Officers with the Williams Police Department (WPD) logged the following reports from April 7-13
Friday, April 7
• A fire was reported on a kitchen stove at 1203 W. Morse Ave. at 7:21 p.m. The fire was extinguished by occupants and no damage was reported.
• Karla Lea Hageman, 35, of Williams, was arrested during a traffic stop at 8:26 p.m. in the 500 block of West Edison Avenue and charged with driving on a suspended license. Hageman was booked into Coconino County Jail.
Saturday, April 8
• Fire department activity.
• Four bags of ice were reported stolen from Circle K, 222 W. Route 66, at 5:47 p.m. There were no suspects as of April 12.
• A black nylon backpack was found abandoned outside of Rod’s Steak House, 301 E. Route 66, and turned over to police at 9:34 p.m. The owner was unknown as of April 12.
Sunday, April 9
• James David Mendoza, 25, of Williams, was cited and released in connection with reckless driving reported in the 900 block of W. Sherman Ave. at 6:11 p.m.
Monday, April 10
• A police officer was dispatched to 405 W. Hancock Ave. at 5:03 p.m. regarding a report of a stray dog on the front porch of the residence. The officer approached and the dog bit him on the hand, inflicting minor wounds. The dog exhibited signs of illness and was taken to the Coconino County Humane Shelter in Flagstaff for evaluation. The dog was described as a Char Pai female, tan in color. The owner was unknown.
Tuesday, April 11
• Spray paint was applied to the driver side of a white Honda two-door sedan while it was parked unattended in the 100 block of West Sherman Avenue sometime between about 10 p.m. Monday (April 10) and 7 a.m. Tuesday (April 11). There were no suspects as of April 12.
• A rear view mirror was reported stolen from the driver side of a white GMC Yukon four-door SUV while the vehicle was parked at the Travelodge, 430 E. Route 66, sometime late Monday or early Tuesday. There were no suspects as of April 12.
• Police were dispatched to Motel 6 East, 710 W. Route 66, at 10:15 a.m. after a housekeeping employee discovered a suicide note in the trash can of a motel room. A 29-year-old Laguna Hills, Calif., man reportedly checked into the room April 6 and checked out April 10 around 9:30 p.m., leaving three suicide notes in the trash. Each note indicated a separate location the man’s body could be found. Law enforcement officials were sent to check each site, and there was no evidence of the man or any suicide attempt. The man was reportedly driving a white Geo Metro, which may have California license plates. Police were still looking for the man as of April 12.
• A brush fire was reported outside of Best Western Inn of Williams, 2600 W. Route 66, at 5:13 p.m. The cause of the fire was believed to be a fault in an extension cord used for exterior lighting.
Wednesday, April 12
• Spray paint was applied to the driver side of a white Oldsmobile sedan while it was parked unattended in the 100 block of West Sherman Avenue sometime be-tween about 10 p.m. Tuesday and 1 a.m. Wednesday (April 12th). The incident was the second graffiti case at the same address in a 24-hour period. The case was under investigation as of April 12.
• Ida Louisa Van Swearingen, 25, of Williams, was issued a citation charging her with theft in connection with a 8:09 a.m. report of an employee allegedly taking money from Jack-in-the-Box Restaurant, 950 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Van Swearingen was cited and released.
• Enrique Centena Garcia, 36, of Canoga Park, Calif., was arrested in connection with a report of endangerment with a vehicle on Country Club Road at the Interstate 40 Frontage Road around 2:47 p.m.
A truck driver reported seeing a man driving a white car attempting to run over a female pedestrian in the area. The woman avoided being hit, and the driver of the car stopped and attempted to summon the woman into the car.
The truck driver reportedly stopped to help the woman, and the male suspect fled west on the frontage road in the car.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer was flagged down and another passerby called WPD.
The DPS officer responded to the woman’s location and was talking with her when the suspect allegedly drove toward them at a high rate of speed, stopping suddenly in front of officer’s patrol vehicle.
WPD arrived at that time and the suspect, later identified as Garcia, was arrested without further incident.
According to witness statements, the suspect and victim were traveling in the rented car from Flagstaff to California, and they were arguing. The suspect reportedly stopped the car at Country Club Road and the victim exited the car. The suspect allegedly chased the victim in the car while the victim was running away.
The victim reported that she and the suspect married three days prior, and they were supposed to be on their honeymoon. The victim told police the suspect had a history of assaulting her.
Garcia was booked into Coconino County Jail, charged with three counts of felony endangerment, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of threatening and intimidating.
• A 14-year-old Williams girl ran away from her home in the 800 block of East Rodeo Road according to a report filed by a parent at 11:02 p.m. The suspect was referred to juvenile court authorities.
Thursday, April 13
• A Jacksonville, Fla., woman called police at 7:03 a.m. from Fray Marcos Hotel and reported losing a black Nokia handheld cellular telephone.
• Two rifles were found by a citizen at Santa Fe Dam and turned over to police at 2:05 p.m. The owner of one of the rifles was located and the rifle was returned. The owner of the second rifle was unknown as of April 15.
• Aaron Dale Olson, 18, of Williams, was arrested at 3:04 p.m. at WPD on an outstanding warrant issued out of Williams City Court. Olson was brought before the Williams City Magistrate.
• Irene D. Hessinger, 50, of Paris, Tenn., was arrested for allegedly stealing a bank bag containing cash from a behind a counter at Killinsworth Texaco, 999 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., around 10:36 p.m. Police were dispatched to the business after a man and woman departed from the store and the clerk determined a bank bag was missing. The clerk reported counting money when a man and woman entered the store wanting to purchase beer. The clerk had to leave the counter for a price check at the beer cooler, while a woman remained standing at the counter. The clerk returned to the counter, and the woman left in a hurry without making a purchase. After the man and woman drove away, the clerk realized the bank bag had been taken. Police were given a description of the suspect vehicle, which was located at a local motel. Further investigation led to the suspect’s arrest and recovery of most of the stolen cash. Hessinger was booked into Coconino County Jail on a charge of theft.