Crime Watch—5/17

Published by The Bee News

May 18, 2018

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RECKLESS DRIVING—Mark Edward Balint, 31, was cited and released on May 16 on suspicion of excessive speed and reckless driving on the Bullhead Parkway near Canyon Drive. Officers reportedly observed a vehicle traveling around 80 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone. 

ASSAULT—Carolin Loring, 72, was arrested on May 16 in the 1000 block of Highway 95 on suspicion of assault per domestic violence and disorderly conduct per domestic violence. The victim reported being allegedly assaulted by Loring. The victim reportedly had visible injuries to his arm. She was held for court.

SUSPENDED LICENSE—Zachary Zane Phelps, 29, was cited and released on May 16 in the 2100 block of Balboa Drive in suspicion of driving on a suspended license. A traffic stop was conducted due to operating a motor scooter without displaying a license plate. A records check showed Phelps license was suspended.

THEFT—James Douglas Bischoff, 62, was cited and released on May 16 at Highway 95 and Third Street on suspicion of for theft of services. Bischoff reportedly did not pay his taxi cab fare.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT—Amber Breanne Nowak, 25, was arrested May 17 at Highway 95 and Colina Drive in suspicion of disorderly conduct. Police pulled over a motorcycle for speeding and made contact with a male operator with a female, later identified as Nowak, a passenger. During the contact, Nowak reportedly caused a disturbance and interfered with the officer’s duties. She was later released to a sober driver.

The male operator, Kevin Jordan Barrett, 28, was cited and released on scene for speeding.


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/RESISTING ARREST—Michael Keith Young, 33, of Dolan Springs, was arrested May 16 on suspicion of aggravated assault on an officer and resisting arrest. On Saturday, deputies observed Young was a passenger in a vehicle and knew him to several active misdemeanor warrants. When approached, Young attempted to run, however the deputy was able to grab ahold of his clothing. Young reportedly began throwing punches at the deputy and giving commands to his nearby dog to “get him”. The dog began to growl and showed its teeth and the deputy broke away from the struggle, which allowed Young enough time to run away. Several deputies responded and searched the area for Young, with negative results. On Wednesday, dispatch notified deputies that Kingman Police Department had contacted Young for an unrelated matter. He was subsequently taken to the Mohave County jail in Kingman. 

HARASSMENT/SEXUAL ABUSE—Dennis Lewis Sanders, 52, of Hurricane, Utah in the 1000 block of Central Street on suspicion of six counts of harassment and one count of sexual abuse. On Monday, deputies were contacted by a female wanting to report that several females had claimed to be harassed by the manager of a business on Central Street. Most of the women alleged that they had been inappropriately touched by Sanders or that he had made inappropriate comments about their appearance on several different occasions. After collecting multiple reports from the women, Sanders was contacted at the business and he claimed it was a “he said, she said” situation and denied the allegations. He was taken to the Mesquite jail in Mesquite, Nevada. The investigation is ongoing.

DANGEROUS DRUG—George Anthony Lovato, 55, was arrested on May 14 on Northfield Avenue on suspicion of dangerous drug possession, dangerous drug possession for sale and driving with a suspended license. On Monday, deputies noticed a vehicle travelling west of Northfield Ave and reportedly noticed the vehicle to be swerving and travelling outside of its designated lane. A traffic stop was conducted and contact was made with the male driver, later identified as Lovato. A records check revealed Lovato to have a suspended driver’s license out of Hawaii. Consent to search the vehicle was given and deputies reportedly found a small black pouch under the front seat containing 10.8 grams of methamphetamine and a digital scale. A pat search of Lovato reportedly revealed over $500 cash. He was taken to the Mohave County jail.


FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE—Alan Joseph Majerus, 29, on May 17 in the 2000 block of College Drive on a fugitive from justice warrant. 

The following information was provided by the Bullhead City Police Department, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Havasu City Police Department and/or Kingman Police Department. All individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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