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Woman who left kids in car while at a barSpared prison timeBULLHEAD CITY - A Bullhead City woman who left her young children unattended while she drank in a bar is spared a possible prison sentence through a plea agreement. Jessie Colwell, 31, will be placed on probation and could get up to a year in jail when sentenced June 20. A concerned citizen called police after discovering two kids sweltering in a vehicle about 7:00 p.m. on April 5. The 18-month and 5-year-old girls had been left in a vehicle that was left running with the keys in the ignition. “The vehicle had overheated. The air conditioning system was blowing hot air and the children were sweating," said police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt. Colwell was located in the bar, where she had been for about 30 minutes, police said. Colwell pled guilty to child abuse. The offense would be designated a misdemeanor upon successful completion of probation.
Alleged killer waives extraditionLAUGHLIN – A suspect in a homicide in Laughlin last week waived extradition during a Monday appearance in Mohave County Superior Court in Kingman. Judge Billy Sipe told Walter Klatt, 49, Needles, California that it could take about two weeks for authorities to make necessary arrangements to return him to Clark County.Klatt is held without bond in the county jail in Kingman. Klatt was arrested in Bullhead City early June 8, roughly an hour after a citizen found the body of a murder victim near a pedestrian overpass just before 2:30 a.m.Klatt was jailed for littering and subsequently held on the Nevada fugitive warrant charging him with the murder of Dwight Franken.
LAKE HAVASU CITY – Detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) conducted an undercover operation on June 8 at approximately 7:34 p.m., in which 54-year-old Horry Robertson (Also known as Red) agreed to meet with detectives and sell them heroin. Detectives met with Robertson and took him into custody. A search warrant was later served at Robertson’s motel room in the 100 Block of London Bridge Road.During the arrest, Robertson was in possession of a small amount of heroin. During the search warrant, detectives located and seized a small amount of heroin, a small amount of methamphetamine and marijuana, a sawed-off shotgun, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Horry Robertson was charged with the sale of narcotic drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, misconduct involving weapons, and an outstanding warrant out of Lake Havasu City.Robertson was held with no bond pending his initial appearance and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. During the investigation, detectives observed 38-year-old Ricardo Salcedo near the location and discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Salcedo was also wanted in connection with an on-going drug investigation. Officers from the police department’s Street Crimes Unit took Salcedo into custody. Salcedo was in possession of 3.7 grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of heroin and marijuana.Ricardo Salcedo was charged with possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Salcedo was also charged with the sale of dangerous drugs, which stemmed from the on-going drug investigation. Robertson was held on a $160,000 bond at his initial appearance and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. Robertson and Salcedo are both residents of Lake Havasu City.