Tuesday, January 13, 2009

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Units responded the evening of Jan. 3 to a report of two missing hunters. A woman told deputies that her husband and a friend were overdue from a hunting trip. At 10:30 p.m., Search and Rescue Units responded to the area of Silver Springs Road and Interstate 40. During the search, SAR personnel learned through other hunters in the area that the two hunters reported missing had planned on staying another night. SAR determined the hunters were not missing, but there was a miscommunication between family members.

Search and Rescue personnel stress the importance of clear communication between family and friends regarding travel plans, including location and return date.

KINGMAN - On Jan. 6, Kingman Police arrested Liana Raecine Wellington, 19, of Kingman on suspicion of felony aggravated assault and criminal damage and misdemeanor under 21 driving with alcohol in body. The charges stem from a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 8 on Bank Street at the intersection of Kino Avenue. The investigation found that Wellington was driving her vehicle eastbound on Kino Avenue at a high rate of speed, failing to stop at stop signs and intersections before colliding into a truck driven by a Kingman man.

The man was injured and was recently released from the hospital with serious brain injuries. It's alleged Wellington was drinking alcohol. She was booked into the Mohave County Jail.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Alicia Leah Gilstrap, 23, and Alex Anthony Amaro, 19, both of Kingman Wednesday afternoon. Gilstrap was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court. Amaro was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of drug paraphernalia, along with three warrants. At 1:55 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 3100 block of John L Avenue regarding a wanted person identified as Gilstrap. As deputies approached the front door they smelled an odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the residence. Deputies contacted Gilstrap and took her into custody. She admitted to have been smoking marijuana. A search of Gilstrap's purse revealed a pipe with residue, three plastic bags containing marijuana and a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance.

Deputies located Amaro hiding in a bedroom closet. Deputies located a ceramic pipe with burnt residue inside the closet. A records check showed Amaro to have a felony parole violation warrant issued out of the Arizona Department of Corrections along with two misdemeanor warrants both issued by Kingman Justice Court for failure to pay fines and failure to appear. Amaro was taken into custody without incident. Gilstrap and Amaro were booked into the Mohave County Jail.

GOLDEN VALLEY - Mohave County Sheriff's Sex Offender Registration Officer arrested Barry Lee Dolan, 43, of Golden Valley Wednesday afternoon for felony failure to register as a sex offender. The Mohave County officer assisted the U.S. Marshal's Service Task Force Officers with the arrest. Dolan was convicted of child molestation in Indiana and is listed as a sex offender absconder in Indiana and Missouri.