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DUMPSTER DIVING AND DANGEROUS DRUGS

Publish Date:  06/27/2017  Source:  

On June 21st, 10:25 pm, Kingman Police arrested James Swayne Cummings III, 53 of Bullhead City, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. An officer contacted Cummings and a friend rummaging through a dumpster behind a business in the 3200 block of Stockton Hill Rd. During this time Cummings was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and the assorted drug paraphernalia. Cummings was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

ARREST FOR BURGLARY, TRESPASS AND AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT

Publish Date:  06/27/2017  Source:  

On June 22nd, at 4:20 pm, Kingman Police arrested Nathan Christopher Orsick, 45 of Kingman, on felony charges of Burglary, Trespassing, and Aggravated Harassment. Orsick was arrested when officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Topeka St. when the victim reported that Orsick had forced entry into the home and was eating the victim’s food. It was determined that Orsick had a previous association with the victim and was the subject of an Order of Protection involving the victim. Orsick was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

ARRESTS MADE IN RECENT SERIES OF VEHICLE BURGLARIES

Publish Date:  06/27/2017  Source:  

Four arrests have been made in a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred during the early morning hours of June 7th. This is a follow-up to a previous media release where several surveillance videos were posted in hopes of identifying suspects. In this case, detectives were able to identify the suspects as Alessandro Roy Burger, 19 of Kingman; Urias Thomas, 19 of Kingman; a 16-year-old Kingman girl and a 14-year-old Kingman boy. Burger and Thomas were arrested on June 22nd, when they were located in the Mohave County Jail on other unrelated charges. They were both additionally charged and booked. The juvenile suspects were located and arrested a couple days later. The juveniles were released and will be charged via juvenile referral. All admitted involvement in the offenses. All were arrested and charged with four felony counts of Vehicle Burglary and four counts of Residential Burglary, as it was determined that they had also entered victim’s garages.

Stolen property was recovered. Detectives recovered items they believe to have been stolen, but have not been able to determine ownership. These items include sports equipment, Bluetooth and hands-free equipment, a GPS, and jewelry. KPD detectives are seeking to identify victims who may not have called police initially. They are asked to call KPD at (928) 753-2191 and provide a detailed list of items that may have been stolen from their vehicle and/or garage. Detectives believe that the unaccounted for thefts would have been in the area of Sage St., Apache St., Cypress St. or Southern Ave. and Eastern St.

SEVERAL ARRESTED FOR DRUG CRIMES

Publish Date:  06/15/2017  Source:  

On Thursday, June 6th, at 6:30 am, Kingman Police Detectives served a drug-related search warrant at a home in the 2600 block of Diamondback Dr., that resulted in the following people being arrested:

James Michael Wilson, 29 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear on an unrelated matter;

Nicholas Jon Kutsch, 32 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, two felony and one misdemeanor warrants on other matters.

Three (3) other suspects, ages 27, 26 and 22, all of Kingman, who were released at the scene, will be charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The search warrant was the conclusion of an ongoing drug investigation. The search warrant resulted in the discovery of about 6 grams of heroin, numerous items of drug paraphernalia; to include items indicating ongoing drug sales. During the service of the search warrant, investigators encountered one suspect who was in the act of injecting heroin into their arm. Wilson and Kutsch were ultimately booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

ARREST FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF 12 YEAR OLD

Publish Date:  06/09/2017  Source:  

On Thursday, June 8th, at 1:00 pm Kingman Police Department Detectives arrested Charles Louis Napolitano, 70 of Kingman, on two felony charges of Sexual Abuse. The victim, in this case, is a 12-year-old who lives in the same neighborhood as Napolitano. The investigation began several days ago when the family of the victim became aware of sexual abuse allegations. The investigation revealed that Napolitano had been engaged in activity with the victim that was described as "grooming behavior" since Napolitano met the victim last summer (2016). There are allegations of an incident that occurred in September of 2016 where Napolitano is alleged to have hugged and groped the victim’s breasts. The most recent incident is reported to have occurred on June 2nd where witnesses also observed Napolitano hug, grope her breasts and make suggestive comments to the victim. On June 8th KPD detectives served a search warrant at Napolitano's home in the 3900 block of Rainbow Dr., where he was taken into custody. Napolitano, who made no statements about his involvement, was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Center on his charges.

CHILD ABUSE, FELONY FLIGHT, DRUGS AND SHOPLIFTING

Publish Date:  06/05/2017  Source:  

On Sunday, June 4th, at 6:30 pm, Kingman Police arrested Brett James Pinnell, 23 of Kingman, on felony charges of Child Abuse and Unlawful Flight from Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers were responding to a shoplifting in progress at a store in the 3100 block of Stockton Hill Rd., where suspects were reportedly fleeing. A female suspect was reported to be running from the store on foot and a male suspect was reported to be leaving in a black colored Mustang. An officer observed the black Mustang, driven by Pinnell, on Stockton Hill Rd. and attempted to stop it. The Mustang fled eastbound on Beverly Ave. at speeds in excess of 75mph, almost colliding head-on with an oncoming vehicle. Pinnell was captured several minutes later walking along Airway Ave. carrying a 2-year-old boy. It was determined that the 2-year-old boy had been a passenger in the vehicle when Pinnell was fleeing from the pursuing officer. The 2-year-old was the son of Pinnell’s girlfriend, Elethea Diana Puglia, the female suspect who fled on foot. Puglia was captured at a nearby convenience store, where she began having medical issues. Puglia was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where she subsequently left against medical advice. Pinnell, who was also found to be in possession of marijuana and the associated drug paraphernalia, in addition to a Failure to Appear warrant on other charges, was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility. The investigation is on-going. Charges are pending against Puglia.

ARREST FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE AND SEXUAL ABUSE

Publish Date:  06/05/2017  Source:  

On Sunday, June 4th, at 5:40 am, Kingman Police arrested Christopher Lee Brown, 34 of Kingman, on felony charges of Indecent Exposure and Sexual Abuse. At 5:00 am police responded to a convenience store in the 200blk of E. Beale St., where the female clerk called police reporting that a male subject named Chris, had entered the store made sexual comments to her, exposed his penis and groped her. The male subject was reported to be a regular customer who allegedly made sexually suggestive comments to the clerk in the past. The investigation revealed Brown, after entering the store, followed the clerk to a back office; entered the office; exposed and fondled himself in front of her; followed her into another room where he groped her. The clerk was able to leave and call the police. Brown left the store and was captured nearby. Video surveillance confirmed the clerk’s allegations. Brown, who denied involvement in the offense, was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

MISDEMEANOR DUI ARREST

Publish Date:  06/01/2017  Source:  

On Tuesday, May 31st, at 9:30 pm, Kingman Police arrested Stuart James Yocum, on two (2) misdemeanor charges of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).  Yocum was the driver of a vehicle observed to be traveling at an excessive rate of speed (estimated to be 45mph in a 25mph zone) and not stopping at a stop sign in the area of Hall St., Broadway Ave. and Stockton Hill Rd.  After submitting to roadside sobriety testing Yocum was taken into custody for Driving Under the Influence.  Further testing revealed his blood alcohol content (BAC) to be approximately .12%, over the state limit of .08%.  Yocum was ultimately booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility, charged with DUI to the Slightest Degree and DUI with a Blood Alcohol Content Above .08%.

VEHICLE THEFT, UNLAWFUL FLIGHT FROM POLICE, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON OFFICERS

Publish Date:  05/23/2017  Source:  

On Tuesday, May 23rd, at 8:50 am, Kingman Police arrested Damien Christopher Moore, 29 of Kingman, on the following felony charges: Aggravated Assault on Police Officer (3 counts), Criminal Damage (2 counts), Theft of Motor Vehicle and Unlawful Flight from Law Enforcement.  At 8:30 am Moore stole a green in color Kia Soul from a car sales lot in the 3800 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd.  It was reported that Moore entered the vehicle as employees were moving vehicles around the sales lot.  Moore left in the stolen vehicle southbound on Stockton Hill Rd. and was last seen going westbound on I-40 from Stockton Hill Rd.  Several minutes later officers located Moore, driving the stolen Kia Soul, in the downtown Kingman area.  Moore fled when an officer attempted to stop the stolen vehicle.  At the intersection of W. Beale St. and Grandview Ave. Moore, who had been driving reckless at high rates of speed, purposefully crashed into a police SUV that was stopped at the intersection and then collided with two other police SUVs.  Moore was taken into custody without further incident when the stolen vehicle became disabled between two police SUVs.  Two officers received minor injuries.  One police vehicle sustained significant damage, while two others had relatively minor damage.  The stolen Kia Soul received significant damage to its front end.  Moore was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.  It is not known if Moore was under the influence of anything.

   

SEARCH WARRANT NETS 4 ARRESTS & 26G OF HEROIN

Publish Date:  05/12/2017  Source:  

On Thursday, May 11th, at about 5:00 pm the Kingman Police Department arrested three (3) suspects (listed below) on the listed felony drug charges:

Cameron Allen Rankin, 26 of Kingman, for Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Possession of Narcotic Drugs & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Codey James Combs, 20 of Kingman, for Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Possession of Narcotic Drugs & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Elethea Diana Puglia, 29 of Kingman, for Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

A fourth suspect, a 19-year-old Kingman woman, was released. She will be charged via summons for Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Possession of Narcotic Drugs.

An ongoing drug investigation resulted in Kingman Police Detectives serving a search warrant on Thursday afternoon, at a home in the 600 block of Simon Ave.  The search warrant resulted in the seizure of 26 grams of heroin, along with the associated drug paraphernalia, and the arrest of the above-listed suspects.  This is an on-going investigation; however, investigators determined that the suspects were actively engaged in the sale of narcotic and dangerous drugs.  Rankin, Combs, and Puglia were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.  The fourth will be charged via summons.

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