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Mohave 911: Catnap doesn't stop arrest for water theft

Duane Eckert, Robert Picking, Victor Alvarado

Duane Eckert, Robert Picking, Victor Alvarado

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Duane Joseph Eckert, 40, of Kingman, on Sept. 14 for possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, both felonies, along with misdemeanors theft of services, possession of prescription-only drugs, a contempt of court warrant and an assault per domestic violence warrant, both issued by Kingman Municipal Court.

Deputies responded to a theft report at 4:45 p.m. at a residence in the 2300 block of Lass Avenue, where they contacted a rental property manager. He reported that the residence next door was stealing water from his rental by running a hose to it, and deputies observed a hose running from the faucet on the rental property to the residence next door.

After observing a man standing outside the house next door, deputies walked next door and knocked but no one answered, so they used a public address system. Still, no one responded.

A deputy entered the house and located Eckert, who was reportedly lying on the bedroom floor and pretending to be asleep.

A record check showed Eckert to have active warrants.

In the bedroom, deputies saw a glass pipe with white residue, a shot glass containing a white crystal substance estimated at 3 grams, and a plastic bag containing three pills identified prescription drugs.

A field test of the white crystal substance was positive for methamphetamine. Eckert was taken into custody without incident. He also reportedly admitted to running the hose from the residence next door. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Five warrants

On Sept. 11, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested William Clifford Myers, 22, of Kingman on a felony probation violation warrant issued my Mohave County Superior Court and five misdemeanor warrants - one for contempt of court and four for probation violation - issued by Kingman Municipal Court.

Deputies contacted Myers at a residence in the 3700 block of John L Avenue regarding an unrelated incident.

A record check revealed the warrants and Myers was taken into custody without incident.

Failure to appear

On Sept. 11, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Craig Daniel Moore, 44, of Kingman on a felony failure to appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court.

Deputies contacted Moore regarding the warrant at a residence in the 3900 block of Ryan Avenue at about 9 p.m.

He was taken into custody without incident.

Surreptitious photography

On Sept. 12, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office arrested Robert Anderson Picking, 39, of Kingman at an address in the 2800 block of Neal Avenue for two counts of surreptitious photography, a felony.

Police had searched Picking's residence on July 11 and discovered that he had allegedly taken photographs of a juvenile without the juvenile's knowledge and consent. Picking was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Backpack search

Steven Wayne Jamison, 35, of Kingman, was arrested Sept. 13 by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office on two counts of felony possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to pay fines on a misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.

Deputies were about to make a traffic stop at 6:35 a.m. when the vehicle pulled into a driveway and the driver immediately jumped out of the truck. A record check showed Jamison to have an active warrant. Deputies learned that Jamison did not live at the residence where he stopped.

A search of a backpack located in the truck revealed a metal pipe with marijuana residue and a glass pipe with white residue. Jamison was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

Jumped off bike

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office arrested Ryan Joshua Garcia, 29, of Kingman, on Sept. 14 for possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, both felonies.

Deputies observed Garcia riding a motorized dirt bike west on Neal Avenue towards Benton Street. Garcia stopped the bike at a stop sign but when he noticed police, he allegedly jumped off and began pushing the bike, which had no license plate.

Deputies stopped Garcia, who told them he didn't have any identification with him. A search of Garcia revealed two plastic bags containing a white crystal substance. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.

Weapons offense

James Allen Race, 40, of Kingman, was arrested by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 15 for possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, a felony.

Deputies responded to a weapons offense call at 8:18 p.m. at a residence in the 2700 block of East Ames Avenue. A woman said Race, her stepfather, had assaulted her and brandished a handgun.

Deputies contacted Race as he drove past the residence in a silver Ford truck, and he told them that he didn't do anything or show a weapon. Race said he does not own any weapons.

An investigation determined that Race owns a .22-caliber handgun, a 9mm handgun and a rifle. A computer check showed Race to have a history of criminal felony convictions.

He was taken into custody, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. The weapons were taken by deputies and placed in evidence pending a review by the Mohave County attorney.

He had drugs

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office arrested Roger James Brodbeck, 36, of Kingman on Sept. 15 for possession of drug paraphernalia and having a failure-to-appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court, both felonies.

Also, he was arrested for having two misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear issued by Kingman Justice Court and Kingman Municipal Court.

Deputies learned the whereabouts of Brodbeck and about 10:45 a.m. and contacted him at a residence in the 3000 block of Devlin Avenue, where he was taken into custody without incident.

A search of Brodbeck revealed two plastic bags containing small pieces of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Brodbeck was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Warrants arrest

Nicholas Charles Montgomery, 28, of Kingman, was arrested by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 15 on a failure-to-appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a dangerous drug violation warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court, both felonies.

Deputies responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Roosevelt Street at 3:40 p.m. regarding a wanted person. Deputies contacted a probation officer upon arrival and were informed that Montgomery lives at the residence. A record checked showed that he has outstanding warrants.

Montgomery was found in the garage, where he was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Don't sleep there

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Bradley Eugene Brazeal, 53, a transient, on Sept. 17 for possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, both felonies, and a contempt of court misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court. Deputies responded at 8:43 p.m. to a man lying in the middle of the road in the area of Famoso and Coarra drives. When they got there, they saw Brazeal lying on his back with his leg up next to a bicycle. It appeared he was sleeping. When police advised him that he was in the middle of the intersection, Brazeal said he thought he was sleeping off the roadway. He was taken into custody without incident after a records check revealed an active warrant. Deputies located a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance inside Brazeal's cigarette pack. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Accidental shooting

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Kingman Regional Medical Center at 11:53 p.m. Sept. 17 about a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. Kyleigh Jan Hall, 21, of Kingman, told police she accidentally shot herself at her residence in the 3100 block of Atherton Drive and a neighbor drove her to the hospital. The wound was not life-threatening.

Stolen property

Victor Manuel Alvarado Jr., 19, of Kingman, was arrested by Mohave County Sheriff's deputies Sept. 18 for trafficking in stolen property, a felony, and theft, a misdemeanor. Deputies received a report from a resident about a possible theft in the 4200 block of Stardust Road. The man said he observed a white car at his neighbor's residence that morning and saw a man carrying two car batteries from the property and loading them into the vehicle. The man advised that he later observed the car at a recycling center on Andy Devine Avenue. When deputies got to the residence, they saw possible tampering with a fifth wheel. They tried to contact the homeowners, but no one was there. Deputies then went to the recycling center and learned that Alvarado was paid for bringing in two batteries. Deputies finally contacted the homeowner, who said he wanted to prosecute. At about 4:30 p.m., deputies contacted Alvarado at a residence in the 2300 block of Ames Avenue. During conversations with him, Alvarado reportedly said he knew the prior owner and did not have permission to take the batteries. Alvarado was taken into custody without incident, and was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Unlawful flight

Richard Boyd Strader, 53, of Kingman, was arrested Sept. 19 by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office for unlawful flight from law enforcement, a felony, and driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop at 3:45 a.m. on a quad traveling on Melody Street, but it continued without stopping. Deputies activated their emergency siren and lights, and eventually it came to a stop in the 3100 block of Leroy Avenue, where the driver, later identified as Strader, was ordered off the quad. He was taken into custody without incident. During conversations with Strader, he said that his license is suspended, he was just trying to get to his house and when he saw the patrol unit behind him, he panicked. A record check showed Strader to have a suspended driver's license. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. Strader also was cited for no current registration or insurance. The vehicle was towed from the scene.