Category: Fort Mohave

STOLEN TRACTOR INVESTIGATION TRIGGERS MULTIPLE ARRESTS

  Eight arrests resulted from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Operations Unit’s (T.O.U.) execution of two search warrants at 1571 Laguna Road and 1585 Laguna Road. The Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET), a HIDTA initiative, along with members of the Arizona Department of Public Safety Vehicle Theft Taskforce received information that a stolen tractor was located on the property. During the execution of the search warrant, a 2016 John Deere Tractor was located buried in the backyard of 1571 Laguna Road. Mohave County Road’s Department responded with equipment to dig out the tractor. The tractor had...

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PLEA AGREEMENT ENTERED IN DEADLY COLLISION CASE

  A lengthy prison term is mandated in a plea agreement resolving what the Department of Public Safety (DPS) called an alcohol-involved traffic fatality in the northwest Arizona community of Fort Mohave. Both vehicles caught fire following the February, 2016 head-on collision on Highway 95. DPS said Joseph Frederick, 57, Bullhead City, was fatally injured when his vehicle was struck by another that crossed into his lane of traffic. The alleged at-fault driver of the other vehicle, Shane Richardons, 27, Bullhead City, was also injured and hospitalized. Richardson pled guilty to manslaughter during an April 12 hearing in Kingman....

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SCHOOLS BEGIN KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT THURSDAY

All four Bullhead City Elementary School District grade schools will be enrolling and registering new kindergarten students on March 30 for the fall semester.  The annual Kindergarten Round-Up  is for new students who will turn five years old by August 31 of this year. Kindergarten Round-Up will be held at Coyote Canyon, Desert Valley, Diamondback and Sunrise Elementary Schools from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. “This is an opportunity for parents to start the school registration process early and not have to wait until the last minute,” said Superintendent Riley Frei.  “It’s also a chance for parents to find...

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DOCTOR KAHN PILL ENTERPRISE INDICTMENT UNSEALED

Authorities have unsealed an indictment that alleges a Fort Mohave doctor wrote thousands of subscriptions to sell prescription drugs illegally in a half dozen states. Charged in the 21 count indictment are Dr. Shakeel Kahn, his wife Lyn Kahn and Paul Beland. The trio allegedly used Kahn’s former pain management specialty practice in Arizona and Wyoming to sell Oxycodone and other drugs to customers in those two states as well as Washington, Oregon, Kentucky and Massachusetts. The indictment alleges many customers subsequently sold and distributed the meds to others. The indictment focuses on 22,338 Arizona prescriptions and another 1,617...

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CYLINDERS LOCATED IN FORT MOHAVE

The Mohave County Sheriff’s office is investigating the discovery of cylinders in Fort Mohave. Spokeswoman Trish Carter said a family that was target shooting at the rock quarry east of the landfill came upon the first cylinder the evening of January 3. Carter said a man shot the cylinder which exploded and damaged a vehicle and a side by side. No one was injured. Carter said sheriff’s deputies located a second cylinder on January 4 that was safely detonated by bomb squad personnel. The cylinders resemble a scuba tank and are about 24 inches in length. Anyone with information...

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