KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies have arrested three illegal immigrants in two different operations.
Deputies arrested two of the illegal aliens on May 24 on charges of breaking traffic laws.
At1:55 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop at Main Street, at the entrance to Davis Camp, where they contacted two occupants inside the vehicle, and with the assistance of Border Patrol, determined them to be illegal aliens.
The pair were transported to the Mohave County District II Substation, where Border Patrol later took them into custody.
The driver was identified as Emmanuel Alvarado-Estrada, 24, and his passenger was Finee Layna Morales, 35, both of Las Vegas.
Estrada was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign, and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
Grease and Crime
In the second situation, deputies arrested Maria San Juana Osoria, 37, of Bullhead City on June 2 on felony charges of criminal polluting and aggravated criminal damage.
At 1 p.m., deputies responded to an agency assist behind a grocery store on Highway 95 at Aztec Road in Bullhead City.
Deputies were advised to meet with the chief of Fort Mohave Fire Department regarding illegal dumping.
They met with the FMFD chief, who reported that employees of a restaurant in the complex had been illegally dumping cooking grease into a water drain behind the business.
Deputies observed the area approximately 50 feet from the back door of the business, where a dark, greasy area covered the water drain.
Deputies contacted a witness, who said that on several occasions he has observed that business's employees dump grease into a water drain.
Deputies contacted a restaurant employee, who said the owners had told the employees to dump the cooking grease into the water drain behind the business.
The restaurant owner, identified as Osoria, arrived at the scene and deputies took her into custody without incident.
Further investigations with the assistance of Border Patrol determined an employee identified as Erasmo Moreira Esparea, 19, was an illegal immigrant. Esparea was taken into custody, and Border Patrol later took custody of him.
Osoria was booked into the Mohave County District II Substation.