KINGMAN - Sheriff's Office watercraft will be patrolling the lakes and Colorado River in force from Friday afternoon until Monday evening for the Memorial weekend holiday. At peak times, there will six to eight boats on the water in these areas. Access to the river sandbar will be restricted from Friday morning until mid-morning on Monday. The traffic lane in Steamboat Cove will also be in place, and mooring restrictions there will be enforced. Sheriff Tom Sheahan said law enforcement's focus will be on impaired boat operators and violators of serious boating safety laws, such as required use of life jackets by children, bow riding and reckless operation. "Drowning remains the No. 1 cause of death in boating accidents, so the wearing of your life jacket while on the water is not only smart, it could save your life," he said.
KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Aiello, 40, and Kyrenn Auld, 18, both of Golden Valley May 24. Aiello was arrested for felony unlawful means of transportation and three outstanding warrants. Auld was arrested for felony hindering prosecution. Deputies responded to a follow-up burglary investigation at a residence in the 2500 block of Jade Road around 9 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies observed a silver Ford F150 matching the description of a stolen vehicle. A computer check on the vehicle identification number confirmed the vehicle reported stolen. Deputies established a perimeter around the residence when they observed a male subject exit the residence and immediately go back in the house after he saw a deputy. A female, later identified as Auld, was detained after she exited the residence. During conversations with Auld, she said no other people were inside the residence. Deputies questioned her regarding the male subject. She allegedly told authorities that the male subject escaped. Using a public announcement system, deputies attempted to persuade the male subject to exit the residence. After numerous attempts to make contact, deputies entered the residence and located Aiello hiding under a mattress in a bedroom. He was arrested without incident. A records check showed him to have with two failure to appear warrants and a failure to pay fines warrant, all issued by Kingman Justice Court, all felonies. Investigations determined that Aiello had been driving the stolen vehicle. Auld was arrested without incident. Both suspects were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
KINGMAN - Kingman Police arrested Kaylee A. Benes, 20, of Kingman May 24 on felony charges of domestic violence/aggravated assault, resisting arrest and two misdemeanor charges of assault and disorderly conduct. Benes was arrested after officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 2400 block Louise Avenue around 7 p.m. The investigation found that Benes had allegedly assaulted two family members, one of whom was under 15. Benes was booked into the Mohave County Jail.