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ARRESTS FOR DANGEROUS DRUGS FOR SALE

Publish Date:  01/13/2017  Source:  

On Wednesday, January 11th, at 11:30 a.m., Kingman Police arrested Ricky Wayne Heartly, 57 of Centerville, IA, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Transportation of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and David Laverne Houston, 67 of Fulton, MO, on felony charges of Possession of Narcotic Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Heartly was the driver of a vehicle stopped for a traffic offense on I-40 near Kingman.  Houston was the passenger.  During the stop officers, located approximately 1/2 lb. of methamphetamine and the assorted drug paraphernalia.  Houston was additionally found to be in possession of a small amount of cocaine.  The investigation determined that Heartly was transporting the methamphetamine for sale.  Both admitted their involvement in the offenses and were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

ARREST FOR VEHICLE BURGLARY

Publish Date:  01/11/2017  Source:  

On Wednesday, January 11th, at 12:40 a.m., Kingman Police arrested Polataia Timuia, 28 of Kingman, on a felony charge of Burglary to a Vehicle.  While on patrol the officer observed Timuia leaning inside of a parked vehicle in the 1100 block of Monroe St.  When the officer stopped to make contact, Timuia attempted to hide and flee from the officer.  The officer was able to capture Timuia and determined that she was not the owner of the vehicle.  Timuia subsequently admitted involvement in the offense and was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON OFFICER

Publish Date:  01/11/2017  Source:  

On Tuesday, January 10th, at 1:10 a.m., Kingman Police arrested Matthew Lowell Mansbridge, 28 of Kingman on a felony charge of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and misdemeanor city ordinance violation of Illegal Camping.  While on patrol an officer observed Mansbridge who appeared to be sleeping in front of a business in the 3100 block of Stockton Hill Rd.  Mansbridge, who has been arrested and given multiple warnings in the past, spit on the officer while being taken into custody.  Mansbridge was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on his charges.

RESISTING ARREST, DANGEROUS DRUGS AND TRESPASSING

Publish Date:  01/11/2017  Source:  

On Saturday, January 7th, at 1:40 p.m., Kingman Police arrested Joseph Richard Shuffler, 30 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, and misdemeanor Trespassing.  Officers had responded to a residence in the 3200 block of N. Central St. wherein the home owner was reporting that an unknown male subject had jumped a fence into the backyard of the home.  The suspect, identified as Shuffler, was scared out of the yard by the homeowner’s dog.  Officers contacted Shuffler nearby.  Shuffler attempted to flee on foot.  Officers were able to capture Shuffler at which time he began to resist and fight.  Officers were able to taken Shuffler into custody.  Shuffler, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and the assorted drug paraphernalia.  Shuffler was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

VEHICLE BURGLARY AND POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Publish Date:  01/04/2017  Source:  

On Tuesday, January 3rd, the Kingman Police Department arrested Dustin Jerome Harwood, 36 of Kingman, on felony charges of Burglary of a Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property.  Harwood was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in the area of E. Andy Devine Ave. and I-40 when detectives found him to be in possession of a bicycle that was reported stolen.  The bicycle was reported stolen during the early morning hours Tuesday, where the victim stated the bike was stolen from the back of a vehicle while parked in the parking lot of a motel in the 3000 block of E. Andy Devine Ave.  Harwood denied stealing the bike, and provided inconsistent statements of how he came into possession of the stolen bike.  Harwood was subsequently booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.  The owner of the bicycle, who was traveling to Oklahoma, had already left town.  The property will be returned.

DANGEROUS DRUGS ARREST

Publish Date:  12/28/2016  Source:  

On Tuesday, December 27th, at about 9:30 a.m., Kingman Police arrested Jose Gregory Mesa on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana.  Mesa was arrested at a residence in the 900 block of Buchanan St.  Officers had responded to a report of suspicious activity at the residence, which was condemned due to a recent fire.  Mesa was found inside the residence and he had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest issued by the Kingman Justice Court.  Additionally, Mesa was in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and the assorted drug paraphernalia.  Mesa was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

CHILD ABUSE

Publish Date:  12/14/2016  Source:  

On Tuesday, December 13th, at about 11:30 a.m., the Kingman Police Department arrested Charles Thomas Hansen, 24, and Samantha Jo Jones, 20, both of Kingman, on felony charges of Child Abuse.  The arrests came after KPD received allegations of suspected child abuse of a 2-year-old boy.  The investigation revealed that Hansen, Jones’ live-in boyfriend, had bitten Jones’ 2-year-old son numerous times over the previous weeks.  Investigators observed at least 12 different bite marks on the victim’s body.  Jones, who suspected the abuse, failed to report the abuse.  Both Hansen and Jones, who admitted involvement, were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.  The 2-year-old victim was removed by and is in the care of the Department of Child Safety (DCS).

FRAUD AND COUNTERFEITING

Publish Date:  12/14/2016  Source:  

On Monday, December 12th, the Kingman Police Department arrested Stevenson K. Yuen, 25, and Adam J. Bowen, 40, both of Las Vegas, on three felony charges of Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices.  Yuen was additionally charged with felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Bowen with misdemeanor Driving With a Revoked License.  The arrests came after officers responded to a business in the 3400 block of Stockton Hill Rd. where it was reported that a male subject was attempting to pay with counterfeit bills.  Upon officers arrival the suspect(s) had left.  During this time it was being reported that a similar incident was occurring at a business in the 1100 block of W. Beale St.  Officers arrived and located Yuen and Bowen as they were driving away from the area.  During the investigation, both Yuen and Bowen admitted involvement in the offenses at several locations.  Officers also located additional counterfeit currency and other assorted equipment used for printing counterfeit currency.  It was learned that Bowen’s license was revoked in NV and Yuen had assorted drug paraphernalia in his possession.  Both were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.  The vehicle was impounded and the investigation is ongoing.

DANGEROUS DRUGS FOR SALE AND WEAPON OFFENSE

Publish Date:  12/14/2016  Source:  

On Monday, December 12th, at 9:30 a.m. the Kingman Police Department arrested Arthur Ryan Martinez, 21, and Silverio Ojeda, 24, both of Kingman, on felony charges.  Martinez was charged with Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Ojeda was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Weapon in a Drug Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Martinez was the driver and Ojeda the passenger of a vehicle stopped in the 3100 block of Harrison St. for a traffic violation.  Both subjects attempted to walk away from the vehicle and were detained.  Officers located methamphetamine packaged for sale and marijuana inside the vehicle and Ojeda was also found to be armed with a handgun that he stated was to protect both him and his drugs.  Both admitted involvement in the offenses and were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.  The vehicle was impounded and the investigation is ongoing.

ARMED ROBBERY

Publish Date:  12/14/2016  Source:  

On Sunday, December 11th, at about 3:50 p.m., the Kingman Police Department arrested Marcelo Castillo, 25, and Michael Jordan Elias, 28, both of Kingman, on felony charges of Robbery, after both suspects forced entry into an apartment in the 3700 block of Roosevelt St. and confronted the 27 and 30 year old residents.  Officers responded to the apartment when the 27-year-old female occupant called 911 to report that Castillo and Elias had forced entry into the apartment and confronted her and the other occupant.  Officers arrived and entered the residence and took Castillo and Elias into custody.  The investigation revealed that Castillo and Elias had entered the residence to confront a male resident about an ongoing dispute.  Castillo and Elias are alleged to have taken both victim’s cell phones and force both into a room.  The female victim was able to escape out a window and call 911 using a passerby’s phone.  Both Castillo and Elias were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.  The investigation is ongoing.

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