Mohave 911 | July 31, 2017

Anthony Wayne Chavez, Joseph Nicholis Giardullo and Stanley Henry Ferris

Anthony Wayne Chavez, Joseph Nicholis Giardullo and Stanley Henry Ferris

Drugs for Sale/Narcotic Drugs for Sale/Drug Paraphernalia

On July 21, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Anthony Wayne Chavez, 43, of Kingman for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, seven counts of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with two warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court for failure to appear and failure to pay fines, and driving with a suspended license, misdemeanors. 

According to a sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies contacted Chavez at a home in the 1600 block of Devlin Avenue during an unrelated investigation. A records check showed him to have a suspended license and active warrants. During the investigation, deputies learned that Chavez had driven a gold Pontiac to the home which was parked in the driveway. Chavez reportedly admitted to driving the vehicle to the home and knew his license was suspended. 

An inventory search of Chavez’s vehicle allegedly revealed seven plastic bags containing a white crystal substance, a large plastic bag containing a black tar substance consistent with heroin and drug paraphernalia. The white crystal substance in total weighed approximately 67.3 grams while the black tar substance weighed approximately 15 grams. 

Chavez was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Trespassing

On July 21, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph Nicholis Giardullo, 59, of Kingman for trespassing, a felony.  

According to a sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 7100 block of Ironwood Drive in Valle Vista. Deputies were told Giardullo had been evicted but was at the home, had broken into a storage room and was attempting to enter the house. Deputies arrived and took Giardullo into custody without incident. 

Giardullo said that he stopped by to get items he had left in the storage room and in the house. He got into the storage room and was trying to get into the house using a screw driver where deputies later noticed damage to the door frames. 

Deputies learned Giardullo had already been verbally ordered away from the property by a deputy earlier that day. Deputies contacted the property manager who said no one should be there and the tenants were evicted July 15. 

Giardullo was transported and booked into the Mohave County jail. A further charge of criminal damage may be pending.

Drugs/Domestic Violence

On July 22, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stanley Henry Ferris, 26, for possession of dangerous drugs, a felony, and assault per domestic violence, a misdemeanor. 

According to a sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies responded to an assault report in the 4200 block of Shadow Street. Deputies arrived and contacted a 40-year-old woman who said Ferris, her boyfriend, assaulted her at their home in the 3000 block of Devlin Avenue. She told deputies Ferris was leaning over her and allegedly punching her in the head until her friend entered the room and pulled Ferris off of her. 

Deputies noticed injuries on the woman and talked to her friend and witness, who confirmed the woman’s statements, had helped her friend and left the home to call authorities. 

Deputies contacted Ferris in the 3000 block of Devlin Avenue. He reportedly said nothing physical happened, but did get into a verbal argument. A search of Ferris allegedly revealed a folded piece of paper containing a crystal substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine. 

He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County jail. 

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Joseph Henry Hardy

Vehicle Theft/Drugs/Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia

On July 23, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph Henry Hardy, 22, of Kingman for theft of means of transportation, theft, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, felonies, along with two misdemeanor warrants issued by Kingman Justice Court for theft and criminal damage, and a failure to appear undesignated warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court. 

According to a sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies received a tip on the whereabouts of a stolen maroon 2007 Honda Accord out of New Mexico and Hardy might’ve been the suspect. Deputies responded to the 700 block of Beale Street where they noticed the vehicle parked at a gas pump with two people inside. Deputies conducted a high risk contact and ordered the driver, identified as Hardy, out of the vehicle where he was taken into custody without incident. 

The vehicle was confirmed to be the stolen Honda.  Hardy reportedly told deputies that the owner gave him permission to borrow the car. A search of the car allegedly revealed a make shift pipe with marijuana residue, a folded piece of paper containing marijuana and a case containing a white crystal substance. A records check showed Hardy to have outstanding warrants. 

Hardy was booked into the Mohave County jail. 

A woman passenger was detained and later released. The vehicle was released to the owner.

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Michael Eugene Shirlen

Drugs for Sale/Transport Drugs for Sell

On July 25, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Eugene Shirlen, 34, of Golden Valley for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, transport drugs for sell, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies. 

According to a sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies responded to a suspicious subject walking in the area of Teddy Roosevelt Road and Nielsen Way in Golden Valley. Deputies contacted a man identified as Shirlen on Teddy Roosevelt Road and Highway 68.

He reportedly avoided eye contact with deputies had difficulty standing still. A consent search of Shirlen allegedly revealed three plastic bags weighing nearly 71 grams containing a white crystal substance.  Shirlen reportedly told deputies the substance was crystal methamphetamine and that he found it on side of the road. 

Shirlen was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County jail.

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Christopher Neal Strauss

Drugs/Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia

On July 25, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Christopher Neal Strauss, 48, of Kingman for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies. 

According to a sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies contacted Strauss as he was exiting a vehicle in the 3000 block of North Melody Street. Deputies knew Strauss from previous contacts and noticed him to be nervous. Deputies asked Strauss about having anything illegal on him or in his vehicle, to which he replied he allegedly had methamphetamine pipe in his pocket. Deputies took possession of a glass pipe with white residue. A consent search of Strauss’s vehicle allegedly revealed plastic bags containing marijuana and a white crystal substance. 

Strauss was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County jail. The vehicle was released to Strauss’s friend.