Category: Arrests


Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Melissa Renee Walls, 36, of Kingman, early Tuesday (8/20) afternoon for possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools, felonies.  Approximately 10:24 a.m., deputies responded to a burglary report at a residence in the 3700 block of East Butler Avenue.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, a 72-year-old male victim.  The victim said that he reported a burglary on Monday (8/19) where a paint sprayer, a blue generator and a pressure washer were taken.  The victim further said that he was burglarized again and someone broke into his sheds and his recreational vehicle.  The victim further reported a red husky air compressor was taken.  Deputies observed locks and latches broken by bolt cutters.  During the investigation, deputies checked the alleyway and observed a blue generator in the back porch of a house in the 3800 block of East Northern Avenue.  Deputies further observed a power pole in the yard which had a red tag on the service disconnect box indicating there should not be any power entering the residence.  Deputies further observed another box that had wires hanging out of it and power maybe hooked up illegally to the residence.  A Technician from Unisource responded and determined the power was not hooked up, but it was wired in an unsafe manner which posed a safety hazard.  While the technician was fixing the wires, a vehicle pulled up...

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 Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Charles Daniel Murray, 24, of Golden Valley, early Friday (8/15) afternoon on a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court on original charge of theft.  Approximately 11:17 a.m., deputies responded to a theft report at a residence in the 3300 block of Bryce Road and contacted the reporting party.  The reporting party said that Murray, her son, has been stealing things from her room.  The reporting party further said that she found the items in his bedroom.  The reporting party advised that Murray was not at the residence.  A records check showed Murray to have an active warrant.  At about 2:40 p.m., deputies were advised by dispatch that Murray returned to the residence.  Upon arrival, deputies were advised that Murray was hiding under the residence.  Deputies announced themselves around the perimeter of the house without a response.  A K9 Handler responded and deployed his K9 named Ecko to conduct a sniff on the north side of the house where the crawl space exists.  Ecko alerted his handler to someone underneath the residence. The K9 Handler made numerous announcements.  Murray emerged when the K9 Handler walked Ecko around the perimeter of the residence.  Murray was taken into custody without further incident.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County...

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Man Arrested for Sexual Offenses against Adopted Brothers

Bullhead City Police Detectives arrested Michael Gregory Oakleaf, 43, on several counts of sexual conduct with a minor after police discovered he had been sexually molesting three boys who lived in his parent’s home.  The Department of Child Safety reported to police that they had received information on their tip hotline that Michael Oakleaf was abusing his younger (adopted) brothers. The three boys shared the same bedroom as Michael Oakleaf, who also resides with his parents.  After further investigation and interviews, detectives discovered that Oakleaf had molested the three adopted boys (age 11, 11, and 13) on several different occasions over the course of several years.   Oakleaf is a local school librarian; however, the reported abuse occurred at a private residence and not at the school.   Oakleaf was arrested on Thursday, August 14th. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman, AZ.  Anyone with any additional information regarding Michael Oakleaf can call Bullhead City Police Detective Charles English at (928) 763-9200 ext....

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