Mohave 911: High Cierra? Car theft suspect had paraphernalia, KPD says

KINGMAN - On July 25, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies and Kingman Police officers arrested Cierra Jade Hansen, 18, of Kingman.

Kingman Police charged her with felony theft of means of transportation. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office charged her with possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with two misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear and false report to law enforcement issued by Kingman Justice Court.

Mohave County detectives recognized a green Kia the Kingman Police Department reported stolen driving on Hackberry Road about three miles east of Route 66 at about 8:25 a.m.

They stopped Hansen and a computer check confirmed the car was reported stolen and she was taken into custody without incident.

A search allegedly revealed Hansen possessed marijuana and a pipe with burnt residue. A record check revealed the warrants.

According to Kingman Police spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki, Hansen asked a 26-year-old acquaintance for a ride on the night of July 24. The man agreed, but when he stopped and went into a convenience store in the 3200 block of Stockton Hill Road, Hansen allegedly fled in his vehicle.

The man postponed calling police until about 6:25 a.m., hoping Hansen would return the vehicle.

Hansen has a history of car theft. She was indicted on the charge earlier this year and in April she pleaded guilty and was placed on probation.

10 warrants, sticky fingers

On July 26, Kingman Police officers arrested Thomas Allen McCarty, 46, of Kingman on two felony warrants for child abuse and failure to pay fines, eight misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay fines, and misdemeanor charges of shoplifting and false report to law enforcement.

A 37-year-old woman who was with McCarty was arrested on misdemeanor theft, drug and resisting arrest charges.

Officers responded to a shoplifting report at a store in the 1900 block of Andy Devine Avenue and took the pair into custody.

The woman allegedly admitted her involvement in the shoplifting incident. McCarty, who reportedly provided police with a false name, denied he participated in the theft. The allegedly stolen items were discovered in the woman's purse when they found her in the bathroom, according to Sochocki.

Bag of pills

On July 28, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Todd Jeffrey Bray, 33, and a 17-year-old female juvenile.

Bray was charged with felony possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. The girl was arrested on a felony probation violation warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court.

Deputies stopped Bray at about 6:45 a.m. on Snavely Avenue and Bank Street for driving a vehicle with a cracked windshield.

Deputies had Bray get out of the car and reportedly observed him drop a small plastic bag containing narcotics legally defined as dangerous drugs and he was taken into custody without incident.

A record check revealed the girl's warrant.

She was transported to the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Center.

Stolen rental car

On Tuesday, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Anthony Roy Nelson, 33, and inmate Whitney Taylor Hunter-Sers, 26, both of Kingman. Nelson was arrested on felony charges of theft of means of transportation and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a misdemeanor theft charge and a misdemeanor failure to pay fines warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court. Hunter-Sers was charged with felony theft of means of transportation.

A probation officer tipped deputies to a stolen rental car that had been in the possession of Hunter-Sers and Nelson, her boyfriend.

Deputies reportedly saw the car, a black Chevrolet Impala in front of a home in the 4200 block of Cane Ranch Road.

Deputies determined the car was stolen after it was rented for two days in May, but never returned to the Las Vegas rental car outlet. The license plate was also reported stolen out of Las Vegas.

Nelson was at the home and a record check revealed the warrant. He was taken into custody.

Nelson reportedly told deputies he was with Hunter-Sers and her mother in Las Vegas when the car was rented, and he reportedly admitted he took the plate off of another vehicle because he knew it was overdue.

A search of Nelson allegedly revealed a glass pipe with burn white residue.

Deputies knew Hunter-Sers was in jail in an unrelated case and charged her with the new case.

Misdemeanors to felonies

On Tuesday, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Daniel Paul Lujan, 30, of Kingman on a felony charge of resisting arrest and six misdemeanor warrants.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Jimmie Drive and Lum Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. Lujan, the passenger, provided deputies with a driver's license with a photo that did not match his face.

When deputies asked him about it, Lujan allegedly opened the door and ran.

Lujan was eventually tackled and taken into custody. He said he ran because of the misdemeanor warrants. Resisting arrest in this case was charged as a felony.

A record check revealed a contempt of court warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Justice Court, and warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court for shoplifting, two for contempt of court and two for failure to pay fines.

Pills, pot

On Wednesday, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Latisha Marie Fortune, 31, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony failure to appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a misdemeanor failure to pay fines warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.

Deputies learned of Fortune's warrant during a traffic stop at Hualapai Mountain Road and Railroad Street at about 2:40 p.m.

She was taken into custody without incident and a detective and his K9 from the Kingman Police Department responded to assist.

Fortune told deputies there was a marijuana pipe in the passenger door pocket. It was found with a "us-able" amount of marijuana.

A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed a pill bottle with a variety of pills identified as narcotics. Fortune reportedly admitted the drugs were hers and that she does not have a valid prescription for them.