Mohave 911: October 14, 2013

On Oct. 2, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Fernando Galindo Jacobo, 23, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, and for a felony warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia issued by Kingman Justice Court. Deputies made contact with Jacobo at about 9 p.m. at a home in the 3900 block of Snavely Avenue. He was taken into custody after a computer check revealed the warrant. Following a search, deputies reportedly found Jacobo was in possession of methamphetamine. He was taken into custody without incident.

On. Oct. 3, Kingman Police arrested Michael A. Kelly, 33, of Kingman on a federal fugitive from justice warrant issued by the U.S. Marshal's Office. Kelly is one of many Mohave County residents who were or are subject to warrants for their arrest following Operation Street Sweeper, a months-long undercover investigation that culminated with an early morning roundup Aug. 15. A joint task force involving federal, state and local law enforcement agencies targeted the county's most dangerous criminals. Kingman Police spotted Kelly at a convenience store on Stockton Hill Road at about 2:30 a.m. He was taken into custody without incident.

On Oct. 3, Kingman Police officers arrested David Richard Edward Westerman, 20, a transient, on a charge of felony shoplifting. Officers responded to a store in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Road and located Westerman nearby. Westerman allegedly shoplifted about $400 worth of merchandise. He was charged with a felony due to previous arrests for the same crime.

On Oct. 3, Kingman Police officers arrested Bruce E. Christopher, 62, on a felony charge of possession of narcotics. Officers responded to a shoplifting call in the 3900 block of Stockton Hill Road and took Christopher into custody for the misdemeanor. A search reportedly revealed he was in possession of narcotics without a valid prescription. He was taken into custody without incident.

On Oct. 4, Kingman Police officers arrested Timothy W. Prentice Sr., 40, of Kingman on a felony warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court for aggravated harassment. The warrant was issued after it was alleged Prentice on two prior occasions violated an active order of protection. Police at about 5 p.m. located Prentice at his home in the 1000 block of Garden Crest Drive. He was taken into custody without incident.

On Oct. 5, Kingman Police officers arrested Elizabeth J. Harms-Holloway, 33, of Kingman on a felony failure to appear warrant for the original charge of aggravated arson of an occupied structure issued by a court in Rockford, Ill., and misdemeanor charges of domestic violence by disorderly conduct and domestic violence by criminal damage. Officers responded to an incident involving a knife at a home in the 3800 block of N. Roosevelt Street at about 15 minutes after midnight. Police said Harms-Holloway brandished a knife during an argument with her husband, who was not injured. The out-of-state warrant came up during a computer search. She was taken into custody without incident.

On Oct. 6, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Kevin John Sterkenburg, 56, of Kingman on a felony charge of aggravated assault - impede breathing per domestic violence and two misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage, both per domestic violence. Deputies at about 5 p.m. responded to a disturbance call at a home in the 2600 block of Hearne Avenue. Sterkenburg was in the front yard and reportedly told deputies he slapped his girlfriend because "she was telling him what to do." The alleged victim, 49, told deputies Sterkenburg slapped her several times, breaking her eyeglasses, knocked her to the ground and choked her. Deputies said there was redness around her neck. Sterkenburg was taken into custody without incident.

On Oct. 7, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Keith Frank Grenko, 57, of Golden valley on a felony charge of aggravated harassment and a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court. Deputies at about 10 p.m. responded to a residence in the 7600 block of Moenkopi Drive regarding Grenko. The 38-year-old victim advised deputies that he had a court injunction against harassment against Grenko, his neighbor, and that Grenko was outside his home yelling and swearing at him. The man also advised deputies he recorded Grenko threatening him. Deputies confirmed the injunction was valid and listened to the recordings. They also discovered the contempt of court warrant. He was contacted at his residence and taken into custody without incident.

On Oct. 8, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Laressa Johnson Free, 52, of Kingman on a felony warrant for theft issued by Kingman Justice Court. Deputies contacted Free on an unrelated incident at a home in the 7500 block of Jagerson Avenue at about 7:45 a.m. A computer check revealed the warrant.She was taken into custody without incident.

On Oct. 9, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Thomas Arlen Phillips, 45, of Kingman on a felony fugitive from justice warrant issued out of Las Vegas, along with misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Deputies at about 8:15 p.m. conducted a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Thompson Avenue. A record check revealed the warrant and a search of Phillips reportedly yielded marijuana tucked into a tool socket. He was taken into custody without incident.

On Oct. 10, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Francella Marie Deese, 50, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies at about 3:51 p.m. responded to a welfare check at a home in the 5700 block of Siesta Road. The caller told deputies her sister, Deese, had been smoking marijuana with their father and that she was worried about his health. The father said he was fine and was not smoking marijuana. Deese, however, reportedly admitted to smoking earlier in the day and she acknowledged she was her father's caretaker. Deese reportedly turned over about eight ounces of marijuana and a glass pipe to deputies. She was taken into custody without incident.