Police arrest 2 in home burglaries

Suspects may be behind series of nighttime break-ins

KINGMAN - Kingman Police are investigating whether two burglary suspects arrested Friday are connected to a series of recent break-ins throughout town.

Police were called out to a residence in the 1300 block of Broudy Drive around 4 a.m. after a woman awoke to find a male subject burglarizing her home. The man then fled the residence.

K-9 units with the Fort Mojave Tribal Police and the Department of Public Safety assisted KPD and deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office as they conducted a search of the area.

Two hours after the initial report, the suspects were found hiding in a yard in the area of Broudy Drive and Pasadena Avenue. They were identified as Clinton Ray Channell, 23, and Shawn Levi Imhoff, 21, both of Kingman. Channell reportedly tried to run after being found in the yard but was taken into custody.

During their investigation, police learned that a second home on the street had also been burglarized. Police said that in both cases, the homeowners were sleeping when the break-ins occurred.

Detectives are looking into whether Channell and Imhoff are responsible for a series of burglaries that began Aug. 15, where suspects entered homes through unlocked doors or open windows while residents were inside sleeping. Lt. Rusty Cooper said the suspects took easy-to-carry items, such as laptops, purses and wallets.

Local residents are urged to continue to be vigilant and to keep doors and windows locked, use outside lighting and report any suspicious vehicles or persons.

Channell and Imhoff were booked into the Mohave County Jail.