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County Roundup: Friday, Aug. 26, 2011

From the Mohave Daily News

Bullhead City Police have released no new information into the murder of Raymond Arthur Sanchez, whose body was discovered Sunday morning in the Colorado River Nature Center. The 36-year-old Sanchez was found wrapped in plastic by a Bullhead City resident walking his dog early Sunday. Police have not disclosed how Sanchez died, nor when or where they believe the murder took place. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Bullhead City Police Department at (928) 763-9200 or Mohave Silent Witness at (888) 227-8780.

A Bullhead City man was arrested Saturday after police determined he had lied to them about stealing copper tubing and selling it to a local scrap company. Bullhead City police arrested Samuel Davis III, 53, at his home in the 3000 block of Siena Drive at about 2:15 p.m. Aug.21. According to police spokeswoman Emily Montague, police initially received an attempt to locate from Las Vegas Metro on a license plate number belonging to Davis. Police sought to contact him at his residence at about 12:30 p.m., but found no one at home. They returned 45 minutes later to find both the vehicle and Davis, who denied having anything to do with the alleged theft copper from a business in Laughlin. Montague said police then left Davis and began contacting local scrap metal recycling companies. One company confirmed that a man matching Davis' description had shown up earlier that day seeking to sell a load of copper tubing and brass fittings, for which he received a check for $322. Police then went to the local Walmart, where a clerk confirmed that a man with the same physical description had cashed a check from the recycling company in the same amount, only a short while earlier. Armed with the information, police returned to Davis' residence, where he was arrested and later booked into the county jail in Kingman on counts of false reporting to police and trafficking in stolen property, both felonies. Montague added that the case will be forwarded to the LVMPD Laughlin Substation for pending charges related to the initial theft.

From Mohave County

KINGMAN - The state is offering reduced interest and waived penalties during September for people and businesses to catch up on unpaid taxes. According to a letter (dated August 16) from Anthony Forschino, assistant director of the Arizona Department of Revenue, to the Mohave County Manager's Office, the state is offering a Tax Recovery Program from Sept. 1 through Oct. 1 that will allow Arizona residents to become current with their "state income, withholding, transaction privilege (sales), use and luxury taxes. The incentives are reduced interest and no civil or criminal penalties." To find out more about eligibility, tax periods and savings, visit the following state website: www.azdor.gov/taxrecovery.aspx

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