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THEFT AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD

Publish Date:  11/21/2017  Source:  

On Tuesday, November 14th, Kingman Police Detectives arrested Lisa Leeann Bojan-Peters, 45 of Kingman, on felony charges of Theft x2 and Theft of a Credit Card. The investigation leading to Bojan-Peters’ arrest began about a month earlier when a care facility contacted police regarding possible criminal activity involving a former employee and suspicious activity in the accounts of two residents. The subsequent investigation revealed that Bojan-Peters had a friendly relationship with one of the victims and had been using both victim’s bank accounts and credit cards to make personal purchases and payments. Investigators believe that Bojan-Peters exploited the diminished mental capacity of the victims, who were 87 and 86 years of age. It was determined that Bojan-Peters, who had been employed as a social services director, had used over $10,000.00 of the 87-year-old’s funds and over $3,200.00 of the 86 year old’s funds. Investigators do not believe there are other victims; however, the care facility is cooperating fully with the investigation, which is ongoing. Bojan-Peters, who admitted involvement in the offense, was ultimately booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, KIDNAPPING AND SEX ASSAULT ARREST

Publish Date:  11/21/2017  Source:  

On Saturday, November 18th, Kingman Police arrested Thaer Jamal Al-Khatib, 37 of Kingman, on felony charges of Domestic Violence by Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence by Unlawful Imprisonment, Domestic Violence by Sex Assault, Possession of Narcotic Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The investigation revealed that the incident is alleged to have occurred at a residence in the 400 block of Lomas Flojas Ln on November 16th that caused the victim to go to the hospital a day later. The victim has been treated and released for significant facial and head injuries. Al-Khatib was located Saturday morning and taken into custody. During his arrest, Al-Khatib was found to be in possession of heroin and the associated drug paraphernalia. A search warrant was served at the home where several items were seized as evidence. Al-Khatib was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

BURGLARY, DRUGS AND WEAPONS OFFENSE

Publish Date:  11/21/2017  Source:  

On Sunday afternoon the Kingman Police arrested Christopher Robert Dykman, 22 of Kingman, on felony charges of Burglary 2nd Degree, Burglary 3rd Degree, Misconduct Involving Weapons, False Reporting to Law Enforcement and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Jeremy Espinoza, 22 of Kingman, on felony charges of Burglary 2nd Degree, Burglary 3rd Degree, Possession of Narcotic Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers contacted Dykman in the 3100 block of Harrison St. after receiving several reports that Dykman was walking along the road, carrying a rifle. Officers contacted Dykman, who provided a false name. Dykmen was arrested when officers determined his true identity and found that he was illegally in possession of a firearm. Dykman admitted that he lied about his name because he knew he was not allowed to possess a firearm. Dykman was additionally found to be in possession of stolen property from a burglary that had been reported earlier in the day. Further investigation determined that Dykman and Espinoza were involved with two burglaries at homes in the 2600 block of Running Iron Loop and 1400 block of Rawhide Dr. the previous night, or early morning. Officers searched and recovered additional stolen property at Dykman’s home in the 2500 block of Kingman Ave. and Espinoza’s home in the 4000 block of Bond St. Dykman was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, while Espinoza was found to be in possession of heroin and the associated drug paraphernalia. Dykman and Espinoza, who both admitted involvement in the offenses, were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility. The investigation is ongoing and investigators suspect that both may have been involved in other burglaries and thefts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kingman Police Department by calling (928) 753-2191, or report anonymously to Mohave Silent Witness by calling (928) 753-1234, or report tips online by going to www.kingmanpolice.com by clicking on “Give A Tip” , or report through the KPD App, which available free through the App Store or by scanning the attached QR code.

 

STUDENT ARRESTED FOR BRINGING REPLICA BB GUN TO SCHOOL

Publish Date:  11/15/2017  Source:  

On Tuesday, November 14th, at about 1:00 pm, Kingman Police arrested an 11-year-old 4th-grade student on felony charges of Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing an Educational Facility and misdemeanor Weapons Misconduct. The investigation began when school officials at Desert Willow Elementary School (3700 block of Prospector St.) were notified that a student had been displaying a BB gun to other students. School officials immediately contact KPD who responded and made contact with the student, at which time it was confirmed that the BB gun was a replica handgun. The investigation determined that the student had brought the replica BB gun to school in his backpack and had shown it to numerous students, several of whom reported it to school officials. Investigators determined that the student made statements and was acting in a manner to show off to fellow students. The student, who has had ongoing disciplinary issues, was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Facility. The Kingman Unified School District and Desert Willow Elementary School are handling the situation in accordance with school and district policies.

ARREST MADE IN RECENT RASH OF GRAFFITI

Publish Date:  11/15/2017  Source:  

An arrest has been made in a recent rash of graffiti occurring in the north Kingman area. A KPD detective assigned to the AZ State Gang Task Force (GIITEM) was assigned the investigation into numerous incidents of graffiti occurring between September and October. The investigation resulted in a search warrant being served at the suspect’s home in the 3200 block of Lomalai St. on October 25th, where numerous items connected to the graffiti were located. The suspect, a 19-year-old Kingman man, whose identity is not released pending grand jury indictment, admitted involvement in the offenses.

FUGITIVE WANTED OUT OF NEBRASKA AND NORTH DAKOTA CAPTURED

Publish Date:  11/14/2017  Source:  

On Monday, November 13th, at 9:50 am, Kingman Police arrested Matthew Allen Braun, 29 of North Dakota, and Jacqueline Ann Bennett, 31 of Minnesota, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana. Officers contacted Braun and Bennett at a motel in the 3200 block of E. Andy Devine Ave. regarding Braun having felony warrants out of Nebraska for Burglary and Theft, in addition to warrants out of North Dakota for Probation Violation on original charges of Burglary. Both were found to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and the associated drug paraphernalia. Both were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on the local charges and Braun additionally held on fugitive from justice holds while awaiting extradition. KPD investigators are working with Nebraska authorities on searching a vehicle Braun and Bennet had parked at the motel.

BURGLARY AND DRUG OFFENSE

Publish Date:  11/06/2017  Source:  

On Sunday, November 5th, at about 3:40 pm, Kingman Police arrested Brad Allen Morphew, 36 of Kingman, on felony charges of Residential Burglary, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia x2. Morphew was observed taking a bicycle out of the open garage of a residence in the 600 block of Country Club Dr. Morphew was confronted by a witness, at which time he denied stealing the bike and drove away, with the bike in his car. Several minutes later officers contacted Morphew several blocks away. Morphew, who no longer possessed the bicycle, denied involvement and denied being in the area, even after a witnessed had photographed Morphew and vehicle. Morphew, who was found to also be in possession of marijuana and the assorted drug paraphernalia, was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility. The stolen bicycle, that is still missing, is a black and orange colored Mongoose BMX style. Investigators believe that Morphew abandoned or tossed the bile after being confronted and photographed by the witness.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND DRUG OFFENSE

Publish Date:  11/02/2017  Source:  

On Wednesday, November 1st, at 8:55 am, Kingman Police arrested Chavis F. Salesulu, 29 of Kingman, on felony Domestic Violence charges of Aggravated Assault by Choking, Aggravated Assault on under 15y, Aggravated Assault Imprisonment, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and other assorted misdemeanor criminal domestic violence offense. Officers responded to a disturbance at an apartment in the 3100 block of Harrison St. were it was reported that Salesulu was involved in an argument and physical altercation with his 28-year-old girlfriend. The investigation determined that during the disturbance Salesulu had forced the victim into a bedroom and held her down; he forcibly took a cell phone from the victims 8-year-old daughter, preventing her from calling the police; he physically grabbed and pulled the 8-year-old back into the apartment by her hair, preventing her from leaving and seeking help; and he choked the 28-year-old after she had locked herself in a bathroom; and he ran from the apartment on foot. Officers located Salesulu several blocks away, where he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and the associated drug paraphernalia. Salesulu, who admitted involvement in the offenses, was taken into custody and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

DISCHARGE OF FIREARM IN BATHROOM LEADS TO ARREST FOR DRUGS AND WEAPONS OFFENSE

Publish Date:  11/02/2017  Source:  

On Wednesday, November 1st, at 11:50 pm, Kingman Police arrested Roger C. Kroll, 51 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Weapons Misconduct and a misdemeanor charge of Criminal Damage. Kroll was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred on October 30th, wherein a male subject “accidentally” discharged a firearm in the bathroom of a convenience store in the 3400 block of E. Andy Devine Ave., destroying the toilet. A store employee contacted the man, who provided a name and other information, saying that he accidentally dropped his gun and it discharged. The police were not called as arrangements were made between the man and the store. It was later determined that the man had provided a false name and other information, at which time police were called. On Wednesday store employees observed the suspect pumping gas and contacted police. Police arrived and contact Kroll who initially denied providing false information, but later admitted to his involvement in the offense and stated he was intoxicated at the time. Officers located a firearm in Kroll’s vehicle along with methamphetamine and the associated drug paraphernalia. It was determined that Kroll was unable to lawfully possess a firearm. Kroll was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on his charges.

ARREST FOR DRUG OFFENSE

Publish Date:  10/31/2017  Source:  

On Tuesday, October 31st, at 3:00 am, Kingman Police arrested Corrine Nicole Ficarella, 18 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Harley James Alcott Vandeman, 18 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a misdemeanor warrant out of Kingman Municipal Court for Failure to Pay Fine. Officers contacted Ficarella and Vandeman while they were sitting in a parked car, after hours, at a park in the 1500 block of White Cliffs Rd. Officers noticed the smell and smoke of burnt marijuana. Vandeman, who attempted to provide a false name, and Ficarella were taken into custody. Ficarella was found to be in possession of marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia and MDMA (the active ingredient in the party drug Ecstasy), while Vandeman was found to be in possession of marijuana and the associated drug paraphernalia. Both were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

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