Speed yields speed
On April 11, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested John Raymond Martell Jr., 27, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies stopped Martell for allegedly driving 59 mph in a posted 25 mph zone at about 10:35 p.m. and took him into custody without incident. Deputies allegedly found a plastic bag containing methamphetamine and a glass pipe wrapped in a napkin on the ground next to the front passenger door of Martell's vehicle. He reportedly admitted to throwing the drugs and paraphernalia out of the vehicle window.
On April 13, Kingman Police officers arrested Nicholas Tyler Dellacioppa, 19, of Kingman on two felony charges of vehicle burglary. The police department took several reports of vehicle thefts in the 3700 block of Heather Avenue. The investigation led to Dellacioppa and another 19-year-old man. Dellacioppa was taken into custody at about 4:30 p.m. when police located him in the 3400 block of Stockton Hill Road. The other man was released pending further investigation. Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper noted each vehicle that was burglarized was unlocked.
Guns and drugs
On April 16, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Eric Benjamin Brown, 42, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a misdemeanor probation violation warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Roosevelt Street at Northern Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. and issued the driver a warning for not stopping at a posted stop sign. Brown, the passenger, reportedly told deputies he didn't have a wallet, but he had a knife in his pocket. After deputies took custody of the knife, Brown told them he had two 9mm pistols. Deputies confiscated those as well. Deputies reportedly observed part of a plastic bag sticking out of Brown's pocket. "Deputies questioned Brown and he said it was likely methamphetamine," said sheriff's office spokeswoman Trish Carter. A search allegedly revealed Brown was in possession of two plastic bags containing methamphetamine, a plastic bag containing marijuana and two pipes. A record check revealed the warrant and showed Brown is a convicted felon. He was taken into custody without incident.
On April 18, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Chantel Luv Srout, 21, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with two misdemeanor warrants for probation violation issued by Kingman Municipal Court.
Deputies contacted Srout as she walked in the area of Hearne Avenue and Patsy Drive at about 2:30 a.m. According to deputies, Srout acted nervous as they ran a record check, which revealed the warrants. She was taken into custody and a search allegedly revealed Srout was in possession of a pipe with burnt marijuana residue and a syringe inside her purse.
A small bag of methamphetamine was allegedly located on the ground nearby and Srout reportedly told deputies she had hoped to sell the methamphetamine rather than use it, which brought the more serious charge of possession of dangerous drugs for sale.