On May 9, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies and Kingman Police officers responded to a bomb threat at the downtown Mohave County Courthouse. Officers searched inside and outside of three court buildings and found nothing. The courthouse reopened just before noon, about 30 minutes after the call came in.
On May 9, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Drury Dean Esser, 19, and Joseph Dean Alford, 18, both of Kingman, on felony charges of theft and trafficking in stolen property. Deputies responded to a recycling center in the 3800 block of Andy Devine Avenue and spoke with the alleged victim, 41, who told them a neighbor advised him two young males removed items from his yard and left in a gold Cadillac. The man kept scrap air conditioner parts and noted two aluminum coils and more than 10 compressors were missing from his yard on Carver Avenue. The man reportedly identified his property at the recycling center and called deputies. The center's records showed Esser and Alford were at the center twice that afternoon and each of them scrapped the allegedly stolen items. Deputies also noted the men were driving a gold Cadillac. They found them at a residence in the 3600 block of Ryan Avenue. The men allegedly admitted taking the items and scrapping them for money. Esser reportedly told deputies "... his friend Joe gave him permission to go onto the property for scrap metal." They were taken into custody without incident.
Two for one
On May 10, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Wesslley Covington, 25, and Jonathan Mark Summers, 31, both of Kingman. Covington was arrested on a felony warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court for endangerment, criminal damage and aggravated DUI (passenger under 15 years of age). Summers was arrested on two felony probation violation warrants issued by Mohave County Superior Court. Deputies responded to a home in the 2300 block of Potter Avenue regarding the warrant for Covington. When they arrived at about 10:20 a.m., Covington allegedly ran inside the home, where he was taken into custody without further incident. A record check showed Summers also had warrants and he was taken into custody without incident.
On May 10, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Sarah Elaine White, 20, of Kingman on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor charge of false report to law enforcement and a warrant for probation violation issued by Kingman Municipal Court. Deputies observed a quad carrying three people pull into a convenience store parking lot in the 3700 block of Diagonal Way at about 9:15 p.m. Deputies contacted the trio. A record check revealed the male operator had a suspended license and he was taken into custody. As they were talking to the man, deputies allegedly observed White drop a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance. They recovered the bag. Deputies searched a backpack that was hooked to the front of the ATV and allegedly found three syringes. White reportedly tried to run at that point and was quickly apprehended and taken into custody. White allegedly told deputies the backpack was hers and a record check revealed the misdemeanor warrant. A second female who was riding on the quad was released at the scene.
On May 11, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested William Allen Konkol Jr., 52, of Valle Vista on a felony charge of criminal damage. Konkol successfully avoided deputies several times regarding several complaints from his neighbors in the 7900 block of Larkspur Drive in Valle Vista. The neighbors, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Trish Carter, told deputies that Konkol's erratic behavior had them concerned for their safety. Deputies first went to Konkol's home on Saturday and observed the front door and entry door from the garage were bolted shut from the outside - despite the fact that eight windows into the home were broken out. Deputies contacted the homeowner, 56, and advised him of the damage to the home, allegedly done by Konkol. They returned a couple of minutes past noon on Sunday and found Konkol in the back of the home standing by a sliding glass door. He allegedly tried to close the door on a deputy's hand and fell to the ground during the subsequent struggle. Konkol required stitches to his chin at Kingman Regional Medical Center before he was taken to the Mohave County jail for booking.