County Roundup: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

From the Mohave Daily News

Local police are searching for a motorist who plowed into a set of fenced irrigation pumps at Rotary Park early morning Aug. 9. At approximately 5:30 a.m., a car drove into the pumps near the soccer fields off of Lakeside Drive, causing approximately $5,000 in damage to city property. City employees discovered the damage due to the large water leak it had caused. Police believe that the vehicle was traveling north on the frontage road of the soccer fields before it struck the fence. A red bra, a pair of small brown flip flops and a female black and white shirt were located at the scene. A plastic bag with drug paraphernalia (a syringe and spoon) also were found nearby. Paint transfer on the fence indicates that the suspect vehicle was blue or turquoise in color. A part of the damaged vehicle left behind indicates it may have been a Ford Focus. Anyone with any information can contact the Bullhead City Police Department at (928) 763-9200 or text keyword BHCTIPS, followed by your anonymous tip to 847411 (TIP411).

From the Mohave County Sheriff's Office

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Andrew Nathan Sierra, 40, of Fort Mohave Thursday for burglary, trafficking in stolen property and an outstanding warrant. Deputies responded to a burglary report Aug. 4 at a residence in the 1200 block of Torrance Road. The victim, a 27-year-old female, reported numerous Nintendo games, Playstation 2 games and frozen food items were stolen from her house. During the investigation, deputies learned that a male subject ran a vehicle into the fence of this property. The victim was not home at the time, but her father, a witness, was outside in the detached garage. The witness reported that the male subject spoke with him about not calling the authorities and that he would fix the fence. The witness said that the male subject had a male friend respond and assist him in getting his car off of the fence. Through on-going investigations, the suspect was identified as Sierra. Investigations determined that Sierra had given his friend a box of frozen food for payment for helping him get his car off of the fence. At 6:10 p.m., deputies arrested Sierra at a residence in the 4300 block of Sunrise Vista Circle.