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Monday, April 20, 2015

SUSPICIOUS OBJECT – KINGMAN 

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious item found on the Sheriff’s Office property approximately 100 feet behind the Kingman/Cerbat Court house Monday (4/20) morning.  At about 9:40 a.m. deputies responded to the area and setup perimeters limiting access to the Sheriff’s Office and the court house.  The Kingman/Cerbat Court house was evacuated.  Surrounding businesses were also checked for suspicious items and none were located.  The item was a plastic tote containing unknown objects at that time.  The Kingman Police Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal (Bomb squad) responded and rendered the object safe utilizing a disruptor and a robot.  Their bomb technician rendered the item to be safe.  Shortly after 2:00 p.m., the public was allowed into the Kingman/Cerbat Court.  This incident was a collaborative effort amongst the following agencies: Kingman Police Department, ADOT Law Enforcement and traffic division, Arizona Department of Public Safety, BNSF Railroad Police and their explosive detection K9 and American Medical Response.  This incident remains under investigation. 

DRUGS/MARIJUANA/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – LITTLEFIELD (ARIZONA STRIP)

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Derrick Bruce Boone, 29, of St. George, Utah, and Summer Dawn Fuentes, 18, of Queen Creek, late Sunday (4/19) morning.  Boone and Fuentes were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Deputies observed a vehicle speeding through a construction zone.  Approximately 9:45 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 15 at milepost 18 and contacted Boone, the driver.  Deputies smelled an odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  Deputies questioned Boone and Boone gave the deputy a bag of marijuana.  Boone was taken into custody without incident.  Deputies had the passenger, identified as Fuentes, exit the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed a two glass pipes with residue and a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance which weighed approximately 22 grams.  Fuentes was taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mesquite Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested William Roy Nugent, 49, of Kingman, early Sunday (4/19) morning for aggravated assault – impede breathing per domestic violence, felony.  Approximately 12:05 a.m., deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a women being beaten up by her husband at a residence in the 3200 block of Hearne Avenue.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a 51-year-old female victim.  The victim reported that Nugent, her husband, had been drinking and she was trying to get him some clean pants when he attached her.  The victim further reported that he grabbed her around her throat and she started to black out.  Deputies observed obvious red marks around the victims throat.  While deputies were speaking with the victim, they heard a male subject’s voice in the background calling the victim a cop caller.  Deputies contacted the male subject identified as Nugent.  During conversations with Nugent, he said that he attacked her.  Nugent was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  At the jail, Nugent had to be further restrained as he became combative and attempted to punch a Detention Officer.

Nugent

OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE – LAKE HAVASU            

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jeffrey David Covelier, 42, of Lake Havasu City, early Friday (4/17) evening for OUI and OUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08%, misdemeanors.  Deputies observed a blue and white boat traveling southbound past Contact Point.  Deputies further observed the boat was traveling contrary to navigation; traveling southbound on the eastside of the waterways.  Approximately 5:00 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in the South Basin and contacted Covelier, the operator.  During conversations with Covelier, he said that he was not aware that he should be traveling in a counter clock wise fashion.  Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Covelier.  Further conversations with Covelier, he admitted to having two mixed drinks.  Covelier was taken into custody and transported to Contact Point where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .121%.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.  The vessel was towed from the scene.

WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Samantha Faith Freeman, 36, of Mohave Valley, early Friday (4/17) evening on a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Approximately 7:00 p.m., deputies contacted Freeman in the 5300 block of Highway 95 regarding her active warrant.  Freeman was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Antonio Tony Blackowl Jr., 32, of Mohave Valley, early Saturday (4/18) morning on a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Deputies observed a male subject walking 10400 block of Plantation Way.  Approximately 1:13 a.m., deputies contacted the male subject identified as Blackowl and inquired as to his welfare.  Blackowl advised he was okay but he could use some water.  Deputies provided him with a bottle of water.  A records check showed Blackowl to have an active warrant.  Blackowl was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Blackowl 

WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Brett Wesley Altizer, 50, of Kingman, Saturday (4/18) afternoon on two felony warrant for probation violation both issued by Mohave County Superior Court.  Approximately 3:10 p.m., deputies contacted Altizer at a residence in the 3700 block of Lum Avenue regarding his active warrants. Altizer was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 Altizer

Friday, April 17, 2015

** Injury crash between motorcycle and SUV **

On Friday, April 17th, at 9:42am the Kingman Police Department investigated an two vehicle crash between and motorcycle and an SUV in the 3200blk of Stockton Hill Rd. The investigation revealed that William Lee Jr, 86 of Kingman, was driving his Hyundai SUV northbound on Stockton Hill Rd. when he began to make a left turn into the Kingman Regional Medical Center campus, into the path of a southbound motorcycle driven by a 58y Kingman man.  The motorcycle collided into the passenger side front fender of the SUV, causing the driver of the motorcycle to vault over the hood of the SUV and land on the ground.   The injured driver was carried into the Kingman Regional Medical Center emergency department by witnesses with non-life threatening, but serious injuries. Lee was found to have a suspended driver’s license.  Lee was charged with Failure to Yield Right of Way (civil) and Driving on a Suspended License (misdemeanor).  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.  Traffic was jammed for about 1 hour due to the crash.

PROHIBITED POSSESSOR/TRAFFIC OFFENSE – GOLDEN VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nicholas Ray Volk, 23, of Kingman, late Thursday (4/16) afternoon for possession of a weapon by prohibited person, felony, and driving with a suspended license, misdemeanor.  Approximately 4:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 5900 block of Chino Drive in reference to a welfare check.  Dispatch advised that a reporting party said a male subject is standing outside of the water company looking strange and he has a gun in his front waist band.  Upon arrival, deputies did not locate anyone matching the description of the male subject.  However, deputies did observe a male subject, matching the description, driving away on a dirt motorcycle.  Deputies located the male subject traveling east on Chino Drive.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, later identified as Volk.  Deputies observed Volk to be extremely nervous.  Volk advised that he was waiting for his brother near the water company.  Deputies questioned Volk about having a gun and Volk avoided the question and he eventually said that he is a felon.  Volk was taken into custody without incident.  Deputies removed the 9mm gun from Volk’s waistband.  During conversations with Volk, he said that he is a felon and he knows he is not supposed to have a gun.  A records check showed Volk to have a suspended driver’s license and confirmed him to be a convicted felon.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Volk

WARRANTS ARREST – TOPOCK

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Douglas Lloyd Quintard, 56, of Topock, Thursday (4/16) afternoon on a felony probation violation warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Approximately 2:40 p.m., deputies contacted Quintard at a residence in the 13100 block of S Shore Parkway regarding his active warrants.  Quintard was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 

Quintard 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVENT & SAFETY AWARENESS

The Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is fast approaching and has been scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Centennial Park located at 3333 Harrison Street in Kingman. 

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Kingman Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety and the MTC Arizona State Prison will be joining forces to make this year the largest fundraising event for Special Olympics in the Kingman area.  The public is invited to attend and participate.

The event will begin with a 1 mile walk around the park with Special Olympics Athletes leading the way with the Torch.  A 5K run will be held after the walk with awards going to the fastest individual in the men’s and woman’s class.  A $10 donation will be asked from all those wishing to participate in the walk or 5K run.  Registration for the event will begin at 7:00 a.m. at Centennial Park prior to the event.

In connection with this event, there will also be a large public Safety Awareness event at the park as well.

Vehicles and information booths from the surrounding law enforcement agencies and local fire departments will be on hand for children to view.  This portion is free to the public, but donations are encouraged.

In addition, there will be a “Dunk Tank” and “Pie in the Face booth”.  For a $1 donation you’ll have a chance of Dunking a Local Public Safety Officer or Splatting a pie in their face.

COUNTERFEIT US CURRENCY – MOHAVE COUNTY            

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about counterfeit currency in Mohave County. 

This week fake $20 bills were passed at two different convenience stores in Kingman and two more fake $20 bills were turned in by citizens in the Fort Mohave area.

Anyone with information regarding suspect(s) or counterfeit bills is asked to contact your local law enforcement agency or Mohave Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234.  

WARRANTS ARREST – TOPOCK

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Thomas Miller, 52, of Topock, Sunday (4/12) afternoon on outstanding warrants.  Approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies contacted Miller at a residence in the 4700 block of Tule Drive in an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, a records check showed Miller to have two misdemeanor warrants issued out of Parker Justice Court for failure to pay fines and failure to comply with court order.  Miller was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ESCAPE – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an inmate escape late Friday (4/13) afternoon behind the Superior Court house at 401 E Spring Street.  Approximately 4:50 p.m., deputies contacted a Detention Officer.  The DO reported that inmate Benjamin Leigh Hoaglin, 32, a transient, was detained and further restrained after he ran.  The DO said that they were escorting inmates back into the transport van from the Superior Court when inmate Hoaglin hesitated to get into the van.  The Detention Officer struggled with Hoaglin until he broke free and began running.  Deputies contacted Hoaglin and charged him with felony escape in the third degree.

Hoaglin

DRUGS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Andrew David Muehlhausen, 25, of Fort Mohave, Tuesday (4/14) morning on seven counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of narcotic drugs, felonies. Approximately 7:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 5700 block of Bison Avenue in reference to drug paraphernalia.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party.  The RP said that he located a cigarette pack this morning belonging to his daughter’s boyfriend identified as Muehlhausen.  The RP further said that drug paraphernalia items were inside the cigarette pack.  Deputies observed a plastic bag containing a brown substance, a second plastic bag containing brown residue, two pieces of tin foil containing a brown sticky substance, a hair pin with brown sticky residue on both ends and a black straw containing a brown sticky residue.  Deputies contacted Muehlhausen and he admitted the items were his and the substance is heroin.  Muehlhausen was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 Muehlhausen

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Justine Renee Davis, 29, of Bullhead City, early Tuesday (4/14) afternoon for disorderly conduct per domestic violence, misdemeanor.  Approximately 11:50 a.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 6500 block of Navarro Drive.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party.  The RP said that Davis, his daughter, was dropped off at his residence this morning and she has been causing a disturbance.  The RP further said that Davis refused to leave when she was asked.  Deputies contacted Davis and she began yelling at her mother and father.  Davis was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Bureau of Animal Care & Welfare 

Dog Bite, Bullhead City

    

Bullhead City Animal Care and Welfare officers are seeking information on a recent dog bite incident.
     On April 13th at about 9 a.m., a 33-year-old woman was walking in the 1600 block of Havasupai Drive when a small, black, furry dog approached her. When she bent down to pet it, the dog bit her on her hand. The woman sought medical treatment at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center.

     The victim said she had never seen the dog before and did not know where it resides.

     Animal Care and Welfare officers are looking to find the dog and owner to conduct a standard rabies observation quarantine. If the dog has a current Bullhead City animal license, the quarantine may be done at home.
     If anyone has any information, please call the Bureau of Animal Care and Welfare at (928) 763-6000.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nicholas Santamaria Jr., 56, of Lake Havasu City, early Monday (4/13) evening for disorderly conduct per domestic violence, misdemeanor.  Dispatch advised that the reporting party said that Santamaria is breaking things and he has a knife, but he has not threatened her.  Approximately 7:30 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 1100 block of Riverside Drive.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Santamaria and detained him.  Deputies contacted the reporting party.  The RP said that Santamaria got upset with her during dinner and he pulled her by her hair.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

WARRANTS ARREST – NORTH OF LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rusty Johnathan Moretto, 34, of Waterford, CA, early Sunday (4/12) afternoon on outstanding warrants.  Approximately 1:30 p.m., deputies contacted Moretto approximately 1 mile south of Interstate 40 on Highway 95 in an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, a records check showed Moretto to have three misdemeanor warrants; a failure to pay fines warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Municipal Court and two failure to appear warrants both issued out of Maricopa County.  Moretto was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

Monday, April 13, 2015

FRAUDULENT SCHEMES – EAST OF KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rudik Sargisov, 43, of Glendale, AZ, Friday (4/10) morning on fraudulent

schemes/artifices, felony, along with theft and two counts of fraudulent use of credit cards, misdemeanors.

Approximately 8:07 a.m., deputies responded to the Love’s truck stop at 6035 Minerva Lane in reference to a fraud

report. While enroute, deputies learned that a male subject attempted to make purchases using a fraudulent credit

card and he left traveling in a truck with a purple cab and a white trailer. Shortly thereafter, deputies observed the

described vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 40. Deputies conducted a traffic stop at milepost 52 on Interstate

40 and contacted Sargisov, the driver. Deputies questioned Sargisov and he said that he purchased a cup of coffee

from the Love’s truck stop. Sargisov further said that he did not purchase anything with his credit card. During the

investigation, deputies learned after reviewing the surveillance video that Sargisov attempted to purchase a navigation

unit using a fraudulent card. Further investigations determined that Sargisov did not purchase the cup of coffee that

he was seen with leaving the store and earlier he purchased gasoline for the tractor trailer using the fraudulent card.

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

vehicle was towed from the scene.

Sargisov

AGGRAVATED DUI – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jammy Dale Remington, 39, of Lake Havasu City, Saturday (4/11) evening

for aggravated DUI – suspended license, felony. At about 9:30 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of

Mescalero and Pero Drive. Deputies contacted the driver, later identified as Remington, as he exited his vehicle

staggering and he almost fell down. Deputies smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Remington. Remington was taken

into custody and transported to the Mohave County District III Substation where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol

concentration (BAC) to be .211%. A records check showed Remington’s license to be suspended. He was

transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Remington

DRUGS/WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kenneth William Burr, 46, of Kingman, early Sunday (4/12) evening for

possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and two warrants for possession of dangerous

drugs issued by Kingman Justice Court, all felonies. Approximately 6:10 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in

the 4700 block of Leland Lane regarding a wanted person identified as Burr. Upon arrival, deputies received

permission to enter the residence and learned that Burr exited through the backdoor. Deputies located Burr inside a

shed where he was taken into custody. Deputies found Burr to have been in possession of a plastic bag containing a

white crystal substance, a syringe containing liquid and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia. He was transported and

booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.

Burr

AGGRAVATED DUI – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Danielle Nicole Davis, 30, of West Covina, CA, Sunday (4/12) evening for

aggravated DUI – suspended license, felony. Deputies observed a vehicle speeding and crossing in and out of lanes.

Approximately 8:05 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Highway 95 and King Street. Deputies

contacted Davis, the driver. During conversations with Davis, she said that she had one drink earlier. A records

check showed Davis license to be suspended. Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Davis was taken into custody

and transported to the Valley View Medical Center where a blood sample was taken from Davis and will be submitted

to the DPS Crime Lab for further analysis. She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without

incident. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Davis

 
Friday, April 10, 2015
 
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANT ARREST – GOLDEN VALLEY 
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tina Marie Dellinger, 47, of Golden Valley, early Thursday (4/9) afternoon for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, and a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Municipal Court. Approximately 1:00 p.m., deputies contacted Dellinger at a residence in the 6700 block of N Glen Canyon Road during an unrelated incident. A record s check showed Dellinger to have an arrest warrant. Dellinger was taken into custody without incident. Deputies found Dellinger to be in possession of a glass pipe with residue. She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.
Dellinger
 
 
 DUI/CRIMINAL SPEED – LAKE HAVASU CITY
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tommy Joe Bromley, 37, of Firth, ID, Friday (4/3) evening for DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08% and criminal speed – exceeding 85 MPH, misdemeanors.
Deputies observed a vehicle speeding in a 55 miles per hour construction zone. Utilizing a radar unit, deputies
determined the vehicle was traveling 97 mph. Approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop north on
Highway 95 at milepost 196. Deputies contacted the driver, later identified as Bromley, and detained him. Deputies
smelled an odor of alcohol on Bromley. During conversations with Bromley, he admitted to have been drinking earlier. Bromley refused to perform the field sobriety tests (FST’s) as requested by deputies. Bromley was transported to the Mohave County District III Substation in Lake Havasu City where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .101%. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
 
WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jesse Alan Torres, 26, of Mohave Valley, early Saturday (4/4) morning on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Bullhead City Justice Court. Approximately 1:50 a.m.,
deputies contacted Torres at a residence in the 1300 block of Jamaica Way in an unrelated matter. A records check showed Torres to have an active warrant. Torres was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.
 
DISORDERLY CONDUCT – LAKE HAVASU CITY
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Harlan Lee Ritz, 57, of Lake Havasu City, Saturday (4/4) evening for
disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Approximately 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a
residence in the 7000 block of N Hayley Drive. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, a 65-year-old
male victim. The victim said that Ritz was intoxicated when he entered his place and
started pushing him around. Deputies contacted a witness and the witness confirmed the victim’s statements. The witness further said that he got between the two men and told Ritz to leave. Deputies contacted Ritz at a residence on the same property. Ritz advised that he went to the residence to talk with the victim and the victim started pushing him. Ritz was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail
without incident.
 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

 

INJURY ACCIDENT – LITTLEFIELD (AZ STRIP)

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an injury accident involving two vehicles at the interse

ction of Scenic Boulevard and Highway 91 early Wednesday (4/8) even ing. At about 6:22 p.m. deputies responded to the scene of where a red Toyota Celica failed to yield at a stop sign and struck a SUV type vehicle. The impact of the collision caused the SUV to roll three times. Medical responded. A total of four people involved were transported to Mesa View Medical Center with minor injuries. Seatbelts

and airbags helped to avoid serious injuries. This accident remains under investigation and charges are pending . Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

 

2X’S JUVENILE REFERRAL – FORT MOHAVE

 

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies has charged Jeffrey Ryan Borden-Martinez, 15, of Mohave Valley, and Keoni Tyler Weeks, 13, of California on Monday (4/6) for burglary and theft of means of transportation, felonies. Monday (4/6) morning deputies responded to five automobile burglary and theft incidents. All of these incidents to ok place between Highway 95 and Primavera Drive, east to west, and Hammer Lane and Joy Lane, north to south, in Fort Mohave late Sunday (4/5) night and early Monday (4/6) morning.

Borden-Martinez and Weeks committed several auto burglaries in addition to stealing two bicycles and a green golf cart. The golf cart and bicycles were located and recovered. Juvenile referrals have been submitted on the juveniles to the Mohave County Juvenile Probation. Please contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office if anyone else in this area has learned that they are a victim of a crime.

 

 

WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Teela Kristine Renee Sonday, 30, of Golden Valley, late Tuesday (4/7) evening on a probation violation felony warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court. Approximately 11:37 p.m.,deputies contacted Sonday during a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Suffock Avenue. A records check showed Sonday to have an arrest warrant. Sonday was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.

Sonday

 

WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

 

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Scott Albert Salerno, 48, a transient, late Tuesday (4/7) morning on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Lake Havasu City Justice Court. Approximately 11:10 a.m., deputies contacted Salerno in the 5300 block of Highway 95 regarding his active warrant where he was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ENDANGERMENT/KIDNAPPING/AGGRAVATED ASSAULT – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Lynn Begley Jr., 42, of Fort Mohave, Tuesday (4/7) evening for endangerment per domestic violence, kidnapping per domestic violence, a failure to appear warrant issued by Commissioner Court, all felonies, along with failure to appear warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court and failure to pay fines warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court, misdemeanors.  Approximately 2:45 p.m., deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence in the 5700 block of S Gazelle Drive.  Dispatch advised that they received a phone call saying that Begley, her father, was back at the residence and he would not let her mother out of the house.  Most recently deputies were at Begley’s residence Monday (4/6) evening in an attempt to arrest him on his outstanding warrants and on domestic violence charges, but Begley left the residence prior to the deputy’s arrival.  While enroute, Tuesday (4/7) afternoon, deputies contacted Begley’s daughter via a phone and she advised that she received several text messages from her mother saying that Begley had boarded up the house and would not let her leave.  Their daughter further said that her mother was afraid and she wanted law enforcement to respond.  Upon arrival, deputies observed the front entry way was boarded up with a piece of plywood.  Several windows had screens that could not be seen through into the house.  Utilizing a public address system, deputies advised Begley to exit the house.  Deputies continued speaking on the public address system attempting to have Begley exit the house without a response.  During the ongoing attempts to contact Begley, deputies contacted Begley’s wife, a 36-year-old victim, on her phone and she advised that she was not okay before the line abruptly hung up.  At about 4:00 p.m., deputies were able to free the victim from the enclosed porch area.  Deputies observed hands reaching around the boarded up porch entry and deputies cut the screen in the window and were able to free the victim safely.  The victim reported that Begley came home and boarded up the entries and exits, preventing her from leaving.  The victim said that she wanted to leave but Begley told her to stay and the cops would eventually leave.  The victim further said that she was afraid to leave because they have a long history of Begley abusing her.  Fort Mohave Fire Department personnel responded and evaluated the victim.  Deputies continued their attempts to have Begley exit the residence without any response.  At about 7:00 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Operations Unit (TOU) forced entry into the residence and took Begley into custody without further incident.  During conversations with Begley, he said that he refused to come out because he needed to pick up his tax return from his tax person.  Begley was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Begley was also charged with aggravated assault per domestic violence, felony, along with disorderly conduct per domestic violence and criminal damage per domestic violence, misdemeanors.  Monday (4/6) evening deputies responded to a residence in the 5700 block of S Gazelle Drive regarding Begley attacking his son.  Upon arrival, deputies learned that Begley took off running from the scene.  Deputies contacted Begley’s son, a 17-year-old victim.  The victim said that Begley was trying to kick him out of the house again when Begley came at him with a flashlight.  The victim further said that Begley picked up a piece of 2x4 wood and threw it at him.  Medical responded and advised the victim may have a fractured forearm.   Deputies contacted two witnesses and they both confirmed the victim’s statements.

Begley

 

PROMOTING PRISON CONTRABAND – KINGMAN  

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report at the Mohave County Jail early Tuesday (4/7) afternoon regarding an inmate having drugs.  Approximately 1:30 p.m., deputies contacted a Detention Officer at the Mohave County Jail regarding inmate Sandra Eileen Quinn, 44, of Fort Mohave, having drugs in her possession.  The Detention Officer reported that she found a small plastic bag and a folded paper containing a white crystal substance on inmate Quinn.  Deputies observed small chucks of white crystal which field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Deputies contacted Quinn and she advised that she brought the methamphetamine in the jail when she was booked.  Quinn was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and promoting prison contraband, felonies.

 Quinn

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – TOPOCK

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Edward Raymond Cleveland, 33, of Topock, early Tuesday (4/7) evening for failure to comply with a court order per domestic violence, misdemeanor.  Approximately 6:11 p.m., deputies returned a phone call regarding a contempt of court incident.  During the phone conversation, deputies determined the caller to be a 32-year-old female victim.  The victim reported receiving text messages today from Cleveland, her brother.  The victim further reported that she has an order of protection against Cleveland.  Deputies confirmed the order of protection to be valid.  Deputies responded to the 13100 block of S Shore Place and contacted Cleveland.  Deputies confirmed the communication by viewing Cleveland cell phone.  Cleveland was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mother Arrested – Failure to Report Child Abuse

        Bullhead City Police are investigating a couple for child abuse after officers noticed bruises on a boy while responding to a possible traffic accident.

     On April 6th at about 4:40 a.m., police responded to the 2200 block of Lakeside Drive for a report of a man who fell out of a moving vehicle. The male passenger, 26-year-old Jacob Jeffrey Garbers, was taken to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center (WARMC) for treatment of his injuries.
     According to Garbers’ girlfriend, 23-year-old Rebecca May Rose Wright, they were arguing while she was driving and he hit her in the face. Police observed injuries to Wright’s face. She said Garbers then jumped out of the car while it was moving.
     The couple’s two young children were in the backseat. Officers observed that their 2-year-old boy had severe bruising and swelling on his face and bruises on his arms and legs. When questioned, Wright said her son was very active and always falling down and running into things. She said the facial injury was caused from a fall at the playground the day before while with his grandmother.

     Police and Fire Department paramedics agreed that the injury to the boy’s face did not appear to be from a fall. The boy was taken to WARMC for treatment.

     After further investigation, detectives discovered that Rebecca Wright failed to seek medical attention for her son. She also provided police with a false number for the boy’s grandmother when officers wanted to confirm her story of how the boy received the injury. Later, the grandmother told police that the boy was not in her care when the injury occurred.
     Wright then told police that Garbers had hit their son in the head, but did not report it because she didn’t want Garbers arrested. Wright was arrested for failure to report child abuse.

     The child was treated and released from WARMC. CPS took custody of the boy and their 4-month-old daughter.

     A summons was requested for Jacob Garbers for charges of assault per domestic violence and disorderly conduct per domestic violence against Wright. Garbers was later flown to a Las Vegas, NV hospital for further treatment. Child abuse charges are pending as the case is still under investigation.
     Wright was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.

Wright

Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident

On April 5, 2015, at approximately 6:17 p.m. Lake Havasu City Police officers were dispatched to the 1000 Block of McCulloch Boulevard North for a reported two vehicle traffic accident with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and found that a motorcycle had struck the rear of a Dodge pickup truck.

Investigators determined that a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by 41- year old Michael Washburn was traveling eastbound on McCulloch Boulevard at a high rate of speed when it struck the rear of a 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup truck which was also traveling eastbound on McCulloch Boulevard. The Dodge Dakota was driven by 20-year old Courtney Barker. This caused the motorcycle to go down and into a side slide. Washburn was ejected from the motorcycle and onto the roadeeway. Washburn sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital, where he was ultimately flown to the Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Michael Washburn succumbed to his head injuries at the Sunrise Medical Center. Barker was uninjured during the collision. The Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Accident Investigation Team is continuing its investigation of the collision. It has been determined that Washburn was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Alcohol does appear to be a factor in this investigation.

 DEATH INVESTIGATION – FORT MOHAVE

 

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives responded to a suicide and attempted homicide report Tuesday (4/7) morning.  Approximately 5:15 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 2500 block of E Nez Perce Road.  Medical was staged nearby.

 

Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his

head.  Deputies located a deceased 59-year-old male victim inside the residence. 

 

The reporting party identified as Wayne Sander, 48, said that his roommate shot him before he shot himself, committing suicide.  Sander further said that his roommate was distraught about his medical condition.  Medical responded and transported Sander to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave where he was airlifted to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he is currently listed in fair condition. 

 

The initial investigation has determined that the 59-year-old male victim died of a gunshot wound to the head.  The identity of the deceased victim will be released after next of kin has been notified.  This case is being investigated as an attempted homicide/suicide.  Autopsy results are pending.

AGGRAVATED DUI – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua Jon-Carl McCarthy, 25, of Kingman, early Tuesday (4/7) morning for aggravated DUI (interlock device), felony.  Deputies observed a vehicle speeding on Stockton Hill Road near Northern Avenue.  Approximately 1:46 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Shadow Road and Northern Avenue.  Deputies contacted McCarthy, the driver.  McCarthy advised that he knew he was speeding as he was coming from a friend’s house.  Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on McCarthy.  During conversations with McCarthy, he said that he is supposed to have an interlock device on his vehicle.  Further conversations with McCarthy, he said that he had a couple beers earlier.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), McCarthy was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .209%.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

McCarthy

TRANSPORT OF DRUGS/DRUGS FOR SALE – GOLDEN VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Aiello, 45, of Golden Valley, Monday (4/6) evening for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, transportation of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, a parole violation warrant issued out of Arizona Department of Corrections, all felonies, along with driving with a suspended license, misdemeanor.  Deputies observed a vehicle fail to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Ligurta Road and Kit Drive.  Approximately 10:00 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Joseph Drive near Ligurta Road.  Deputies observed the vehicle quickly pull into a driveway of a residence and continue traveling around the south side of the property.  Deputies observed the residence to be abandoned.  Deputies further observed the driver running away from the driver’s side door as the vehicle was still in motion.  Deputies exited their vehicle and followed the subject, later identified as Aiello.  Deputies advised Aiello to stop, but he continued running toward Kit Drive.  Deputies observed Aiello stumbling and losing his balance as deputies caught up with him.  Deputies ordered Aiello to stop when he fell into a pile of tires on the ground.  Deputies took Aiello into custody without further incident.  Deputies knew Aiello’s driver’s license to be suspended. A records check showed Aiello to have a felony warrant and a suspended driver’s license.  An inventory search of the vehicle revealed a leather case containing a glass pipe with burnt residue, numerous new plastic bags and three plastic bags containing white crystalline substance.  The first plastic bag weighed 4.02 grams, the second weighed 2.76 grams and the third weighed .40 grams.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Aiello

WARRANT ARRESTS – TOPOCK

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Allen Stone Barnes, 62, of Mohave Valley, and Jennifer Marie Pace, 35, of Fort Mohave, late Monday (4/6) morning.   Barnes and Pace were each arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Approximately 10:40 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a disturbance in the 13100 block of Shore Parkway.  During the investigation, deputies contacted Barnes and Pace.  A records check showed both of them to have an arrest warrant.  Barnes and Pace were taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Lawrence Clark, 33, of Bullhead City, late Monday (4/6) morning on a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court.  Approximately 11:00 a.m., deputies contacted Clark at a residence in the 10200 Hopkins Drive regarding his active warrant where he was taken into custody without incident.  Clark was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Clark

Monday, April 6, 2015

BESTIALITY/SEXUAL EXPLOITATION – DOLAN SPRINGS
Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Cody Walter Carey, 34, of Dolan Springs, Friday (4/3) afternoon on ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of bestiality, felonies.  Investigations began February 6th regarding child pornography images and bestiality images on a computer device.  At about 2:11 p.m., a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 14900 block of Elm Drive where Carey was contacted.  Detectives seized a computer and associated devices.  Carey was taken into custody without incident.  During conversations with Carey, he admitted to having child pornography and engaging in sexual acts with an animal.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 
Carey


OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE – LAKE HAVASU                                                                   
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joe Alfredo Acosta, 31, of Riverside, CA, early Saturday (4/4) evening for OUI, OUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08% and extreme OUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .15% and less than 20%, misdemeanors.  At about 5:41 p.m., deputies observed a watercraft traveling in Thompson Bay with an excessive wake.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop and contacted Acosta, the operator.  Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Acosta.  During conversations with Acosta, he admitted to having six or seven light beers earlier.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Acosta was taken into custody and transported to Contact Point where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .183%.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 

Acosta
 
TRAFFIC OFFENSE/RECKLESS DRIVING/DUI – MOHAVE VALLEY
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Sam Laplaca, 67, of Mohave Valley, early Saturday (4/4) morning for leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and DUI, misdemeanors.  At about 12:45 a.m., deputies responded to Willow Drive and Highway 95 in reference to a hit and run accident that occurred in the 1500 block of Courtwright Road.  Upon arrival, both parties from the collision were on scene with a Department of Public Safety Officer.  Investigations determined that Laplaca was driving a white Van traveling westbound on Courtwright Road when Laplaca crossed the center line and sideswiped the mirror of a white Truck traveling eastbound.  The victim, a 64-year-old male subject, called authorities while he followed the white Van.  Deputies contacted Laplaca and smelled an odor of alcohol on him.  Deputies observed both vehicles side mirrors were damaged.  Laplaca said that he heard a loud crash and saw him mirror was broken.  Laplaca further said that he assumed a large rock flew up from the road and broke his mirror.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Laplaca was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County District II Substation where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .072%.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.
 
WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jonathan Mark Summers, 32, of Kingman, early Saturday (4/4) evening on two felony warrants for probation violations issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Municipal Court.  Deputies received a tip regarding the whereabouts of a wanted person.  Approximately 5:10 p.m., deputies responded to a parking lot in the 2900 block of Northern Avenue.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Summers as he was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle.  A records check confirmed Summers outstanding warrants.  Summers was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 
Summers

Friday, April 3, 2015


WARRANTS ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua Michael Blais, 31, of Mohave Valley,  
Thursday (4/2) evening on a felony warrant for failure to appear issued by
Mohave County Superior Court and a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued
 by Bullhead City Justice Court. Approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies contacted Blais at
a residence in the 2100 block of E Cabot Drive during an unrelated
incident. Deputies knew Blais to have outstanding warrants. A
records check confirmed his arrest warrants. Blais was taken into custody without incident.

He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 

BURGLARY - DOLAN SPRINGS

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Yancy Cole Grimmett, 44, of Dolan Springs,
Wednesday (4/1) afternoon for burglary, felony. Investigations began March 23rd when a reporting party reported a suspicious subject in the area of the 14800 block of Elm Drive. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party and he said that he observed a suspicious red truck parked in an empty lot behind his residence on Edgemont. The reporting party further said that he drove down Edgemont Drive where he observed a male subject pushing a wheel barrel full of items. The reporting party advised the male subject stopped and walked to the roadway. The RP further advised that the male subject parked the wheel barrel directly behind his neighbors' property. The RP contacted the male subject and the male subject said he was gathering wood. The RP said that he chased the subject off in his truck. Shortly thereafter, the property owner arrived, a 72-year-old male victim. The victim determined items were missing from his large garage at the rear of his property.
Deputies observed forced entry into the garage and residence. Deputies observed a small generator near the fence line and the wheel barrel containing items belonging to the victim. During the investigation, Grimmett was identified as the suspect from a photo line-up. Wednesday (4/1) afternoon, at about 2:00 p.m., deputies
contacted Grimmett at a residence in the 18300 block of N Six Gun Drive regarding the burglary. Grimmett advised that he was getting wood when a guy approached him and he left. Deputies advised Grimmett the wheel barrel he was pushing contained stolen items. Grimmett was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Grimmett

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ARMED ROBBERY – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Joseph Grasso, 56, of Fort Mohave, late Tuesday (3/31) evening for armed robbery with a deadly weapon, felony.  March 10th deputies responded to a disturbance occurring in the 2000 block of Oasis Lane. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, a 43-year-old male victim.  The victim said that Grasso, his friend, has an ongoing issue with him as Grasso believes he owes him money.  The victim further said that has he was nearing his residence in his vehicle that Grasso’s son pulled a vehicle in front of his vehicle and Grasso pulled a vehicle behind his vehicle, thereby blocking him.  The victim reported that Grasso approached him and began yelling about the money he is owed.  The victim advised that Grasso walked away momentarily from his vehicle and when Grasso returned he had a pair of brass knuckles and what appeared to be a handgun.  The victim reported that he grabbed his phone to call the police but Grasso knocked the phone from his hand and it fell onto the ground.  The victim said that he yelled at his friend nearby that was meeting him at his house to call the authorities. 

The victim further reported that Grasso and his son left after Grasso grabbed his phone.  Deputies contacted the victim’s friend who witnessed the incident.  The witness reported that Grasso approached the victim holding a semi-automatic handgun.  The witness further reported that the victim yelled for him to call the police.  Deputies contacted Grasso via the telephone and Grasso said that he contacted the victim on the street after he pulled his vehicle behind the victim’s vehicle.  Grasso further said that he took the victims phone after the victim did not acknowledge owing him money.  Grasso denied having a weapon involved in the incident.  During the investigation, deputies determined no charges would be filed against Grasso’s son.  Tuesday (3/31) evening, at about 10:55 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Sundance Drive as Grasso wanted to turn himself into authorities.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Grasso where he was taken into custody without incident.  The reported stolen phone was confiscated for evidence.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Grasso

2X’S KIDNAPPING/AGGRAVATED ASSAULT – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Charles William Tefft, 42, of Kingman, Tuesday (3/31) afternoon for aggravated assault (government employee), kidnapping (government employee) and kidnapping per domestic violence, felonies.  Approximately 3:35 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance outside of a residence in the 3100 block of Northfield Avenue.  The reporting party advised a female and two male subjects were fighting.  Deputies learned one of the male subjects was at the residence to serve papers to Tefft.  The reporting party further advised that Tefft put his girlfriend into handcuffs and while deputies were enroute, they were informed that Tefft removed the handcuffs from his girlfriend.  Upon arrival, deputies observed a female subject sitting on the ground near a jeep with two male subjects were standing nearby.  Deputies contacted Tefft and he advised that his girlfriend and the male subject were under citizen’s arrest.  Tefft yelled that he felt threatened and he felt his life was in danger and they were both under citizen’s arrest.  Tefft stepped back in an aggressive manner where he pulled his right hand back in a fist while he told the deputy that he could place him under citizen’s arrest.  Tefft refused to comply with the deputy’s orders.   Tefft was placed into a control hold while he was taken into custody.  A search of Tefft revealed a handcuff key and a pair of black handcuffs inside his front pocket.  Deputies contacted the male victim and he advised that he works as a process server for the Mohave County Superior Court.   The male victim further advised that he called Tefft and informed him that he was going to his house to serve him papers and Tefft agreed.  The victim advised that upon arrival he met Tefft outside and identified himself with his identification card.  The victim further advised that Tefft yelled at him and told him he was under citizen’s arrest when Tefft pulled out a pair of handcuffs.  The victim reported

that Tefft came at him grabbing his left hand and trying to put the handcuffs on him.  The victim said that Tefft continued to struggle with him.  Eventually, Tefft’s girlfriend tried to pull Tefft off of the victim.  Tefft threw his girlfriend to the ground and told her she was under citizen’s arrest and proceeded to handcuff her.  Deputies contacted Tefft’s girlfriend, a 42-year-old female victim.  The victim said that Tefft removed the handcuffs as the deputies were arriving.  Deputies observed the male victim to have several small cuts and abrasions on his left arm.  Tefft was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident.  

Tefft

HINDERING PROSECUTION/WARRANT ARREST/RESISTING ARREST – GOLDEN VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Patrick Jack Raynor, 51, of Golden Valley, late Sunday (3/29) morning on a felony warrant for nonpayment of child support issued by Mohave County Superior Court and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.  Deputies learned the whereabouts of a wanted person.  Approximately 9:50 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Tooman Road.  As deputies approached the residence, they observed Raynor run into the house.  The front door was locked.  Deputies attempted to have Raynor exit the residence without success.  Utilizing a public address system, deputies advised Raynor needed to exit the house.  Deputies heard Raynor yelling through a window that he would take care of the warrant in a week and he wanted the deputies to leave.  Deputies observed Raynor’s girlfriend identified as Kimbery Anne Baader, 48, inside the residence.  Deputies started directing Baader to open the front door repeatedly, but Baader offered no response.  Deputies informed Baader that she would be charged with hindering prosecution.  No response from Baader or Raynor.  Eventually, deputies forced entry into the residence and took Raynor into custody without further incident.    Deputies contacted Baader and cited her for hindering prosecution, a misdemeanor.  Raynor was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Raynor 

Sandwich Armed Robbery

Bullhead City (Ariz.) – March 31, 2015 – Bullhead City Police arrested a man for stabbing his neighbor and stealing his sandwich.

     On Tuesday, March 31st at 11 a.m., a 66-year-old victim was sitting on the couch eating a sandwich when a man entered his apartment, located in the 1600 block of Mohave Drive. Without saying anything, the man – 49-year-old Dennis Daniel Moore – stabbed the victim in the hand with a knife, grabbed his sandwich and left the apartment. Moore and the victim did not know each other. The victim was treated on scene by Bullhead City Fire Paramedics.

     Police arrested Moore at his own apartment in the same complex. He was arrested for aggravated assault and armed robbery. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ROBBERY/ASSAULT – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ty Jonathan Hafley, 50, of Seligman, Sunday (3/29) evening for robbery per domestic violence, felony, and assault per domestic violence, misdemeanor.  Approximately 7:00 p.m., deputies responded to a parking lot in the 3300 block of Andy Devine Avenue regarding a domestic dispute.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, a 76-year-old female victim.  The victim said that she returned home from getting dinner for Hafley, her son, and her granddaughter.  The victim further said that Hafley became extremely angry and he slapped her across the face.  The victim reported that she gave Hafley forty dollars in cash after he told her to give him money.  The victim advised that Hafley got into his vehicle and left the residence.  Deputies observed an injury on the victims face.  Deputies responded to the residence in the 4000 block of Long Mountain Road and contacted Hafley.  During conversations with Hafley, he said that he had his hand out in front of him while he was yelling at his mom.  Further conversations with Hafley, he denied slapping his mom and taking her money.  Hafley was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Hafley

SHOPLIFTING/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Eugene Landreth, 37, of Kingman, Sunday (3/29) evening for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Approximately 7:19 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a convenience store located at 14750 Highway 95.  Deputies were advised that the male subject left driving a white pick-up truck.  While enroute, dispatch advised that the reporting party said that the male subject returned to the store and stole some DVD movies before leaving again towards the Interstate 40.   Deputies were provided with the license plate number of the truck and a description of the subject.  Deputies ran the license plate which returned to Landreth, the registered owner.  An ATL (Attempt to Locate) was issued to area law enforcement.   Deputies contacted employees at the convenience store.  An employee said that the male subject initially came into the store to get gas while he was causing a scene by yelling.  The employee further said that the male subject continued to cause a scene while he was pumping gas.  The employee advised that they tried to calm down the male subject before he left in a white pick-up truck.  A short time later, the employee said the male subject returned and was seen walking out of the store with several DVD’s in his arms without paying for the merchandise.  At about 9:15 p.m., Kingman deputies responded to the corner of Highway 66 and Airway Avenue where an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer who had located the vehicle and the male subject, later identified as Landreth.  Deputies contacted Landreth and observed Landreth matched the male subject’s description.  Landreth advised that he was on his way home from Lake Havasu City when he stopped at a convenience store and purchased DVD’s.  Landreth was taken into custody without incident.  A search of the vehicle revealed 6 DVD’s movies and a piece of tin foil with a burnt black line which field tested positive for heroin.  A criminal history check showed Landreth was arrested for shoplifting in November 2014 and early March 2015.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 Landreth

DRUGS/MARIJUANA/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Danielle Marie Bennett, 19, and Jorden Kyle Reynolds, 24, both of Kingman, Saturday (3/28) afternoon for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Deputies observed a vehicle traveling with an expired registration.  Approximately 10:15 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Benton Street and Lass Avenue.  Deputies contacted Bennett, the driver, and Reynolds, the passenger.  A computer check confirmed the registration expired in February.  Bennett was unable to provide proof of insurance and registration.  Deputies observed Reynolds shaking extremely.  Deputies questioned Reynolds and he advised that he may have a warrant.  Deputies had Reynolds exit the vehicle.  Deputies observed a black and yellow case fell to the ground when Reynolds opened the car door.  Deputies further observed the case broke open with two pipes with marijuana residue in plain view.  Reynolds was taken into custody without incident.  A search of Reynolds revealed a plastic bag containing marijuana and a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance.  An inventory search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance, tin container containing marijuana and three pipes with residue.  Bennett was taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

 

RESISTING ARREST/DISORDERLY CONDUCT/CRIMINAL DAMAGE – DAVIS CAMP (BULLHEAD CITY)

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Augustina Ivy Hanna, 34, of Supai, early Sunday (3/29) morning for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal damage and threatening, all misdemeanors.  Approximately 12:13 a.m., deputies responded to Davis Camp located at 2251 Highway 68 in reference a disturbance at space 25.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, a 39-year-old female victim.  The RP said that Hanna, her friend, is intoxicated and throwing things into the river.  The RP further said that Hanna is yelling and screaming and throwing trash around their campsite.  Deputies observed a tent in a pile and beer cans scattered.  Deputies contacted Hanna and observed she was intoxicated.  Deputies observed Hanna’s demeanor change and become aggressive toward her friend.  Hanna resisted as the deputy was taking her into custody.  The deputy ordered Hanna to stop resisting, but she continued.  Hanna fell forward onto the ground as the deputy attempted to handcuff her.  Hanna was taken into custody after she was further restrained.  Bullhead City Fire Department personnel responded and medically cleared Hanna.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

 

TRESPASSING/ASSAULT/CRIMINAL DAMAGE – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Mariah Lynn Bobak, 19, of Kingman, late Sunday (3/29) morning for trespassing, felony, along with assault and criminal damage, misdemeanors.  Approximately 10:30 a.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 3800 block of Butler Avenue.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party and she said last night Bobak forced her way into her house after they opened the door.  The reporting party further said that Bobak was there to see her son, her former boyfriend.  The reporting party advised that she was able to get Bobak to leave her house after she threatened to call the Sheriff’s Office.  The reporting party further advised that she told Bobak that she is no longer welcome at her house.  The RP said today Bobak came into her house after Bobak assaulted her son outside.  The RP further said that Bobak ran out of her house after being told that they called the Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies contacted the reporting party’s son, an 18-year-old male victim.   The victim said that as he was walking home that Bobak hit him in his back with a carbon arrow.  The victim further said as they approached his house, Bobak grabbed two paint cans from a parked truck in front of his residence and threw them at him.  The victim reported that the cans missed him; however paint went all over the ground as the cans opened.  The victim further reported that Bobak followed him into the residence.   Deputies observed a large swollen area on the victims back.  A short time later, deputies contacted Bobak in the 3500 block of Canary Lane.  Bobak complained of stomach pain and Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire Department responded where Bobak refused treatment.  Bobak was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 Bobak

WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kevin James Yount, 37, of Topock, early Friday (3/27) evening on a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Approximately 7:35 p.m., deputies contacted Yount during a traffic stop in the 8800 block of Highway 95.  A records check showed Yount to have a warrant arrest.  Yount was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

*  Monday, March 30, 2015  *

**Felony Juvenile Arrest for Misconduct Involving a Weapon, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia**

On Friday, March 27th at approximately 11:40 p.m., Kingman Police arrested a 16 year old Kingman male in the 2100 block of E. Andy Devine Ave. on felony charges of Misconduct Involving a Weapon, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and misdemeanor Misconduct Involving a Weapon.  This arrest stems after police attempted a traffic stop on a subject riding a bicycle without proper equipment.  The subject refused to stop for activated lights and sirens, but was ultimately contacted a short distance away and identified as a 16 year old juvenile currently on probation.  The juvenile was found to be in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a .22 caliber handgun, and spray paint cans believed to be connected to graffiti found that night.  The juvenile was booked into the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Center.  The investigation is still ongoing.

**Felony Arrest for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer**

On Sunday, March 29th at approximately 2:05 a.m., Kingman Police arrested Devin Kyle Moore, 26 of Kingman, in the 300 block of E. Andy Devine on a felony charge of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and a misdemeanor charge of Domestic Violence by Disorderly Conduct.  This arrest stems after officers responded to a disturbance at a business in the 300 block of E. Andy Devine Ave.  Upon arrival officers contact the suspect, identified as Moore, who was found to have been in a physical altercation with a 28 year old male victim.  While officers took Moore into custody, he was refusing to be compliant and ultimately kicked an officer in the stomach.  Subsequently, Moore was booked into the Mohave County Jail on the above charges.  The officer was not injured. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Moore

2X’S AGGRAVATED DUI – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Brandon Michael Moore, 41, of Golden Valley, Saturday (3/28) evening for aggravated DUI – suspended license and aggravated DUI – three or more DUI, felonies.  Deputies observed a blue Chevrolet drifting into oncoming traffic before returning to its northbound lane.  At about 8:30 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop at the corner of Hearne and Powell Avenue.  Deputies contacted Moore, the driver.  Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Moore.  During conversations with Moore, he said that he had one beer earlier in the day.  A records check showed Moore’s license to be suspended.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Moore was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .115%.  A computer history check showed Moore was arrested for DUI in 2010, 2011 and twice in 2014, making this Moore‘s fifth DUI arrest within 84 months.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

 Moore

ACCIDENT TURNS INTO AGGRAVATED DUI – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ryan Diehm Morisse, 34, of Tempe, Saturday (3/28) evening for aggravated DUI – suspended license, felony, along with two misdemeanors warrants for failure to pay fines issued by Bullhead City Justice Court and driving with a suspended/revoked license issued out of Maricopa County.  At about 10:00 p.m., deputies responded to a single vehicle non-injury accident in the 1800 block of El Rodeo Road.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the driver of a white pickup truck identified as Morisse.   Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Morisse.  During conversations with Morisse, he admitted to having two beers earlier.  A records check showed Morisse’s driver’s license to be suspended.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Morisse was taken into custody and transported to the Bullhead City Police Department where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .178%.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Morisse

 

ACCIDENT TURNS INTO AGGRAVATED DUI – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Steven Lujan, 25, of Kingman, Saturday (3/28) evening for aggravated DUI – suspended license, felony.  Approximately 10:08 p.m., deputies responded to a single vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Able Drive and Sunhaven Lane.  Upon arrival, deputies observed a red four door passenger vehicle that collided with a power pole.  Deputies further observed a Sheriff’s Office Posse member giving the driver, later identified as Lujan, instructions.  Deputies contacted Lujan and smelled an odor of alcohol on him.  Deputies observed Lujan’s speech was slow and slurred.  During conversations with Lujan, he said the vehicles brakes stopped working.  Further conversations with Lujan, he admitted to having two beers earlier.  A records check showed Lujan‘s driver’s license to be suspended for failure to appear on a DUI charge in 2014.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Lujan was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .219%.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Lujan

 

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cody James Jones, 23, a transient, late Saturday (3/28) afternoon for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony.  Approximately 4:00 p.m., deputies contacted Jones during an unrelated incident outside of a convenience store located in the 3200 block of Highway 95.  Deputies found Jones to have been in possession of a used syringe.  Jones was taken into custody without incident.  Deputies questioned Jones about his drug of choice and he replied heroin.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Jones

DRUGS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kody Thomas McIntosh, 28, of Kingman, early Saturday (3/28) evening for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, and a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Approximately 5:35 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 3800 block of East Devlin Avenue to arrest a male subject with an active warrant.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted McIntosh regarding his warrant.  A records check confirmed McIntosh’s outstanding warrant.  McIntosh was taken into custody without incident.  A search of McIntosh revealed a plastic bag with residue and a second plastic bag containing shards of methamphetamine.  McIntosh was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

McIntosh

 

BHC woman caught with forged checks

A woman who apparently needed the money to support an illegal drug habit was arrested Saturday morning when she tried to cash another fraudulent check at the Bank of America branch on Lakeside Drive. Luzita Stephanie Carambas, 46, faces two counts of presenting a forged instrument and six counts of possession of a forged instrument.

She was taken into custody at the bank Saturday morning when she presented a $1,200 check to a bank teller in an attempt to cash it. Bank officials had recognized her as the woman who had presented a fraudulent check for $250 on Feb. 4 and therefore called police.

At the time of her arrest, police seized six other checks ranging from $200 to $500. All six were written on an account of a woman who is currently residing in a local assisted living facility. The victim told investigators that she does not know Carambas and had not written any checks lately.

For her part, Carambas told police that a male friend of hers gave her the checks to cash.

Once taken into custody, a search of Carambas’ person uncovered a partially burned marijuana joint and a small zip lock bag with methamphetamine residue in her purse. She also had a glass meth pipe hidden in her underwear.

Carambas was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman. In addition to the forged instrument charges, she was also charged with theft, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carambas

* Friday, March 26, 2015 *

** Warrant arrest and Drugs **

On Thursday, March 26th, at 12:10pm, Kingman Police arrested Kierra Lynn Fairbanks, 32 of Golden Valley, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a misdemeanor warrant out of MCSO for Failure to Pay Fines.  Fairbanks was contacted in the 200blk of S. 5th St. after officers responded to a disturbance.  Fairbanks was contacted and found to have the MCSO warrant.  Incident to her arrest she was found to be in possession of Heroin and the assorted drug paraphernalia associated with the use of marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin.  Fairbanks was booked into the Mohave County Jail on her charges.

Fairbanks

** Drugs and Shoplifting arrest **

On Thursday, March 26th, at 1:15pm, Kingman Police arrested Thelma K. Gonzalez, 34 of Tolleson, AZ, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and misdemeanor Shoplifting.  Police responded to a store in the 3900blk of Stockton Hill Rd. regarding a shoplifter in custody.  Gonzalez was contacted and arrested, at which time she was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, heroin and the assorted drug paraphernalia.  Gonzalez was booked into the Mohave County Jail on her charges.

WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Heather Michelle Timmons, 36, of Needles, CA., late Thursday (3/26) evening on a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Approximately 11:17 p.m., deputies contacted a female subject riding a bicycle at the intersection of Courtwright and River Delta Road.  The female subject was identified as Timmons.  A records check showed Timmons to have an arrest warrant.  Timmons was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Timmons

 

FALSE REPORT/WARRANT ARREST – LITTLEFIELD (AZ STRIP)                                        

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Chad Stucki Hendrickson, 34, of St. George, Utah, Thursday (3/26) morning for false report to law enforcement and a failure to appear warrant issued by North Canyon Justice Court, both misdemeanors. Deputies observed a male subject acting suspicious as deputies were patrolling a business in the area of Highway 91 and Old Pioneer Road.  Approximately 7:00 a.m., deputies approached the subject in a parking lot and observed him to be extremely nervous as he rapidly looked around.  The male subject falsely identified himself.  Eventually, deputies determined his identity to be Hendrickson.  Hendrickson advised that he has a warrant.  A records check showed Hendrickson’s active warrant.  Hendrickson was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mesquite Jail. 

Hendrickson

 

WARRANT ARREST – LITTLEFIELD (ARIZONA STRIP)              

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Christopher Ethridge, 42, of Littlefield, Thursday (3/26) morning on a misdemeanor warrant for assault per domestic violence issued by North Canyon Justice Court.  Approximately 9:00 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 91 at milepost 4 and contacted Ethridge, the driver.  A records check showed Ethridge to have an arrest warrant.  Ethridge was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mesquite Jail.

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

EXTREME OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE – LAKE HAVASU 

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kendall Elizabeth Barber, 18, of Eugene, OR, late Monday (3/23) afternoon for minor operating a watercraft after drinking alcohol, OUI, OUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08% and extreme OUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .15%, misdemeanors.  Approximately 4:35 p.m., deputies observed a watercraft traveling in Thompson Bay with an excessive wake.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop and contacted Barber, the operator.  Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Barber.  During conversations with Barber, she admitted to drinking alcohol beverages earlier in the day and she knew she wasn’t supposed to be drinking alcohol.  Barber was taken into custody and transported to Contact Point where an analysis revealed her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .175%.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BURGLARY/FALSE REPORT – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ezekiel Emmanuel Lewandowski, 18, of Kingman, early Tuesday (3/24) evening for burglary, felony, and false report to law enforcement, misdemeanor.  Approximately 6:08 p.m., deputies contacted Lewandowski in a parking lot of a bank located in the 2300 block of Stockton Hill Road.  Lewandowski was an investigative lead on an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, deputies learned that Lewandowski had thrown something in the dumpster behind the bank.  Deputies retrieved a checkbook folder with checks from inside the dumpster belonging to a local business.  Deputies contacted the owner of the business, a 67-year-old male victim.  The victim said that someone had stolen the checkbook folder from an employee’s car.  Deputies questioned Lewandowski and he denied knowing anything about the checkbook folder.  Deputies advised Lewandowski that a witness said he threw the folder into the dumpster and the surveillance camera captured him doing so.  Lewandowski said that he did not do it.  As Lewandowski was taken into custody, he confessed to throwing the checkbook folder into the dumpster.  Lewandowski was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 lewandowski

TRAFFIC OFFENSE – BEAVER DAM (ARIZONA STRIP)              

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew Brandon Doyle, 43, of St. George, Utah, late Tuesday (3/24) morning for driving on a suspended license, misdemeanor.  Approximately 11:13 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a cracked windshield and blocking a maintained dirt road, north of Virgin Acres Boulevard.  Deputies contacted the driver identified as Doyle.  A records check showed Doyle to have a suspended license.  Doyle was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mesquite Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

FALSE REPORT – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Steven John Lopez, 48, of Chino Hills, CA, early Sunday (3/22) afternoon for false report to law enforcement officer, a misdemeanor.  Deputies observed a vehicle traveling 82 miles per hour in a posted 65 mph zone.  Approximately 12:50 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 95 at milepost 196 and contacted Lopez, the driver.  Lopez falsely identified himself as his brother Lance Lopez.  Eventually, deputies learned of Lopez’s true identity.  Lopez was taken into custody without incident.  During conversations with Lopez, he said that he lied because he got some tickets years ago and he thought he has a warrant for his arrest.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Lopez was also cited for speeding.

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

HOME INVASION – MOHAVE VALLEY   

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives responded to a home invasion call Tuesday (3/24) morning, at about 8:12 a.m., in the 1300 block of E Dike Road.  Investigations have determined three male subjects wearing ski masks entered the victim’s house around 5:30 a.m.  The 57-year-old male victim was awoken by the suspects.  The suspects forced the victim out of bed at gunpoint.  The victim was handcuffed and the three suspects proceeded to ransack the residence.  A 2012 Dodge truck was stolen out of the garage.  A golf cart was also taken but later located in the neighborhood.  The victim suffered abrasions to his head, face and hands.  This investigation is on-going.

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

SCAMS – MOHAVE COUNTY       

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of three scams. 

 The first scam is a reoccurring scam where residents have reported receiving telephone calls from a person from the IRS.  The IRS representative informs them that they owe for back taxes and must pay immediately otherwise a warrant will be issued for their arrest.  In some cases, the IRS representative will say the Sheriff will be at their residence today to arrest them.  The IRS representative strongly urges the person to pay via a credit card or to stay on the phone with them as they drive to the bank to obtain a money order or a cashier’s check.  Often these false IRS representatives have strong Indian accents.  The IRS and the Sheriff’s Office do not conduct business in this manner. 

 The second scam is also another reoccurring scam where people have received emails about being a secret shopper.  Advising money will be sent to them in a cashier's check for re-imbursement. The victim is told to keep $200 dollars for themselves and their first assignment is to Walmart and purchase two money grams. The victim is further advised to mail the money grams to two different addresses.

 The third scam is received via email which starts out very secretive, where the person sending you this email knows that someone is going to assassinate you and make it look like an accident.

This person clearly says they don’t know you and they don’t know the people who will be threatening your life, but they have a video of the recorded conversation to kill you.  This person is asking for money before they can disclose the entire plan to save your life and send you the video.   

 The Sheriff’s Office recommends hanging up on scammers that call and delete scam emails. Often, scammers will continue to entice the unsuspecting victim when they get a response via email or by staying on the telephone with them. 

These incidents are believed to be attempted scams and the Sheriff’s Office would like to caution residents.  Always be cautious when it comes to sending money, providing personal information including credit card numbers.  If you suspect fraud, contact your local law enforcement office. 

 

 TRESPASSING – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Arturo Lopez-Ahumada, 23, a transient, early Monday (3/23) evening for trespassing per domestic violence, felony.  Approximately 5:15 p.m., deputies responded to a trespassing incident at a residence in the 3500 block of Warbler Lane.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party.  The reporting party said that when he arrived home today, his brother-in-law Lopez-Ahumada was inside his home.  The reporting party said that Lopez-Ahumada has been trespassed from his house when he was living on Mallard Street.  Deputies confirmed that Lopez-Ahumada had been trespassed from the victim’s prior residence.  Deputies contacted Lopez-Ahumada.  Lopez-Ahumada was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 Lopez-Ahuada

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Caleb John Crandall, 18, of Kingman, early Saturday (3/21) afternoon for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, and a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court.  Approximately 12:15 p.m., deputies contacted Crandall during an unrelated incident in the area of Bank Street and Devlin Avenue.  Crandall advised that he has a warrant.  A records check showed Crandall to have a warrant arrest.  Crandall was taken into custody without incident.  A search of Crandall revealed a pipe with burnt marijuana residue.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Crandall 

 MARIJUANA/WARRANTS ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Denise Janine Porter, 53, of Fort Mohave, Saturday (3/21) evening for possession of marijuana, a felony, along with two misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear issued by Kingman Justice Court and failure to pay fines issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Deputies observed Porter walking in the 1200 block of Camp Mohave Road and deputies knew Porter to have an active warrant.  Approximately 8:20 p.m., deputies contacted Porter.  A records check showed Porter to have two active warrants.  Porter was taken into custody without incident.  A search of Porter’s purse revealed marijuana located inside a pill bottle.  Medical responded as Porter complained of back problems.  Porter was transported to the Valley View Medical Center where she was medically cleared. Porter was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Porter 

WARRANT ARREST – GOLDEN VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Thomas Jack Raynor, 28, of Golden Valley, early Sunday (3/22) evening on a probation violation felony warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court.  Approximately 5:35 p.m., deputies responded to Hope Road and Earl Drive in reference to a truck trying to run over a male subject.  As deputies approached the area, a neighbor flagged deputies down and advised the male subject is walking and wearing a striped shirt with blue jeans.  A short time later, deputies observed a male subject matching the description walking in the 3300 block of Higley Road.  Deputies contacted the male subject identified as Raynor and he advised that his girlfriend was driving the truck and unsure why she is so upset with him.  A records check showed Raynor to have a warrant arrest.  As deputies approached Raynor, he ran across Highway 68 and jumped over a fence onto the property in the 4200 block of Highway 68.  Deputies located Raynor hiding under a boat trailer at the rear of the property.  Raynor was taken into custody without further incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Raynor

DISORDERLY CONDUCT WITH A WEAPON /PROHIBITED POSSESSOR – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Timothy John Craig, 59, of Kingman, Monday (3/23) evening for aggravated assault per domestic violence, disorderly conduct with a weapon and prohibited possessor of a firearm, felonies.  Approximately 10:44 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 2800 block of Devlin Avenue.   Upon arrival, deputies observed the reporting party walking away from the residence.  Deputies contacted the reporting party, a 45-year-old female victim.  The victim said that Craig, her husband, shot a bullet in the house and she immediately left the residence.  The victim further said that Craig had been drinking Vodka and he is intoxicated.  Deputies surrounded the house.  Utilizing a public address system, deputies requested Craig to exit the house without the weapon.  A short time later, deputies located Craig behind the residence where he was wedged between the house and a shed.  Deputies had Craig at gunpoint as they couldn’t see his left hand due to a trash can was blocking their view.  As deputies were speaking with Craig, another team of deputies were evacuating residents from their houses to the east in case of cross gunfire.  At one point Craig said, “I have a gun and I am coming out, shoot me!”  Deputies observed Craig had nothing in his hands as he kicked the trash can out of his way.  Craig continued to struggle after a taser was used.  Craig fell forward onto his hands.  Craig refused deputies commands and orders.  Craig attempted to pull away from the deputy while he was reaching into his waist area.  Eventually Craig was taken into custody after a taser was used again.  Northern Arizona Consolidate Fire District and River Medical responded.  Craig was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where he was treated and medically released.  Craig was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident.  Deputies entered the house and located the bullet hole in the front room.  The weapon was taken and placed in evidence pending the County Attorney's Review.  A criminal history check showed Craig to have multiple felony convictions therefore making him a prohibited possessor.  

Craig

Monday, March 23, 2015

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alexander George Schneider III, 29, of Kingman, late Saturday (3/21) morning for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, and a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court.  Approximately 11:10 a.m., deputies contacted Schneider during an unrelated incident in the 3100 block of Packard Avenue.  A records check showed Schneider to have an active warrant.  Schneider was taken into custody without incident.  A search of Schneider revealed a glass pipe with residue.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Schneider

2X’S NARCOTIC DRUGS/2X’S DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – CHLORIDE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rhiannen Heiress Price, 22, of Buckeye, and Brittany Nicole Pennington, 26, of Lynwood, WA, early Saturday (3/21) afternoon.  Price and Pennington were arrested for possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Approximately 12:15 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop northbound on Highway 93 at milepost 55.  Deputies contacted Price, the driver.  Price advised that she has never been issued a driver’s license.  Price was taken into custody without incident.  A search of Price revealed a tube containing a dark sticky residue and a glass pipe with burnt white residue.  Deputies contacted Pennington, the passenger, and had her exit the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag containing a black sticky substance, two straws with white residue and three pieces of tin foil with burnt lines.  Pennington was taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 Price    Pennington 


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/THEFT – GOLDEN VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Edwardo Buenrostro, 38, of Golden Valley, Saturday (3/21) evening for trespassing per domestic violence, felony, along with theft, disorderly conduct per domestic violence and  threatening per domestic violence, misdemeanors.  Approximately 8:20 p.m., deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a residence in the 3600 block of North Emery Park Road.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a 37-year-old female victim.  The victim said that Buenrostro, her ex-boyfriend, showed up at her place drunk, argumentative, took her cell phone and he brandished a gun.  The victim further said that Buenrostro was driven to her residence by his friend and they left after 911 was called.  The victim reported that Buenrostro grabbed her cell phone from her and he threatened to kill her as they were standing on the porch.   The victim further reported that Buenrostro barged into the house after she walked inside.  The victim advised that Buenrostro’s friend got Buenrostro out of the residence and took off because they knew 911 was called.  Deputies contacted a witness and the witness confirmed the victim’s statements. 

A short time later, deputies located Buenrostro at a residence in the 3600 block of North Tonto Road.  Deputies contacted Buenrostro.  During conversations with Buenrostro, he admitted to going over to see his ex-girlfriend.  Further conversations with Buenrostro, he denied taking the vicitms cell phone and brandishing a weapon.  A consent search of Buenrostro vehicle revealed a .25 caliber gun and a cell phone belonging to the victim.  Buenrostro was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Buenrostro

Friday, March 20, 2015

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/RESISTING ARREST/OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Keith Hubbard and Samantha Lichele Greenwood, both 29 and both transients, late Thursday (3/19) afternoon.  Hubbard was arrested for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Greenwood was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, and hindering prosecution, misdemeanor.  Approximately 4:00 p.m., deputies and a DPS Officer responded to a welfare check on a pregnant woman who appeared to be on drugs outside of the Petro station at 970 Blake Ranch Road.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Hubbard and Greenwood.  Deputies observed Greenwood to be pregnant.  During the investigation, Hubbard became disorderly and combative.  Hubbard resisted orders.  A taser was used multiple times on Hubbard.  At times the taser had a slight effect on Hubbard.  Eventually, Hubbard was placed into custody after he resisted and struggled.  During the incident Greenwood interfered with the officers orders.  Citizens assisted by keeping Greenwood away from the incident.  Later, Greenwood was taken into custody without further incident.  Medical responded and treated Hubbard.  A search of Hubbard revealed a glass pipe with residue.  A search of Greenwood’s purse revealed a glass pipe with residue.  Hubbard was placed into shackles and hand cuffs.  He was transported by a jail van to the Mohave County Jail where he was booked into the jail.  Greenwood was transported to the Kingman Regional Medical Center where she was determined to be under the influence of an unknown substance.  Greenwood was medically cleared for incarceration.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident.  Child Protective Services have been notified. 

Hubbard    Greenwood

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Phyllis Dawn Lake, 46, of Kingman, early Thursday (3/19) evening for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, felony, and disorderly conduct per domestic violence, misdemeanor. 

Approximately 6:22 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance in the 3100 block of Carver Avenue.  During the investigation, deputies took Lake into custody without incident.  A 43-year-old female victim said that Lake had been drinking.  The victim further said that she told Lake earlier not to come back because she was drunk and angry.  The victim reported that Lake returned and she was causing a disturbance.  Deputies contacted a witness who confirmed the victim’s statements.  Deputies contacted Lake. Lake was taken into custody without incident and placed in the patrol unit.   Deputies observed Lake kicking the interior of the patrol vehicle, while they continued speaking with witnesses.  Lake became combative when the deputy opened the door on the patrol vehicle.  Lake grabbed the deputy’s arm and dug her nails into his arm.  Lake was escorted out of the patrol unit while she continued to yell and scream.  After a brief struggle, Lake was further restrained.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Lake

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Thomas Jeffery Kunsman, 50, of Kingman, Thursday (3/19) evening for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, felony.  Deputies observed a male subject staggering in and out of the roadway near Melody Street and Snavely Avenue.  Approximately 9:15 p.m., deputies contacted the male subject later identified as Kunsman.  Deputies requested medical to respond as Kunsman had fallen on the ground.  Deputies observed a half full of an 18 pack of beer lying next to Kunsman.  Deputies observed Kunsman acting disorderly while lying on the ground.  Kunsman advised that he was not feeling good and he had a little bit to drink.  Deputies further observed Kunsman one minute to calm and the next minute be verbally abusive.  Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire Department and River Medical responded.  Kunsman was being disorderly while medical personnel were checking him.  Kunsman attempted to punch a medical person then he took off running.  Deputies caught up with Kunsman and tackled him.  During the incident, Kunsman kicked a deputy.  Kunsman was taken into custody.  Kunsman was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where he was medically cleared.  Kunsman was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Kunsman

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Great Grandfather Arrested for Sexual Assault

Bullhead City (Ariz.) – March 19, 2015 – Bullhead City Police arrested an 84-year-old man for molesting four of his great-granddaughters.

     On Wednesday, March 18th at 2:30 p.m., police responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Coral Reef Drive for a report of a sexual assault.
     Police spoke to two mothers (sisters) who live at the residence with their children (total of nine). The mothers’ grandfather, Joe Nevarez, had moved in about two months ago. It was reported that one of the children told their mother that Nevarez had inappropriately touched them.

     The mothers talked to their children and discovered that four female children were victimized. (Each mother had two daughters who were victims. Ages 7, 8, 10, 11).

     After further investigation, police learned that the four girls had been molested by their great grandfather numerous times since January, 2015 while in Bullhead City. The case will be forwarded to neighboring law enforcement agencies as the victims disclosed that Nevarez had also committed sexual offenses while they lived in Laughlin, NV and Mohave County for the past three years.
     Joe Nevarez was arrested Wednesday afternoon for sexual conduct with a minor, sexual assault and continuous sexual abuse of a child. More charges may be pending.
     Nevarez was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman with no bond.

Nevarez

SEARCH AND RESCUE – ARIZONA STRIP         

Mohave County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Units responded Wednesday (3/11) evening due to two male subjects four wheeling in a Jeep and they became stuck in the Mt. Trumbull area.  David Rogers’ wife called authorities several hours after she was unable to reach him on his phone after receiving a text message from him.  At about 9:30 p.m., deputies responded to the area and located the Jeep and found one of the subjects identified as Paul Arthur Furr, 81, of Utah.  Furr advised that Rogers left walking north towards Utah for help.  Search and Rescue Units from Washington County and Mohave County initiated a joint search.  Early Thursday (3/12) morning, Rogers was located by the Washington County SAR.  Both subjects were in good health and they were reunited with family members.

 

WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jacqueline Paige Eaton, 25, of Kingman, early Wednesday (3/18) afternoon on warrants.  Approximately 12:05 p.m., deputies contacted Eaton at a residence in the 2600 block of E Hearne Avenue in an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, a records check showed Eaton to have two felony warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court for criminal damage and trafficking in stolen property.  Eaton was taken into custody without incident.   She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Eaton

WARRANT ARREST – DAVIS CAMP (BULLHEAD CITY)

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Chase Neil Vaira, 28, of Savage, MT., early Wednesday (3/18) afternoon on a fugitive from justice felony warrant issued out of Montana on a violation of a court order.  Approximately 12:51 p.m., deputies responded to meet with the Park Rangers at Davis Camp located at 2251 Highway 68 in Bullhead City regarding a subject in their custody with a warrant out of Montana.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted Park Rangers and advised Vaira was in custody.  A records check confirmed Vaira’s extraditable warrant.   Deputies took custody of Vaira.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 

Vaira 

 

WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph Cortes, 47, of Mohave Valley, Tuesday (3/17) morning on a failure to comply with a court order misdemeanor warrant issued out of Pima County.  Approximately 10:25 a.m., deputies contacted Cortes at a residence in the 10000 block of Zinc Lane in an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, a records check showed Cortes to have an arrest warrant.  Cortes was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 

WARRANT ARREST – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James William Strader, 56, of Lake Havasu City, early Tuesday (3/17) evening on a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Municipal Court.  Deputies knew Strader from prior contacts and deputies had knowledge that Strader has an arrest warrant.  Approximately 7:00 p.m., deputies contacted Strader as he was walking in the 3200 block of Jennie Lane.  A records check confirmed his arrest warrant.  Strader was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Drug Dealer Arrested

Bullhead City (Ariz.) – March 18, 2015 – Mohave Area General Narcotic Enforcement Team (MAGNET) detectives arrested a local drug dealer on numerous drug related charges.

     Narcotic detectives had been investigating Morris Lee Bowie, 59, for several months after receiving information that he was selling methamphetamine in the Bullhead City area.

     On Tuesday, March 17th at 11:40 a.m., MAGNET detectives, with assistance from Bullhead City Police, executed a search warrant into Bowie’s residence in the 1600 block of Talc Road.

     During the search, police located numerous illegal items, including 10.41 grams of methamphetamine that was individually package for sale, five firearms, approximately 159 grams of marijuana, and a sales quantity of narcotic pills (morphine pills and methadone).  One of the baggies of meth was located in Bowie's pocket. 

     Bowie was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, transport of narcotic drugs into the state of Arizona, two counts of misconduct with weapons (prohibited possessor and possession during a felony drug offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

     He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.
Bowie


 

INJURY ACCIDENT – GOLDEN SHORES

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle accident that occurred on County Route 1 and Oatman Road late Thursday (3/12) morning.  Approximately 10:30 a.m. deputies responded to the scene of an accident involving a driver of a motorcycle.  The driver, Karen Lynn Vivian, 57, of Bullhead City suffered injuries.  Investigations determined that Vivian was traveling in a curve which she was having difficulty negotiating.  Apparently, Vivian’s motorcycle traveled into the oncoming traffic lane where a crane truck was heading towards her.  Vivian went off the roadway to avoid a head on collision. Vivian suffered broken bones.  She was airlifted to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Alcohol and speed are not factors in this investigation.

 

ALCOHOL OFENSE – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Branden Lee Forsberg, 18, of Fort Mohave, Tuesday (3/17) evening for underage consumption of alcohol, misdemeanor.  Approximately 9:41 p.m., deputies contacted Forsberg during a criminal damage complaint in the 4500 block of South Calle Esperanza.  During the investigation, deputies determined Forsberg to be intoxicated.  Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Forsberg.  Forsberg admitted to consuming alcohol after deputies questioned him.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Forsberg was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 

WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nicole Renee Hardeman-Molt, 29, of Needles, CA, late Monday (3/16) afternoon on a warrant.  Approximately 4:18 p.m., deputies responded to the 4300 block of El Corro in reference to four juveniles attempting to break into a pay telephone.  During the investigation, deputies contacted Hardeman-Molt in the 1600 block of El Corro, a parent of a juvenile seen at the incident by a witness.  A records check showed Hardeman-Molt to have a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Hardeman-Molt was taken into custody without incident.   She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

* Tuesday, March 17, 2015 *

Fatal Accident

Bullhead City (Ariz.) – March 17, 2015 – Bullhead City Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred on the Bullhead Parkway at N. Oatman Road.
     On Tuesday, March 17th at 3:45 p.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle rollover where the female driver had been ejected. The 60-year-old Fort Mohave resident was northbound on the Bullhead Parkway when she lost control at about milepost 3. Her white GMC pickup truck crossed into the oncoming lane and rolled several times on the other side of the roadway.
Police believe she was not wearing a seatbelt. No other occupants were inside the vehicle.

     The name of the deceased will be released as soon as next of kin has been notified.
     A section of the Bullhead Parkway was closed for over 2 hours while emergency crews were on scene. The accident is still under investigation. 

**  Juvenile on bike injured in Hit & Run crash **

On March 16, at 6:10pm, a 6 year old boy was injured when he drove his bicycle northbound on Kenneth Rd. across Kino Ave. into the path of a white colored SUV type vehicle that was westbound on Kino Ave.  Witnesses observed the young boy crash into the driver’s side of the SUV.  The driver of the SUV, who had the right of way, did not stop and continued westbound on Kino Ave.  The boy suffered a broken left leg.  The cause of the crash was failure to yield by the young boy of the bicycle; however failure to stop at an injury crash is a criminal offense.  The boy was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center for treatment.  The only description of the hit & run vehicle is that it was a white in color SUV style vehicle, last seen heading westbound of Kino Ave. from Kenneth Rd.  Anyone with information on the location and identity of the driver is urged to contact KPD by calling 753-2191, or report anonymously to Mohave Silent Witness by calling 753-1234.  Tips can be made online at www.kingmanpolice.com and clicking on the “Give A Tip” button.

 

INJURY ACCIDENT – FORT MOHAVE       

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on the gravel road to the rock quarry near El Rodeo Road early Sunday (3/15) morning.  At about 12:50 a.m., deputies responded to the scene of where the driver lost control of his Ford Ranger and rolled it.  The driver identified as Norman Edward Burger, 19, of Mohave Valley, suffered a severe head wound.   Burger was the only occupant in the vehicle.  Burger was transported to Valley View Medical Center.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.  This accident remains under investigation.

 

NARCOTIC DRUGS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – WIKIEUP

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Derek M Matysek, 28, of Las Vegas, NV, early Monday (3/16) morning for possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Approximately 3:00 a.m., deputies responded to a suspicious subject outside of a convenience store located in the 18000 block of Highway 93.  Dispatch advised that the reporting party said a male subject driving a white Chevrolet truck was driving erratically through the parking lot and brandishing a knife at customers.  Upon arrival, deputies pulled behind the described truck with their patrol unit.  Deputies approached the vehicle and observed a male subject sitting in the driver’s seat holding a folded knife with its blade extended.  Deputies contacted the male subject later identified as Matysek.  Matysek laid the knife down.  Matysek advised that he had the knife open because he was sleeping in the parking lot and he moved his truck a couple times to get out of the peoples way.  Deputies questioned Matysek about having anything illegal on him.  Eventually, Matysek said that he has some heroin in his pocket.  A search of Matysek revealed a plastic bag containing a black sticky substance.  Matysek was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Matysek

 

TRAFFIC OFFENSE/WARRANT ARREST – BEAVER DAM (ARIZONA STRIP)            

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jeffery B Davis, 34, of Beaver Dam, early Saturday (3/14) afternoon for driving on a suspended license and a failure to appear warrant issued by North Canyon Consolidated Court, misdemeanors.  Deputies recognized Davis driving a vehicle and deputies knew Davis to have a warrant.  Approximately 12:05 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Rincon Road near Highway 91.  Deputies contacted Davis.  A records check showed Davis to have a suspended license and an arrest warrant.  Davis was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mesquite Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Luis Elliot Moreno, 32, of Chino Hills, CA, Saturday (3/14) evening for assault per domestic violence and disorderly conduct per domestic violence, misdemeanors.  Approximately 10:00 p.m., deputies responded to the 1200 block of Dike Road where Fort Mohave Tribal Officers were out with the subjects involved.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the FMT Officers and the Officer advised that they detained Moreno.  Deputies contacted a 30-year-old female victim.  The victim said that Moreno, her boyfriend, and she had been at the river all day and he had been drinking.  The victim reported that when they returned to her relative’s house that Moreno began arguing with her.  The victim further reported that the argument escalated when Moreno grabbed her by her arm and throat, throwing her against the front gate at the residence.  The victim advised that she ran after she kicked Moreno in the groin while he was holding her against the gate.  Deputies contacted Moreno and he said nothing happened.  Moreno was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sierra Caroline Velasquez, 19, of Bullhead City, Sunday (3/15) morning for assault per domestic violence, misdemeanor.  Approximately 10:10 a.m., deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a residence in the 7400 block of Harquahala Drive.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, a 75-year-old female victim.  The victim said that this morning she opened her granddaughter’s bedroom door to wake her up when she noticed two male subjects staying in her room.  The victim reported that Velasquez grabbed her by her arms and pushed her from the room after she told them to leave.  Deputies observed the victims arm was bleeding.  Deputies contacted Velasquez.  During conversations with Velasquez, she admitted to the incident.  Velasquez was taken into custody without incident.   She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Velasquez

Monday, March 16, 2015

 

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/ATTEMPTED BURGLARY – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Aaron D Salter, 20, a transient, Friday (3/13) morning for aggravated assault on a peace officer and attempt to commit burglary, felonies, along with criminal damage, disorderly conduct and false report to law enforcement, misdemeanors.  Approximately 11:00 a.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 4200 block of North Arizona Street.  Dispatch advised that the reporting party said people were physically fighting outside of an apartment complex and hitting one another with beer bottles.  Upon arrival, deputies learned that a male subject, later identified as Salter, damaged a window.  Deputies learned that Salter left the scene walking with cuts to his arms.  A short time later, deputies located Salter in a wash near the Kingman High School on Bank Street.  Deputies observed Salter to be intoxicated.  Deputies contacted Salter and observed a cut on his arm.  Deputies offered to call medical and Salter said he was fine.  Salter was taken into custody.  Salter was placed in the patrol car.  Salter started kicking and banging his head in the backseat of the patrol car.  As deputies were trying to calm Salter down, he spit on a deputy.  A jail van responded.  Salter became combative when he was removed from the patrol car.    Salter was further restrained and placed into the jail van.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Investigations determined that Salter was visiting friends and his friends told him to leave as he was causing a disturbance.  After Salter exited his friend’s house, he proceeded to break a window and damaged a window frame.   Apparently, Salter damaged a residence next door to his friend’s residence. 

 Salter

WARRANT ARREST – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alina Brook Click, 23, of Lake Havasu City, early Friday (3/13) evening on an outstanding warrant.  Deputies recognized Click inside a convenience store and knew Click to have a warrant. 

Approximately 5:00 p.m., deputies contacted Click as she exited the store regarding the active warrant.  A records check confirmed Click to have a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Justice Court.  Click was taken into custody without incident.   She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 

DRUGS FOR SALE/TRANSPORTATION OF DRUGS– KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nicholas Mitchell Markham, 31, of Kingman, and Brandy Sherrie Powell, 39, of Yucca, Friday (3/13) evening.  Markham was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, transportation of dangerous drugs, felonies, and driving with a suspended license, misdemeanor.  Powell was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and transportation of dangerous drugs, felonies.  Approximately 8:20 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 3700 block of Shaeffer Avenue and contacted Markham, the driver.  A records check showed Markham to have a suspended driver’s license.  Markham was taken into custody without incident.  Deputies contacted Powell, the passenger.  Deputies questioned Powell regarding drugs on her person.  Powell retrieved a black zipper case from her bra area and gave the item to the deputy.  Deputies located two plastic bags containing a white crystal substance.  The combined weights of both bags were approximately 14.5 grams.  Powell was taken into custody without incident.   A search of the vehicle revealed two plastic bags containing a white crystal residue.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 Markham     Powell

FAILURE TO COMPLY – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Alan Rademacher, 31, of Kingman, early Saturday (3/14) morning for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, felony.  Approximately 1:30 a.m., deputies contacted Rademacher at a residence in the 3600 block of East Neal Avenue during an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, deputies determined that Rademacher was not compliant with the requirements of a registered sex offender to maintain accurate address information.  Rademacher was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 Rademacher

WARRANT ARRESTS – GOLDEN VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Megan Lee Yost, 36, and Jerry Dean Ward, 38, both of Golden Valley, Saturday (3/14) evening.  Yost was arrested on a fugitive from justice felony warrant issued out of North Dakota on drug related charges.  Ward was arrested on a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Approximately 7:10 p.m., deputies responded to a complaint of loud music in the area of W Kit Drive and Ligurta Road.  Upon arrival, deputies did not detect any loud music in the area.  While in the area, deputies knew Ward who lived in the area to have an arrest warrant.  Deputies responded to a residence in the 6200 block of W Kit Drive where they observed Ward in the front yard.  Ward ran into the residence after deputies advised him of his warrant.  Utilizing a public announcement system, deputies attempted to have Ward exit the residence without success.  Eventually, Ward opened the front door after deputies were attempting to make entry.  Ward was taken into custody without incident.   Inside the residence, deputies located a female subject hiding.  The female subject was identified as Yost.  A records check showed Yost to have a felony warrant.  Yost was taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

 Yost            

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS – COLORADO CITY (AZ STRIP)         

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four illegal immigrants early Wednesday (3/11) morning.  Deputies observed a vehicle traveling with a broken passenger side taillight.  Approximately 6:45 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Mohave Avenue and Central Street.  Deputies contacted the driver who identified himself as Edwin Bustillo, 30.   Deputies questioned Bustillo and he said he has never been issued a United States ID or license.

Deputies contacted the following passengers; Angel Gonzalez, 40, Danilo Humberto, 32, and Jacabo Esteban, 24.  With the assistance of Border Patrol, they were determined to be illegal immigrants.  Border Patrol put an immigration detainer on them.  They were taken into custody without incident and transported to Mesquite Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

 

Sexual Assault
Bullhead City (Ariz.) – March 16, 2015 – Bullhead City Police arrested a 42-year-old sex offender for sexually assaulting a 21-year-old girl.

     On Friday, March 13th at about 6 a.m., police were called to the hospital for a report of a rape. The victim’s friend told police that she walked in on a male acquaintance having sexual intercourse with her 21-year-old friend, who was passed out in her room from drinking too much alcohol. The suspect, Geoffery Eugene Burbank, was confronted and he ran out of the house. Burbank had been staying at this residence for about a month, but never had a relationship with the victim. The victim also suffered bruising around her throat.

     A temporary felony warrant was issued and patrol officers located Burbank on Monday, March 16th. He was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of methamphetamine. He was arrested for sexual abuse, sexual assault, failing to register as a sex offender, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.

Burbank

 

Friday, March 13, 2015

2X’S DRUGS FOR SALE/2X’S DANGEROUS DRUGS – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Blake Earl Johnson, 46, of Lake Havasu City, early Wednesday (3/11) evening on two counts of dangerous drugs for sale, two counts of dangerous drugs and two counts of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Approximately 5:30 p.m., deputies responded to a suspicious red Jeep in the area of Fathom Drive and Reef Boulevard.  Upon arrival, deputies observed a male subject sitting in the driver’s seat of the parked red Jeep.  Deputies contacted the male subject identified as Johnson.  Johnson advised that he lives in the area and he was blowing off some steam as he and his wife got into an argument earlier.  Deputies observed Johnson appeared to be extremely nervous and he was stuttering slightly and his hands were shaking.  Deputies had Johnson exit the vehicle.  Deputies further observed a glass pipe with residue sticking out of Johnson’s right shirt pocket.  Deputies questioned Johnson and he removed the pipe from his shirt.  Johnson further removed a black container with a lid.  As Johnson was removing the black container, the container opened and deputies observed a plastic bag with a white crystal substance inside.  Johnson was taken into custody without incident.  A further search of the container revealed a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance, a larger plastic bag containing a white substance of several large chunks and shards, and a green plastic bag containing a greenish dry plant.  Johnson advised mushrooms are in the green plastic bag.  A field test on the white crystal substance showed positive for methamphetamine.  A search of the vehicle revealed a black digital scale with a lid which contained a white crystal residue.  The combined weight of the white crystal substance and white chucks and shards of both bags weighed approximately 10 grams.  The weight of the green plastic bag weighed approximately 6 grams.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Johnson 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TURNS INTO PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT – SCENIC (AZ STRIP)

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight in progress late Tuesday (3/10) afternoon, at about 4:15 p.m., on the side of the road on Highway 91 at milepost 5.  Dispatch advised that the reporting party said the fight involved one adult male and two adult female subjects.  While enroute, deputies were advised that the subjects got back into their car and were traveling toward Scenic on Highway 91.  A short time later, a second reporting party contacted dispatch to report a single vehicle accident on Highway 91 at milepost 1.  Three occupants were reported to be in the vehicle.  Upon arrival, deputies observed a vehicle that left the roadway and slid into an embankment.  Deputies contacted the three occupants all from Mesquite, Nevada, identified as Nina Romero, 41, Richard Glenn, 44, and Heather Leavitt, 35.  Investigations later determined that Romero, the driver, was assaulted by Glenn, her boyfriend and Leavitt, his sister.  Romero reported being assaulted by Leavitt while they were driving on Highway 91 when she lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle suffered major damage.  All three occupants were transported by ambulance to Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite.  Charges are pending on all three subjects for mutual assault/domestic violence.  Alcohol appears to be a factor and charges may be filed against Romero pending the blood test results.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

DRUGS/NARCOTIC DRUGS/WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Stephen Williams Jr., 23, a transient, Thursday (3/12) morning for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies. 

Sunday (3/8) evening Williams was originally arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for shoplifting issued by Kingman Justice Court in the 3300 block of Northern Avenue.  During the arrest, a search of Williams revealed eleven pills in a plastic bag, a spoon with burnt marks and cotton swabs.  Upon further investigation, deputies identified the pills as dangerous drugs and narcotic drugs.  Thursday (3/12) morning, at about 9:30 a.m., deputies contacted inmate Williams at the Mohave County Jail and charged him with the additional drug charges. 

 Williams

*  Thursday, March 12, 2015  *

Man Arrested for Drug Sales

 

On March 11, 2015, detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department Special Investigations Bureau which are part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET), with the assistance of the Lake Havasu City Police Department Street Crimes Unit concluded a drug investigation that was focused on an individual that was selling marijuana in our community. As a result of the investigation, detectives served a search warrant at a residence in the 3100 block of Caravelle Drive. During the search warrant detectives seized 68 marijuana plants, approximately one pound of marijuana, several narcotic drug pills, numerous marijuana edibles, and $8,700 in currency. The resident, Timothy Dula, was charged with production of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dula was held on a $500,000 cash only bond at his initial appearance and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

                                                                              Dula

 

**Felony Arrests for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer**

On Wednesday, March 11th at approximately 4:20 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Adriana Lee Paul, 30 of Kingman, in the 500 block of Sunrise Ave. on three counts of felony Aggravated assault on a police Officer, and misdemeanor charges of Domestic Violence by Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.  This arrest stems after police responded to a reported domestic disturbance at approximately 3:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Sunrise Ave. and contacted the suspect, identified as Paul who was disorderly and refusing officer’s commands.  The investigation revealed that Paul was throwing objects at the 57 year old male Kingman victim as well as breaking objects within the residence.  While taking Paul into custody she resisted and used her arms and feet striking three officers causing injury.  In an attempt to gain control, an officer deployed a TASER, which had no effect on Paul.  She was ultimately taken into custody, treated by Kingman Fire Department for minor injuries received during the struggle, and booked into the Mohave County Jail. Each of the three officers received minor several abrasions and contusions.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Paul 

**Officer on Administrative Leave Following an Officer Involved Shooting**

Per standard procedure, the Kingman Police Department has placed Officer Chaz Truver on Administrative Leave while the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office conducts an independent criminal investigation into the fatal officer involved shooting which occurred in the 2200 block of Lucille Avenue on March 11th at approximately 9:45 p.m.  (Trish Carter, Mohave County Spokeswoman is media contact  regarding the officer involved shooting.  Patricia.carter@mohavecounty.us or 928-753-0755.)

 OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INVESTIGATION – KINGMAN        

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at approximately 9:45 p.m. the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office was advised that Officers of the Kingman Police Department were involved in a fatal shooting.  The Kingman Police Department immediately requested the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office conduct an independent criminal investigation into the shooting.  The shooting occurred in the 2200 block of Lucille Avenue, Kingman, Arizona. 

 Officer Chaz Truver in a field training program with his Field Training Officer Wayne Hollon, 13 year veteran, of the Kingman Police Department were first to arrive to a reported Domestic Violence in progress 911 call in the 2200 block Lucille Avenue where the male subject lived with his mother. 

 The reporting party advised the male subject was punching holes in the wall of the residence and was acting violently. Upon arrival and approach to the front door, Ryan Dean Burgess, 31, exited the front door and pointed a gun at Officer Hollon, Officer Truver immediately gave commands to drop the gun and then fired several rounds, striking and killing Burgess. The firearm Burgess was holding was later identified as a CO2 powered BB gun.  The BB gun was a replica of a Colt Defender 1911 semi-automatic pistol. The weapon is the exact same size shape and weight of the real weapon.  Officer Hollon injured his knee during the incident and he was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. 

The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office transported Burgess to the Medical examiners Officer for an autopsy which has yet to be scheduled.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor. 

The replica 1911 Colt Defender bb gun

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Desert Clean-Up

 

Bullhead City (Ariz.) – March 11, 2015 – Armed with rakes, trash bags, gloves, and machinery… dozens of volunteers tackled Desert Clean-Up, Wednesday, in an effort to beautify our desert.

     “The scenery, the solitude; it’s why we moved out here,” said volunteer Bette Koivisto. “It’s sad to see what we see in the desert and it needs to change.”

     Trash, including tires, furniture, watercrafts, electronics, bullet casings from target shooters, and other items that were illegally dumped were removed from the desert areas near North Oatman and Silver Creek Roads, east of the Bullhead Parkway.

     The Desert Clean-Up is a joint effort of the City of Bullhead City, Arizona Game & Fish, Bureau of Land Management, Mohave County’s ERASE program, Tri-State Shooting Park and Republic Services.

 

ARSON/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – KINGMAN                  

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jesus Manuel Rivera, 34, of Kingman, Wednesday (3/11) morning for arson of an occupied structure, aggravated assault per domestic violence and criminal damage per domestic violence, felonies.  At about 7:22 a.m., deputies responded to a suspicious structure fire at a residence in the 3100 block of East Ames Avenue.  Upon arrival, deputies observed Northern Arizona Fire Department personnel extinguishing a fire in a single wide mobile home which had flames and smoke coming out of the windows on the east side of the house.  All of the occupants were evacuated. Rivera who lives at the residence advised that he burned the house down because he was feeling claustrophobic as he is used to living in a double wide mobile home.   Rivera further advised that he used lighter fluid to catch his mattress on fire.  Deputies contacted Rivera’s father and he said that Rivera was upset.  Rivera and his parents escaped the fire without injuries.  Rivera was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 Rivera

MAGNET EXECUTES SEARCH WARRANT – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) detectives from Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3100 block of Sagebrush Drive with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Operations Unit, (G.I.I.T.E.M.) Gang & Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission, BHCPD SWAT, ATF & DEA early Tuesday (3/10) morning.  Eight people were arrested.  Mohave County Planning & Zoning and Code Enforcement responded for various health and safety violations.  Animal Control also responded and took approximately 12 dogs into custody, including a litter of puppies, as there was no one left at the residence to take care of them. 

 Various methamphetamine drug paraphernalia was located and taken into evidence. 

 The following four people live at the residence where the search warrant was executed:

 Lee Jet Kennedy II, 43, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, an aggravated assault felony warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court and a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.

Kennedy

 Courtney Lynn Peterson, 20, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony. 

Peterson

 

 Aaron Justin Rutherford, 34, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony. 

Rutherford 

Maryha October Delre, 31, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony.

Delre

 

Briean Nicole Moran, 29, of Fort Mohave was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, and a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.

Moran

 

 Steven Joseph Farmer Jr., 31, of Fort Mohave, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, along with a failure to appear felony warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court. 

Farmer Jr.

 Steven Stewart Farmer Sr., 56, a transient, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to register as a sex offender, both felonies.

Farmer Sr.

 

Suzanne Monique Drake, 50, of Needles, CA was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony.

Drake

Sagebrush Dr.

 They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Arizona Vehicle Theft Prevention & Awareness Event

March 14th

 

 

     The Bullhead City Police Department will be participating in the 10th Annual Statewide Vehicle Theft Prevention & Awareness week, which is a coordinated effort between the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA) and law enforcement agencies to reduce stolen vehicles.

     To celebrate, the Bullhead City Police Department is inviting the public to the Bullhead City Police Department parking lot, 1255 Marina Boulevard, on Saturday, March 14th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., where officers from the COPPS (Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving) Unit will be on hand to educate and provide tools and resources to prevent vehicle thefts.
     Officers will provide free VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Etching as part of this statewide effort to reduce the number of stolen vehicles.

     “VIN etching is chemically etching the vehicle identification number onto the window, which discourages thieves from stealing your vehicle and selling your car parts to unsuspecting customers or chop shops,” said Community Services Officer Lorrie Duggins.

     For more information call Ms, Duggins at (928) 763-9200 ext. 204.

 WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested David Joe Concepcion Jr., 39, of Kingman, late Sunday (3/8) evening on a parole violation felony warrant issued out of Arizona Department of Corrections and two failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court and Kingman Municipal Court.  Approximately 11:00 p.m., deputies contacted Concepcion during a traffic stop on Stockton Hill Road at Kino Avenue.  A records check showed Concepcion to have multiple arrest warrants.  Concepcion was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.    

 Concepcion

WARRANT ARREST – DAVIS CAMP (BULLHEAD CITY)                                

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested David James Walsh, 35, of Apple Valley, CA, early Sunday (3/8) morning on a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court on original charge of conservation license violation by Arizona Game and Fish.  At about 1:10 a.m., deputies contacted Walsh at Davis Camp located at 2251 Highway 68 in Bullhead City during an unrelated incident.  A records check showed Walsh to have outstanding warrant.  Walsh was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Randy Paul Kirchmeier, 49, of Fort Mohave, Sunday (3/8) afternoon on a misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court for failure to pay fines.  Approximately 2:20 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 4300 block of South La Calzada Drive.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the homeowner.  The homeowner advised that he recently purchased the house and the house is supposed to be unoccupied.  The homeowner further advised that he wanted to check the house for any occupants.  The homeowner and the deputy entered the unlocked front door and observed an adult male subject on the couch.  The male subject identified himself as Kirchmeier.  A records check showed Kirchmeier to have an arrest warrant.  Kirchmeier was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The homeowner was provided with landlord tenant information and was advised if there was someone living there he would have to evict them.

KIRCHMEIER 

TRAFFIC OFFENSE/WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Eva Sara Felix, 25, of Bullhead City, early Saturday (3/7) morning for driving on a suspended license and a failure to pay fines warrant issued by Bullhead City Municipal Court, both misdemeanors.  Approximately 1:10 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 95 at Hammer Road.  Deputies contacted Felix, the driver.  A records check showed Felix to have an arrest warrant and a suspended driver’s license.  Felix was taken into custody without incident.   She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tyler William Burrows, 38, of Fort Mohave, Saturday (3/7) evening for failure to comply with court order per domestic violence, misdemeanor.  Approximately 10:13 p.m., deputies responded to a contempt of court at a residence in the 4000 block of South Roberts Road.  Investigations determined that Burrows has been staying at the residence with his girlfriend who has an order of protection against him.  Burrows girlfriend advised that she had intentions to have the order of protection quashed.  Burrows was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Monday, March 9, 2015

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jose Luis Arenaz, 31, of Lake Havasu City, Sunday (3/8) afternoon for aggravated assault on law enforcement officer, a felony.  Approximately 1:15 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 2100 block of Tourmaline Street regarding a fight.  Investigations determined that Arenaz confronted a neighbor earlier because the neighbor told Arenaz’s girlfriend to slow down in her driving.  Apparently, Arenaz pushed the neighbor and they fought briefly before Arenaz left the scene.  A short time later, deputies responded back to the residence as Arenaz had returned and he was causing a disturbance.  Upon arrival, deputies observed Arenaz yelling and screaming at the neighbors.  Arenaz was taken into custody without incident for disorderly conduct.  Arenaz was transported to the Mohave County District III Substation. At the substation, Arenaz advanced toward the deputy in an aggressive manner while he was yelling and screaming.  Arenaz attempted to head butt the deputy without success.  Arenaz spit and struck the deputy in the lower abdomen area.  Arenaz was further restrained and he was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident. 

 Arenaz

TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE/DANGEROUS DRUGS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA– LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four out of state residents Sunday (3/8) morning.  Leon Joseph Adamczeski III, 31, and Desere Grogins-Anderson, 23, both of Cabazon, CA, were arrested on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Eric Allan Enders, 33, and Majella Lynn Kelly, 35, both of Wells, NV, were arrested on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of dangerous drugs and destruction of evidence, felonies.  Approximately 9:27 a.m., deputies responded to an agency assist in the area of Highway 95 and the Cattail Cove turnoff.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the California Highway Patrol Officer.  The Officer said that while he was enroute to his assigned area he observed a silver vehicle almost cause a collision with another vehicle.  The Officer further said that he conducted a traffic stop and had the driver identified as Adamczeski exit the vehicle.  The Officer advised that he smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  Deputies contacted Adamczeski and observed three passengers.  A records check showed Adamczeski’s driver’s license was suspended.  Adamczeski was taken into custody without incident.  Deputies questioned Adamczeski about the smell of marijuana and he said there is a pipe in the center console.  Deputies had the passengers identified as Grogins-Anderson, Kelly and Enders exit the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed several contraband items including a digital scale with white residue, a piece of foil with white residue, two spoons with white residue, two marijuana pipes, several prescription only pills, and several syringes.  Deputies also determined that the backseat occupants of the vehicle had attempted to destroy their methamphetamine by dumping it into a cup with liquid hoping it would dissolve.  Grogins-Anderson, Enders and Kelly were taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Adamczeski was also cited for driving with a suspended license.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Adamczeski  Grogins-Anderson

Enders   Kelly

WARRANT ARREST – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Lynn Titchnell, 51, of Lake Havasu City, Saturday (3/7) afternoon on an outstanding warrant.  Approximately 3:41 p.m., deputies contacted a male subject riding a bicycle on the opposite side of traffic in the area of Pero Drive and Joyce Lane.  The male subject was identified as Titchnell.  Titchnell advised that he knows that he’s supposed to obey traffic laws, but he prefers to ride against traffic.  A records check showed Titchnell to have a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Municipal Court.  Titchnell was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

EXTREME DUI – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Amanda Lynn Hunsaker, 35, of Las Vegas, NV, early Sunday (3/8) morning for DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08% and extreme DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .15% and less than 20%, misdemeanors.  Late Sunday (3/7) evening, at about 11:55 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle in the 800 block of Chalon Place.   Deputies contacted Hunsaker, the driver.  Deputies smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Hunsaker.  During conversations with Hunsaker, she said that she had a couple beers.  Deputies further observed her speech to be slurred.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Hunsaker was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County District III Substation where an analysis revealed her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .198%.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 

Multiple Women Arrested for Prostitution

 

On March 5, 2015, Detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department Special Investigations Bureau with the assistance of the Street Crimes Unit conducted an undercover prostitution operation at a local motel within Lake Havasu City. Several prostitutes were contacted through their online ads, where they agreed to meet at the motel. During the operation, the prostitutes agreed to engage in sexual acts with undercover detectives, in exchange for money.  

Arrested during the operation were 48-year old Deborah June Ziesmer, 31-year old Jennifer McAllister, and 25-year old Yasmeen El-Rhashid. All three were charged with prostitution. McAllister was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. El-Rhashid was additionally charged with a failure to comply warrant out of Bullhead City Court. 

McAllister and El-Rhashid are both residents of Nevada. Ziesmer is a resident of Lake Havasu City.

 

Anyone that has any information pertaining to this or similar incidents are encouraged to contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department.   Anonymous information can also be called into Lake Havasu Silent Witness at 928-854-TIPS (8477).

Ziesmer                         El-Rhashid

 

 

BULLHEAD CITY- AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

On Sunday, March 8th at 4:30 a.m., Bullhead City Police were called to the 1000 block of Mobile Lane. A witness told police that he heard someone yelling for help. Officers could smell a strong odor of lighter fluid inside the residence. A 56-year-old male victim told police that during an argument with his girlfriend, 37-year-old Rebecca Michelle Mahoney, she sprayed lighter fluid on his body and lit him on fire.
Bullhead City Fire Paramedics treated the male victim, who suffered burns to his upper body.

Mahoney was arrested for aggravated assault per domestic violence and disorderly conduct per domestic violence. She was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.

Mahoney

 

FATAL ACCIDENT – LITTLEFIELD (ARIZONA STRIP)             

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover accident in the area of Scenic Boulevard at milepost 2 Saturday (3/7) morning.  At about 6:05 a.m., deputies and Mesquite fire personnel responded to the scene of where a Ford Excursion vehicle rolled.  Passenger Albert Wharton, 39, of Mesquite, NV, was able to call 911 and was eventually assisted by a passerby regarding their location.  Wharton advised there were two other occupants that were with him.  Upon arrival, deputies and fire personnel located the other two occupants that have been ejected from the vehicle.  Wharton sustained minor injuries and he was transported to Mesa View Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.  The second passenger, Bartlett Stephenson, 40, of Littlefield, was found to have sustained head trauma, multiple broken ribs, broken arm and leg and internal injuries.  Stephenson was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV, by Mercy Air and he is currently listed in serious critical condition.  The driver, Travis Hughes, 41, of Mesquite, NV, was found to be deceased at the scene.  Speed and alcohol are considered to be factors in this on-going investigation.  Autopsy results are pending.

Friday, March 6, 2015

4X’S BURGLARY – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Carlos Octavio Hernandez, 18, of Mohave Valley, Thursday (3/5) morning for burglary, felony.  Juvenile referrals have been submitted to Mohave County Juvenile Probation for felony burglary charges for Christopher Alexander, 17; Muzzaffar Pana, 16; and Parker Hilliker, 15, all of Bullhead City.  Investigations began February 2nd when deputies responded to an auto burglary at about 1:45 a.m. at a residence in the 4500 block of South Calle Agrada Drive.  Deputies were advised that 3 to 4 subjects in a white Ford Focus were vandalizing a red 2014 Dodge Avenger.  Upon arrival, deputies observed windows busted out of the Dodge vehicle.  Deputies attempted to locate the Ford Focus in the area without success.  Deputies contacted the owner of the vehicle, a 21-year-old female victim.  The victim reported that her purse had been stolen from her vehicle.   Bullhead City Police Officers made an arrest in February and recovered the victims’ driver’s license, purse and wallet relating to MCSO’s burglary report.  Further investigations determined that Hernandez, Alexander, Pana and Hilliker were the subjects responsible for the auto burglary on February 2nd.  Thursday (3/5) morning, at approximately 6:35 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 2200 block of East Lipan Boulevard and contacted Hernandez.  During conversations with Hernandez, he admitted to him along with Alexander, Pana and Hilliker damaged the red Dodge vehicle and they took the purse from the vehicle.  Hernandez was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Juvenile referrals have been submitted.   

Hernandez

DRUGS/WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Darren Scott Brook, 47, and Charles William Bowling, 65, both of Kingman, late Thursday (3/5) afternoon.  Brook was arrested for possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Bowling was arrested on two misdemeanor warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court for failure to appear and failure to pay fines.  Approximately 4:50 p.m., deputies contacted Brook and Bowling at a residence in the 2800 block of East Butler Avenue during an unrelated incident.  Brook was taken into custody after he advised that he has a warrant.  A search of Brook revealed a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance and a pill identified as a narcotic drug.  The white crystal substance weighed approximately 1.8 grams and field tested positive for methamphetamine.  A records check showed Bowling to have two active warrants and Brook did not return with any warrants.  Bowling was taken into custody.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 

 Brook      

RESISTING ARREST/MARIJUANA/WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sarah Jean Musgrave, 40, and Tyson Ray Trevino, 37, both of Kingman, Thursday (3/5) evening.  Musgrave was arrested for resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Trevino was arrested on a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Deputies observed two people walking southbound on Jimmie Drive.  Deputies recognized one of the subjects as Trevino and deputies knew Trevino to have a warrant.  Approximately 8:43 p.m., deputies contacted Trevino and a female subject later identified Musgrave in the area of Jimmie Drive and John L Avenue.   A records check confirmed Trevino’s active warrant.  Trevino was taken into custody without incident.  Deputies asked Musgrave about having any drugs or drug paraphernalia and she said no.    Deputies smelled a fresh odor of marijuana emitting from Musgrave.  Musgrave refused to allow the deputy to search her purse.  Musgrave was taken into custody after she pulled away and continued to resist.  Medical responded as Musgrave complained of shoulder pain.  Medical checked her and Musgrave was medically cleared.  A search of Musgrave’s purse revealed a plastic container containing marijuana and a glass pipe with burnt white residue.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident. 

 

WARRANT ARREST – TOPOCK

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tyler Ray Balli, 50, of Topock, early Friday (3/6) morning on an outstanding warrant.  Approximately 12:20 a.m., deputies contacted Balli at a residence in the 4500 block of Monarch Drive in an unrelated incident.  During the investigation, deputies learned Balli to have a felony warrant for a parole violation issued out of Arizona Department of Corrections.  Balli was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. 

Balli

 

Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Two Arrested for Meth Lab

 On March 1, 2015 at approximately 3:00 a.m., a female reported to police that she was sexually assaulted near the English Village in the Bridgewater Channel area. The female reported that she left a local hotel and walked to the channel area to take photographs.  She had no recollection of the events and woke up in the sand near the edge of the water. The victim remembered speaking with a male subject that was wearing a bag over his shoulder and smelled bad due to poor hygiene. The victim also reported that her purse was missing when she awoke.

The female was taken to the HAVEN Family Resource Center for further investigation. The investigation revealed there was evidence of a possible sexual assault. On March 3, 2015 the victim called police and reported that the credit card that was missing from her purse was used at a local business. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to obtain surveillance footage of the suspect using the credit card. Information was received that linked the suspect to a transient camp in the desert area.

On March 4, 2015, Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau and Special Investigations Bureau located 32-year old Benjamin Hoaglin and 28-year old Sara Burbridge in a transient camp in the desert area. Detectives were able to observe contents from the victim’s purse inside the tent and Hoaglin matched the description of the person observed on video surveillance using the stolen credit card.  During the investigation, detectives observed items associated with the manufacturing of dangerous drugs such as, muriatic acid, acetone, lighter fluid, foil, glassware, numerous plastic bottles with unknown liquid inside, glassware, and a heating element.

Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau served a search warrant and located additional items used to manufacture dangerous drugs such as drain cleaner, Heet, and packages of empty Sudafed pills. Also found during the search warrant was a methamphetamine pipe, a small amount of marijuana, and various contents from the victim’s purse. Further questioning and investigation revealed there was probable cause to arrest Hoaglin for sexual assault.

Hoaglin was arrested and charged with sexual assault, possession of chemicals and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, identity theft, theft of a credit card, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Burbridge was charged with possession of chemicals and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Hoaglin is a resident of New York and Burbridge resides in North Carolina. They are both homeless and have been in Lake Havasu City for approximately one week.

Hoaglin was held on a $130,000 bond and Burbridge was held on a $60,000 bond. Both were transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Hoaglin   Burbridge

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mohave County Probation Department

Most Wanted

 

            As of March 04, 2015, the following individuals have an outstanding warrant.  

 

Bondi, Ryan Rae

DOB: 01/02/1979 White Female 5’10” 185 lbs

Eyes: Blue   Hair: Red

Offense: Theft, Class 6 Undesignated

DOW:  02/27/2015

Bondi

 

Haas, George Alexander

DOB: 02/21/1946 White Male 5’5” 177 lbs

Eyes: Brown   Hair: Gray

Offense: Fail Register As Sex Offender, Class 4 Felony

DOW:  02/18/2015

Haas

 

Schutte, Anthony Martin

DOB: 06/06/1988 White Male 5’9” 150 lbs

Eyes: Hazel   Hair: Blonde

Offense: Poss Wpn By Prohib Person, Class 4 Felony; Drug Paraphernalia Violation, Class 1 Misdemeanor

DOW:  02/19/2015

Schutte

 

 

The following individuals have been apprehended:

 

Brown Jr., Jeffrey Lee

Offense: Child/Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Class 5 Felony

DOW:  07/21/2014  DOC:02/25/2015

Brown

 

Langwell, Nikita Tiffany

Offense: Burglary 2nd Degree, Class 3 Felony

DOW:  02/27/2015  DOC:03/03/2015

Langwell

 

Scarcello, Angela Anneliese

Offense: Theft, Class 6 Undesignated

DOW:  04/30/2014  DOC:03/01/2015

Scarcello

 

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.

 

Source: Mohave County Probation Department

 

 HIT & RUN ACCIDENT – KINGMAN         

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an injury accident at Sierra Vista Avenue at Glen Road early Wednesday (3/4) evening.  Approximately 6:45 p.m. deputies responded to the scene of a hit and run accident.  The victim’s vehicle, a white Plymouth Van, was traveling westbound on Sierra Vista Avenue when a white Toyota 4-door vehicle, traveling northbound on Glen Road ran through a posted stop sign and crashed into the van. 

 Two subjects in the Toyota fled the scene on foot.  The driver and only occupant in the Plymouth van sustained minor injuries and was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where the driver was treated and released.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.  Deputies attempted to locate the fleeing male suspects without success.  The male suspects are described to be in their early twenties.

 Anyone with information regarding the suspects in this hit and run accident is asked to contact MCSO at (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234. 

 WARRANT ARREST – MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Andrea Cecile Shelling, 34, of Mohave Valley, late Wednesday (3/4) afternoon on a warrant.  Approximately 4:05 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 3-wheeler in the area of Plantation and Valencia Road.  Deputies contacted the operator identified as Shelling.  Deputies determined the vehicle was unregistered.  A records check showed Shelling to have a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Shelling was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Shelling

 

Sexual Offenses Against a Child  

Bullhead City (Ariz.) – March 5, 2015 – The Bullhead City Police Department recently made two arrests for sexual crimes against children.

On February 26th, 2015, detectives arrested Samantha Jean Wright, 44, for sexual conduct with a minor. Family members reported to police that a 6-year-old girl had disclosed that her mother had inappropriately touched her. After further investigation and interviews, Wright was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.
On March 4th, 2015, a school teacher found note that a 7-year-old girl had dropped on the ground which stated her step-father had committed an inappropriate act. School officials contacted Bullhead City Police. After further investigation and interviews, detectives had reason to believe that since January 2015, the victim’s step-father had forced her to perform sexual acts with him. Ralph Fernandez III, 28, was arrested for sexual conduct with a minor and sexual assault. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.

Wright        Fernandez


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

7X’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Owen Lee, 23, of Fort Mohave, early Sunday (3/1) evening on three counts of disorderly conduct with a weapon per domestic violence, child endangerment per domestic violence, criminal damage per domestic violence, felonies, and two counts of false imprisonment per domestic violence, misdemeanor.  Investigations began Saturday (2/28) evening at about 10:50 p.m. when deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 4400 block of South Sharp Drive.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a 22-year-old female victim.  The victim said that she and Lee, her boyfriend, started arguing and it escalated.  The victim further said that Lee broke a glass window on the front door, a top portion of a flat screen television, a hole in the drywall in the living room and the bedroom doorframe.  The victim reported that at one point Lee was holding his handgun and pointed the gun at his head while she was holding their 10-month old baby.  The victim further reported that Lee left the residence right before her mother arrived.  Deputies contacted their roommate, a 22-year-old male victim.  The victim said that he heard them arguing and when he exited his bedroom he observed Lee holding a firearm.  Deputies searched the area for Lee without success.  On Sunday (3/1) deputies attempted to locate Lee.  At about 6:22 p.m., Lee advised that he wanted to turn himself into authorities. Deputies responded to the 4400 block of South Sharp Drive.  Deputies contacted Lee and took him into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

 Lee

TRESPASSING – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Shanna Lee Averett, 32, of Kingman, Friday (2/27) afternoon for trespassing, felony.  An on-going investigation regarding subjects trespassing at a residence in the 3200 block of Snavely Avenue led deputies to contact Averett in the 900 block of Buchanan Street.  During conversations with Averett, she said that she and her husband had been staying at the residence and she knew they didn’t have a right to be there.  Averett was taken into custody without incident.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Averett was also cited on two counts of animal cruelty and two counts of no dog license, misdemeanors.  On Wednesday (2/24) Animal Control Officer’s responded to three dogs left at a residence in the 3200 block of Snavely Avenue where squatters had been living.  Two of the three dogs were in poor health as determined by a veterinarian.  The dogs were impounded and transported to the Kingman Animal Shelter.  The animals belonged Averett. 

 Averett

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tina Marie Rensberger, 28, of Golden Valley, Friday (2/27) evening for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, and failure to show identification, misdemeanor.  At about 10:50 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Castle Rock Road near Gordon Drive.  Deputies contacted the driver who verbally identified herself as Rensberger.  Rensberger advised that she did not have her identification with her.  Rensberger was taken into custody without incident.   An inventory search of the vehicle revealed a glass pipe with residue inside Rensberger’s purse.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 Rensberger

WARRANT ARREST – GOLDEN SHORES

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Brandon John Slay, 21, of Fort Mohave, early Saturday (2/28) afternoon on a misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court for failure to pay fines.  Approximately 12:10 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 13100 block of South Shore Parkway regarding a wanted person.  Deputies contacted Slay regarding his active warrant.  Slay was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Slay

FALSE REPORT/SUSPENDED LICENSE – SCENIC (ARIZONA STRIP)              

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nador Isidoro, 28, of Ivins, Utah, early Saturday (2/28) evening for false report to law enforcement and driving with a suspended license, misdemeanors.  Approximately 6:00 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 91 at milepost 16 and contacted the driver, who falsely identified himself.  Eventually, deputies determined the driver’s identity to be Isidoro.  A records check showed Isidoro to have a suspended license.  Isidoro was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mesquite Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

WARRANT ARREST – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lawrence Eugene Humelsheim, 61, of Bullhead City, early Monday (3/2) morning on a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court.  Approximately 12:10 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Aztec and Andrew Road.  Deputies contacted Humelsheim, the driver.  A records check showed Humelsheim’s to have an arrest warrant.  Humelsheim was taken into custody without incident.   He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

UNLAWFUL FLIGHT – FORT MOHAVE

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Andrew Allen Adams, 22, of Mohave Valley, early Saturday (2/28) evening for unlawful flight from law enforcement, a felony.  Deputies observed a red GMC pick-up truck traveling 45 miles per hour in a posted 35 mph zone in the 2200 block of Joy Lane.  At about 5:25 p.m., deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop as the vehicle turned onto Antelope Drive, but the vehicle continued traveling.  Deputies discontinued their traffic stop as the driver accelerated the vehicle and drove into the desert.  Shortly thereafter, deputies were flagged down by a citizen in the area of Joy Lane and Antelope Drive.  The citizen pointed behind them where a wash runs parallel and south of Joy Lane.  Deputies observed the vehicle traveling in the wash approximately 10 miles per hour.  Deputies responded and pulled behind the vehicle in the wash and conducted a high risk traffic stop.  Deputies ordered the driver to exit the vehicle with his hands up.  The male driver, later identified as Adams, exited the vehicle.  Adams was taken into custody without further incident.  During conversations with Adams, he said that he was having a bad day.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Adams

DRUGS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Gregory Ryan Stott, 28, of Kingman, early Saturday (2/28) evening for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with resisting arrest, trespassing and a contempt of court warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court, misdemeanors.  Approximately 5:20 p.m., deputies observed a vehicle pull into a driveway in the 2600 block of McVicar Avenue.  Deputies further observed a male subject exit the passenger side of the vehicle and started running northbound through the front yard of the residence.  Deputies further observed the male subject run into the backyard and attempted to hide before he started running again.  Deputies exited their vehicle and started following the male subject.  The male subject jumped fences and ran through backyards.  Deputies ordered the male subject to stop, but he continued running.  Eventually, deputies caught up with the male subject and tackled him to the ground in an alleyway.  The male subject was identified as Stott.  A records check showed Stott to have an arrest warrant.  Stott was taken into custody without further incident.  A search of Stott’s backpack revealed several syringes, a digital scale with white residue and a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Stott 

FALSE REPORTING/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA/WARRANT ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Dustin Joe Christian, 34, and Kristin Michelle Woerner-Hutsell, 33, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday (2/28) evening.  Christian was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony, along with false report to law enforcement and driving with a suspended license, misdemeanors.  Woerner-Hutsell was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony.  Approximately 10:22 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle in the 600 block of West Beale Street.  Deputies contacted the driver who falsely identified himself.   Deputies determined the drivers correct identity to be Christian.  A records check showed Christian to have a suspended driver’s license.  Christian was taken into custody without incident.   A search of Christian revealed several straws containing a black residue.  Deputies contacted the passenger identified as Woerner-Hutsell.  Deputies questioned Woerner-Hutsell about having anything illegal in her possession.  Woerner-Hutsell advised that her heroin straw may be inside her purse.  A search of Woerner-Hutsell’s purse revealed a plastic bag containing a white residue and a straw with black residue.  Woerner-Hutsell was taken into custody without incident.  They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

 Christian           Woerner-Hutsell

EXTREME DUI – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kellsi Nizhoni Chischilly, 19, of Lake Havasu City, early Sunday (3/1) morning for DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08%, extreme DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .15% and less than 20%, and minor consumption, all misdemeanors.  Deputies observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 95 in the number two lane, closest to the shoulder.  Deputies further observed the vehicle merge into the number one lane, the left lane, as the vehicle’s right turn signal was blinking.  Deputies further observed the vehicle merge into the center, left turn lane, with the vehicle’s right turn signal blinking.  Approximately 3:30 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Lake Drive near Highway 95.  Deputies contacted Chischilly, the driver.  Deputies smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Chischilly.  Deputies observed Chischilly’s speech was slurred.  During conversations with Chischilly, she admitted to having a shot of alcohol earlier.  Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Chischilly was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County District III Substation where an analysis revealed her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .177%.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

DRUGS/DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – LAKE HAVASU CITY

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Richard James Thurman, 34, of Parker, early Sunday (3/1) afternoon for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with driving with a suspended license, misdemeanor.  Approximately 12:25 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop at Lake Drive and Kenneth Lane.  Deputies contacted Thurman, the driver.  A records check showed Thurman to have a suspended driver’s license.  Thurman was taken into custody without incident.  An inventory search of the vehicle revealed a syringe containing a liquid which field tested positive for methamphetamine.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Thurman 

WARRANTS ARREST – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Johnny William Victory, 38, of Kingman, Sunday (3/1) afternoon on a felony warrant for nonpayment of child support issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court.  Approximately 3:30 p.m., deputies contacted Victory at a residence in the 3900 block of John L Avenue regarding his outstanding warrants where he was taken into custody without incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. 

Victory

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 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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