** Arrest for Child Abuse **

On Saturday, March 24th, Kingman Police arrested Andrew Ryan Tarvin, 27 of Kingman, on a felony charge of Child Abuse. Earlier in the day KPD became involved in a check welfare incident on a 2 year old that had been seen with significant facial injuries. The investigation led to officers locating Tarvin and a 2 year old girl at a residence in the 1100blk of Kit Carson Rd. Tarvin, the boyfriend of the toddler’s mother, was caring for the child. Officer’s observed injuries to the child’s face and head. Tarvin’s account of how the injures occurred were not consistent with the injuries observed. Further investigation resulted in Tarvin admitting to causing the injuries when he struck the child, causing her head to hit a table. The Department of Child Safety took emergency custody of the child. Tarvin was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility. The child was ultimately transported to Las Vegas for treatment of a skull fracture and a dislocated elbow. The investigation is ongoing with additional charges possible against the mother for Failure to Report Abuse/Injury.

** Organized Retail Theft **

On Saturday, March 24th, at 3:10pm, Kingman Police arrested Anthony Dean Kalani Garcia, 21 of Kingman, on felony charges of Organized Retail Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (heroin). Department store security staff, 3300 blk of Stockton Hill Rd., observed Garcia in the store selecting merchandise. They contact police as Garcia had previously been trespassed from the store. Further investigation revealed that Garcia had fraudulently returned merchandise with a false receipt. Officers located Garcia in the store where he was taken into custody. Garcia denied any wrong doing, however store surveillance disagreed. Garcia was additionally found to be in possession of assorted heroin drug paraphernalia. Garcia was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.