Category: Mohave Valley

TRIPLE FATALITY RULED DOUBLE MURDER-SUICIDE

Investigators have concluded that a Mohave Valley man shot and killed his former girlfriend and the woman’s uncle before taking his own life Monday. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said Alexandria Rockwood, 35, was living with her uncle John Nielsen, 68, and had a court order issued against Bruce Penny, 46. Spokeswoman Jody Schanaman said Penny was not supposed to have contact with Rockwood. She said a handgun was found by Penny’s side when all three bodies were located in a Mohave Valley residence the 8800 block of S. Ash...

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RUFF ANIMAL SHELTER UNDER INVESTIGATION

Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputies, Animal Control Enforcement Officers executed a search warrant Thursday (12/8) afternoon at the residence of Hillarie Allison and animal sanctuary located in the 1400 block of Laguna Road.   Initial investigations began Tuesday (12/6) afternoon when Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Enforcement Officer responded to an animal welfare check in the 1400 block of Laguna Road.  At that time, Animal Control Officers took custody of one dog that was inside the house.  This female dog was taken to a local veterinarian as she was covered in ticks, emaciated, severely anemic and possibly needing a blood...

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SIX ARRESTED IN DRUG INVESTIGATION

   Detectives from the AZDPS State Gang Task Force (GIITEM), with the assistance of the Bullhead City Police Department, the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office served four search warrants in the Bullhead City and Mohave Valley areas last Friday.    The operation was the culmination of a gang-related narcotics investigation over the past several months.    Seized and/or recovered during the operation were approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine, 1 ounce of heroin, approximately $3000, two firearms, and two vehicles. Six individuals were arrested on various charges ranging from possession of drug...

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MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES MAY EXPLAIN DOG KILLING

An animal cruelty charge is pending against a distraught Mohave Valley man who allegedly stabbed his dog to death. Mohave County sheriff’s deputies responded Monday afternoon, November 14, for a welfare check on a possibly suicidal subject at a home in the 4300 block of Pima Drive. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said Thomas Olroyd, 47, told arriving deputies that he was hearing voices and there were demons on his roof. “He said that he didn’t want to, but he killed his dog by stabbing him,” Carter said. Carter said a dead dog was located and removed from the back...

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