THEFT/ DRUG POSSESSION- DOLAN SPRINGS / FRAUD -KINGMAN

Written by The Bee

March 20, 2019

THEFT/ DRUG POSSESSION- DOLAN SPRINGS

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Javier Barragan, 34 of Las Vegas, for Theft- Means of
Transportation, Dangerous Drug Possession, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession, all felonies. On Sunday
(3/17) at approximately 6:15 PM, deputies observed a black truck turning onto Pierce Ferry Rd. from
Highway 93. The truck was towing a flatbed style trailer and deputies observed the trailer did not have a
visible license plate. Deputies conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as
Barragan, and his juvenile son. Barragan claimed the license plate for the trailer was at a property a short
drive away and deputies followed him to the property. During the drive, deputies conducted a records check
of the truck and discovered the license plate displayed was reported stolen out of Las Vegas. Upon arrival at
the property, deputies placed Barragan in restraints and placed him in their vehicle. A records check of the
truck’s VIN also came back stolen out of Las Vegas. A search of the vehicle revealed a handgun and two
small baggies containing methamphetamine. Another vehicle on the property, which Barragan claimed was
his, had a license plate that also was reported stolen out of Las Vegas. Detectives responded to the scene
and a search warrant was drafted for the property. Another flatbed style trailer was located on the property
and a records check revealed it was stolen as well. The juvenile’s mother was called and responded to meet
deputies to take custody of the juvenile. Javier Barragan was arrested and booked into Mohave County
Adult Detention Facility without incident. This investigation is ongoing.

FRAUD/ FORGERY- KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Gina Clarissa Trujillo, 48 of Kingman, for seven counts of
Forgery, three counts of Criminal Impersonation, three counts of Taking the Identity of Another, two counts
of Fraudulent Schemes, one count of Theft, all felonies, three counts of misdemeanor Issuing Bad Checks,
and an active arrest warrant. On Monday, March 4, deputies were called to a business in the 2900 block of
John L Ave. in reference to a fraud. The reporting party advised that he was going through the checks
received at the business and observed a check with his daughter’s name on it. The daughter advised she
had not written a check to the business. The reporting party was also contact by the bank and advised that
two other checks had bounced. The reporting party advised he spoke to the employee who runs the weekly
bingo game and remembered who gave the checks, but did not know a last name or contact information for
the subject. Deputies received copies of the checks and observed they all appeared to be from the same
account and in almost sequential order. Deputies also observed there was personal information on all three
checks, but none of them matched. On Friday (3/15), deputies were called by the reporting party, who
advised the subject who issued the check was currently at the business. Deputies made contact with the
subject, who was identified as Trujillo. A records check revealed an active arrest warrant and Trujillo was
taken into custody. Trujillo admitted to deputies to issuing a bad check for that day’s bingo game. Gina
Clarissa Trujillo was arrested and booked into Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.
Deputies later discovered that Trujillo was responsible for another fraud that occurred on February 6, 2019.
The victim in this case advised deputies that Trujillo had given her a check for over $3,000 and asked her to
deposit the check, since Trujillo did not have a bank account. The victim deposited the check, withdrew
money from her account, and gave it to Trujillo. The victim was later contacted by the bank and advised her
account was over-drafted, and the check she deposited was not a real check. This investigation is ongoing.

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