Gun? What gun?
On April 22, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Mark F. Jones IV, 38, of Golden Valley on a felony theft charge.
Deputies responded to a theft call at a home in the area of Eleventh Street and Del Norte Drive in Dolan Springs at about 4:30 a.m.
The caller, a 41-year-old man, said he had been working on Jones' vehicle and that Jones was at his home on April 21. The man said he showed Jones his handgun during a discussion on guns and Jones "immediately left" the home.
Deputies contacted Jones at a property in the 3400 block of Highway 68 in Golden Valley and knocked on the door of the motorhome parked there. Jones said he and the man in Dolan Springs talked about life and religion, but not guns. He also said he did not take any gun from the man's house. He did say the man who called them is the devil, however, and was trying to set him up. Jones eventually said he would retrieve the gun, but refused deputies permission to enter the motorhome. They got a warrant, however, and deputies allegedly found a 1911 Nirinco .45-caliber handgun on a shelf.
Jones was taken into custody without incident.
On April 20, Kingman Police officers arrested Travis Levi Slater, 28, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting.
Officers responded to a store in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Road at about 7 p.m. They found Slater in his vehicle and he was taken into custody. A search allegedly revealed he possessed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Drop off at the pick up
On April 25, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Linda Reann Pinto, 23, of Kingman on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies responded to a store in the 2800 block of Northern Avenue at about 11 p.m. An employee told deputies a person tried to drop off a Hello Kitty backpack at the store's drive-through window.
Pinto was walking away from the store, with the backpack in her possession, when deputies arrived.
Pinto said she believed meth was in the backpack when asked if any illegal items were inside it and a search allegedly revealed she was correct. A metal box was inside and it allegedly contained syringes and multiple plastic bags with a white powdery residue.
She was taken into custody without incident.
Sixth shoplifting arrest
On April 26, Kingman Police officers arrested Ary Edlin Rivera, 27, of Kingman, and Jordan Lee Brady, 26, of Idaho. Rivera was arrested for felony shoplifting - it was her sixth arrest for the same charge since 2014, making it a felony - and Brady on a felony possession of drug paraphernalia warrant issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety and misdemeanor shoplifting.
Police responded to an undisclosed store at about 7:50 p.m. and arrested the pair after store security detained them. They were taken into custody without incident.
On April 25, Kingman Police officers arrested Cynthia A. Schwartz, 49, of Golden Valley on felony vehicle theft, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia warrants issued by Mohave County Superior Court, a misdemeanor charge for shoplifting, and misdemeanor warrants for contempt of court, failure to appear and failure to pay fines, issued by Kingman Justice Court.
Police responded to a store in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Road regarding a shoplifter at about 5:30 p.m. A record check revealed the warrants and Schwartz was taken into custody without incident.
On April 23, Kingman Police arrested Stephen Edwin Hirst, 23, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting and five misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay fines or contempt of court, issued by either Kingman Police or the state Highway Patrol.
Police responded to a shoplifting report at a store in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Road at about 6:15 p.m. A record check revealed the warrants and a search allegedly revealed he possessed heroin and paraphernalia. He was taken into custody without incident.
On April 26, Kingman Police officers arrested Steven Ray Hawkins, 19, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police responded to a disturbance at a home in the 400 block of Park Street at about 10 p.m. Hawkins was contacted and a search allegedly revealed he possessed methamphetamine and paraphernalia used in its consumption. He was taken into custody without incident.