Mohave Silent Witness Tip of the Month
Beware if you receive a call from someone claiming to be a jury coordinator. Scammers are now targeting people with calls saying that the individual did not respond to a jury summons. When the individual says they never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks for a Social Security number and date of birth so they can verify the information. The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma, Illinois and Colorado. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their Web sites warning consumers about the fraud. To report crimes anonymously call (928) 753-1234 or 1-888-227-8780. Silent Witness meets at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Kingman Police Department.
KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested William M. Remillard, 57, and Aaron James King, 21, both transients on June 25. Remillard was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies. King was arrested for felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies conducted a traffic stop around 6:15 a.m. on Pierce Ferry Road at milepost 24 and contacted the female driver and two male passengers, identified as Remillard and King. The driver appeared to be extremely emotionally upset. Deputies found Remillard and King to be in possession of a pipe with burnt residue. Remillard and King were arrested. A vehicle registration check showed Remillard to be the registered owner. A search of the vehicle revealed a metal pill case containing marijuana seeds. The men were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The female subject was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center for an evaluation. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Arnold Lee Dinges, 46, of Kingman Sunday, June 27, on a felony warrant for possession of dangerous drugs and three misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay fines, assault and theft, all warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court. Deputies contacted Dinges in the 3900 block of Hearne Avenue around 7:20 a.m. A records check showed Dinges to have outstanding warrants. Dinges was arrested without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.
KINGMAN - Kingman Police arrested Alexander G. Schneider III, 24, of Kingman Monday, June 28, on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Schneider was the driver of a vehicle stopped in the area of Centennial Park. Schneider was wanted in connection to a drug paraphernalia investigation on June 3. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail.
KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Brenda Gail Verdecanna, 55, of Scottsdale Wednesday, June 30, for felony theft of means of transportation. Deputies observed a vehicle traveling in the area without any headlights on around midnight and conducted a traffic stop on the Interstate 40 on-ramp at Andy Devine Avenue. Dispatch advised the Mazda four-door sedan was reported stolen out of Pennsylvania. Officers from Kingman Police Department responded as deputies conducted a high-risk traffic stop, detaining four subjects. Investigations determined that Verdecanna rented the vehicle on May 7 for three days and attempted to rent the vehicle for 30 more days, but she supplied the rental company with a bad credit card. Verdecanna was arrested without incident. She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.