KINGMAN - A stack of checks found on a man arrested for possession of marijuana led to the arrest of three people charged with burglarizing a Dolan Springs business.
Trish Carter, spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, said investigators took a burglary report from a business on Pierce Ferry Road Feb. 9. Checks, some cash, car keys and spools of electrical wire were taken. A door was reportedly damaged by the suspects when they broke in.
Investigations led deputies to a residence on 6th Street in Dolan Springs. Two travel trailers were searched with the owner's consent but nothing was found.
On Feb. 11, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person walking behind residences in the 14500 block of Cattle Drive. Deputies responded and questioned the man, later identified as 23-year-old Samuel Robert Millim. He was arrested after marijuana was found in his wallet.
While searching the rest of his belongings, deputies found checks from customers made out to the business that had been burglarized.
They later learned that Millim and another man, 40-year-old Michael Craig Blankenship, had stayed at the property on 6th Street that had previously been searched. Deputies returned to the residence, this time searching a shed, where the stolen vehicle keys were reportedly found. The home reportedly belongs to a relative of Blankenship's and he is known to stay there occasionally.
A third person, Renee J. Huppert, 37, was arrested earlier last week in connection with the break-in. All three face felony charges of burglary and theft.