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ARREST FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

Publish Date:  02/17/2017  Source:  

On Thursday, February 16th at about 7 pm, Kingman Police arrested Wayne Charles Cook Jr., 42 of Tucson, on felony charges of Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct Involving a Weapon and Resisting Arrest.  Officers had responded to a disturbance at a truck stop in the 3300 block of Andy Devine Ave. where it was reported that Cook had thrown a knife at another man in the parking lot.  Officers arrived and learned from witnesses that Cook had become involved in an argument with another truck driver during which time he is alleged to have thrown a knife, narrowly missing the victim.  Cook, who had locked himself inside of his truck, refused officers commands and had to be forcibly removed from his truck.  An officer received minor injuries. Cook, who denied involvement, was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on his charges.  Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR DECEMBER 30TH SHOOTING OF 15 YEAR OLD

Publish Date:  01/25/2017  Source:  

On Thursday, January 19th, Jose Baubel Reyes, 19 of Mexico, was arrested at the San Luis Port of Entry and subsequently booked into the Yuma County Jail on felony charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Kingman Police Detectives obtained information that Reyes had fled to Mexico and wanted to turn himself in to authorities regarding his involvement in the Kingman shooting on December 30th.  KPD detectives made arrangements for officials at the San Luis Port of Entry to detain Reyes when he arrived from Mexico.  KPD detectives traveled to San Luis and with the assistance from the San Luis Police Department where able to interview Reyes and have him booked into the Yuma County Jail.  Reyes, who admitted involvement in the offense, will be extradited to Mohave County soon.

WEAPONS MISCONDUCT AND DRUG OFFENSES

Publish Date:  01/18/2017  Source:  

On Friday, January 13th, at 10:00 p.m., the Kingman Police Department arrested Anthony Wayne Chavez, 18 of Kingman, on felony charges of Weapons Misconduct and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Anthony Braulo Acuna, 18 of Kingman, on a felony warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Chavez and Acuna were both passengers in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation in the 3400 block of E. Andy Devine Ave.  Acuna was found to have a felony warrant for his arrest on an original charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Officer observed drug (marijuana) paraphernalia inside the vehicle.  At one point Chavez was asked to exit the vehicle, during which time he was observed reaching behind his back and began to remove a gun from his waistband.  Chavez was stopped, handcuffed and found to possess additional items of drug (methamphetamine) paraphernalia.  The investigation is ongoing; however, both Chavez and Acuna were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on their charges.

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).

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