Local man arrested in connection to burglary

KINGMAN – Kingman police arrested a man Monday night for allegedly stealing more than $20,000 worth of goods from the automotive shop where he was employed.

Kevin Forrest Hearin, 33, of Kingman faces charges of felony theft and forgery after allegedly breaking into the shop on the 3000 block of Andy Devine Avenue early Sunday morning and removing store property, including computers, power washers, diagnostic tools and a single-car hauler/trailer, according to Lt.

Dean Brice of the Kingman Police Department.

The suspect also printed up checks made out to himself on the company computer, Brice said.

KPD officers and detectives, with the assistance of officers from the Department of Public Safety, discovered Hearin Monday around 7 p.m.

at a residence at the 2800 block of Colorado Street after receiving a tip, according to Kingman police.

Officers found Hearin with a forged check made out for more than $1,200, according to Brice, and reported that Hearin also cashed a check for $1,100 at a check-cashing establishment at the 3700 block of Stockton Hill Road earlier that morning.

Hearin cooperated with the arresting officers in locating the stolen goods that were recovered in the Hualapai Mountains, Brice said.

Detectives told Brice that searching for the stolen property was "like an Easter egg hunt."

Other employees of the automotive shop suspected Hearin because there was an alarm code used to gain entry that recorded the time of the incident, Brice said.