Pipe in pieces
On July 31, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Robert Vincent Dudek, 44, of Kingman on felony charges of tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies came into contact with Dudek in the area of Melody Street and Thompson Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. The outline of a pipe was reportedly visible on one of Dudek's socks. When he rolled the sock down, Dudek allegedly pulled the pipe from his sock and smashed it on the ground.
He was taken into custody without incident. The broken pipe and burnt white residue were taken into evidence.
On Aug. 2, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Richard G. Schaffner, 31, and Skyla Catherine Marie Allen, 21, both of Kingman, on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Schaffner was also charged with misdemeanor driving on a suspended license.
Deputies stopped Schaffner in the area of Lomita Street and Northern Avenue just after 1:20 a.m. A record check revealed Schaffner's driver's license was suspended and he was taken into custody without incident.
An inventory search of the vehicle allegedly yielded a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance. A search of Allen's purse allegedly revealed she possessed a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance. She was taken into custody without incident.
Texts to arrest
On Aug. 3, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Nicholas Jon Kutsch, 31, of Golden Valley on felony charges of burglary and fraudulent schemes. The investigation began July 19 when deputies developed Kutsch as a suspect in the theft of a flatbed trailer from a property in the 3400 block of McNeal Road.
Deputies could not immediately locate Kutsch, but they did learn he allegedly attempted to sell the trailer. They located him at a home in the 3500 block of North Magma Road at about 2:15 p.m.
Kutsch allegedly denied having any knowledge of the trailer or attempts to sell it, but deputies then showed him text messages he sent from his home regarding alleged attempts to sell the trailer. He was taken into custody without incident.
On July 31, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Mark Anthony Sandoval, 44, of Kingman on a felony charge of failure to report online identifier.
Detectives were apparently aware Sandoval was a Tier 1 sex offender registered with the sheriff's office when they conducted an unrelated investigation. Sandoval was interviewed at the sheriff's office at about 1:30 p.m. when they allegedly learned Sandoval has maintained an email address for about the past four years that was not listed in his sex offender registration documents.
He was taken into custody without incident.
Sandoval was convicted in Mohave County Superior Court on a charge of attempted sexual conduct with a minor in 1998. The crime was committed in 1993.
K9 tracks man
On July 31, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Dean Willmon, 45, of Kingman on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony failure to appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court, along with misdemeanor failure to pay fines and dog at large warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court and a failure to appear warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court.
Deputies recognized Willmon as a wanted felon when they saw him in the 2300 block of Leroy Avenue at about 11:50 a.m. Willmon allegedly started running east and deputies established a perimeter. A K9 and his handler were called to the scene and the K9 tracked Willmon to a property in the 2400 block of Hearne Avenue, where he was allegedly hiding in a shed. A search allegedly revealed he possessed syringes, a metal spoon, a razor blade and two cotton swabs.