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County Roundup: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

From the Mohave County Sheriff's Office

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to a single vehicle off-road accident in the desert approximately one quarter mile east of Horizon Six late Sunday (2/27) morning. At about 11:46 a.m., deputies responded to the scene where the driver had been ejected from a motorcycle. Apparently, the 16-year-old male victim of Lake Havasu City was going over jumps when he lost control and fell. Lake Havasu City Fire Department personnel responded and treated the victim for possible back injuries. He was airlifted by Native Air to University Medical Center in Las Vegas where he is currently listed is fair condition. He was wearing a helmet.

Mohave County Sheriff's detectives arrested Michael Francis Ivey, 53, of Fort Mohave, early Monday (2/28) evening for theft, trafficking in stolen property and tampering with physical evidence, felonies. On Jan. 10, deputies responded to a burglary report at a residence in the 2000 block of E Oasis Lane, in Fort Mohave. Upon arrival, deputies contacted three victims, two of the victims, a boyfriend and girlfriend, said that they left for a trip in early January and when they returned home they discovered weapons, a watch, an iPod touch and luggage stolen. Deputies contacted the third victim, their roommate, Ivey. He reported that his Sony video camera was stolen. Ivey advised that he stayed over at a friend's house on Jan. 9. Deputies observed a doorframe was removed to gain entry. On Feb. 17 deputies learned that a third party attempted to sell one of the reported stolen weapons to a shop in the 1000 block of Highway 95 in Bullhead City. Investigations determined that the third party received the weapon from Ivey. Detectives learned that Ivey allegedly planned the burglary while his roommates were traveling. At about 5:30 p.m., detectives contacted Ivey at the Oasis Lane residence. He allegedly admitted to staging the burglary and selling some of the stolen items. An undisclosed number of stolen weapons were retrieved. Ivey was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County District II Substation. The investigation remains active.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Donald Elder Ralston, 70, of Fort Mohave, early Monday, March 7, evening for disorderly conduct with a weapon, felony. At 5:04 p.m., deputies responded to a delayed report regarding a weapons offense in the 5000 block of El Ganadero Drive. Upon arrival, deputies contacted two victims, both victims reported that they were allegedly approached by a neighbor yesterday as they were walking and he allegedly pointed a shotgun at them. The victims advised that they were too scared to report the incident yesterday. Deputies contacted the neighbor identified as Ralston. He said that he got into an argument with the victims and he had his shotgun with him to intimidate them. As deputies were taking Ralston into custody, he tried pulling away and his wrist started bleeding. Medical responded and treated Ralston. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County District II Substation without incident.