Thrusday, January 8, 2009

KINGMAN - Attorneys continue to work on the first degree-murder of a Kingman woman. Dennis L. Schilinski, 36, is accused of shooting his wife, Sandra Carol Bunn, in August. Schilinski's attorney, Steven Glazer, asked Judge Rick Williams for a continuance in the case, saying he was not close to finishing his investigation. County Attorney Jace Zack did not object to continuing the case but pointed out that Bunn's family would like to see the case resolved sooner rather than later. Williams said he understood the family's position, but having worked on murder cases himself, he also understood Glazer's position and was reluctant to push the case to trial at this point. Williams set another hearing for 10 a.m. on Feb. 18.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Mark Douglas Strong, 53, of Golden Valley Friday afternoon on a felony warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court for second-degree burglary and theft of means of transportation. At 2:20 p.m., deputies contacted Strong at a residence in the 2700 block of Apache Road regarding an outstanding warrant. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

DOLAN SPRINGS - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Douglas Jay Kloepfer, 46, of Dolan Springs Friday afternoon on a felony warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court for first-degree burglary and aggravated assault. At 3:05 p.m., deputies saw Kloepfer driving a vehicle on Havasu near 8th Street and knew he had an outstanding warrant. Deputies conducted a traffic stop and contacted Kloepfer. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

GOLDEN VALLEY - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jason Leroy Heidecker, 37, of Golden Valley Friday evening on suspicion of felony criminal damage per domestic violence. At 9:17 p.m., deputies responded to a domestic violence call in the 7900 block of Todilto Drive and contacted a woman. The woman reported that Heidecker, her husband, became upset and he went outside and rammed the back of their van with his suburban. Then he backed up and drove into the driver's side of their van. Deputies searched the immediate area and located Heidecker east of the property, hiding under some brush. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Daniel Vargas Nartates, 39 of Anaheim, Calif., late Saturday morning on suspicion of felony possession of drug paraphernalia, along with misdemeanor driving with suspended license and two warrants. At 10:10 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on North Melody Street at Gordon Drive and contacted Nartates, the driver. A records check showed Nartates driver's license to be suspended and two failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court. He was taken into custody without incident. Deputies questioned Nartates regarding drugs or weapons and Nartates allegedly advised that there was a marijuana pipe inside the center console. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

CHLORIDE - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Steven James Shaffer, 37, of Chloride Saturday afternoon on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property and possession of weapon by prohibited person. At 2 p.m., deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the 6100 block of Silver Hill and contacted the reporting party. A woman told deputies that she asked Shaffer, her son, to leave her residence numerous times and that Shaffer recently hit her. Deputies contacted Shaffer and learned that he owned an all-terrain vehicle, which was parked in front of the house. A computer check showed the ATV was stolen. Shaffer was taken into custody without incident. Deputies got consent to search the residence and located a .45 caliber pistol between a mattress and box spring where Shaffer slept. A records check showed Shaffer to have multiple felony convictions. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail.

GOLDEN VALLEY - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Kevin Wallis Wilson, 49, of Golden Valley Saturday evening on suspicion of felony criminal damage and aggravated DUI. At 9:54 p.m., deputies responded to a criminal damage report in the 3600 block of Stuart Mountain Road and contacted a 28-year-old woman. The woman reported that Wilson, a neighbor, ran his white Chevrolet truck into her parked vehicle and caused damage to her water line when he drove over it. Deputies went to Wilson's residence and observed the white truck parked on the west side of the residence with damage to the front end. They observed a male subject, later identified as Wilson, slumped in the driver's seat. Deputies woke Wilson and immediately smelled an odor of alcohol. Deputies observed a half case of beer spilled in the cab. As Wilson was exiting the vehicle, he was unable to maintain his balance and almost fell to the ground, deputies said. He allegedly told them he had not been drinking. A records check showed Wilson's driver's license suspended due to a prior DUI. He was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County Jail where he refused to submit to a breath analysis. A blood sample was taken from Wilson to be submitted to the DPS Crime Lab. He was booked into the jail. Wilson's vehicle was towed from the scene.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Patrick Scott Thomas, 25, of Kingman early Sunday morning on suspicion of felony aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument. At 1:09 a.m., deputies responded to the emergency room at Kingman Regional Medical Center regarding an assault victim. Deputies contacted a 23-year-old man. The man reported that his girlfriend's brother and Thomas stopped by his residence, in the 2400 block of Suffock Avenue, at about 12:30 a.m. The two men started fighting with the victim, and Thomas hit the victim in the head with a baseball bat. The victim was later airlifted to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas. Deputies contacted a witness and confirmed that Thomas struck the victim numerous times with the baseball bat. At 2:30 a.m., deputies contacted Thomas as a residence in the 3300 block of Harrison Avenue where he was taken into custody and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

GOLDEN VALLEY - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Patrick Reisewitz, 28, of Golden Valley Sunday afternoon on suspicion of felony altering a vehicle serial number. At 11 a.m., deputies responded to the 3100 block of McConnico Road in reference to dirt bikes running up and down the street at high rates of speed. Deputies observed dirt bike tracks in the driveway of a residence. Deputies contacted a man and a woman. The man was later identified as Reisewitz. Deputies located a white and red Yamaha dirt bike on the rear deck of the residence. The engine of the bike was warm. Deputies attempted to locate the vehicle identification number and noticed the number had been ground down. Reisewitz said he recently bought the motorcycle. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The motorcycle was towed from the scene.