Category: Arrests

TEEN ROBBER ARRESTED

Kingman police allege a local teenager was a one-man crime wave on Wednesday, July 12. Deputy Kingman police chief Rusty Cooper said 19-year-old Russell Dale Perkins stole a vehicle from an acquaintance before using the Ford Bronco in the commission of two armed robberies downtown. The first robbery occurred at 11:50 p.m. at a convenience store in the 200 block of Beale street. Minutes later a gas station in the 700 block of Beale street was robbed. “In both robberies the suspect brandished a handgun and pointed it at the clerk while demanding money,” Cooper said. “The suspect did...

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BYRD JAILED FOR SECOND ARSON FIRE

    A woman on probation for a previous arson fire recently torched an RV in north Lake Havasu City, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s office. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said deputies and firefighters responded at 4:53 p.m. on June 28 to the fire in the 3500 block of London Bridge Road. Carter said Vanessa Byrd, 40, and Mark Whitaker, 50, had been trespassing on the property. She said a witness told deputies that he saw Byrd running from the RV with a 5 gallon gas can before it was engulfed in flames. Byrd was arrested for arson...

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ARREST REPORTED IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

  An arrest was made after a drive by shooting in Dolan Springs Thursday, July 6. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said the early morning violence occurred outside a home in the 6800 block of Stirrup Circle. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said investigators determined that the victim had been in an argument at a business with a suspect identified as William D’Errico, 66. Carter said D’Errico drove home and retrieved a weapon before driving back to the victim’s residence. Carter said the victim was outside his home when D’Errico drove by and shot him at about 4:34 a.m. She...

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PROSTITUTION ARREST

The Lake Havasu City police department has worked social media sites to make a number of prostitution related arrests over the past year or more. Each case has developed in similar fashion, including the arrest of Clara Clark on June 15. Police reports indicate a detective perused the “Backpage.com women for men” section and began texting a woman later identified as Clark, 42, Lake Havasu City. The reports indicated the texting culminated in an agreement to meet for sexual activity in exchange for “roses”. Clark was arrested at the proposed meeting location. She was jailed for prostitution and for...

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HAVASU METH BUST

A routine traffic stop on June 27 evolved into a drug bust in Lake Havasu City. Mohave County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Trish Carter said a traffic stop for an expired plate was initiated at 9:30 a.m. on London Bridge Road near Lake Drive. Carter said deputies confirmed that the vehicle registration had expired and that the license of the driver had been suspended. James Robert Pinkerton, 60, was subsequently arrested when deputies seized 26 grams of methamphetamine, prescription drug pills and drug paraphernalia during a search of the vehicle. Pinkerton was booked into jail for numerous felony drug...

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