County RoundUp: Sunday, January 30, 2011

From the Mohave Daily News

A father and his daughter were arrested Jan. 24 for allegedly threatening the owner of the house they were staying at in Bullhead City. Albert Sergio Garza, 52, was arrested for threatening and intimidating and outstanding warrants from California. His daughter, Angela Marie Gomez, 30, was arrested for giving false information to a police officer. According to police reports, the two were staying at a house in the 2600 block of Camino Del Rio. The homeowner told police that Garza and Gomez allegedly used her personal and bank information to take money from her bank account. Garza allegedly threatened to kill the homeowner when she confronted him. When officers went to the house to speak with Garza, Gomez told them he wasn't home. Officers found him hiding under a mattress.

A Mohave High School teacher was killed in a car accident in the early morning hours Thursday. According to Fort Mohave Tribal Police, Valerie Palermo, 29, was riding in a 2004 Ford 427 Cobra around 2 a.m. when the vehicle left Aztec Road near the Mohave Crossing Event Center and flipped. Palermo died shortly after arriving at Valley View Medical Center at around 3 a.m. The driver of the car, Robert Day, 32, was also transported to Valley View, where he was stabilized and flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He is listed in fair condition. The cause of the accident is unknown. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is assisting in the investigation. Classes at Mohave High School were cancelled Thursday and the students were sent home. Palermo taught 11th grade algebra. Counselors are being made available to students.

From the Bullhead City Police Department

The Bullhead City Police Department arrested the parents of an 11-year-old girl Thursday after a local elementary school reported bruising on her body. The girl said her stepfather had hit her in the head with a belt and told police that he has previously hit her with a belt on the legs and showed the officer some additional bruises. Police talked to her 8-year-old brother who stated his father also hits him and he had an old scar on his back as a result. The parents, Charles Jackson III, 30, and Amber Chanel Isaacs, 28, were both arrested for child abuse. They were booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman. CPS took custody of their children.