Weapon and Drug Possession Arrests

Published by The Bee News

April 19, 2021

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On Friday (4/16) at approximately 10:45 PM, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of S. Golden Shores Pkwy. and E. Shore Dr. A record check of the vehicle revealed a suspended registration. Deputies approached the vehicle and observed two male subjects inside. Deputies made a passenger side approach and made contact with the front seat passenger, identified as Michael Anthony Rist, 41 of Riverside, CA. Deputies could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the passenger and observed a white crystalized substance in his lap.

Rist was detained. Deputies then contacted the driver, identified as Robert Jason Urquiza, 45 of Riverside, CA. Urquiza notified deputies of a weapon in the vehicle and he was detained. K9 Grimm was requested and performed an outer sniff of the vehicle, and alerted to a positive odor of illegal drugs inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine, a scale, assorted drug paraphernalia, multiple knives, and a handgun. A records check of the handgun revealed the weapon was stolen. A records check of both subjects revealed both to be prohibited possessors.

Robert Jason Urquiza was arrested for Theft, Possession of a Weapon by Prohibited Person, Possession of a Weapon during a Drug Offense, Dangerous Drug Possession, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession, all felonies. Michael Anthony Rist was arrested for Possession of a Weapon by Prohibited Person, Dangerous Drug Possession, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession, all felonies. Both subjects were transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.


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