Category: Yucca

WEAPONS CONVICTIONS BRING PRISON SENTENCE

  A Canadian national who remains the focus of missing people investigations and awaits trial in another local court case has been sentenced for weapons offenses. Judge Billy Sipe on March 22 ordered a 4 ½-year prison term for Robert Carnochan, 70, Yucca. A jury convicted Carnochan of six counts of misconduct with a weapon for possessing a shotgun, two rifles and three handguns. A prior theft conviction in Washington State rendered Carnochan a prohibited possessor of firearms. Jude Sipe went out of his way to explain he was sentencing Carnochan only for the weapons offenses. He said he...

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CARNOCHAN CONVICTED OF WEAPONS OFFENSES

A Canadian national who lives in Yucca faces prison time following his convictions for weapons offenses during his jury trial in Mohave County superior court. The jury returned guilty verdicts Friday, February 3 in the case against Robert Carnochan, 70. Carnochan is a prohibited possessor due to a theft conviction in Washington State. He was found guilty of six counts of misconduct with a weapon for possessing a shotgun, two rifles and three handguns. Carnochan will be sentenced by Judge Billy Sipe on March 14. He is also considered a “person of interest” in an ongoing investigation of three...

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YUCCA FIRE STATION GARNERS ASSESSMENT GRANT

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced today two Brownfields Grant awards totaling $14,373 to Yucca Fire District to facilitate redevelopment of the main fire station located at 12349 South Frontage Road in Yucca. Grant funds will be used to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and asbestos and lead-based paint survey. The ESA and survey will address both the underlying land and fire station building by identifying potential or existing environmental contamination and the presence, type and amount of building materials that contain asbestos and lead-based paint, which require cleanup or abatement to protect public...

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YUCCA RANCH TO ADD SHOOTING RANGE

Rezoning allowing a shooting range in Yucca was approved during Monday’s Mohave County Board of Supervisors meeting. The Planning and Zoning Commission had recommended denial. Owner J.P. McCormick said the range would present another activity for the Stage Coach Trails guest ranch. The enterprise offers various western experiences, including horseback riding and country entertainers. McCormick said many of his customers are from Europe and have never had an opportunity to shoot a gun. McCormick said the range will be built into a ditch and have a covered roof to promote safety and reduce...

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MAN SHOOTS WIFE, KILLS HER BROTHER

  A man allegedly wounded his wife and killed her brother during a Sunday quarrel that escalated into a shooting at the home they shared in the rural western Arizona community of Yucca. The gunman who was eventually arrested was not present when Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies first responded to the residence on S Sherry Road at 6:50 p.m. Merri Gay Blackwell, 57, told deputies that she and her brother, David Bruce Winebrenner, 65, had both been assaulted by her husband, Douglas Gleason, 59. Sheriff’s office spokeswman Trish Carter said deputies responded to the home again at 9:15 p.m....

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