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County Roundup: Monday, April 4, 2011

From the Mohave County Sheriff's Office

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Catherine Shanna Fitzgerald, 31, of Topock Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon per domestic violence, two counts of disorderly conduct with a weapon per domestic violence, and prohibited possessor, felonies. At 10:01 p.m. March 28, deputies responded to a shots fired call to the 5300 block of Miami Place. Dispatch advised that a man said that he heard five shots come from a nearby residence. Upon arrival, deputies surrounded a residence and called for the occupants to exit. Two subjects exited the residence, a 67-year-old female and a 46-year-old male. The man reported that Fitzgerald, his sister, flipped out, they started fighting and she bit his ear. Deputies observed blood on the man's ear. The man said that after they fought, Fitzgerald went to her room and it sounded like she was loading a gun. The man said he ran outside and as he was exiting the house he heard four to five gunshots inside the house. He said he hid while Fitzgerald exited the house yelling for him and left walking westbound on Miami Place. The female, Fitzgerald's mother, also reported hearing four to five gunshots while she was in her bedroom. Deputies observed five bullet holes in the residence. A search of the area was conducted for Fitzgerald. While deputies were still at the residence, they heard a gunshot which appeared to come from the area southwest of the residence. At 12:15 a.m., deputies observed a subject walk into the front yard of the residence. Deputies immediately rushed the property and located Fitzgerald lying in the grass, face down, with a loaded 44-caliber gun by her side. She was taken into custody and booked into the Mohave County District II Substation without further incident.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Gregg Wayne Gamble, 40, of Bullhead City, March 25 for theft of means of transportation, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon per domestic violence and endangerment per domestic violence, felonies. At about 4 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a theft of a green 2000 Jeep Cherokee vehicle in the 4400 block of South Calle Viveza. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the 31-year-old male victim. The man reported that someone stole his vehicle when he went inside his residence to grab some items. Dispatch advised the deputy of a disturbance at a residence in the 2500 block of Jared Drive involving the stolen Jeep. A woman had reported that Gamble, her brother, had allegedly come to her house in a green Jeep Cherokee and stabbed her with a pocket knife. Deputies contacted the 42-year-old woman. The woman said that Gamble stabbed her and left in a green Jeep. The woman suffered a small cut to her hand and a small wound to her upper chest. Fort Mohave Mesa Fire Department responded and treated the victim. Within a few minutes, deputies located the stolen vehicle in the desert between Joy and El Rodeo roads and west of Ashley Road. Deputies observed a male subject, later identified as Gamble, running away from the vehicle. Deputies followed Gamble and eventually took him into custody. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County District II Substation without further incident.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Cody Michael Sheehan, 23, of Desert Hills early March 25 and Jason Daniel Read, 27, of Lake Havasu City March 26. Sheehan was arrested for burglary. Read was arrested for burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Justice Court. At about 3:25 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 3100 block of Lake Drive in reference to a vehicle burglary that just occurred. Dispatch advised that two purses had been stolen from the vehicle. While in route, dispatch further advised that the victim and friends had a suspect at a nearby convenience store and another suspect was running away. Deputies responded to Lake Drive and Highway 95. Upon arrival, deputies observed a group of people surrounding a male subject, later identified as Sheehan, and detained him. Deputies contacted a 40-year-old woman. The woman said that her purse was stolen. It had over $600 in cash, a Blackberry phone, five credit cards and gift cards. The woman said when they got to the store they allegedly observed the male subject, Sheehan, and another male subject sitting on a wall outside of the store with her purse. Deputies contacted a 33-year-old woman. The second woman reported that her purse was located in the area but a purple Kodak camera and cash was missing. Sheehan was transported to the Mohave County District III Substation. During conversations with Sheehan, he said that he purchased cigarettes, a soda and two lottery scratch tickets with some of the cash. Investigations determined the second male subject to be identified as Read. At 2 p.m., deputies located Read in the 3300 block of Surrey Drive in Lake Havasu City. He was taken into custody without incident. Deputies found Read to be in possession of a small piece of foil containing burnt residue which field tested positive for heroin. Deputies also allegedly located the stolen camera and Blackberry phone. Read was transported and booked into the Mohave County District III Substation.

From the Bullhead City Police Department

The Bullhead City Police Department arrested a man for animal cruelty on March 18. At 8:30 a.m., victims reported that their cat, "Frosty," had been shot at with a BB gun. The victims also said Frosty was shot with a BB in November and again the previous week. However, the cat's owners did not know who had committed the crime until it happened again on March 18 and they allegedly saw their neighbor pointing a BB gun rifle at their residence. The neighbor, 73-year-old Morley Robert Gagnier, was arrested at his residence in the 500 block of Roadrunner Drive for cruelty to animals and misconduct involving a dangerous instrument. He was held for court. Frosty ran away when the BB shots were fired and has not returned home.

On March 18 at 6:20 p.m., Bullhead City Police were called to the 1500 block of Lincoln Lane for a weapons offense, where an intoxicated male had allegedly shot a 2-month old puppy with a handgun. Seconds before the puppy was shot, the dog's owner told the suspect to put his gun away before someone got hurt. There were three other adults and two small children inside the residence. A four-month old baby boy was in a crib on the other side of the wall from where the dog had been shot. The dog died due to the gunshot wound. The suspect, 33-year-old Andrew Wayne Perry, was arrested for discharging a deadly weapon, recklessly endangering another and killing an animal. He was transported to the Mohave County Jail in Kingman. Perry told police that it was an accidental discharge.

Bullhead City Police are investigating a fatal accident on March 25. According to officers, at 8:25 p.m., Ruben P. Sepulveda, 66, was reportedly walking in the middle of McCormick Boulevard, near Phyllis Drive when a 1999 green Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck hit him. The driver of the pick-up truck, 72-year-old Fred William Young of Oregon, was traveling east on McCormick Boulevard. Sepulveda was flown to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was pronounced dead at 6:35 a.m. on Saturday. Young was cited and released for driving out of restriction (He is authorized to only drive during the day). The accident remains under investigation. Additional charges will be screened with the Mohave County Attorney's Office.