Third suspect in crimes arrested

KINGMAN - A third suspect in a series of burglaries was arrested the same day that police asked for the public's help.

Steven Michael Bean, 22, is charged with three counts of burglary in the third degree in connection with several burglaries that took place earlier this summer. Two others, both 18, have also been charged.

The charges stem from burglaries reported on the night of May 31 at a skate shop in the 200 block of Andy Devine Avenue, a jewelry store in the 4200 block of Stockton Hill Road and a convenience store at the corner of Bank Street and Gordon Drive.

Kingman Police Lt. Rusty Cooper said the three were connected to the crimes through evidence found at the scene, including footage taken from video surveillance systems.

Cooper said more than $15,000 of merchandise was stolen from the skate shop. Locked cases prevented anything from being taken from the jewelry store.

Bean also faces charges of false reporting for calling in a bomb threat to Walmart the night of the burglaries, presumably to serve as a diversion from the break-ins.