Category: Arrests

CHILD SEX SUSPECT RETURNED FOR PROSECUTION

A man wanted for sex crimes involving two young girls in Golden Valley has been arrested out of state. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said Malakai Thomas Benta, 31, Golden Valley said Benta was a suspect in the ongoing sexual abuse of girls aged 12 and 14 at a residence in the 3200 block of Bryce Road. Benta was arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Inyo County, California on February 18. Benta was returned to Arizona on March 7 and was booked into the Mohave County jail on 3 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of...

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TRAFFIC STOP NETS 11 GRAM METH SEIZURE

A late night weekend traffic stop in Desert Hills led to a drug arrest. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said deputies pulled over Sean Randall Fleming in the 2100 block of Lake Drive at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, March 4. “Deputies located two plastic bags inside Fleming’s pocket,” a news release stated. “One bag contained residue while the other contained approximately 11 grams of a white crystal substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine.” Fleming was arrested and transported to Kingman where he was booked into jail for multiple drug...

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HAVASU MAN JAILED FOR CHILD MOLESTATION

  A Lake Havasu City resident was arrested February 23 for two counts of child molestation. A police report indicated that a nine year-old girl was molested in Lake Havasu City last year. The report said that 41-year-old Juan Romero-Jimenez took advantage of the girl after luring her into a bathroom. It said the girl spoke of being blindfolded in the bathroom while playing the “brush your teeth...

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TRIO ARRESTED IN ROAD RAGE MURDER

  Authorities report three arrests in the Monday slaying of a bicyclist in Bullhead City. 33-year old Juan Pedro Flores, Bullhead City, was found dead at the scene of the altercation at 5:00 p.m. in the 500 block of Riviera Boulevard. Bullhead City police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said were investigating witness accounts of the altercation that erupted in gunfire and ended with suspects piling into an older model Honda Civic before speeding away from the crime scene. Fromelt said an anonymous tip on Wednesday identified the shooter as Jake Patrick Biunno, 21, Fort Mohave. Fromelt said the tip led...

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ARIZONA CRIME SPREE SUSPECT NABBED IN NEEDLES

Bullhead City police said a suspect wanted for a Sunday crime spree in west Mohave County was arrested Monday afternoon in Needles, California. Adam Dial, 23, will be returned to Mohave County to face prosecution. Dial was apprehended hours after police issued a request for public assistance in locating him.    “Beginning on Sunday, February 5th at approximately 4 a.m., Adam Max Dial, 23, stole a vehicle in Needles, California and proceeded to burglarize two (2) Fort Mohave area stores, committed armed robbery at a store in Fort Mohave and then proceeded to steal a vehicle from Swanty’s in...

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