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SHOPLIFTING TURNS INTO DRUG SEARCH WARRANT

Publish Date:  12/05/2016  Source:  

On Saturday, December 3rd, Kingman Police arrested Justin Verdell Norton, 44 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a misdemeanor charge of Shoplifting.  Norton was apprehended for shoplifting at a store in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Rd. during which time information was developed that resulted in a search warrant being served at Norton’s home in the 4000 block of Lum Ave.  During the search warrant about 37 grams of heroin, some methamphetamine, marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia was located that resulted in the listed charges.  Norton was subsequently booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

ARREST FOR BURGLARY TO VEHICLE

Publish Date:  12/01/2016  Source:  

On Wednesday, November 30th, at 1:50 p.m. the Kingman Police Department arrested Brandon Erwin Brown, 25 of Kingman, on felony charges of Vehicle Burglary, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Burglary Tools and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Brown was arrested after officers responded to the 2300 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd. regarding the report of a vehicle burglary in progress.  Witnesses observed Brown enter and remove a backpack from the victim’s parked car.  Witnesses confronted Brown, who released the stolen backpack and fled on foot.  Officers arrived and located Brown a few blocks away, where he admitted involvement in the burglary.  Brown was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and the associated drug paraphernalia.  Brown was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

DANGEROUS DRUGS AND DRIVING BACKWARDS

Publish Date:  11/30/2016  Source:  

On Tuesday, November 29th, at about 4:25 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Michael R. Fernandez, 50 of Kingman, and Emily R. Clark, 34 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Clark was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana and Promoting Contraband into Jail.  Fernandez was the driver of a vehicle that was stopped in the 1900 block of Detroit Ave. for driving backward.  During the stop, officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  Subsequent to the search methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle.  Both subjects denied ownership of the drugs and both were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility, where Clark was found to be in possession of marijuana, however, continued to deny ownership.

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ARMED ROBBERY

Publish Date:  11/29/2016  Source:  

On Monday evening, at about 9:45 p.m., Kingman Police Detectives arrested Joshua Kelly Abbott, 29 of Kingman, on felony charges of Armed Robbery, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Narcotic Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Abbott was identified as the suspect in the Armed Robbery that occurred at the Compass Bank yesterday in Kingman.  Detectives apprehended Abbott at his home in the 3700 block of N. Wells St. in Kingman.  A search warrant was served at the residence, where assorted illegal prescription only medication was found that is classified as dangerous drugs and narcotic medication.  Abbott admitted his involvement in the robbery and was subsequently booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.  A small amount of the stolen cash was recovered.

ARMED ROBBERY

Publish Date:  11/28/2016  Source:  

On Monday, November 28th, at about 3:45 p.m. the Kingman Police Department responded to an armed robbery reported at the Compass Bank, in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Rd., where it was reported that the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller and demanded money, implying that he was armed.  The suspect, described as a white male adult, late 20’s or early 30’s, 5’7”, 165 lbs, wearing jeans, dark colored hoodie, black beanie cap, dark sunglasses, is reported to have left, driving away in a cream colored, newer model Chrysler 4 door, similar to a 300 or LeBaron type.  Attempts to locate the suspect and vehicle were unsuccessful.  Anyone with information is asked to contact KPD by calling (928) 753-2191 or report anonymously to Mohave Silent Witness, by calling (928) 753-1234, or report tips online at www.kingmanpolice.com (http://www.kingmanpolice.com) by clicking on “Give A Tip”.

THREE DUI ARRESTS OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Publish Date:  11/28/2016  Source:  

KPD made three (3) DUI arrests – two (2) on November 24th, one (1) on the 26th.

DANGEROUS DRUGS AND WEAPONS MISCONDUCT ARREST

Publish Date:  11/23/2016  Source:  

On Tuesday, November 22nd, at 2:40 pm, the Kingman Police Department arrested Justin C. Brzezinski, 28 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Weapons Misconduct and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers had responded to a suspicious activity call at a motel in the 900 block of E. Andy Devine Ave. where it was reported that a male subject was in a vehicle armed with a handgun. Officers arrived and located Brzezinski and a female subject sitting inside a vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was observed inside the car. Brzezinski was additionally found to be in possession of methamphetamine and in control of a handgun. Brzezinski was taken into custody and subsequently booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

MAGNET OPERATION COUNTY LINE

Publish Date:  11/23/2016  Source:  

The Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team, an HIDTA initiative, and an Arizona Criminal Justice Commission supported task force, conducted a search warrant at the Arizona Strip yesterday, November 21st that resulted in 5 felony arrests, the seizure of drug paraphernalia, and multiple firearms.

This search warrant resulted after a three-month long investigation into a drug trafficking organization living in an area of the Arizona Strip in the 700 block of N. Stagger Mountain Rd. The investigation dub named “Operation County Line” resulted in purchases of methamphetamine from the property over the three month period; however, history of drug-related arrests stemming from the Stagger Mountain property went back two years.  Investigators determined that the residents of this property were the main source of heroin and methamphetamine impacting the quality of life for citizens in Fredonia, Arizona and Kanab, Utah.

During the early morning hours of November 21st, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Operations Unit and the Arizona Department of Public Safety SWAT Team executed a search warrant at the property.  The property is approximately 1 acre and has 5 livable residences and approximately 75 vehicles on it. The property is only a few hundred feet into Mohave County from the Coconino County border on the Arizona Strip. During a search of the property several items of contraband and 4 guns were seized. 5 subjects were arrested at the time the search warrant was executed. Two others were arrested prior to the search warrant in relation to this operation.

The Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team wants to thank the following agencies that assisted in the investigation: Utah agencies Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Kane County Sheriff’s Office Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Vehicle Theft Taskforce and the Gang Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission, Mohave County Code Enforcement and Environmental Health, Bullhead City Police Department Bomb Squad, and the Kingman Police Department Bomb Squad and K9 Unit. 

Arrested at scene:

Richard Glenn Jessop (64) of an unincorporated area of Mohave County, AZ – Conspiracy to Commit Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Conspiracy to Commit Dangerous Drugs for Sale, both felonies
Melinda Lark Atwood-Evenson (47) of an unincorporated area of Mohave County, AZ – Possession for Sale of Dangerous Drugs, Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Conspiracy to Commit Sale of Narcotic Drugs
Theodore Lawrence Jessop (30) of an unincorporated area of Mohave County, AZ – Conspiracy to Commit Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Conspiracy to Commit Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Joshua Glenn Jessop (28) of an unincorporated area of Mohave County, AZ – Possession of Weapon by Prohibited Possessor, Conspiracy to Commit Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Ephraim Ernest Black (28) of an unincorporated area of Mohave County, AZ – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
 

Arrested Prior to Search Warrant on November 4th, 2016:

Katie Dawn Millett (27) of an unincorporated area of Mohave County, AZ – Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Conspiracy to Commit Dangerous Drugs for Sale
Danny Allen Markland (49) of an unincorporated area of Mohave County, AZ – Conspiracy to Commit Dangerous Drugs for Sale

DANGEROUS DRUGS FOR SALE

Publish Date:  11/18/2016  Source:  

On Thursday, November 11th, at 12:20 p.m. the Kingman Police Department arrested Bobby Joe Bell, 60 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Bell was the driver of a vehicle stopped in the 4100 block of N. Castle Rock Rd. for a traffic offense. During the stop, the officer located approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine.  Detectives subsequently served a search warrant at Bell’s residence in the 3500 block of John L Ave. and located additional illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, leading investigators to believe that Bell was involved in the sale of methamphetamine.  Bell was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

SHOPLIFT TURNS INTO ARMED ROBBERY

Publish Date:  11/16/2016  Source:  

On Monday, November 14th, the Kingman Police Department arrested McGreggor Octave III, 18 of Golden Valley, and Shawn D. Bell, 20 of Kingman, on felony charges of Armed Robbery.  The investigation revealed that Octave and Bell shoplifted several items from a convenience store in the 4500 block of Stockton Hill Rd.  When confronted by a store employee it is alleged that Bell brandished a knife and threatened the employee.  Both fled the scene on foot and were later contacted by KPD at another convenience store in the 3100 block of Stockton Hill Rd.  Based on witness statements and video surveillance both subjects were arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

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