Sex Offenders

Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 12:51 PM

The following subjects are level 2 sex offenders and, therefore, are community notifiable. The Bullhead City Police Department recently sent flyers to residents who live close to where the following sex offenders reside.

 

“Megan’s Law” requires law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. Under this Federal Law, the Bullhead City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are required to notify community members when a level 2 and level 3 sex offender moves into their neighborhood.

 

“Megan’s Law” was named after 7-year-old Megan Kanka who was brutally raped and murdered by a sex offender who lived in her neighborhood. Megan’s parents demanded legislative action and believed that every parent should have the right to know if a sexual predator moves into their neighborhood.

 

Name: Jacob Cockrum

Race: White

Age: 22 years old

Height: 5’08”

Weight: 150 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

Address: 800 block of San Juan Drive, Bullhead City

General information: In 2014, Jacob Cockrum was convicted of sexual assault in Mohave County, AZ.

 

 

Name: Shawn Searan

Race: White

Age: 25 years old

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 180 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Hazel

Address: 1500 block of Goldrush Road, Bullhead City

General information: In 2016, Shawn Searan was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 15 in Mohave County, AZ.

 

 

Name: Francisco Hernandez

Race: Hispanic

Age: 22 years old

Height: 5’08”

Weight: 135 pounds

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

Address: 1700 block of El Monte Drive, Bullhead City

General information: In 2015, Francisco Hernandez pled guilty in the Mohave County Superior Court, AZ to attempted sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 15.

 

 

Name: Harlan Ritz

Race: White

Age: 60 years old

Height: 6’00”

Weight: 220 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

Address: 100 block of Palm Avenue, Bullhead City

General information: In 1992, Harlan Ritz was charged with attempted sexual conduct with a minor under 15 out of the Mohave County Superior Court, AZ.

 

 

Name: Samuel Tarloff

Race: White

Age: 34 years old

Height: 5’08”

Weight: 200 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

Address: 2800 block of La Paloma Drive, Bullhead City

General information: In 2016, Samuel Tarloff was convicted of 6 counts of possessing child pornography through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.

 

 

*Photographs of these level 2 sex offenders are attached.

 

Sex offender notifications are not intended to increase fear; instead the Bullhead City Police Department believes that an informed community is a safer community.

The Police Department will not tolerate people who use the information to threaten, intimidate or harass offenders.

 

Concerned residents can log onto free websites to search for sex offenders (level 2 & 3) by zip code, address or by name at OffenderWatch by going to www.bullheadcity.com. Click on Departments, Police, and then Community Information. Citizens may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map and listing of offenders within their preferred radius of that address. Then, they may confidentially register the address to be continuously monitored by the agency, which will send to them an email alerting them if an offender or predator should move near their registered address. Usually, citizens will register their homes, work addresses, parks, playgrounds, bus stops or other addresses of interest to them. Citizens may also confidentially register to be notified if a specific offender, who they wish to track, moves from their present address. Citizens may register as many addresses as they like, at no cost.


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