KINGMAN - A Kingman man was arrested on drug charges May 21 after he allegedly fell unconscious with his car engine running in a store parking lot.
James Allen Stover, 36, was taken into custody after Kingman Police responded to a store in the 4500 block of Stockton Hill Road at about 7:30 p.m. Employees called police to conduct a welfare check on Stover, who had passed out behind the wheel.
The officer allegedly noted drug paraphernalia and a prescription pill bottle were in plain sight inside the car and Stover was taken into custody.
A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed Stover possessed methamphetamine, narcotics, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was charged with those offenses, but not DUI.
On May 24, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Valerie Flores, 25, of Golden Valley on felony charges of child abuse by domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her father, 49, was arrested on a misdemeanor failure to pay fines warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.
Deputies responded to a home in the 3600 block of Bibo Road at about 7:45 a.m. to check on Flores' welfare. There was a weapons offense call at the residence the day before involving Flores and her father.
Flores was not home, which prompted deputies return the next day. Flores has an eye injury and she reportedly told deputies her father hit her several times the night before. She went to a saloon afterwards.
Deputies located Flores' father in a bedroom and took him into custody on the warrant.
A small child was sitting on a sofa in the living room with a bloody Band Aid over his swollen right eye.
The boy, 7, is Flores' son. She apparently hit the boy the night before and when her father saw the boy laying on the bathroom floor with his daughter standing over him, the pair got into an argument, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter. He said he told her to leave the home after a physical struggle.
Flores was taken into custody without incident. A search of her purse allegedly revealed she possessed a pipe. Paramedics treated the boy and he was turned over to the custody of a relative and the Department of Child Safety was notified.
On May 24, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Latonja Mishalyn Slatter-Ross, 48, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and taking contraband into a corrections facility, along with a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.
Deputies responded to a suspicious person report in the 4400 block of Eagle Drive at about 8 p.m.
Slatter-Ross was pushing a wheelchair loaded down with several bags, a purse and clothing. Slatter-Ross inexplicably told deputies there was "a mix-up and she would be back in the morning with paperwork," according to sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter.
She also told deputies there was a warrant out for her arrest, which was confirmed, and she was taken into custody without incident. A search allegedly revealed she possessed marijuana, a bong and four pipes. At the jail during the booking process, a detention officer alleged found a pill identified as a narcotic inside her bra.
Crimes and misdemeanors
On May 21, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Bradley Eugene Brazeal, 54, of Kingman on a felony possession of dangerous drugs warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court, and misdemeanor contempt of court warrants issued Kingman Municipal and Parker Justice courts, along with a misdemeanor charge of false report to law enforcement. A 49-year-old woman who was with Brazeal was arrested on a misdemeanor failure to pay fines warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.
Deputies were tipped off to the whereabouts of a wanted felon, Brazeal, and responded to a home in the 5800 block of Route 66 at about 10:10 a.m.
Brazeal gave deputies the name of his brother, reportedly telling them he is often confused for Bradley. But, he was Bradley as deputies soon discovered and he said he lied because he didn't want to go to jail on the warrant.
Both Brazeal and the woman were taken into custody without incident.
On May 26, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Mark Joseph Cruz, 44, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a misdemeanor failure to pay fines warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.
Deputies knew Cruz had a warrant when they spotted him walking in the area of Bank Street in Ames Avenue at about 4:45 p.m.
A record check revealed the warrant and he was taken into custody without incident. A search allegedly revealed he possessed a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance.
On May 27, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Ian Jeremy Steinhoff, 28, of Kingman on a felony failure to appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court.
Deputies contacted Steinhoff riding a bicycle in the 2500 block of Lass Avenue at about 7:30 p.m.
A record check revealed the warrants and he was taken into custody without incident.