler and his K9 named “Ecko” started searching around the outside of the mobile home when Ecko alerted his handler to an odor of someone underneath the residence.  Deputies observed Garcia lying on his stomach under the residence after a portion of the skirting around the mobile home was removed.   Garcia was ordered to come out from under the house where he was taken into custody without further incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Garcia

*  Tuesday, May 26, 2015  *

**Felony Arrest for Misconduct Involving Weapons and Drug Related Charges**

On Friday, May 22nd at approximately 4:50 a.m., Kingman Police arrested Victor Salvatore Tramaglino, 34 of Kingman in the 200 block of W. Andy Devine Ave. on felony charges of Misconduct Involving Weapons, Prohibited Possessor, Unlawful Discharge of Firearms, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  This arrest stems after police responded to a panic alarm at the Canada Mart, 200 block of W. Andy Devine Ave.  Upon arrival, officers observed shell casings on the floor of the business as well as a subject inside the store, later identified as Tramaglino.  The investigation revealed that Tramaglino had activated the panic alarm and fired several rounds throughout the store at a subject he believed to be in the store.  Investigators determined there was no one in the business.  Tramaglino was ultimately charged with two counts of felony Misconduct Involving Weapons, and unlawful discharge of a firearm.  Tramaglino was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia.  Subsequently he was booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Tramaglino

 

**Felony Arrest for Possession of Chemicals and Equipment for Manufacturing of Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia**

On Saturday, May 23rd at approximately 6:50 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Janine Louis Jones, 35 of Golden Valley, in the 2000 block of Airway Ave. on felony charges of Possession of Chemicals and Equipment for the Manufacturing of Dangerous Drugs and a misdemeanor charge of Shoplift.  Andrew Robert Taghon Jr., 32 of Golden Valley, was arrested on felony charges of Possession of Chemicals and Equipment for the Manufacturing of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Hindering Prosecution.  These arrests stem after Kingman Police was called to respond to Walmart, 3300 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd. in reference to a Shoplift in progress.  While officers were enroute to Walmart, police were notified that the female shoplift suspect had exited Walmart and gotten into a vehicle driven by a male subject who had covered his license plate so it couldn’t be seen. Officers were able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 2000 block of Airway Ave. and contacted two suspects identified as Jones and Taghon. The investigation revealed that Jones and Taghon had selected items off the store shelves and concealed some items under a jacket. Jones purchased some of the items, and exited the store without paying for the items by the jacket.  Taghon had covered up the license plate so it couldn’t be seen.  While taking Taghon into custody he was found in possession of drug paraphernalia.  A search of the vehicle resulted in locating chemicals and equipment consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. DPS Hazmat and Crime Lab Personnel, MAGNET, a HIDTA initiative, responded to conduct the cleanup of the mobile meth lab. Both Jones and Taghon were charged accordingly and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Jones                Taghon

 

**Felony Arrest for Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia**

On Monday, May 25th at approximately 2:25 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Kenneth Wade Martin, 41 of Kingman, in the 2700 block of E. Andy Devine Ave. on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and misdemeanor charge of Domestic Violence by Assault.  This arrest stems after police responded to a call of a domestic violence incident had just occurred and the suspect was walking away on foot.  The suspect, identified as Martin, was located in the 2700 block of E. Andy Devine Ave. where he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  The investigation revealed that a dispute occurred between Martin and the victim, and Martin had struck the victim in the face with his fist.  The victim received minor non-life threatening injuries.

Martin

 

**Felony Arrest for Aggravated DUI**

On Monday, May 25th at approximately 8:50 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Lyle Dean Havatone Jr., 36 of Kingman, in the 3600 block of N. Willow Rd. on two felony charges of Aggravated DUI.  This arrest stems after police were called to the area of Walmart for a subject drinking alcohol inside of his vehicle.  Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 3600 block of N. Willow Rd. with three occupants.  The driver, identified as Havatone, was found to be emitting an odor of alcohol and had ultimate admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages.  A 27 year old female passenger was found holding a 1 year old infant in her lap without a proper child restraint.  It was learned that Havatone was driving on a suspended license and he was ultimately booked into the Mohave County Jail on two counts of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence.

Havatone

PERSONAL DAMAGE ACCIDENT – GOLDEN VALLEY  

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a non-injury two vehicle accident that occurred Saturday (5/23) evening involving two pick-up trucks.  At about 8:00 p.m., deputies responded to the scene of the accident at Aztec Road and Shinarump Drive.  Investigations determined that a truck driven by Jesus Leon was traveling on Aztec Road when his truck hit another truck which was turning from Shinarump Drive onto Aztec Road driven by Daniel Espino.  There were 5 occupants in each truck.  No injuries were reported.  Leon’s truck suffered frontend damage while Espino’s trailer he was pulling with his truck also had damage.

 

INJURY ACCIDENT – EAST OF KINGMAN    

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle accident that occurred early Monday (5/25) morning.  At about 12:35 a.m., deputies responded to the accident scene at DW Ranch Road and Minerva Lane.  Investigations determined a vehicle exited the Interstate 40 and went off the road and hit a retaining wall as DW Ranch Road curved into Minerva Lane.  The two occupants had minor injuries.  They refused medical.

 

AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Diane Lilleen Reynolds, 44, of Kingman on Sunday (5/24) afternoon for aggravated harassment, a felony.  Approximately 3:00 p.m., deputies responded to a call in the 3700 block of Shaeffer Avenue and contacted the 67-year-old female victim.  The victim reported she had a valid order of protection against Reynolds and recently received two phone calls from her.  Deputies contacted Reynolds who was already in jail on unrelated charges.  Reynolds admitted to violating the order of protection.  Reynolds was booked on the new charges.

Reynolds

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Richard Sierra Monje III, 31, of Kingman on Monday (5/25) morning for possession of drug paraphernalia, a felony, possession of marijuana and interfering with judicial proceedings, misdemeanors.    Approximately 9:30 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign before turning into a driveway in the 3900 block of Lum Avenue.  Deputies contacted the driver, identified as Monje.  A records check showed Monje to have a valid order of protection due to prior incidents at the residence.  Monje was taken into custody without incident.  During a search, Monje was found to be in possession of a glass pipe and a rolled marijuana cigarette.  Monje was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Monje

 

DRUGS – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kelly Wayne Koehn, 42, of Kingman, late Saturday (5/23) evening for possession of dangerous drugs, a felony, and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.  Approximately 11:40 p.m., deputies contacted Koehn in the 4400 block of Charles Drive.  A records check showed Koehn to have a warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Koehn was taken into custody without incident.  During a search of Koehn, deputies located a white crystal substance wrapped up in a paper.  Koehn admitted the substance was methamphetamine.  Koehn was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Koehn

 

DRUGS – GOLDEN VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph Lloyd Whybark, 30, of Golden Valley on Sunday (5/24) evening for possession of prescription drugs without a prescription and an outstanding warrant, misdemeanors.  Approximately 10:00 p.m., deputies contacted Whybark in the area of Diabase Drive and Estrella Road.  A records check showed Whybark to have a warrant for interfering with judicial proceedings issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Whybark was taken into custody without incident.  A search revealed Whybark to be in possession of a bag containing 2 different prescription pill bottles.   During conversations with Whybark, he admitted to not having a prescription.  Whybark was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

DUI – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Henry Ulises Monroy, 21, of Lake Havasu City on Sunday (5/24) morning for extreme DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .15% and less than 20%, DUI with a BAC of .08% or more and DUI, misdemeanors.  Approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the 3000 block of Lake Drive.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, identified as Monroy.  While speaking with Monroy, deputies could smell a strong odor of alcohol.  During conversations with Monroy, he admitted to have been drinking.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Monroy was taken into custody without incident.  Monroy was transported to the Mohave County District III Substation where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .162%.  Monroy was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Brittany Leann Davis, 24, of Kingman on Saturday (5/23) afternoon for an outstanding warrant.  Approximately 3:00 p.m., deputies contacted Davis at a residence in the 2700 block of McVicar Avenue.  A records check showed Davis to have a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Municipal Court.  Davis was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Neda Jo Gibson, 56, of Kingman on Sunday (5/24) for an outstanding warrant.  Approximately 4:15 p.m., deputies contacted Gibson at a residence in the 3500 block of Lark Lane.  A records check showed Gibson to have a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Gibson was taken into custody without incident.  Gibson was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Allen Morrow, 22, of Kingman, late Monday (5/25) evening for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.  Approximately 11:15 p.m., deputies contacted Morrow in the area of Bank Street and Northfield Avenue.  A records check showed Morrow to have a warrant for failure to appear issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Morrow was taken into custody without incident.  Morrow was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

WARRANT ARREST – DOLAN SPRINGS

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Anthony Michael Ewing, 25, of Dolan Springs on Monday (5/25) afternoon for an outstanding warrant.  Approximately 12:30 p.m., deputies contacted Ewing in the area of 9th Street and Havasu Road.  A records check showed Ewing to have a misdemeanor warrant for interfering with judicial proceedings issued by Lake Havasu City Municipal Court.  Ewing was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

Monday, May 25, 2015

 

Homicide

 

Bullhead City (Ariz.) – May 25, 2015 – Bullhead City Police are investigating the death of a 37-year-old Bullhead City man who was shot during an argument.

     On Monday, May 25th at around noon, police were called to a residence in the 1800 block of Surf and Sand Drive. According to witnesses, Austin Thomas Passons, 37, who was trespassed from this residence, started fighting with a male resident. The male’s father, 60-year-old Buff Kutschat, pointed a gun at Passons and told him to leave. Passons reportedly took a step toward Kutschat in an aggressive manner and he shot Passons in the stomach one time.  
     Passons was taken to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

     No arrests have been made. The case is still under investigation.

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Today, Lawrence Smilari came to the Bullhead City Police Department to turn himself in. He was arrested for aggravated assault per domestic violence. He was held for court.

Smilari

2X’S BURGLARY/2X’S BURGLARY TOOLS – CHLORIDE

    Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Wayne Hoffman, 48, of Golden Valley, and Scott Lee Ross Amers, 46, a transient, Thursday (5/21) morning on felony charges of burglary 3rd degree – unlawful entry and possession of burglary tools.  At about 4:50 a.m., deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a mining business located in the 8000 block of N Old Boulder Highway.  Dispatch advised that a security guard reported a vehicle on the property near the mine buildings.  Upon arrival, deputies observed a white Ford SUV attempting to flee the property, traveling east up a dirt road around the water basin to the mine.  Deputies followed the vehicle as the vehicle turned north and started back toward the buildings.  As deputies came around a corner, they observed the truck had stopped in the roadway and the driver was lying down on his belly on the ground.  The security guard had the male subject at gun point.  Deputies took the male subject identified as Hoffman into custody without further incident.  A search of Hoffman revealed a pair of wire cutters.  Deputies observed lead plates and cut wires from the mine inside the truck.  During the investigation, deputies determined a second male subject was with Hoffman and the male subject ran on foot.  A K9 Handler with his K9, Search and Rescue Sergeants along with Department of Public Safety Kingman Ranger Helicopter responded and assisted.  The DPS Kingman Ranger began an aerial search while SAR member and K9 Handler began tracking the male subject.  The SAR member and the K9 Handler worked simultaneously.  The SAR members started tracking the male subject while the K9 immediately caught a sniff of the male subject and the K9 alerted his Handler.  Before the K9 was released, the K9 Handler made numerous announcements utilizing the public announcement system inside their patrol vehicle without any response.  When K9 “Ecko” was released, he ran toward a large bush approximately 30 feet away; where a male subject was located and he started screaming.  The K9 Handler immediately ran to the location and gained control of Ecko.  During the altercation, the Handler observed the male subject attempting to choke the K9.  The male subject, later identified as Amers, was taken into custody without further incident.  Amers was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center as he suffered bite wounds.  Amers was treated and medically released.  Amers and Hoffman were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Approximately $1,300 of property was recovered from the vehicle.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Hoffman         Amers

MCSO K9 FUNDRAISER

Saturday (5/30) Eva and Gary Corbett, Friends of Mohave County K-9 Unit, are coordinating “Corvette Rally” a free community event open to the public at the Bullhead City Tractor Supply located at 967 Hancock Road from 10 am to 3 pm.  Bring your family and enjoy the Corvette’s on display while listening to 50’s & 60’s music.  Root beer floats will be available for a $1 donation.  All proceeds to benefit the Mohave County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.  MCSO K-9 Units are utilized throughout the County and are often called upon to assist other law enforcement agencies. 

 

INJURY ACCIDENT – MEADVIEW 

     Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover accident in the 28800 block of N Sandy Point Drive Wednesday (5/20) afternoon.  At about 2:16 p.m., deputies responded to a rollover accident reported by an employee from the Mohave County Roads Department.  The reporting party said there is nobody at the accident scene.  Upon arrival, deputies observed an unoccupied 4-door passenger car lying on its passenger side.  While deputies were working the scene, dispatch received a call from Georgetta Leree Russell, 23, of Peach Springs, reporting that her chest and lower back is hurting from the accident that occurred on Sandy Point Drive.  Medical responded to Russell’s location in the 600 block of W Grand Wash.  Russell and a second person were airlifted to a Nevada hospital with back injuries.  Investigations have determined that they were traveling northbound on N Sandy Wash Drive when the vehicle drove over a wash in the roadway and the driver over corrected and the vehicle rolled.  Alcohol is not a factor, but speed is believed to be a factor.  This accident remains under investigation.

WARRANT ARREST – CANE BEDS (ARIZONA STRIP)  

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kathryn H Hammon, 27, of Cane Beds, late Wednesday (5/20) morning on a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by North Canyon Justice Court.  Approximately 10:40 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Cane Beds Road regarding an arrest warrant for Hammon.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Hammon and took her into custody without incident. She was transported and booked into the Washington County Jail. 

Hammon

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – TOPOCK

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Vincent Anthony Torrez, 47, of Topock, Tuesday (5/19) evening for assault per domestic violence and disorderly conduct per domestic violence, misdemeanors.  Approximately 9:55 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence call at a residence in the 5300 block of E Powell Lake Road.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, a 35-year-old female victim.  The victim said that Torrez, her husband, had gotten angry earlier while they were traveling home when their son was crinkling a snack bag in the back seat.  The victim further said that when they got home the argument continued.  The victim reported that during the argument Torrez struck her with his elbow knocking her into a wall then onto the ground.  The victim further reported that Torrez left the residence after she called authorities.  Deputies observed a fresh bruise on the victims back.  Deputies observed Torrez pass by the residence while speaking with the victim.  Deputies contacted Torrez down the road.  During conversations with Torrez, he said that his wife would not allow him to discipline their children when the children refuse to listen.  Further conversations with Torrez, he said their physical altercation began when his wife hit him several times in the face and he pushed her away.  Deputies did not observe any visible marks on Torrez face.  Deputies learned that Torrez was at court today on another domestic violence case with his wife.  Torrez was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Torrez

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Aggravated Assault Arrest

Bullhead City Police arrested Jeffrey Allen Swick, 51, for aggravated assault per domestic violence.
     On May 19th around noon, police were called to a motel room in the 1000 block of Highway 95 for a report of a woman who was severely beaten and asking for help. The caller told police that the woman said the man in her room was going to kill her.
     Police found the victim (age 42) in the room severely bruised from head to toe. Officers also observed some blood spatter on the motel room wall. She was transported to a local hospital and then flown to a Las Vegas, NV for further treatment due to the seriousness of her injuries.
     After further investigation, police determined that the woman had been beaten by her boyfriend/caretaker.
     Swick was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.

Swick

WARNING – MOHAVE COUNTY

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of black bears have been sighted two times wandering around the town of Desert Springs in the Arizona Strip area.  Fish and Game is aware and is attempting to locate them.  MCSO is also in the area checking.   We recommend the following tips:

  • Never feed or approach a bear!
  • Remain calm if you encounter a bear. Do not run from it.
  • Make the bear aware of your presence by speaking in an assertive voice, singing, clapping your hands, or making other noises.
  • Make sure the bear has an escape route.
  • If a bear enters your home, provide it with an escape route by propping all doors open.
  • Avoid direct eye contact, which may be perceived by a bear as a challenge. Never run from a bear. Instead, slowly back away.
  • To scare the bear away, make loud noises by yelling, banging pots and pans or using an airhorn. Make yourself look as big as possible by waving your arms. If you are with someone else, stand close together with your arms raised above your head.
  • The bear may utter a series of huffs, make popping jaw sounds by snapping its jaws and swat the ground. These are warning signs that you are too close. Slowly back away, avoid direct eye contact and do not run.
  • If a bear stands on its hind legs or moves closer, it may be trying to get a better view or detect scents in the air. It is usually not a threatening behavior.
  • Black bears will sometimes "bluff charge" when cornered, threatened or attempting to steal food. Stand your ground, avoid direct eye contact, then slowly back away and do not run.
  • If the bear does not leave, move to a secure area.

 

PERSON IDENTIFIED IN LEAVING SUSPICIOUS PLASTIC TOTE – KINGMAN         

Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives have identified the person who left the suspicious plastic tote box on the Sheriff’s Office property Monday (4/20) morning.  Due to mental health factors the female subjects’ identity will not be released.  The plastic tote contained notes on a variety of topics, cassette tapes, a cell phone and Oreo cookies.  Nothing inside the tote indicated anything dangerous or any threats.  No charges are pending.  For more information, refer to 4-20-15 Press Release at http://www.mohavecounty.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=131&cid=711.

 

TELEPHONE SCAM – MOHAVE COUNTY  
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a telephone scam.  A Kingman resident reported receiving a telephone call as someone posing as a deputy with the “Mohave County Sheriff’s Department”.  This impostor was asking numerous personal questions regarding her deceased husband.  The reporting party got suspicious and told the male subject that she would call the “Mohave County Sheriff’s Office”, then the male subject hung up on her.  When the real Deputy called the number back that came up on her caller ID (928-215-2114) we received a message advising the following:  “You have reached the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department, due to a high volume of calls we cannot take your call at this time.  If this is an emergency, please hang up and call 911.  If this is a non-emergency, please leave your name, number and a brief message and someone here at the Sheriff Department will get back in contact with you.  If you know your parties extension, please press the pound key.”

This is a scam and the Sheriff’s Office advises you to hang-up and never give personal information over the phone or the computer. If you suspect fraud, contact your local law enforcement office. 

BURGLARY/TRESPASSING – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tammy Marie Lama, 48, of Kingman, late Tuesday (5/20) morning for trespassing and burglary, felonies.  Approximately 6:07 a.m., deputies responded to a suspicious at a residence in the 2300 block of Thompson Avenue.  Dispatch advised that the reporting party said that a female subject broke into her house and she is in her rear bedroom.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, an 81-year-old female victim.  The victim said that she was asleep when she heard a noise and she got up and found an unknown female subject inside her house.  The victim further said that she questioned the female subject and the female subject replied that she was scared.  Deputies contacted the female subject, later identified as Lama, while she was lying on the floor of a bedroom.  Deputies observed that Lama appeared to be confused.  Medical responded and transported Lama to Kingman Regional Medical Center where she was evaluated and medically release. Deputies took Lama into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Lama

DRUGS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANTS – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jessilyn Janel Martin, 26, of Kingman, and Joseph Vernon English, 36, of La Verkin, Utah, Tuesday (5/19) afternoon.  Martin was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with two misdemeanor warrants for probation violation issued by Kingman Municipal Court.  English was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony.  Approximately 3:05 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 3900 block of Andy Devine Avenue.  Deputies contacted Martin, the driver, regarding her active warrants.   Martin was taken into custody without incident. 

Deputies found Martin to have been in possession of three plastic bags; two bags contained a crystalline substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine and the third bag contained marijuana.  Combined weight of the crystalline substance was 6.7 grams.  Deputies contacted English, the passenger.  A search of the vehicle revealed a black scale with residue located inside the passenger door pocket.  English was taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Martin               English 

 

DRUGS/NARCOTICS/MARIJUANA/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANTS – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four Kingman residents early Wednesday (5/20) morning.  Thomas Mitchell Stisi Jr., 47, was arrested for for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, and possession of prescription only drugs, misdemeanor.  Frank Ronald Sutter, 49, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor.  Kimberly Dawn Willden, 24, was arrested on two misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court and Kingman Municipal Court.  Stephanie Marie Meisch, 29, was arrested on two misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court and Kingman Municipal Court.  Deputies observed a vehicle speeding over ten miles in a residential area.  Approximately 2:20 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Sierra Vista Avenue near Irving Street.  Deputies contacted Sutter, the driver, and the following passengers: Stisi, Willden and Meisch.  A records check showed Willden and Meisch to have outstanding warrants. Willden and Meisch were taken into custody without incident.  A consent search of the vehicle revealed a black zipper bag containing 4 glass pipes with burnt white residue, a pipe with burnt marijuana residue, an electronic scale, a straw and plastic bag containing a brown residue, a plastic bag containing marijuana, a variety of numerous pills, a plastic bag containing a brown powder substance and a syringe containing a brown liquid.  A further search of the truck revealed a marijuana pipe inside the spare tire wheel well.  During conversations with Stisi, he said the black zipper bag belonged to him.  Stisi and Sutter were taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene

 

Stisi                                                 Sutter                                                             Willden

Meisch

Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale

 

Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) arrested Steven Joseph Lepore, 47, for possession of dangerous drugs for sale.

     In December 2013, MAGNET received information that Lepore had been using and selling methamphetamine. Narcotics detectives initiated an investigation at that time. After successfully utilizing a police informant, Lepore was arrested on drug charges at his Fort Mohave home on Tuesday.

     He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman

Lepore

 

We wanted to post this one since somehow we missed it before.

We will post a mug shot of Porter when we receive it.

Felony Arrest for Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices

On Monday, April 27th at approximately 4:50 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Lexxus Lee Hopper, 22 of Kingman, was arrested on felony charges of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and misdemeanor Shoplifting and Lisa Rene Porter, 47 of Kingman, was arrested on a felony charge of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and misdemeanor Shoplifting.  These arrests stem after police responded to a call to Walmart, 3300 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd. of a fraudulent return of merchandise in progress.  Officers made contact with the suspects identified as Hopper and Porter. The investigation revealed that Hopper had selected merchandise from store shelves and placed them in a plastic bag before handing the bag to Porter to make a return.  Porter conducted a return on the stolen merchandise and Hopper utilized the gift card received to purchase some other items from the store.  After the transaction, both Hopper and Porter had exited the store without paying for several other items in a cart.  Hopper and Porter were taken into custody.  While being taken into custody, Hopper was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Hopper and Porter were booked into the Mohave County Jail on their respective charges.

Hopper

Tuesday May 19,2015

NARCOTIC DRUGS FOR SALE/DRUGS FOR SALE/WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Brian Joseph Tapia, 24, of Kingman, early Tuesday (5/19) morning for possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, all felonies, and a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Approximately 2:20 a.m., deputies stopped to assist a car on side of the road on Marshall Drive near Snavely Avenue.  The driver, later identified as Tapia, advised that he needed assistance with directions.  During conversations, deputies smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. 

A records check showed Tapia to have an arrest warrant.  Tapia was taken into custody without incident.  A search of the vehicle revealed two plastic bags containing a brown sticky substance, a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance and a red straw with burnt black residue.  The white crystal bag weighed approximately 5.8 grams while the brown sticky substance weighed approximately .4 grams.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Tapia

2X’S AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/DRUGS/WARRANTS – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Manuel Ricardo Duvall Jr., 21, of Kingman, Monday (5/18) evening for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault on law enforcement officer, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with two misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay fines issued by Bullhead City Justice Court and Kingman Justice Court.  Approximately 10:03 p.m., deputies observed a male subject riding a bicycle without any headlights on Butler Avenue near Bank Street.  As deputies turned their patrol vehicle around, they observed the male subject standup and started pedaling harder as he looked back at the patrol vehicle following him.  Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the male subject continued to pedal hard as he turned the corner onto Bank Street.   Deputies observed the male subject, later identified as Duvall, throw something as he was pedaling.  Deputies pulled in front of Duvall, partially blocking his path.  Deputies exited their vehicle and could not see Duvall’s hands.  Deputies began ordering Duvall to get off his bicycle and go to the ground.  Duvall was slow to follow directions while he still didn’t show his hands.  Deputies observed Duvall bend over and a knife dropped to the ground.  The knife was in an open and locked position with a 4-inch blade.  Duvall continued to resist orders.  Deputies grabbed Duvall’s hand and pushed him to the ground.  Eventually, Duvall was handcuffed after he continued to resist.  A records check showed Duvall to have outstanding warrants.  Deputies retrieved a black case from the location where they observed Duvall throw something.  Inside the case, deputies located a syringe, a plastic bag containing a white crystal residue and a plastic bag containing white residue.  Duvall was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident. 

Duvall

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – KATHERINE HEIGHTS (BULLHEAD CITY)

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Andrew Javier Garcia, 25, of Brownsville, TX, early Monday (5/18) morning for disorderly conduct per domestic violence, misdemeanor.  Approximately 1:18 a.m., deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a residence in the 1300 block of N West Ridge Road.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a reporting party.  The RP said that she was sleeping when Garcia, her boyfriend, returned home drunk.  The RP further said that Garcia got angry because she did not want to talk to him.  The RP reported that Garcia threw her kitten across the room.  Deputies located Garcia sleeping in the bedroom.  Garcia became upset when he awoke.  During conversations with Garcia, he denied throwing the kitten.  Garcia was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

Drug Related Search Warrant

On May 18, 2015, detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) with the assistance of the Street Crimes Unit served a drug-related search warrant at a storage unit in the 900 Block of Port Drive. The search warrant was a result of an ongoing drug investigation. Detectives located and seized approximately 41 grams of methamphetamine (with a total approximate street value of $4,000), numerous items of drug paraphernalia and $839 in currency. Arrested during the search warrant were 40-year old Christopher Rikerd and 23-year old Kyle Little, both Lake Havasu City residents. Rikerd was charged with the sale of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and utilizing a wireless device to facilitate a drug offense. Little was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rikerd was held on a $50,000 cash only bond during his initial appearance and Little was held on a $25,000 bond. Both were transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Little         Rikerd

*  Monday, May 18, 2015  *

On Monday, May 18, 2015, at approximately 12:04 a.m., Lake Havasu City police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that had occurred at the Quality Inn at 271 South Lake Havasu Avenue after a male walked up to the front desk brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect left the lobby and was observed getting into a black 4-door sedan. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau were called-out to investigate the crime. The suspect is described as a middle aged, heavy set male with dark complexion and approximately 5’09” tall. The male was last seen wearing an oversized black hooded sweatshirt and a dark colored hat. The make and model of the vehicle is unknown at this time.

On Friday, May 15, 2015, at approximately 2:37 p.m., Lake Havasu City police officers responded to a robbery at Payless Shoes at 1212 North McCulloch Boulevard after a male approached the cashier and demanded money from the store employee. The suspect left the store and was observed getting into a dark colored truck with an unknown California license plate. The male suspect was described as approximately 30 years old, thin build, dark complexion, and approximately 5’08” tall. The male was described as having a large nose, no facial hair, and “bumps” near the right side of his mouth that resembled acne or a skin irregularity. The male was last seen wearing an oversized black hooded sweatshirt with a hood that covered his head and black oversized pants. The make and model of the truck is unknown at this time.

Any person with information on the identity of these robbery suspects are asked to call the Lake Havasu City Police Department at (928) 855-1171. Anonymous information can also be called into Lake Havasu Silent Witness at 928-854-TIPS (8477). Citizens can also utilize the police department’s anonymous text messaging service by texting your message to “CRIMES” or 274637. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a web based tip service at www.tipsoft.com or via the “TipSubmit” mobile application for IPhone and Android based smart phones.

   

 

SUSPICIOUS OBJECT IS PIPE BOMB – GOLDEN VALLEY  

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call where a suspicious object was located on side of the road Monday (5/18) morning.  Dispatch advised that the reporting party thought he may have found a pipe bomb.  At about 8:38 a.m., deputies responded to the corner of Highway 68 and Milky Way Road and contacted the reporting party.  The reporting party described locating a metal pipe that has end caps on both ends.  The reporting party said that he placed the metal pipe back on the ground and proceeded to walk away to call authorities.  Deputies secured the area.   Milky Way Road from Chino Drive to Highway 68 is currently closed to traffic and the second westbound lane of Highway 68 is also closed.   The Kingman Police Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal (Bomb squad) is currently at the scene.  Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) are assisting.

Approximately 2:45 p.m., the KPD Explosive Ordinance Disposal (Bomb squad) utilized their robot to remove the item.  The item was moved to a safe location in the area where the device was destroyed.

The roads were reopened at about 3:15 p.m.

The Bullhead City Police Department Bomb Squad also responded and assisted.

CHILD NEGLECT – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an abandoned child at a residence in the 3800 block of Northfield Avenue at about 10:37 a.m. on Saturday (5/16).  Upon arrival, the reporting party said they located Elizabeth Martin's one-year old boy in a stroller abandoned in their front yard this morning.  Department of Child Services took custody of the victim after he was medically released from Kingman Regional Medical Center.  Deputies attempted to locate Elizabeth Martin, 26, of Kingman without success.   This case has been forwarded to the County Attorney's Office.

Martin

 

WEAPONS OFFENSE/THEFT/DRUGS/WARRANT – WHITE HILLS

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jason William Wagner, 42, of White Hills, late Sunday (5/17) evening for disorderly conduct with a weapon, possession of stolen property,  possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.  At about 11:11 p.m., as deputies were patrolling, they were approached by a resident of White Hills.  The resident advised that there is a white vehicle parked in the area and a male subject is sleeping in the vehicle.  Deputies located the vehicle and contacted the only occupant identified as Wagner.  A records check showed Wagner to have a warrant.  Wagner was taken into custody without incident.  A search of Wagner revealed a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance, a plastic bag containing marijuana, syringes and a glass pipe with residue.  An inventory search of the vehicle revealed a .32 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and a .22 caliber revolver.  A records check showed the .22 caliber revolver was reported stolen out of the Chicago Police Department.  During conversations with Wagner, he said that he purchased the .22 caliber revolver from a friend and he didn’t know the gun was stolen.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Wagner

WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Carlos Miguel Godina, 29, of Mohave Valley, Saturday (5/16) afternoon on a felony warrant for fraudulent schemes/artifices issued by Maricopa County Superior Court.  Approximately 3:00 p.m., deputies contacted Godina at a residence in the 2100 block of Cabot Drive regarding his warrant arrest where he was taken into custody without incident.  Godina was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Godina

**Felony Arrest for Theft and Trafficking Stolen Property**

On Saturday, May 16th at approximately 4:30 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Jack Lee Milam III, 20 of Kingman, in the 3100 block of Airway Ave. on felony charges of Theft and Trafficking Stolen Property.  This arrest stems after new information was obtained in regards to a police investigation which began May 8th of theft of jewelry and coins from a safe in a residence in the 3300 block of N. Jewel St.  The victim had found a pawn slip with the belongings of the suspect and relative, Milam.  Officers located the stolen jewelry and coins at a local pawn shop which had been pawned by Milam.  On May 16th, Milam had returned to the residence to pick up his belongings, but left prior to police arrival.  Police located a vehicle, driven by Milam, and conducted a traffic stop in the 3100 block of Airway Ave. at approximately 4:30 p.m. where he was taken into custody.  Milam, who did not admit involvement, was booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Milam

Friday, May 15, 2015

WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ronald Wayne Hensley, 46, of Kingman on Thursday (5/14) afternoon for an outstanding warrant.  Approximately 12:30 pm, deputies responded to a call in the 3000 block of Butler Avenue and contacted Hensley.  A record check showed Hensley to have a misdemeanor warrant for interfering with judicial proceedings issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Hensley was taken into custody without incident.  Hensley was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Hensley

WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sean Martin Yellowhair, 18, of Kingman on Thursday (5/14) evening for minor in possession of alcohol and an outstanding warrant, misdemeanors.  Approximately 6:20 pm, deputies contacted Yellowhair in the area of Tommie Drive and Devlin Avenue.  While speaking with Yellowhair, deputies smelled a strong odor of alcohol.  A record check confirmed Yellowhair to be underage.  The record check also showed Yellowhair to have a warrant for failure to appear issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Yellowhair was taken into custody without incident. Due to the level of intoxication of Yellowhair, he was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center for evaluation.  Upon his release, Yellowhair was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Yellowhair

Thursday, May 14, 2015

WANTED

 

Bullhead City Police are searching for 36-year-old Lawrence Anthony Smilari, who is wanted for committing aggravated assault against his step-father.

     On Wednesday, May 6th, Smilari got into an argument with his step-father, age 69. During the fight, Smilari pushed him over the couch and punched him in the face several times while he was on the floor. The victim suffered severe bruising and swelling to his face. He was treated at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center and later flown to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV for further treatment.

     Police have not been able to locate Smilari. A felony warrant was requested for charges of aggravated assault per domestic violence.

     If anyone knows of Smiliari’s whereabouts, please do not approach. Contact the Bullhead City Police Department at (928) 763-9200 or (928) 763-1999 after hours.

 

WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Adam Max Dial, 21, of Fort Mohave, Tuesday (5/12) evening on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies contacted Dial at a residence in the 5500 block of S Topaz Street in an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, a records check showed Dial to have an arrest warrant.  Dial was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 

 

WARRANT ARREST – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Christopher Allen Rikerd, 40, of Lake Havasu City, late Monday (5/11) morning on a warrant.  Approximately 10:15 a.m., deputies contacted Rikerd in a parking lot of a convenience store in the 3200 block of Highway 95 regarding a dirt bike Rikerd was operating without a license plate.  During the investigation, a records check showed Rikerd to have a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Lake Havasu City Municipal Court.  Rikerd was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.  The motorcycle was towed from the scene. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

TRAFFIC & ALCOHOL OFFENSES/WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Gary Tacia, 43, of Pahrump, NV, early Sunday (5/10) evening for driving with a suspended driver’s license, open alcohol container in vehicle and a contempt of court warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court, all misdemeanors.  Approximately 4:58 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 4900 block of Highway 95.  Deputies contacted Tacia, the driver.   A records check showed Tacia to have a suspended driver’s license and a warrant.  Tacia was taken into custody without incident.  An inventory search of the vehicle revealed an open container of alcohol.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Public Beware of Fictitious Invoices

The Lake Havasu City Police Department and Lake Havasu City Fire Department want to warn the community about a recent scam that has surfaced in Lake Havasu City. The scam is designed around a fictitious contractor, RMZ Fire Safety, which has sent false invoices to various businesses in Lake Havasu City, charging the business for a service that has not been provided. The false invoices identify the fictitious charge as being for “Annual State Required Fire Safety Equipment Inspection, Test, and Certification.” Investigators have been actively working on identifying individuals associated with this fictitious contractor.

If you receive an invoice from RMZ Fire Safety, the police and fire department are urging that you do not send a payment to the listed address. The Lake Havasu City Fire Department works with a variety of licensed fire and safety companies. If you have a question about a specific company or invoice, please contact the Lake Havasu City Fire Department. Anyone that has been a victim or received a fictitious invoice related to this scam is encouraged to contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department at (928) 855-1171. Citizens may also contact Lake Havasu City Fire Department Fire Marshal, Scott Hartman, at 928-854-0749, if there are any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT/FALSE REPORT – LITTLEFIELD (AZ STRIP) 

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jose Luis Castro, 34, of St. George, Utah, Friday (5/8) morning.  Deputies observed a vehicle traveling with a cracked windshield.  Approximately 7:10 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 15 at milepost 12.  Deputies contacted the driver and two passengers. During contact with the front seated male passenger, deputies observed the passenger was uncertain of his age and birthdate.  The male passenger falsely identified himself.  The male subject was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mesquite Jail.  Eventually, deputies determined the male subject’s identity to be Castro.  During conversations with Castro, he said that he was deported before because he had sex with a minor.  Further conversations with Castro, he said that he doesn’t think he completed his probation on that offense and he may have a warrant.  A criminal history check showed Castro had been arrested and convicted for a rape of a minor and sexual assault in 2001.  He was also previously deported from the United States.  With the assistance of Border Patrol, they confirmed Castro was in fact in the country illegally.  Border Patrol placed a detainer on Castro.  The driver was issued a warning for the windshield.

Castro

 

WARRANTS ARRESTS – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Russell Lee Cruz, 32, and Crystal Anna Black, 25, both of Kingman, early Monday (5/11) afternoon.  Cruz was arrested on a felony warrant for failure to appear issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a misdemeanor warrant for contempt of court issued by Bullhead City Municipal Court.  Black was arrested on a felony warrant for probation violation issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Deputies learned the whereabouts of two wanted felons through the Silent Witness hotline.  Approximately 12:50 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 3500 block of E Lark Lane.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Cruz and Black regarding their arrest warrants.  Cruz and Black were taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 Cruz                       Black

WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Clark Richard Shreves II, 44, of Mohave Valley, early Monday (5/11) morning on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Approximately 1:15 a.m., deputies responded to the 8600 block of Ash Street regarding threatening text messages.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a reporting party.  The RP said that while she was at dinner with a friend, that Shreves, her boyfriend, persistently texted them with threatening messages.  Deputies reviewed the messages and determined the messages were not threats.  A records check showed Shreves to have an arrest warrant.  Deputies responded to a residence in the 8600 block of S Sycamore Street and contacted Shreves regarding his warrant.  Shreves was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

HUMAN REMAINS LOCATED – EAST OF KINGMAN Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of where a human skull was located at the base of the Peacock Mountains late Friday (5/8) afternoon. At about 4:50 p.m., deputies responded to the area of where a hiker reported that he located a human skull laying on the ground. A perimeter search of the area was conducted without locating anymore human remains. The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office recovered the human remains. Identification and autopsy results are pending. The Medical Examiner plans to send the human remains to an anthropologist. This incident remains under investigation.

 

HUMAN REMAINS LOCATED – EAST OF KINGMAN   

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of where a human skull was located at the base of the Peacock Mountains late Friday (5/8) afternoon.   At about 4:50 p.m., deputies responded to the area of where a hiker reported that he located a human skull laying on the ground.  A perimeter search of the area was conducted without locating anymore human remains.

The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office recovered the human remains.  Identification and autopsy results are pending.  The Medical Examiner plans to send the human remains to an anthropologist.  This incident remains under investigation.

Friday May 8, 2015

**Felony Arrest for Drug Related Charges**

On Friday, May 8th at approximately 11 p.m., Kingman Police arrested John Chester Tate, 52 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Prescription Only Drugs, and two misdemeanor Warrants.  This arrest stems after an officer made contact with a subject, identified as Tate, walking in the area of N. Fifth St. and E. Simon Ave.  Tate was found to have two misdemeanor warrants.  While taking Tate into custody he was found to be in possession of narcotic pills, prescription only pills, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.  Tate was booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 

Tate

 

**Felony Arrest for Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia**

On Saturday, May 9th at approximately 10:05 a.m., Kingman Police arrested John Ronald Tunstead, 32 of Kingman, in the 600 block of E. Beale St. on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of drug Paraphernalia, and two misdemeanor Warrants.  Robert Statzel, 48 of Kingman, was arrested on seven misdemeanor Warrants.  This arrest stems after an officer made contact with subjects in the alley of the 600 block of E. Beale St.  Two of the subjects, identified as Tunstead and Statzel, were known to have outstanding warrants.  Tunstead, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  During the investigation, Tunstead admitted involvement in a prior shoplift, trespass, and trafficking stolen property.  He was charged accordingly and booked into the Mohave County Jail. Statzel was booked into the Mohave County Jail on his misdemeanor warrants.

Tunstead      Statzel

 

**Felony Arrest for Sale & Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Paraphernalia**

On Saturday, May 9, 2015 at approximately 6:55 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Daisy Marie Moncrief, 36 of Dolan Springs, in the 3300 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd. on felony charges of Sale of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and misdemeanor Shoplift. This arrest stems after police were called to Walmart, in the 3300 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd. for a shoplift in progress.  Officers made contact with a female subject, identified as Moncrief, who was found running behind Big 5 Sporting Goods.  Moncrief was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia consistent with the use and sale of methamphetamine.  Moncrief, who had admitted her involvement, was booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Moncrief

** Dangerous Drugs and Warrant Arrest **

On Friday, May 8th, at 9:40pm, Kingman Police arrested Stanley Richard Borwaski, 38 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a misdemeanor warrant for Contempt of Court.  Borwaski was walking on the 100blk of S. Third St. when he was contacted by an officer.  During this time it was found that Borwaski had a warrant for his arrest.  He was additionally found to be in possession of methamphetamine and the associated drug paraphernalia. Borwaski was taken into custody and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Borwaski

** Forgery Arrest **

On Friday, May 8th, Kingman Police arrested Dakota Cody Claw, 29 of Kingman, on two felony charges of Forgery.   Claw was wanted in connection to a forgery investigation began on May 5th, wherein Claw was alleged to have cashed two forged checks.  The investigation revealed that Claw had fraudulently prepared and cashed two checks belonging to an elderly couple who recent moved away from Kingman.  Claw, who admitted involvement, was booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Claw

** Fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Crash investigation from last year complete **

The investigation is complete regarding a City of Kingman vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that occurred on July 7, 2014, that resulted in the death of pedestrian Emily MacDonald, in the crosswalk in the 3200blk of Stockton Hill Rd.    In August last year the KPD investigation was given to the AZ Department of Public Safety for independent review.  That process took approximately 8 months.  Once KPD received the results of the AZ DPS investigation the case was given to the Mohave County Attorney’s Office for review of possible criminal charges, which have been declined.  On Friday, May 8th, William Johnston was issued a citation charging him with Failure to Yield to Pedestrian in Crosswalk.

PROMOTING PRISON CONTRABAND – KINGMAN  

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report at the Mohave County Jail Saturday (5/9) morning regarding an inmate having drugs.  Approximately 8:35 a.m., deputies contacted a Detention Officer at the Mohave County Jail regarding inmate Jay Brian Jost, 19, of Lake Havasu City, having drugs in his possession.  The Detention Officer reported that he found a plastic bag containing a black tar substance.  Deputies recognized the substance as heroin.  The substance field tested positive for heroin.  Deputies contacted Jost and he was charged with possession of narcotic drugs and promoting prison contraband, felonies.

Jost 

 

AGGRAVATED HARSASSMENT – DOLAN SPRINGS

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kent Nelson Thompson, 49, of Dolan Springs, early Sunday (5/10) morning for aggravated harassment per domestic violence, felony.  Approximately 6:00 a.m., deputies responded to a contempt of court report at a residence in the 11500 block of N Earls Road.  Dispatch advised that Thompson was violating a valid order of protection at this address that protects a 53-year-old female victim.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Thompson.  Thompson advised that he has changed and he was at the residence to talk with the victim.  Thompson was taken into custody without incident.  Deputies contacted the victim. The victim said that she does not want to speak with Thompson and she does not want him on her property.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Thompson

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sean Michael Clinger, 28, of Mohave Valley, late Sunday (5/10) afternoon for assault per domestic violence, disorderly conduct per domestic violence and criminal damage per domestic violence, misdemeanors.  Approximately 4:15 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 8400 block of S Boundary Peak Road.  Dispatch advised that Clinger reported that his girlfriend was ransacking the residence.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Clinger’s girlfriend, later determined to be a 23-year-old victim.  The victim said that Clinger got angry with her when he grabbed her by the neck and pushed her down.  The victim further said that Clinger picked up their fishing poles and snapped them in half and he threw the tackle box on the couch.  Deputies observed a light redness on the victims’ neck.  Deputies contacted Clinger and questioned him.  Clinger admitted to breaking the fishing poles after having an argument with his girlfriend.  Clinger said that he just wanted his girlfriend to leave.  Clinger was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Clinger

DRUGS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cody Jon Connella, 22, of Fort Mohave, Saturday (5/9) morning for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, and a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear issued by Bullhead City Municipal Court.  Approximately 8:43 a.m., deputies responded to suspicious subjects outside of a convenience store located in the 4400 block of S Highway 95.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a male subject identified as Connella outside of a vehicle.  A records check showed Connella to have an arrest warrant.  Connella was taken into custody without incident.  An inventory search of the vehicle revealed two plastic bags containing a white crystal substance, numerous drug paraphernalia items and several plastic bags containing a brown substance.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.  Additional drug related charges are pending the Mohave County Attorney’s review. 

Connella       

 

CRIMINAL DAMAGE/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua Allen Patterson, 30, of Kingman, Saturday (5/9) evening for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, and criminal damage per domestic violence, misdemeanor.  Approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 3200 block of Carver Avenue.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a Kingman Police Department Officer and he said that he located Patterson hiding in a shed and Patterson was detained.  Deputies contacted the reporting party, a 28-year-old female victim.  The victim reported that Patterson, her boyfriend, has been causing problems and earlier today deputies were at her residence.  The victim said that Patterson had left her residence and he returned tonight.  The victim further said that she locked Patterson out to avoid any further problems for the night.  The victim reported that Patterson was banging on the door and he grabbed a tool from the shed and he began trying to cut the back door knob off the door.  Deputies observed about one half inch cut into the door.  Deputies located a syringe and a spoon with residue which Patterson had previously in his possession.  Deputies contacted Patterson.  During conversations with Patterson, he said that he cut the door area about a week ago.  Deputies questioned Patterson about the spoon and syringe.  Patterson advised that he threw those items away a couple days ago.  Patterson was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 Patterson

 

WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jack Ray Huffman Jr., 33, of Fort Mohave, early Friday (5/8) evening on an outstanding warrant.  Approximately 4:56 p.m., deputies contacted Huffman in the 4300 block of Puerto Verde Drive in an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, a records check showed Huffman to have a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant.  Huffman was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Richard Anthony Arn, 31, of Kingman, late Friday (5/8) evening for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony.  Deputies observed a green truck traveling without head lamps functioning.  The vehicle pulled over off the roadway and the driver jumped out of the vehicle as the deputies’ vehicle passed.  Approximately 11:33 p.m., deputies turned their patrol vehicle around and contacted Arn, the driver, as he stood near the truck.  Arn replied yes, when the deputy asked if his driver’s license was still suspended.  Arn was taken into custody without incident.  A search of Arn revealed a glass pipe with burnt white residue.  A records check showed Arn’s driver’s license was not suspended.  During conversations with Arn, see, I’m getting stuff done.  A computer check showed the registration on the vehicle was expired.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Arn

Friday, May 8, 2015

RECOVERED VEHICLE – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tony Ray Ellis, 24, and Senia B P Imus, 34, both of Kingman, late Thursday (5/7) morning.  Ellis was arrested for possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with driving with a suspended license and a contempt of court warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court, misdemeanors.  Imus was arrested for theft of means of transportation, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of prescription only drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, taking identify of another, felonies, along with two misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay fines issued by Bullhead City Justice Court and Kingman Justice Court. Deputies observed a vehicle speeding in a residential area. Utilizing a radar unit, the vehicle was traveling 38 miles per hour in a posted 25 mph zone. Approximately 11:35 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Jagerson Avenue and Van Nuys Road. Deputies contacted Ellis, the driver, and a female passenger who falsely identified herself. A computer check showed the vehicle was reported stolen out of California.  Ellis and the female passenger were taken into custody without incident.  A search of a purse located inside the vehicle revealed an identification for a Senia Imus, drug paraphernalia and drugs.  An inventory search of the vehicle was conducted.  Overall, the following items were located a scale, glass pipe, white crystal weighing approximately 1.9 grams, plastic bags containing a white residue, pills and a plastic bag containing a brown tar substance.  Deputies contacted the female passenger and she said her true identity is Imus and she used her sister’s name earlier.  A records check showed Imus to have arrest warrants.  A records check showed Ellis to have suspended driver’s license and a warrant.  Ellis and Imus were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Ellis          Imus

TRAFFICKING STOLEN PROPERTY/THEFT/DRUGS/WARRANTS – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four Kingman residents Wednesday (5/6) evening.  Blake Andrew Bloomberg, 28, was arrested for possession of weapon by prohibited possessor, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with driving with a suspended license, a failure to appear warrant issued by Bullhead City Municipal Court and a failure to pay fines warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court, misdemeanors.  , was arrested for burglary, theft, trafficking in stolen property, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, and driving with a suspended license, misdemeanor.  Caleb John Crandall, 18, was arrested for burglary, theft, trafficking in stolen property, felonies, and a probation violation misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court on original charge of possession of marijuana.  Arthur Loren Kaufelt, 54, was arrested for trafficking in stolen property, felony, and possession of stolen property, misdemeanor.  Approximately 6:30 p.m., deputies responded to a burglary report at a property in the 1600 block of W Mote Drive.  Deputies contacted the victim, a 46-year-old male.  The victim said that when he returned to the property, he noticed his blue generator had been stolen.  The victim further said that he has surveillance cameras setup.  Upon reviewing the video footage, deputies observed a green Dodge Durango truck and a female driver with blonde hair.  Investigations determined that Nichols had borrowed her parents green Dodge Durango on Tuesday (5/5).  Deputies learned that subjects at a residence in the 2700 block of E Butler Avenue maybe involved with this incident.  As deputies approached the house, they observed a white truck and a motorcycle pull up to the residence.  Deputies contacted Nichols standing outside of the truck and Bloomberg who had been operating the motorcycle.  Deputies found Bloomberg to have been in possession of a gun.  Deputies seized the handgun.  A computer check showed Bloomberg to have been a convicted felon.   A records check showed Bloomberg to have a suspended driver’s license and active warrants.  Bloomberg was taken into custody without incident.  Deputies questioned Nichols regarding the generator.  Nichols admitted to going to the property with Crandall and they took the generator and sold it to Kaufelt.  Nichols was taken into custody without incident.  A records check showed Nichols to have suspended driver’s license.  A search of Nichols purse revealed tin foil containing a straw rolled up in a brown sticky substance.  After a consent search of the property, deputies located the reported stolen generator.  During the investigation, Kaufelt and Crandall walked up to the residence where deputies detained them both.  Deputies questioned Crandall regarding the generator and he initially denied selling the generator. Eventually, Crandall admitted to selling the generator to Kaufelt.  A records check showed Crandall to have a warrant.  Deputies contacted Kaufelt.  During conversations with Kaufelt, he said that he purchased the generator from Nichols and Crandall on Tuesday (5/5).  Further conversations with Crandall, he said he did not know it was stolen.  Bloomberg, Nichols, Crandall and Kaufelt were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  During the booking process, Detention Officer’s located a plastic bag containing a white residue in Bloomberg’s pocket.  The motorcycle and the white truck were towed from the scene.

Bloomberg Nichols

Crandall  Kaufelt

 

WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph John Jenkins, 21, of Kingman, early Monday (4/4) morning on a parole violation felony warrant issued out of Department of Corrections in California.  Approximately 2:08 a.m., deputies responded to the Valley View Medical Center at 5330 S Highway 95 regarding an assault report.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a male victim identifying himself as John Jenkins.  Jenkins advised that three unknown male subjects jumped him in the area of Plantation and Barrackman while he was walking.  Deputies observed Jenkins had been cut from his ear down to his jaw.  Deputies responded to the area as described by Jenkins and determined there were no signs of the assault happening in that area.  During the investigation, deputies thought John Jenkins may be Joseph Jenkins who has an arrest warrant.  A Fort Mohave Tribal Officer responded and confirmed the victim’s identity to be Joseph Jenkins.  The victim got irate and insisted his name is John.  Further investigations determined the victim to be Joseph.  Valley View Medical Center treated and medically released the victim.  Joseph Jenkins was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Jenkins

MAGNET ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) detectives arrested Robert Lopez Figueroa, 36, and Patricia Yevette Pena, 32, both of Kingman, early Monday (5/4) afternoon.  Figueroa was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft, all felonies.  Pena was arrested for tampering with evidence, felony.  At about 1:30 p.m., MAGNET detectives contacted Figueroa and Pena during a traffic stop in the area of Beverly Avenue and Harrison Street.  With the assistance of a Kingman Police Detective and his K9, approximately 93.5 grams of methamphetamine was located.  Figueroa and Pena were taken into custody without incident.  A search warrant was granted at Figueroa’s residence in the 3000 block of E McVicar Avenue where additional quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana were located.  During the investigation, a reported stolen washer and dryer were also located and recovered.  Figueroa and Pena were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail

Figueroa    Pena

Search Warrants Net Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Currency

On April 28, 2015, detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) with the assistance of detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau served a drug-related search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Palo Verde Plaza. The search warrant was a result of an ongoing drug investigation. Detectives located and seized approximately 6.2 grams of heroin, a small amount of methamphetamine, several pills classified as a dangerous drug, and $3,390 in currency. Arrested during the search warrant was 19-year-old Jay Jost, a Lake Havasu City resident. Jost was charged with possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jost was held on a $75,000 cash only bond during his initial appearance and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office where he later posted bond. On May 7, 2015, detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau, with the assistance of detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Street Crimes Unit, served a second search warrant at Jost’s residence after investigation revealed that Jost immediately began selling illegal drugs upon release from jail. Detectives located and seized approximately 11 grams of heroin, a small amount of methamphetamine, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, and $1,980 in currency.Jost was charged with possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jost was held with no bond at his initial appearance and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office

Jost

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wear It Colorado Life Jacket Exchange Program

On May 16, 2015, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., the Lake Havasu City Police Department Special Assignments Unit will be assisting the Arizona Game & Fish Department with promoting boating safety awareness and a life jacket exchange program at London Bridge Beach, 1340 McCulloch Boulevard North. This event will provide an opportunity for members of the boating community to exchange their unserviceable life jackets for a quality life jacket at no charge. The trade-in program includes those life jackets that are unsafe, torn-up, or outgrown. They will also be conducting courtesy vessel safety checks to the public. Boaters who frequent Lake Havasu are all urged to attend the event.

Shop with a Cop Kayak Fundraiser:

The Bullhead City Shop with a Cop, a non-profit organization, has partnered with Desert River Kayak and Kohl’s Cares for a summertime fundraiser. A kayaking day trip is scheduled for Sunday, June 14th, a shuttle will pick up kayakers from Rotary Park at 8 a.m. to launch from Davis Camp. The kayak trip will feature a stop at the Community Park where the Kohl’s Cares Team will be facilitating the pizza snack and fellowship stop. The trip lasts about 3 hours and will end at Rotary Park.   Cost is $40 per person, which includes kayak (single, tandem or standup paddleboard) or canoe, gear and transportation to the launch.  

For reservations please contact Lorrie Duggins, Shop with a Cop Board Member 928-234-6355.

Have fun and help brighten a child’s Christmas this holiday season.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION – YUCCA

Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives have been investigating a missing person’s report of a Cynthia Marie Horn, 54, of Yucca.  Horn was last seen on October 3, 2014, in Yucca driving her black 1994 Jeep Wrangler. 

During the investigation, James David Collins, 50, of Yucca, Horn’s friend was arrested in Mexico for a weapons violation. Collins had Horn’s Jeep in Mexico.   

Since then, Collins was released from Mexico authorities and Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives had a felony arrest warrant issued for Collins on failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements issued by Lake Havasu City Justice Court.  

With the assistance of the United States Marshals Office Collins was located in Yuma, Arizona at his mother’s residence on Tuesday (5/5) where he was taken into custody without incident.  Collins was booked into the Yuma County Jail.

Investigators were able to obtain a confession from Collins who stated that he killed Cynthia Horn in Yucca and he transported her body to Yuma County where he buried her on family trust land. 

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Detectives obtained search warrants and recovered human remains.

Pending charges for Collins are second degree murder, abandonment of a dead body and theft of means of transportation, felonies.  This case remains under investigation and autopsy results are pending to determine cause of death and confirmation of identification

Cynthia Horn  

Collins

 

WEAPONS OFFENSE/DRUGS – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Carl Allen Walters, 35, of Kingman, early Monday (5/4) evening on two counts of misconduct with a weapon, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, all felonies.  Approximately 7:45 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Camp Mohave Road and Highway 95.  Deputies observed the driver and only occupant moving around in his seat and reaching behind the seat.  Deputies contacted the driver identified as Walters.  Deputies observed Walters was extremely nervous and fidgety.  Deputies questions Walters about having any weapons in the vehicle and Walters advised that he didn’t think so.  Walters further advised that there are no weapons in the vehicle and he isn’t supposed to have any guns.  As the deputy was standing at the driver’s side door, they requested Walters to exit the vehicle.  Deputies ordered Walters to stop as he was reaching behind the passenger’s seat.  Walters resisted orders as he continued.  Deputies grabbed Walters hand and escorted him out of the vehicle where he was detained. 

Deputies searched behind the passenger seat and located a bottle of tequila and a 9mm pistol.  A computer check showed Walters to be a prohibited possessor of weapons.  A further search of the vehicle revealed a 45 pistol inside a backpack, a purple pipe, rolling papers, a green bottle containing marijuana, a round rubber case containing white crystal residue, a glass pipe with residue and two plastic bags containing white crystal residue.  Deputies found Walters to have been in possession of two plastic bags containing crystal which later field tested for methamphetamine.  Walters was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Walters

NARCOTICS/DRUGS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ashley Nichole Adams, 29, of Golden Valley, Monday (5/4) evening for possession of narcotic drugs, possession of  dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with driving with a suspended license and a failure to pay fines warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court, both misdemeanors.   Deputies observed a suspicious white Ford Explorer in the 2500 block of Hearne Avenue.  Deputies lost sight of the vehicle.  A short time later, deputies located the vehicle parked in a driveway of a residence in the 2300 block of Leroy Avenue.  Deputies observed the lights were off on the vehicle and no lights were on in the house.

Approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies approached the vehicle and contacted a female driver, later identified as Adams.  Adams advised she was at the house to visit a friend.  At that time, a homeowner exited the residence and advised they did not know Adams.  A records check showed Adams to have a suspended driver’s license and a warrant.  Adams was taken into custody without incident.  An inventory search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance, a plastic bag containing a brown substance.  A search of Adams purse revealed pills identified as a dangerous drug and two metal spoons with brown residue.  Adams was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center after she complained of having trouble breathing.  Adams was evaluated and medically cleared.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Adams

 

Marty Hennek, an employee of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, was presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office during a ceremony on April 21st in Phoenix.

Marty has been assigned to the Victim Rights Program at the Mohave County Jail since 2001 and has been dedicated to ensuring that the Constitutional Rights of victims in Mohave County are protected and that our agency has continually complied with the various state statutes and agency policies as relates to victim notification and information. 

Marty has worked diligently to assure field officers are providing victims with the required and necessary information during their contacts. On a daily basis, she reviews criminal reports to verify VR packets were issued and have been routed properly and accounted for.  Marty fosters a strong working relationship with our Patrol Division and she continues to strengthen her office credibility.  A system of checks and balances were created that has simplified the tracking process in our shared records management system.

Marty commonly reaches out to victims and provides information and assistance above and beyond that required to assure that victims received the appropriate assistance and then takes the time to explain the process and eliminate confusion that is common when members of our community become victims. More often than not, routine follow-up telephone calls are made to confirm that after-hours notifications were made and to provide any clarifying information necessary.

Detention Center Director Don Bischoff said, “Marty has served faithfully with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in the Victim Rights Program position for nearly 14 years, but she will be retiring this year in May. Marty has always treated our victims with the fairness, respect, and dignity they deserve, while ensuring they are kept informed and not forgotten or lost in the process”.

Marty has been married to her husband Mike for 40 years.  They have a son and a daughter and 3 grandchildren.  Marty and Mike will be moving to Idaho to be with family. 

Sheriff Jim McCabe said, “Marty has performed a superb job and she has developed the Victim Rights position with the upmost high standards.  I wish Marty well in her retirement!”

(Pictured left to right)  Patrol Captain Dean McKie, Detention Center Director Don Bischoff, Victim Rights Officer Marty Hennek and Assistant Detention Center Administrator Robert Vollbracht are proud of Marty’s achievements.

 

On May 5th at approximately 10 p.m., Bullhead City Police were called to a report of people fighting in the 2000 block of White Sands Drive. Officers contacted David Allen Eskina Jr, 44, who they recognized from prior incidents. While police were waiting to see if Eskina had any outstanding warrants, he dropped something on the ground behind him. Police discovered it was a container with a baggie of methamphetamine and another baggie containing some heroin. Police also located a glass meth pipe in his pocket.
Eskina was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, narcotic drugs and drug paraphernalia and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail, Kingman.

Eskina

 

Mohave County Multi-Jurisdictional

Hazard Mitigation Plan Review and Update

 

The City of Bullhead City is seeking public input on the Mohave County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

A planning team comprised of representatives from Mohave County, Kingman, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, and Colorado City is reviewing and updating the existing 2010 Mohave County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (PLAN). 

Public input on the current PLAN is important and residents are encouraged to review the PLAN and offer comments. 

 

Click the link to review the 2010 Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The final draft of the updated 2015 plan will be made available for review and comment in August, 2015. The PLAN focuses on the area’s most threatening hazards and provides a strategy to reduce or eliminate the risk from those hazards to the people and property of Mohave County.

Bullhead City residents can send comments to Police Chief Brian Williamson, Bullhead City’s Emergency Manager, at bwilliamson@bullheadcity.com.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MCSO NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person that left the suspicious packages at the National Bank of Arizona.  Late Monday (5/4) morning, the Bullhead City Police Department Bomb Squad determined the suspicious packages not to be dangerous.  The surveillance video shows a woman walking past the front entrance doors carrying two packages and placing those packages on a metal mail box located on the south side of the bank Sunday (5/3) evening.  For more information, refer to Press Release 5-4-15. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to speak with the person who left these packages.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 753-0753 or an anonymous tip with Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234.

   

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alan Michael Patrick Galle, 24, of Fort Mohave, early Saturday (5/2) afternoon for assault per domestic violence, disorderly conduct per domestic violence and criminal damage per domestic violence, misdemeanors.  Approximately 11:55 a.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 5700 block of Loop Lane.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a 54-year-old female victim.  The victim said that she and Galle had a disagreement when Galle became enraged and started yelling at her.  The victim further said that Galle went outside and he started hitting the screen door with a hammer.  The victim reported that she fell after Galle shoved her when she went outside to have him stop.  Deputies observed a damaged screen door.  Deputies contacted Galle.   During conversations with Galle, he admitted to pushing the victim and damaging the screen door. 

Galle was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 

ACCIDENT TURNS INTO AN ARREST – TOPOCK

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cassandra Ilene Miller, 25, of Topock, Saturday (5/2) evening on three counts of endangerment, resisting arrest, aggravated DUI, felonies, along with DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08%, extreme DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .15% and less than 20%, misdemeanors.  At about 6:35 p.m., deputies responded to a single vehicle accident in the 5100 block of Mesa Drive.  Upon arrival, deputies observed a white Toyota Camry facing west on Mesa Drive.  The vehicle was blocking the westbound lane and partially the eastbound lane.  Deputies observed the vehicle was unoccupied but the engine was still running.  Deputies turned the vehicle off and further observed the vehicle had two flat tires.  A resident in the area contacted deputies and advised a female subject, later identified as Miller, with three children walked east on Mesa Drive.  In the meantime, another deputy located Miller and observed her telling the three children to run.  The Golden Shores Fire Department ambulance was staged in the area.  Deputies requested GSFD to pick-up the children as they were running past the intersection of Mesa Drive and Pima Parkway.  Deputies contacted Miller and she advised that she was drunk.  Miller’s demeanor frequently changed and she became combative toward the deputy when she took a swing but missed.  After a struggle, Miller was taken into custody.  The GSFD safely brought the children back to the scene and determined the children ages 6, 5 and 3 including Miller, their mother, were not injured from the accident.  Miller’s children were released to a friend of the family per Miller’s request.  During conversations with Miller, she admitted to have been drinking peppermint schnapps and beer.  Further conversations with Miller, she said that she was driving a few seconds before the accident.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Miller was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County District II Substation where an analysis revealed her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .163%.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Miller

*  Monday, May 04, 2015  *

Search Warrant Nets Drugs and Firearms

On May 1, 2015, at approximately 5:58 p.m., detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement team (MAGNET) with the assistance of the Street Crimes Unit, served a drug-related search warrant at a residence in the 4000 block of Little Finger Road. The search warrant was a result of an ongoing drug investigation.

Detectives located and seized approximately 4.4 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, three firearms, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Arrested during the search warrant were 53-year-old Brian Harrington, 49-year-old Michael Lumley, and 50-year-old Doni Juhre, all residents of Lake Havasu City.

Harrington was charged with the possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited possessor. Michael Lumley was charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited possessor. Doni Juhre was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Juhre was additionally charged with tampering with evidence as she attempted to dispose of drug evidence as detectives served the search warrant.

Harrington, Lumley, and Juhre were held with no bond at their initial appearance and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department.

   

      Brian Harrington                                  Michael Lumley                                     Doni Juhre

 

                                                                          SUSPICIOUS OBJECTS – FORT MOHAVE   

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to two suspicious objects located outside of the National Bank at 4676 S Highway 95 Monday (5/4) morning.  Approximately 8:00 a.m. deputies responded to the business and setup perimeters limiting public access to the business and parking area.  The Bullhead City Police Department’s Bomb Squad responded.  The BHCPD Bomb Squad has removed the suspicious packages and has found nothing dangerous.  Most likely the bank will be back to normal business sometime this afternoon after the MCSO’s detectives process the scene. 

 

AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT/WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Adrian Rosales Mejia, 41, of Kingman, Saturday (5/2) evening for aggravated harassment per domestic violence, a felony, along with two failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court.  April 14th, at approximately 9:20 p.m., deputies responded to a contempt of court at a residence in the 2100 block of John L Avenue.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party.  The reporting party said that she has an order of protection against Mejia, her ex-husband, and her daughter is listed on the order with her. The RP reported that her daughter received a phone call from Mejia phone number which is listed on the order of protection.  Deputies contacted a 15-year-old female victim.  The victim reported that she received 13 calls from Mejia, her father tonight.  Deputies confirmed the order of protection to be valid.  Deputies also confirmed the victim received several calls from Mejia’s phone.  Deputies attempted to contact Mejia numerous times without success.  Saturday (5/2) evening, at about 8:10 p.m., deputies contacted Mejia at a residence in the 2400 block of John L Avenue where he was taken into custody without incident.  A records check showed Mejia to have active warrants.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Mejia

WARRANTS ARREST – GOLDEN VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Mary Anne Bell, 38, of Golden Valley, early Saturday (5/2) afternoon on a failure to appear felony warrant issued out of Yuma Justice Court and a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Approximately 1:10 p.m., deputies contacted Bell in the 3300 block of Kaba Road during an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, a records check showed Bell to have active warrants.  Bell was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Bell

WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Thomas Edward Hennings, 21, a transient, Friday (5/1) afternoon on a parole violation felony warrant issued out of Arizona Department of Corrections and a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Approximately 2:06 p.m., deputies responded to a suspicious subject in the area that was bleeding from his face and asking for help in the 3900 block of E Shaeffer Avenue.  Upon arrival, deputies located a male subject matching the description in the area of Patsy Drive and Shaeffer Avenue.  Deputies contacted the male subject and observed blood on his face.  The male subject was identified as Hennings.   During conversations with Hennings, he said nothing happened; he was visiting his sister at her house earlier.  A records check showed Hennings to have arrest warrants.  Hennings was taken into custody without incident.  Medical responded as Hennings complained of foot pain.  He was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where he was treated and medically released.  Hennings was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Hennings

WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Misti Otero, 40, of Mohave Valley, early Friday (5/1) evening on a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Approximately 5:10 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 10200 block of S Jamaica Drive.  While enroute, deputies were advised that Otero, the reporting party, has an active warrant.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Otero.  Otero advised that she and her boyfriend were arguing and she wanted him out of her house.  Deputies contacted Otero’s boyfriend and he said that they were in an argument and he collected his property and left the residence.  Deputies advised Otero that she has a warrant.  Otero was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Felony Arrest on Drug Related Charges

On Friday, May 1st at approximately 9:15 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Larry Wayne Jackson, 46 of Kingman, in the 3300 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd. on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  This arrest stems after an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation with two occupants in the 3300 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd.  The officer made contact with the driver, identified as Jackson, who was ultimately found to be in possession of the dangerous drug methamphetamine for sale, marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia.  Jackson, who admitted his involvement, was booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Drug related charges are pending on the female passenger.

Jackson

U.S. MARSHALS AND BULLHEAD CITY POLICE TEAM UP ON SEX OFFENDER COMPLIANCE OPERATION

 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –U.S. Marshals and Bullhead City Police Department wrapped up a two day sex offender compliance operation on April 30, 2015.  The compliance operation was a combined effort consisting of the U.S. Marshals and Bullhead City Police Department ensuring sex offenders residing in the Bullhead City area are complying with sex offender registration laws.  Approximately 75 compliance checks were conducted by officers.  Those found not in compliance will be referred for prosecution for violating sex offender registration laws.

David P. Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service takes great pride in working with and generating partnerships with many of the law enforcement agencies in our state and communities. These partnerships allow us to conduct sex offender operations that will enhance the safety and security of our children. Most importantly, these initiatives remove any safe haven for sexual predators who seek to victimize citizens with their dangerous and often violent crimes within our cities.”

In July 2006, the U.S. Congress passed the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, also known as the Adam Walsh Act. Among other things, the act increased the U.S. Marshals Service’s role in fugitive apprehension by allowing the agency to assist jurisdictions with locating and arresting convicted sex offenders who violate sex offender registration requirements. The act also allows for convicted sex offenders who violate their registration requirements to be charged federally.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nations oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined. For more information about the U.S. Marshals, go to www.usmarshals.gov.

Friday May 1, 2015

Arrested for Threatening Officials  

 

On April 24th, the Bullhead City Police Department was notified of several phone calls that threatened the lives of the Bullhead City Mayor, County Judges and a City Prosecutor. The phone calls were made to the City Clerk’s Office and the Bullhead City Justice Court.
     Police were able to obtain the phone number where the calls originated from. Through further investigation, police determined that the caller was Mathew Joseph Farrell, a 59-year-old Bullhead City resident, who was upset about a civil court case.

     On April 30th at about 9:30 p.m., detectives located Farrell at a local bar, 1600 block of Highway 95, and arrested him for five counts of threatening and intimidating. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.

Farrell

Man Arrested for Child Molestation

Detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau conducted a child molestation investigation after the police department was notified of an incident involving a Lake Havasu City preschool teacher’s aide.  On April 30, 2015, detectives arrested 21-year old Tyler Aalgaard for two counts of child molestation after the investigation revealed that Aalgaard inappropriately touched a 5-year old and 2-year old during the course of his employment.

The police were notified on April 1, 2015, after the 5-yea old male victim disclosed to his parents that he was inappropriately touched by Aalgaard at the Lake Havasu City preschool. Detectives took over the investigation and conducted a forensic interview with the 5-year old victim who disclosed that he was inappropriately touched. During the investigation, additional information suggested that Aalgaard also inappropriately touched a 2-year old male during a separate instance, while at the preschool.

Aalgaard was charged with two counts of child molestation.  Aalgaard was held without bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Any person with additional information is asked to call the Lake Havasu City Police Department at (928) 855-1171. Anonymous information can also be called into Lake Havasu Silent Witness at 928-854-TIPS (8477).

Aalgaard

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Recently..........

 a business owner lost $1,000.00 to a scammer. It goes like this: The business owner got a call from a 602 number late on a Friday. They said they were with Unisource and there was a balance owed of 1000 dollars, and that they would have to shut the power off in 1 hour if it was not paid by getting a Green Dot money pak at Wal-Mart and calling them back with the pin numbers. The business owner panicked because they would have to close for the weekend if the power went off. The owner assumed the last check to Unisource did not clear or there was some other problem and did not verify with Unisource till it was too late.

Unfortunately it was a scam.

 Unisource would never call you to do that, nor would any other utility company do that.  Call Law enforcement if you receive any such call.

The Cat Team

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