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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.


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.


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.


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%.


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.



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.


Publish Date:  05/09/2017  Source:  


On Saturday, May 6th, at 11:15 am, Kingman Police arrested Walter Lee Palmer Sr., 47 of Kingman, on four (4) felony counts of Endangerment after it was determined that he was responsible for the crash of a vehicle he and four other people were riding in.  Officers had responded to a two vehicle crash on Andy Devine Ave. near the I-40 eastbound on-ramp where one vehicle had rolled over.  The investigation determined that Palmer was involved in an argument inside the car wherein he is alleged to have grabbed a phone out of the hand of the driver.  This caused the vehicle to veer and crash into another vehicle in the next lane, continue onto the eastbound on-ramp where it rolled onto its side.  Palmer and the other 4 occupants received minor injuries (ages 72, 23, 21 and 10).  The occupants of the second vehicle were not injured. Walter L. Palmer was arrested and subsequently booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.


Publish Date:  05/03/2017  Source:  

On Monday, Mary 1st, at 6:30 pm, Kingman Police arrested Brandon Francis Adcox, 21 of Kingman, on a Federal felony warrant for Mail Theft and a misdemeanor warrant for Probation Violation issued out of Kingman Justice Court.  Adcox was located at a residence in the 4800 block of Steinke Dr. and taken into custody without incident.  Adcox was wanted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for a string of mail thefts in the Kingman area.  Adcox was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on his warrants and a Fugitive from Justice hold regarding the federal warrant.



A suspect arrested on March 24, who identified himself to authorities as Christopher R. Ciardi, has been identified to actually be Christopher R. Dykeman, 22 of Kingman.  On Friday, April 28th, Dykeman was additionally charged with Forgery, Assuming the Identity of Another and two warrants for Failure to Pay Fine that had been issued for his arrest.  Dykeman lied about his identity to avoid discovery of the warrants.  Authorities became aware of the false information when detention staff discovered his true identity through finger print information.

(Original media release below)

On Monday, April 24th, at 7:35 pm, Kingman Police arrested Christopher Robert Ciardi, 20 of Kingman, on felony charges Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) and misdemeanor charges of Flight from Law Enforcement and Criminal Trespass.  Ciardi was observed operating a bicycle unlawfully in the 200 block of S. Fourth St.  When the officer attempted to contact Ciardi for the violation Ciardi fled on the bicycle.  Ciardi, during his flight, abandoned the bicycle and jumped into and through several yards.  He was captured on the back porch of a residence in the 400 block of Topeka St., where the homeowner desired prosecution for trespassing.  Ciardi was found to be in possession of marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia associated with marijuana and methamphetamine use. Ciardi was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.


Publish Date:  04/27/2017  Source:  

On Monday, April 24th, at 6:30 pm, Kingman Police arrested Ryan Kohl Wright, 18 of Kingman, on felony charges of Possession of Dangerous Drugs and 4 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Kohl was contacted asleep in a vehicle that was parked in the 800 block of Stockton Hill Ave.  The Officer woke Kohl and observed assorted drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  Kohl was taken into custody and additionally found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Kohl was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

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