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23 Responses to “Home”

  • Pablo:

    Hey Guys, I just stumbled across your web page and I must say WOW!!! I’m impressed. I would like to leave a couple of comments, maybe something for the people of Bullhead City to think about. Maybe someone will take some action, I cant do it by myself…..

    I would like to start with the BHCPD and some of their employees. First off, lets start with one of the department’s Traffic Officers. A Functioning Alcoholic that is given a motorcycle to ride back and forth from work and home. I have personally witnessed this Traffic Officer lie on traffic accident reports and internal reports on other officers. I mean really, who gets hammered, attempts to walk their dog, falls and chips their teeth. This officer, off duty, has been caught by other officers, on duty, having sex with a Police Dispatcher, both of whom are married.

    Let’s move onto “Backdoor Deal Steel” This guy is a champion. Fired from several police departments in the past, most recently, the City of Parker. Terminated for Excessive Force and Sexual Misconduct? I guess it goes to show it’s who you know? I have seen this guy investigate a traffic accident. Does two monkeys and a football ring a bell? His appearance speaks for it’s self.

    Now, the “Internal Affairs” Sergeant, or as the Police Department likes to refer to it as the office of “Professional Standards” My question is, by who’s standards? This guy flat out lied in the Garzon Investigation and ADMITTED it in the City’s Personnel Hearing. This guy was involved in an altercation in a local drinking establishment and I know first hand that several citizens complained. What was done? I’m going to go with Nothing?

    Onto Captain Mark Moss. This guy is a real Rocket Scientist. He has a problem with any Officer that comes to BHCPD with experience, especially experience in California. Why does this guy get a “Take Home Car” when he lives in Henderson, NV? I have personally witnessed Mark Moss make sexual references about other police officer’s wives. He’s lucky to have all of his teeth? This guy is out of control.

    Chief Head? Should be Chief Out of His Head. This guy is all about himself and doesn’t care the least bit about his Officers, unless they make him look bad or can do favors on the down low.

    Let’s not forget the Canine Officer. Without the dog, this Officer is just an empty uniform. How does this officer get hired by BHCPD, fail field training 3 times and still have a job, much less get into the Canine Corp?

    What about Sgt. Ed Arvizu. What a piece of work this guy is. President of the POA and leaves his guys hanging. What’s up with his “I’m better than all of you” attitude. Your a BHCPD Sergeant, that’s it.

    Okay, Okay, Okay, I’m done with just the tip of the “Bad Cop” iceberg. I will move onto the decent cops at BHCPD and will identify them by name so if any of the listeners here run across them, have no fear, these are the good guys.

    Corporal Jesse Hoag, GREAT GUY, good cop and good person. Officer Robert Trebes, Sergeant Reid McNally, Detective Brad Holdway, Detective Charlie English, Detective Eric Teague, Both of the Crawfords, Officer Huna Smith, Officer Ryan Able, Officer Adam Hittle, Officer Bryan Morin.

    If it sounds like I have a vendetta against the Police Department, I don’t. I just have first hand experience with all of these people, some good, some bad.

    Good luck Citizens of Bullhead City. Take back your City Government! Oust Hakim!

  • one who knows:

    Jesse Hoag is NOT A GREAT GUY. He lies on police reports. An IA investigation was opened in 9-01-2011.

    Yes Bullhead City needs to be rid of Hakim, Toby Coter who btw does the books. He is in debt by over 35k in credit cards… Really

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    want to tell you I’ve been listening since you began 13 or 14 years ago. Every town on the Colorado River needs a station like this to make the corrupt local politicians change and the people to have a real forum to speak – thank you.

  • Wendy Williams:

    Glad to see shared some of the demons of the BHCPD. My hope would be that you could stand up and help us do something about it. Who are you? Why do you have this inside information and why are you afraid to tell us your name. In my opinion those that know these things and do nothing are just as bad as the pukes in uniform. You could get more accomplished by speaking out since you obviously know about this personally that would imply that you have a position of authority and respect that would carry a lot of weight in an investigation. Yet, you wont even speak out against them. Afraid to lose your job? Who would want to work in an environment like that anyway knowing their victims are citizens of this community.

    I know there are good cops in BHCPD, but what does it say for them that they allow this to continue. Really? Brad Holdway, he just participated in a beating of a young man to almost death and the cover up that went along with it. He is a liar and an egotistical pig that he would beat a guy into a coma and try to cover it up. What he cant take the guy on one on one? WTF. And the department decides it was justified? How can you justify two cops beating one guy already down on the ground?

    The corruptness is an every day event at the BHCPD but we are the ones who are the victims and anybody that knows its happening that COULD do something about it but choose to look the other way make me sick!! You are actually worse than they are, you just spew out disturbing facts to a community and then turn you back and run to your comfortable place where I bet you would not accept this in your town. Or maybe you will cuz you live here that would suggest that you get some kind of special treatment because of who you are!

    I have a challenge to make you. Show us who you are. Come forward and I will back you up in getting this joke of a police department that affect families all over our town dissolved. I am betting also that you will not do that for whatever reason. Well, thanks for the stats and info we didn’t know. What are we supposed to do with it? Add it to all the other injustices that they have had a hand in? Please…..

  • I am hopeful that your radio station can best keep informing the public about about your new Needles city manager. The departure of Rick Daniels left our city of Desert Hot Springs in a “financial crisis” while he skedaddled out of town with a pay raise for his new job there in Needles. It was our city’s own financial consultant who used the term “financial crisis” to describe our current situation. As a member of the Finance Committee in Desert Hot Springs I can attest to specifics of the mismanagement of our former city manager, now your new city manager. It took about eighteen months before our Rick Daniels honeymoon period was over and we began realizing the mess we were in. It then took several more years while he sucked our city dry wasting millions of dollars before he finally moved on to another fat salary in Needles. Information is key. Keep up the good work informing the community.

  • Pamela:

    Hi you have a new overpaid city manager in Needles who quit Desert Hot Springs, CA and left us in a financial crisis. Rick Daniels. Watch your books closely if he’ll let you near them. He is an influence peddler. Beware and good luck!

  • M:

    Just curious why we’re not hearing much about the City of Needles, on the verge of bankruptcy, cutting employee hours, furlough days etc., how and or why could they hire a city manager for more money than; any governor of any state in the country, any menber of the United States House of Representatives, almost as much as the Vice President of the United States, at almost $200,000 a year and then make room to keep the present city manager at a created position at another $140,000 a year? Just curious.

  • tommy:

    Just went to service az to change my address. Its not working under maintenance? I thought govt web sited were perfect? Oh no jan brewer you messed up you should be in prison. I know ther are thousands of people in az trying to change there address at 10pm on a saturday night. Good thing theres no one trying to get health care and by the way brewer. calif has it nev has it how many people have to be killed or hurt before you pass a no texting law? I see city and county employees texting driving and getting paid. SORRY GUYS WE GOT TO STOP ON OUR PHONES WHILE DRIVING

  • Bullhead Resident:

    Jesse Hoag lied on a police report to make it stick. Bullhead needs to investigate this guy.

  • Time2standNfight:

    Just thought you should mention how out of hand Mohave County Prosecutor’s office has gotten out of hand. Lets start with Mr. McPhillips, this is not the good guy the newspapers and city makes him out to be. I have seen multiple times as well as sit in the court room and hear the Judges say, “This charge against the defendant seems unusually harsh given the nature of the alleged report.” Everything coming across his desk he will somehow drum up “crime against children” charge. For example if you argue in front of a child with your wife, he will go for the kidnapping charge. THink I am joking i watched it this week in court. This is how he won felony prosecutor of the year award last year and he specializes in “crimes against children.” Now I am not saying he hasnt done anything good, what I am saying is that this over zealous prosecutor needs to be stopped. He is the definition of what is wrong with the system today. Abusing his power and held unaccountable for the destruction of lives, families, etc. He needs to be stopped.

  • Nancy G:

    Recently became a faithful listener. Streaming from Texas.

  • Anonymous:

    just wanted to tell you of the tv announcer that had an accident and needed a brain transfusion. when the wife spoke with the surgeons, they advised her that they could use doctors’ brains @ $1/oz. she declined. the doctors then said that engineers’ brains were available @ $2/oz. she told them that her husband was just a simple tv announcer and he would not be the same with doctors’ or engineers’ brains. the med staff then suggested they use tv announcers’ brains, the wife wholly agreed, but the price was $50,000/oz. “why so much”, the wife asked? “do you know how many tv announcers it takes to get an ounce of brains”, was the reply?

  • Curious George:

    How long will it be before traditional terrestrial (is that redundant?)radio goes the way of the dinosaur? Is it already happening?

  • CW (new to the area from CA):

    WOW! ok I am new here from California. I was given a promotion to move from CA to AZ. I chose LHC as a place to reside (and have my kids attend school ) based off of 2 weeks of searching through BHC for a decent place to live with good schools. ( basically that was a joke ) I spoke with every person that would have a conversation with me regarding the “area” and type of people and ethics of the police dept etc. Seriously guys/gals?? WTF is wrong with the place ,??? drugs, corrupt police officers, crooked politicians?? and just the general LOOK of BHC !!! I now make a 1 hr 12 min drive every morning and every afternoon from LHC to BHC and back just so that my family does not have to live in hell . Everyone preaches ” move to AZ , escape Californias illegal alien issues and tax issues etc .. for THIS??!! i think not. Literally the majority of people here in BHC look as though they are “a day from a dirt nap”. Yet the still have a cigarette hanging out of their toothless mouth’s. I really wish i was able to live closer to work but has anyone actually looked up the school ratings around here?? 3’s and 4’s (out of a possible 10 score people!) LHC schools are rated at 8-10’s (ALL OF THEM!) , Why is BHC not concerned with schools ?? Look at it this way , my situation i am a contributing member of society that makes 65-80k a year and COULD be spending that money locally (BHC). But instead i am spending that money in LHC ( where i pay more for things because it is a tourist destination) All because when my family and I came to BHC we were horrified by the school ratings and conditions. Wake up and clean this place up and people (with money) will come , and it will help the local economy PERIOD. Or keep on this path of destruction until every business and person (that is able to ) turns and runs for the hills.. or lake :)

    My apologies about the ranting , i feel as though i was “duped” into how great Arizona is vs California. Yes California has bad places but they are few and far between and can be avoided .. i guess in my case BHC cannot be avoided :(

    As for this Radio station : I was an AVID KFI AM 640 listener (john and ken in the afternoon) in California. I moved here and began a search for a GOOD AM talk radio station . I found 1340 KTOX as well as 1490 AM?? ( i soon realized was completely media controlled as well as possibly CASINO/BIG WIGS.
    AM 1340 has brought a lot of the ugly part of BHC to light for me. Yes its not always WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR , however it IS WHAT YOU NEED TO HEAR . ( you guys should use that for a slogan on the air!! lol

    I can listen ALMOST all the way to my house in LHC ( is there a way we can boost the signal ?) thanks for listening and i WILL be chiming in from time to time as well as i think i will call in on the AIR , as you can see I have A LOT to say .. have a great one .

  • Mohave Co Resident:

    Bullhead City Police Jesse Hoag LAUGHLIN, Nevada — A Bullhead City, Arizona, police sergeant suspended earlier this month in one case was arrested on an a felony attempted sexual assault charge after he was accused of attacking a woman in a vehicle outside a bar in the Colorado River resort town of Laughlin, authorities said Friday.

    Jesse Samuel Hoag, 37, was arrested after surrendering to Las Vegas police investigating a woman’s complaint that she was attacked around 7 a.m. Wednesday by a man she met at the bar on Casino Drive.

    Hoag posted unspecified bond and was released from custody Thursday pending an initial court appearance. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

    Bullhead City police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said Friday that Hoag was placed on paid leave Oct. 3 pending the completion of an investigation by police in Kingman, Arizona, of an Oct. 2 incident there.

    Fromelt didn’t detail the nature of that investigation and a call to Kingman police wasn’t immediately returned Friday afternoon.

    Hoag became a Bullhead City police officer in August 2003, and was promoted to sergeant last March, Fromelt said. The department currently has 71 sworn officers.

    Bullhead City police were asking the Arizona Department of Public Safety to conduct an internal investigation of the incidents, according to Fromelt.


  • Old Bald Guy:

    CW, I’m surprised that nobody on the station staff replied to your question about losing the signal before you get to Lake Havasu City. You can download the free “Tune In” radio app and search for KTOX then save them to your favorites. You can then listen on your phone. There’s an APP for that! Of course, there’s no telling how much longer you’ll be listening to your favorite hosts anyway as KTOX is for sale. http://www.ktox4sale.com/

  • Robert:

    When are you going to talk about Bullhead city fire department again I just retired from there and would like to discuss

  • AZgirl7:

    CW…..The Grand Canyon State Welcomes you! How lucky you are to be making such decent wages. Do you work for the gov.? Or maybe an insurance co.? Maybe you are in sales since your income fluctuates by $15,000 a year? Perhaps the extra 15G comes from the recent dip in gasoline prices. Sounds like the ‘promotion’ was more like a bribe. In any case, who wants to live in a town named Bullhead City anyway? Even during good times the place looked just like it does now. It’s a gambling town, period. There’s always more crime and corruption when the currency is cash and the machines that hook the suckers are designed by geniuses to addict the mind. Mr. Laughlin is the one who has all the money. A good bit of it is even sucked off the top of beautiful Lake Havasu City’s residents. Remember when they were going to revive Atlantic City, NJ to it’s former splender by bringing in gambling? Ha! One block in from the beach it’s still a horrible slum and you don’t dare go there. A succession of crooked politicians, mayors, etc. made sure the money never passed their pockets to the town or the people. Now it’s as good as dead, as it was never any fun to go there.

    As far as the public schools go, AZ took the Federal bribe money to bring in the Common Core curriculum, so maybe the schools in LHC were better before that, but they’ll all be dumbing down and indoctrinating the kids no matter where they go now. Home schooling is the only choice if you want to control what your kids are exposed to. Because LHC was a planned city before it began in the early 1960’s, we did not have all the old and rundown properties to begin with, like almost any other AZ town does. As a result, there are very few low cost housing situations here and a lower than normal amount of down and out people. There are however always some number of homeless children enrolled in our schools each year. So, just sayin’. Be grateful for LHC and just enjoy your commute each day and the fact that you have a good job! Don’t lament when the KTOX signal fades CW. I have some good links for you below.

    Pablo…BHC just sounds like a microcosm of the country in general. The fish rots from the top down. Just look at what we call our leaders in DC! All of them, treasonous traitors to America, the Constitution, and THE PEOPLE! Those of you who chose to keep your heads in the sand will be the ones we blame when it all comes crashing down. We have been trying to ‘wake you up’ about all the crimes being committed against us, but you’d rather be a parrot of FOX, CNN, CNBC, etc. and call us names or think we are conspiracy nuts. Unfortunately things are much worse than we even have time to tell you. One word of warning for all you cops who have turned brutal on us: When it’s all said and done, you WILL NOT be having champagne and caviar with the elite who’s wishes you are carrying out. Not only will your fellow Americans hunt you down (yes, remember us? The ones you were going to protect and serve?), the scum who have destroyed America, will eliminate you first. They know if you turned coat on us, you won’t be loyal to them either. Notice how they are eliminating all the good military people who will not follow illegal orders? Notice also, how many Navy SEALs have died in the last few years? They are terrified of the very people they trained to be sharp shooters and assassins. The takeover of our country has been a long time coming but some knew, even back then:

    “The individual is handicapped, by coming face-to-face, with a conspiracy so monstrous, he cannot believe it exists. The American mind, simply has not come to a realization of the evil, which has been introduced into our midst . . . It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy, which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”
    FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1956


    And of course listen to Luca Zanna here on Sundays: “Love, Guns, and Freedom”. We love you Luca, and proud to have you as our neighbor!

  • R Willis:

    Love KTOX Radio, This is the only station that I listen to. However it seems that it is more about Bullhead and less abut Needles Ca. On rare occasions I hear them mention this little town. I do get a lot of laughs especially in the morning.

  • Ken:

    Is the station still for sale? I’m a former sports director who is looking for a station that has a great local presence (and a steel backbone when it comes to reporting the truth.)

  • withheld for reason:

    This is my story. I never got the chance to even give this to the judge. It was dismissed. But for the 4 hrs I was on Wal-Mart’s Lot. WITH THEIR PERMISSION. I was looking at 21 days jail, over $800 in fines and 2 yrs probation. This happened August 2, 2014. Officer Crawford, IS NOT! A good cop. He’s an absolute piece of shit. And what you may NOT know, is most homeless are afraid of this man. Very afraid. And for valid reasons. They marked my truck. And he fucks with me, every chance he gets. I’m only here because of my son and gf. No other reason. I’d be absolutely fine, leaving and never EVER coming back to this sorry excuse of a city the rest of my life.

    Your Honor,

    I’m writing this to put some clarification in what led to my arrest.

    I came here about 10 months ago with my long time (14 yrs) girlfriend and 2 yr old son. With the hopes of eventually getting my own place and a job. After all that’s happened, If it wasn’t for my son and girlfriend living here. I’d have no problem whatsoever, lewithg this place and forgetting it even existed. Like having next to nothing to do, on top of being super hot, and the only officer I had the displeasure of running into being an absolute in-compassionate jerk wasn’t enough.

    Unfortunately due to all my bills and truck payments. I cannot live with my Girlfriend, who lives with her mother, since I cannot afford to pay rent.

    So I tend to go back and forth between CA and Here. Every couple months or so. Being that I don’t have a place to stay and their are no homeless shelters. I started parking overnight at 24hr Walmart every now and then (wasn’t a long term thing) normally spend no more then 8-10 hrs max when I’m there. Always gone by 12pm at the latest. Arrive at 1am-2am most times.

    I was unaware of the ordinance. Plus for the most part, nationwide, WalMart’s are known to allow overnight parking, for the weary travelers. For the first 7 months off and on I would do that. Never had an issue. Not one. Never was approached by an officer. Never really gave an officer reason to approach me. I am aware of the no RV overnight parking signs. But I wasn’t in an RV. I wasn’t setting up camp either. Plus during snowbird season, RV’s are all you see, despite the signs. Plus many other vehicle overnight parkers. Never seen a disturbance as far as that went. Nor heard any complaints. Or seen anyone approached by an officer, let alone arrested or had their vehicle impounded because of it. So therefore I thought it was ok.

    Then one night back on May 31st (around 12am), I parked my truck like I normally do. Far away from the store. Because I’m already embarrassed of my situation. And I do not want to make others uncomfortable. Therefore I try to remain as incognito as possible. (Kind of hard to do with a bright red truck, with California plates.)
    I proceeded to put up my sunshades. Which I mostly do out of habit, day (obviously since it’s so hot), or night. Mostly to protect my privacy. Or peering eyes in general. Since my windows aren’t tinted very dark, my front not at all. From people seeing what’s inside of it. Whether I’m in it or not. I had no intention of overnight parking that particular night.

    I was in the process of exiting my vehicle. Haven’t been on the lot 10 mins. Before being approached by an officer.

    My first contact with officer Crawford (didn’t get his name till after the fact, when I called Bullhead pd to report his unprofessional demeanor) at Walmart. Out of nowhere, a bright light lit up my entire truck. And the leg I had halfway out of the truck, I slowly pulled back in, rolled down my windows, and shut my door, took my keys out, and had them hanging out my window. A loud voice ask me ‘what I was doing.’ I said ‘I was going into the store’. He asked ‘why I parked so far away’, I said ‘nothing wrong with exercise, and protecting my vehicle from dings and scratches, plus it sucks gas, so every little bit I save counts’, the officer said ‘fair enough’, but then says “normally people who go to do business in Walmart, park closer to the store, I once again said ‘nothing wrong with exercise, and I wasn’t aware it was suspicious or illegal to park where I please, especially if I’m gonna go into the store’, he asked ‘why did I put up my sunshades at 12am?’ (This was why he approached me), I said ‘i didn’t know it was illegal to protect the privacy of my vehicle, and to put up sun shades at night, plus it’s a habit I have’. He informed me it is not illegal but suspicious and odd. I told him I understood. But can assure him I’m not doing anything illegal. He request my ID. I give it to him. He starts running it, you know how it goes. Comes up clean. It should have ended there. But he looks into my vehicle, in my back seat. And notices my pillow and sleeping bag. Then ask ‘you sleep in your vehicle?’ I responded with ‘sometimes’ (it all goes down hill from here). His entire demeanor completely changes. He says ‘i hope you don’t plan on sleeping here’, I informed him I wasn’t. (I was telling the truth). He asked me why I was in bullhead. I explained I had a girlfriend and 2yr old here and we moved out here 8 months ago. But I go back and forth every couple months. And that here, I have no place to sleep. And how I couldn’t stay with my Girlfriend. He asked why?. I told him it’s a long complicated story. But I can assure you, it has nothing to do with any legal matter. He then tells me about the ordinance. I of course told him I was unaware of that. And wasn’t informed by locals, nor had an issue with any employees. But he told me ‘your kind are not welcome here!’. I was like ‘My kind?’ (He started turning into a real prick at this point, unprovoked). He told me if I wanted to ‘camp’ in my vehicle. I could do so out of the city limits. Or at a paid camp site. I explained I didn’t understand where the boundaries are, since I was new to the area. Plus I couldn’t afford gas, to go back and forth daily, out of the city, then back so I can see my son. If I could afford a camp site or motel, I would. As it was I go from Ca (300 miles away from Bullhead) and here every couple months. (I also have a 13yr old son with an ex. That has a reopened children’s court case. It’s hell to say the least) he said he didn’t care, and that as it was ‘i wasn’t welcome here’. That’s when I started getting defensive. Because as it was, I’ve done nothing wrong or illegal (especially if I wasn’t aware of the ordinance to begin with). I simply parked and was going into the store, then I was going elsewhere. I never heard that, having a sleeping bag and pillow in my back seat was illegal activity.

    At this point I said ‘don’t you have druggies or drug dealers or wife beaters to arrest?’ ‘Why are you messing with me for when I haven’t broken any laws?’ He said he busted 8 drug addicts the night prior in a raid. And once again said I wasn’t welcome in HIS city. I told him I’ve been here 7 months at that time, and never once had a single issue with any officer for any reason. (I’ve seen plenty pass by, never once was I messed with) I also asked where he was the night before, when a truck pulled up next to mine, then got ‘busy’ with their passenger for quite awhile?(that’s highly illegal). Where was he when a month prior around 2:30am to 4:30am when a couple was literally screaming at each other? for hours. Walking and fighting through the wiener schnitzel and game stop parking lots. Several times it looked like the male was gonna hit his spouse. (I mean this guy was pissed.) At one point the male pulled a gallon of water out of the car, and started to walk away. But his spouse stopped him and was trying to get him in the car. He then threw said bottle and it hit another customers/workers car and exploded. I will tell you now, he was lucky it wasn’t my truck. But I didn’t call it in for 3 reasons. 1: I didn’t want to bring attention to myself. 2: as loud as they were, I’m surprised no one else called. 3: If I did make myself noticed, I could have been harmed. This guy was crazy. But no officer ever showed up.

    I also asked him if it wasn’t ok to sleep there, then how come I’ve seen personally RV (allot of them) even with the posted signs, and other various vehicles parked overnight (with people in them) and not once had I ever seen an officer approach them?

    He responded with “I must have not been on that night?”

    I said “for 7 straight months?”

    He then told me “I want you out of my city, get in your truck and leave now”

    I asked if I was under arrest. He said “no”. I said then I’m going into the store, like I originally planned too.

    He said “no, you’re gonna get in your truck and you’re going to leave” I said “of course, after I’m done with why I came here in the first place.” I then asked for his name. (I never saw his face since the light was on me the entire time), he refused to give it.

    I told him he had no reason to arrest me, because at that time I’ve done nothing wrong, let alone anything remotely illegal.

    So he said if I wasn’t gone in an hour, he’d arrest me and impound my truck, with a 30 day hold on it.

    I said “oh now you’re threatening me and giving me a time limit on how long I can be in a 24 hr store?” “On what grounds can you even arrest me for? Other than assumption, Because of my sleeping bag and pillow? you have nothing to pin me for” I once again requested his name. He got in his vehicle, light shined on me the entire time. He said “I’m on till 4am, if you’re not gone in an hour, I will arrest you and put a 30 day hold on your truck”

    I said “on what grounds?” He replied “I’ll think of something” and then said “if I ever run into you again, you’ll be arrested and I’ll take your truck”

    I was like “What the F* is your problem? I’m still paying for my truck, and if you ever did that, I might not get it back. Especially if I didn’t do anything wrong in the first place”

    He said “I don’t care, besides we could use another vehicle like that on the force. You are not welcome here!” He took a picture of my truck too, i asked why he did that, he said “so i don’t forget” And he just drove off.

    I called my girlfriend and told her what happened. Did what I went there for. formula and other stuff needed for my son. Left within an hour. And called the Bullhead city pd to find out who he was, and to make a report. Him explaining the Ordinance is one thing, I understand that. But the way he did it was not professional nor right. Especially since I did nothing wrong to begin with
    When I made my report I drove to the big lots parking lot and parked near the CVS. To use my phone. A security guard asked me what I was doing. I explained, and that was that. Not even ten minutes, and officer unfriendly, comes up and flashes his light on me. So I left that area and parked at the Walgreen’s near the bottom, waiting for his supervisor to call me back. Officer Crawford and whoever else patrolling that night, passed my truck several times, making their presence obviously known. (Officer Crawford, literally followed me from Walmart to Walgreen’s after I left an hour later. Who does that?) I also realized much later it was him, who would follow me around town, if we ever crossed paths. Turn for turn, block after block. Until he would eventually pull up along side my truck, notice my son and girlfriend in the truck, then back off and turn around or go up another street. That’s harassment in my book. This happened 3-4 times.

    I explained everything to his supervisor. Who then told me how the ordinance works. And it was there for a reason. Not that he entirely agrees with it. But that’s how it is. And that he never had complaints like that against officer Crawford before. Probably because he intimidates them like he tried to do to me, was probably why.

    His supervisor (sorry I don’t know his name), I’ve spoke with many officers since, before and after my arrest. Stated that he would talk to Crawford and disciplinary action will be given. I told the supervisor I understood the ordinance. But I thought it was harsh to all out arrest someone because of it. Especially if no one had a problem or called it in, other then the arresting officer.

    In my situation. I was already uncomfortable. I try not to draw attention to myself. And I don’t want to bother or seem creepy to others. Hence why I do not park near other vehicles. But out of the way, I do not have very dark tint. The front windows aren’t tinted at all. Because if they were I’d blend in better. I park farther away, because it gives me privacy, (people drive by, no one lingers), makes me feel more secure. If I was afraid of anything, it’d be a random drug addict or other person who meant me harm. Not an officer of the law, whose main purpose is to serve and protect.
    I didn’t bother anyone. I’ve done bussiness often in Walmart. If I needed a restroom, it was available, if I need food or drink, it was available. I never left trash, I was always gone in the morning, I don’t drink or do drugs. No one knew, let alone cared I was there. Other than Officer Crawford. After that incident I spoke with a manager. Who said normally they don’t care who parks overnight as long as they are not causing problems.

    I explained my situation. And they suggested parking in the employee parking. I’ve tried that a couple times. But even though I’d park as far away from surrounding vehicles, as to not make anyone else aware of my presence, and make them uncomfortable (I was uncomfortable enough as it is), I’d wake up surrounded. Put it this way. Say I park far away, from all vehicles. But someone for any reason ends up parking next to me. Whether they be on the phone, eating food, chilling, or smoking pot etc. I will remain immobile and out of sight, no matter how uncomfortable I was, even if I was sweating my ass off (AZ summer heat really sucks). Until they left. The whole point was to not be noticed. I’ve parked a couple times over night, at the casino parking lot. The one where you catch the boat across the river. It made me highly uncomfortable. That, and it takes roughly a gallon of gas round trip from my girlfriend’s house and back, in my truck. Pointless.

    So after parking in front of my girlfriends house for 2 months. The neighbors by now are aware of my situation. But it doesn’t bother them, since I keep to myself, and don’t cause a disturbance. As a matter of fact officers are called on the neighbors across the street often. Yet no arrest. More than half the time they leave laughing.

    So on August 2nd. I was awoken, by none other than Officer Crawford, around 5:30 am. (I was only on the Walmart parking lot 3 1/2 hours at that point). He banged on my window saying “guess who, remember me? ” “now get out of your truck!” In my mind I was like, wtf, are you kidding me? Keep in mind I was parked near 4 other vehicles at that time that had ‘campers’. One of which is still there today. Hasn’t moved from it’s spot at all since August 2nd. (Have pictures as proof. Time stamped and gps tagged).

    So I get out. Officer Crawford immediately takes my keys, and wallet. He asked for my phone (why was he so worried about my phone for?), but I told him it was in the truck. So he started asking questions. “What’s your name?” I said “you asked if I remembered you, so I’d assume you would already know who I am” (plus my CA ID was in his hand.) not trying to be smart, just sounded reasonable. So he asked again. I gave it. Wanted to know my address. I gave it to him. Then He ran my license again. Came back clean. I asked if I could have some water. (Their were two full bottles in my truck less than 3 ft away). He said no. My mouth was super dry. I told him so. He asked if I was ‘high’. I said ” no I’m thirsty, if you want, you can test me all day every day, you’ll never find anything since I don’t do drugs, nor drink” he still wouldn’t allow me water. He asked for my social security number for the citation. I’ve never heard of such a thing when given a ticket. So I reluctantly gave it to him. Apparently he was going deaf at this point, because i said it loud enough. Yet he asked me to speak up. So I said it a little louder and slower. He said “Speak up”. Noticing other people were starting to rubber neck and listen. I told him I’m not going to give my social security number so everyone can hear. He had my wallet, so he could get it from that, I told him so. Apparently that was not the answer he wanted to hear. I was being defiant according to him. I’m sorry your honor, but I’m not gonna divulge personal info for the world to hear.

    I requested my phone so I could call my girlfriend to let her know I was most likely going to jail. He would not allow it. Stating that I wasn’t under arrest, and I didn’t need to call ‘back up’. I said ‘back up?’ He responded ” yes back up, you know any friends you may have showing up and harming me”. I laughed. And told him ” I wished you called back up. At least I’d have a witness and would feel more comfortable In your presence”. And if I wasn’t under arrest how come I couldn’t have water? Or call my girlfriend to let her know what happened? So he kept asking questions like where I work, how much I make (how is that relevant to a ticket?)etc. I asked to have a lawyer. He said ‘you watch to much tv.’ I told him ‘the way it’s going, you are not planning on giving me a ticket. This is harassment, and you are trying to embarrass me in public.’ As it was, why did he even look into my vehicle to begin with?

    He told me I wasn’t under arrest, but will be if I kept it up. I told him I wasn’t answering any more questions. Not unless he had another officer there, because I was uncomfortable. He cuffed me (never read my rights), and threw me in the back of his vehicle.

    He then proceeded to search and go through my entire truck. I never gave him permission, nor did he have probable cause or a warrant to do so. He said he didnt need it. He was taking pictures too. I asked why. He said “because I’m taking it, keep it up and I’ll put a thirty day hold on it too”.

    I told him he didn’t need to take it at all. And if I could call my girlfriend, she could come get it (she lived 3 miles away). He would not let me have a phone call. I told him “look I have a 2 yr old son, who I care for as best as I can, my girlfriend doesn’t make much money, and we need that truck. If you take it, I might not get it back. How am I to return to CA, since im not welcome here?” He said he didn’t care, it’s not his problem, welcome to bullhead city, we can use a new truck like this on the force. (Yes he actually said that).

    The tow truck guy showed up less then a minute, from when I was thrown in the back of the his patrol suv. It came from 20 mins away. I was already under arrest the moment he pulled me out of my truck. He was just buying time till it arrived.

    By 6 am I was in the Bullhead city police department. I requested water immediately. Was immediatly put into shackels (really? 6 male officers all bigger than myself, minus officer Crawford, and I’m in custody already, and I’m shackled?) Didn’t receive any water till ten minutes later, after I had my finger prints, and mug shot taken. I was the only detainee for the entire 3 1/2 hours I was there. Power went out 3 times. Never recieved a phone call, or had a lawyer present. I could hear officer Crawford mocking me and cracking jokes about me, almost the entire time. None of those 6 officers left the building the entire time. I overheard officer Crawford saying he gets off at 12pm. Which means upon starting his shift, he came directly to my vehicle, with every intention of arresting me. Probably as pay back for reporting him 2 months prior. I was targeted. Why? I do not know.

    So I get transferred to Kingman. Was released by the judge (over the tv), by 10 am. Never recieved a phone call, or was offered breakfast or lunch. The judge was originally gonna hold me till Aug 5th. But I explained that it would jeopardize my son. At the time he had bronchitis. And I needed my truck as soon as possible. Since it’s the primary means of transportation. My gifriend and my phone would be disconnected also (I had to pay that day). He said if i skipped court I’d have a warrant for my arrest issued. I was released on my own recognition. Plus the only time I heard my Miranda rights was from the judge.

    I came in with $382.40. $5 of that was collectible money. Two half dollars I had 20 yrs, two $2 bills I had 13 yrs, a 1929 wheat penny, and a 1930 dime. They originally tried to deposit them. I begged them not too. They were sentimental. And I’d take my chances leaving them in my wallet. I eventually got them back (minus the penny and dime). But they did attempt to deposit them.

    So I come in with $382.40 was released at 12pm. Checked the stupid card I was given. Had $364 available!? Really?. Was charged $10 for being booked. And the card itself takes $0.50 every time you check the balance, $.50 every time you use it. And $2.50 once a week.

    Upon release my phone had 40% battery. Officer Crawford damaged my power button when he was trying to forcefully turn it off. I was in the middle of nowhere. All my cash taken from me. Couldn’t tell anyone of my arrest till I was released. had to wait 2 hrs till my girlfriend got her car back from her mom. (Her mom borrowed it 2 weeks prior, when her own car broke down to go to Mexico, she crashed it. It runs, but not like it used too). I tried calling the impound. Found out much later, they had closed 10 mins prior to my release. Would not be able to pick it up, till the following monday.

    Cost me $145 to get out. CASH. (it caused moderate financial struggle to get through the remainder of the month. Would have been severe had I not had that money saved) I had to go 3 days without a change of clothes, no way to brush my teeth, and no charger to charge my phone. Spent one night at a friends, another in a tent, behind that friends, friends house in the pouring rain. That cash I originally had, was $260 (to get glasses I desperately needed, were gonna get them the day of my arrest) and $115 I saved to get much needed parts for my truck, at the very place that impounded it. I got to do neither! It took me months, to save that money. MONTHS. Only to be robbed of it. I was released within 6 hrs. Could have removed my truck myself from the lot once I got back. Or my Girlfriend could have came and got it, prior to my arrest. Officer Crawford showed absolutely no compassion what so ever. I was treated less then human. No respect at all. Their is a jeep Cherokee that has been there on that lot since the 2nd of Aug. Hasn’t moved at all to this DAY! I’m on the lot 4 hours and I get arrested and my truck impounded? This arrest cost me new glasses, much needed truck parts, late registration, almost had my phone shut off. Had to get my power button repaired. A scratch to the bare metal added to my truck, me to be all out homeless for three days. Put my SSI at risk, cost me $20 in unnecessary fees, $75 more for impound when I was released 6 hours after it was impounded, put me at risk of losing my job (if I had one), added stress and fear. Lost my visitation privileges to my other son, because I couldn’t make the childrens court date, since it was the day after I got my truck out, and couldn’t afford the trip anymore. All over something that is more a ticket-able offense than an arrest-able one.

    You can own a gun without a permit, drive motorcycle’s without helmets, have 14-15 yr olds smoking outside the local McDonald’s, carry a knife as big as a machete in public. Meth addicts everywhere. But I sleep in my truck with the permission from the manager. And I’m the bad guy? Had my son’s car seat been in the truck (it usually is). My girlfriend would not be able to get around for those 3 days. Nor have been able to come get me.

    Officer Crawford is a coward who abuses his power to say the least. One who only confronted me on both occasions, because I was isolated from passerby’s and witnesses. Had I been parked closer to the store near other patrons vehicles. I highly doubt he would have approached. He reminds me very much of Percy from the Green Mile movie.

    Until I can find a way to move my girlfriend and son from here. It breaks my heart knowing he has to grow up surrounded by underage smokers, meth addicts, In a city with the highest unemployment rate in the nation , top 5 worst school districts in the nation. Next to no health care coverage(we are $4500 in debt with the local hospital, because they don’t accept medi-cal. Our son had severe breathing problems) really? When most residents and visitors came from CA to begin with? No homeless shelters, next to no assistance either, other than having what little they have taken from them, arrested and shipped to Kingman. Next to no entertainment for a 60 mile radius. The only city in a 60 mile radius that it’s illegal to sleep in your vehicle outside a paid camp site. A city where many businesses are going out of bussiness. Abandoned buildings and shopping centers, but nowhere for homeless people to be safe. Parks that are poorly maintained. A paid task force, specifically designed to hunt down the homeless, even far out in the desert. To destroy their camps/shelters and arrest them. Great city you have here.

    Also I never heard of having to pay for being arrested other than fines. I never heard of having to pay a judge for their time, or a public defender (when their purpose is to provide a service to those who have no means to pay). I am no stranger to courts. Children’s court is the worst.

    Most residents I spoke with about my arrest. Most lived here 20+ yrs, never heard of the ordinance. And thought my particular arrest was ludicrous. Also those I spoke with asking about officer Crawford (those that had the mispleasure of meeting him) said he was mean, rude, and not compassionate. Most homeless I spoke with say they are afraid of him. Really? If you are doing nothing wrong, other than trying to survive. Why would you need to fear someone who’s supposed to protect you?

    In the end, if this is how it’s gonna be, I have no choice but to abandon my son (what did he ever do to deserve that?), return to CA, putting him at risk. And making it harder on my girlfriend, till I can figure out how to help them get out of this sorry excuse of a city. All because I sleep in my truck. Break no other laws. Don’t cause any disturbance, don’t litter, do business in whatever stores, on a daily basis. Trying to find a job that makes sacrificing my CA SSI worthit (I make more than people do here on minimum wage part time. $300 more). So I’m a criminal, all because I lack a place of my own?

    I’ve seen people walk out of Walmart with full carts of unpaid merchandise (3 separate times) no cops around. Seen a group of underage kids smoking cigarette’s outside of a local McDonald’s, no cops present. People smoking pot in various parking lots, no cops around. Drug deals on street corners, or in front of a store, once again no cops. I’ve experienced public disturbance quite a few times. No cops. The neighbors had caused disturbances to the point another neighbor will call on them. Cops always leave laughing. Really? But I sleep in my truck for 4 hours, with permission from the manager. And I’m arrested with my truck impounded for 3 days? Your city has way more worse things to worry about than myself. Why are you wasting time and money on me for? Other than to make a quick buck off me? Making an already hard situation even harder? (The last 3 months have been absolute hell, this situation didn’t help matters) How am I to get a job or place, if I can’t be safe at night, to save up enough to do so? I barely make it as it is. That officer isn’t only jeopardizing my well being, but my sons too. Is this how you treat all your potential residents? If the officers were to arrest every single person who over night parked at walmart. Your ‘jail’ would be full all day, every day. And it would require an officer to drive back and forth to Kingman all day long. Every single day. Plus I assume, it would harm Walmart’s bussiness, and lessen visitors to the city in general. It’s a huge parking lot. No complaints have been filed as far as I know. Especially towards me. But yet I was targeted. (Their were 4 other vehicles besides my own that had overnighters the morning of my arrest, I was the only one to be arrested, and out of those 4 other vehicles. One is still there a month and two weeks later, never moved.) Out of everyone that shops at walmart, & works at walmart, no one had a problem with my presence, except Officer Crawford.

    All in all, if I’m convicted, and spend so much as a month incarcerated, it will have a devastating outcome. I’ll lose my SSI for sure (my only source of income), which would result in me losing my truck (still owe $18k on it), my storage (everything I own), me and my Girlfriend’s cell phones will be shut off (she’s on my plan, not a separate bill), my credit cards will leave me in debt. My girlfriend and son would be adversely effected by it. What did they do? All because I slept in my own vehicle? With permission from the manager?

    My reason to be in court was for illegal ‘camping’ on private property (no one called it in, or complained). I was there only 4 hours. How is that considered camping? I wasn’t setting up shop, like the suv has for a month and a half straight.(if that doesn’t bother Walmart employees, I doubt me being there 4 hours would) How has that vehicle not been towed or called on? Yet I’m considered a criminal? Plus their was no valid reason for my vehicle to be impounded. My girlfriend lived literally 3-4 miles away, and could of came and got it for me. I could of even left it with a random stranger if i wanted to. I was released within 6 hrs. If I’m not mistaken. In most cases, you have 24 hrs to remove your vehicle, before risk of tow. That’s if it breaks down. My truck runs perfectly fine. I paid $145 for 3 days. When it shouldn’t even have been one day. The last person I’d think that would literally rob me, would have been an officer of the law. And in that entire 6 hrs of incarceration, I wasn’t given the option to let anyone know of my whereabouts. Not till I was released. I’ve had so many of my rights violated. I’m not a stranger to being arrested. But this was the worse treatment I’ve ever recieved, before and during incarceration.

  • Frank, Ron,
    I appreciate you having me on your show this morning and look forward to visiting again.
    Reading over your listener’s comments, your morning show appears to be exactly what all radio stations should become. Morning Meltdown gives us truth in politics and what could be, a list of serious exposes on people we’ve elected to office. When the news is ignored you seem to have it ready to go in a format most people can handle… With a bit of humor added in.

    I’d like to hear what you may have heard about the huge profits made from the medical needs of prisoners in those prisons for profit. I can share the same info… But I’ll hold out for the campaign’s dirty pool and tit-for-tat scenario which will most likely come next year (if I am forced to).

    I am certain that by exposing the intentional faults of the elected-elite to your listeners (even the stubborn people) you can force that information to seep into their brains and alter their party-line voting habits.

    Perhaps, you can begin to change the ‘disease of voting for career politician’ and the ‘sickness of re-electing the elitists’ to inspire people to elect those of us who’s sole purpose is to become the public servant for Arizona we were hired to be. Some of these “public servant” candidates provide discussions regarding an added boost of economic and liberty related thoughts instead of talking points and one-liners. All the while the elected-elite are stashing money in their offshore bank accounts.

    One thing I should have mentioned on the air is that because all elected officials nationwide are in violation of their Oath of Office (major crime) they have done so for one of two lines of reasoning:

    A- Intentional.
    B- Ignorance.

    Neither quality is redeeming and in my view point, these people must be removed from office.

    JL Mealer

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