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Mohave 911: March 24, 2014

Car theft

On March 13, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dewayne Russell Morse, 23, of Kingman on a felony charge of theft of a vehicle. The investigation began Feb. 22, when a Golden Valley man reported his truck was stolen while he was inside a convenience store in the 5000 block of Highway 68.

Deputies reportedly recognized Morse in the store's surveillance video, but could not locate him until Thursday, when they learned he is in the Mohave County jail on another charge. Morse said a friend lent him the 1999 Toyota truck and denied stealing the vehicle.

Custody dispute

On March 14, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Melinda Renee Hayes, 37, of Ontario, Calif., on a custodial interference felony warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court. Deputies responded to Mohave County Superior Court at 401 Spring Street regarding the warrant at about 5 p.m. Hayes was taken into custody without incident.

Needles, white residue

On March 14, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Ira Logan Dakota Fossum, 29, and Cynthia Sue Wood, 27, both of Kingman. Fossum was arrested on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. Wood was a rrested for felony possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony failure to appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Neal Avenue and Patsy Drive at about 10:50 p.m.

Fossum was taken into custody when he "rushed out" from the driver-side door. A records check revealed Wood, the passenger, had a warrant and she was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed a plastic bag containing a white residue and a used syringe under the driver's seat. A search of Wood's purse allegedly revealed a syringe containing dark liquid, a red spoon with residue and a piece of plastic with residue.

Colorado fugitive

On March 14, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Robert Duwayne Campo, 56, of Kingman on a fugitive from justice felony identity theft warrant issued out of Colorado, along with a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a misdemeanor assault by domestic violence warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court. Acting on information, deputies located Campo at a residence in the 2500 block of Calle Dimas at about 8:10 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident.

Lies and drugs

On March 20, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jeremy Stephen Renfro, 22, and Katherine Joyce Ogden, 23, both of Kingman on a felony charge of possession of dangerous drugs and false reporting to law enforcement, a misdemeanor. Renfro was additionally arrested on a failure to appear felony warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a failure to appear misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court.

Deputies stopped the driver, Ogden, in the 4500 block of Stockton Hill Road at about 11 p.m. The pair reportedly lied to deputies regarding Renfro's identity before ultimately disclosing the truth. They were both taken into custody for the false report and a record check revealed Renfro's warrants. A vehicle search allegedly yielded methamphetamine.

Metal thief

On March 20, Kingman Police officers arrested Troy Lee Wells, 44, on felony charges of third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and criminal damage. Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity near a vacant building in the 200 block of N. Fifth Street at about 6:45 a.m. Officers reportedly saw Wells tamper with the back door of the shuttered former business building and took him into custody. A witness reportedly told police that Wells removed metal drainage pipe from the building. Wells reportedly admitted to taking the metal.

Pipe proximity

On March 21, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested John James Whitmore Jr., 46, of Kingman on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court.

Deputies stopped a vehicle in which Whitmore was a passenger in the area of Stockton Hill Road and Sierra Vista Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. A record check revealed the warrant and Whitmore was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed a glass pipe close to where Whitmore was seated.

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