Mohave County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of an ongoing telephone scam, one in which a Desert Hills resident lost $2,000. The scam isn't new, but many people still become victimized. The 89-year-old grandmother received a call from her grandson needing money because he had been in an automobile accident in New Mexico. She said the caller sounded like her grandson and she sent $2,000 via Western Union to New Mexico. Later that day, the victim said that she kept thinking about the call and decided to contact the boy's mother. That's when she learned that her grandson was in Japan on a business trip and that the call had been a scam.
Deputies were given the receipt and the money transfer form and contacted a representative from Western Union. The representative said that the money had been picked up shortly after it was sent.
The Sheriff's Office advises residents to always confirm with family members before sending money. Also, be cautious when it comes to sending money via Western Union as transactions are extremely difficult to trace. If you suspect fraud, contact authorities.
Kingman Police arrested Brock Alan Andersen, 18, of Kingman June 28 on a felony charge of attempted armed robbery. Officers responded to report of an armed robbery in progress at a supermarket in the 3400 block of Stockton Hill Road around 3:50 a.m. Upon arrival it was learned that a male subject had verbally threatened to use a handgun if the clerk refused to give him money. The suspect fled on foot when the clerk picked up the phone to summon help. Responding officers located Andersen in the 3500 block of Stockton Hill Road where he was arrested without incident. He was found to be unarmed. It is believed that he only implied the threat of the gun.
Kingman Police arrested Michael Joseph Sickinger Jr., 41, of Kingman July 11 on two felony counts of fraudulent schemes and a felony warrant for a probation violation. Sickinger, who was wanted in connection to a previous incident of fraud, was located at a store in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Road around 2:45 p.m. He was contacted inside the store and found to be in the process of a second incident of fraud. Sickinger also had a felony warrant out of Calif., for a probation violation.
Kingman Police arrested Brahe J. Stowell, 41, of Kingman July 10 on a felony charge of shoplifting. Stowell was arrested after allegedly attempting to steal assorted items, valued at more than $700, from a supermarket in the 3900 block of Stockton Hill Road around 8:50 p.m. During the investigation it was discovered that this was Stowell's third offense in the last few months, which made this incident a felony. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail.
Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Michael McKee, 41, of Kingman July 6 for felony possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies contacted McKee while he was riding a bicycle on Swan Drive at Bluebird Lane around 7:30 p.m. and reportedly found him to be in possession of a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance and a plastic bag containing marijuana. He was arrested without incident, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.
Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Richard Pershing Beale, 42, of Kingman July 7 for felony trespassing. Deputies responded around 11 p.m. to a residence in the 1900 block of East Northfield Avenue in reference to trespassing. Dispatch advised that Beale was refusing to leave his mother's residence after his mother removed a gun from his waistband. Upon arrival, deputies detained Beale. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.
Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Elizabeth Marie Adcox, 23, of Golden Valley July 8 for possession of marijuana, promoting prison contraband and a probation violation warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court, felonies. Deputies learned the whereabouts of a wanted felon identified as Adcox and responded around 9 a.m. to a residence in the 3600 block of Diagonal Way where she was arrested without incident. Detention officers allegedly located a marijuana cigarette and pills in Adcox's possession while she was being booked into the jail.