Crimes & Fires

Woman arrested on several charges

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jennifer Aileen Mayhew, 34, of Salome on Monday night on felony charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon in a drug offense, possession of a defaced deadly weapon, misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and two misdemeanor warrants.

About 11:50 p.m., deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle making an illegal turn onto Northern Avenue, a news release from the MCSO stated.

Deputies contacted the driver at the corner of Benton Street and Northern. They also observed the passenger, identified as Mayhew, moving items around where she was sitting.

A records check on Mayhew uncovered a contempt-of-court warrant from Parker Justice Court and a failure-to-appear warrant from Kingman Municipal Court.

Mayhew was taken into custody. Deputies allegedly found under the passenger seat a .25-caliber handgun with the make and serial number filed off. A further search allegedly produced a plastic bag containing marijuana in the glove box and a pipe in Mayhew's purse.

Mayhew was booked into Mohave County Jail. The driver of the vehicle was given a traffic warning.

Travel trailer destroyed in fire

DOLAN SPRINGS ­ A middle-aged man suffered smoke inhalation when the stove blew up in his 8- by 30-foot travel trailer with a 20- by 30-foot addition Tuesday night.

About 7:30 p.m., three units and eight personnel from the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department responded to 18th and Kimberly streets, Chief Dave Estenson said.

The travel trailer was fully involved in flames upon arrival of firefighters.

The occupant, who was alone at the time, was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. He refused transport to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

There was no dollar estimate available on the loss.

Accident sends three to KRMC

KINGMAN ­ A T-bone type collision Tuesday sent three people to Kingman Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

About 4:10 p.m., Kingman fire and police units responded to the intersection of Airway Avenue and Burbank Street.

KPD Sgt. Wes Bauer said Katherine McDermott, 18, of Kingman was driving a 1996 Ford pickup on Burbank. She failed to yield at a stop sign at Airway and pulled out into the path of a 1998 Mercury van driven by Rebecca Farney, 29, of Kingman.

Farney sustained bruises from the impact. She was admitted to KRMC overnight for observation and released Wednesday, Bauer said.

Deanetta Farney, 50, of Kingman was a front-seat passenger in the van. Fire department personnel had to use the "Jaws of Life" to extricate her, a news release from the KFD stated.

Alicia Farney, 6, was a rear-seat passenger. Bauer did not have information stating the relationship of the three van occupants.

Deanetta Farney and Alicia Farney were taken to KRMC, where they were treated and released.

McDermott declined any medical aid. Police cited her for failure to yield from a stop sign.

Fire damages motel room

KINGMAN ­ Fire in one room of a motel Tuesday resulted in damage estimated at less than $1,000 and no injuries.

About 11:33 a.m., Kingman firefighters responded to the 3100 block of East Andy Devine Avenue, a news release from the KFD stated.

Smoke was coming from one room upon their arrival.

Firefighters found a fire near a light/fan fixture in the bathroom. They used a thermal imager to determine fire extended into the attic space over the bathroom and pulled down a portion of the ceiling to extinguish it.

Firefighters remained on scene for about one hour to assist in smoke removal.

Trucker injured in rollover

GOLDEN VALLEY ­ A semi-trailer hauling a load of grapes rolled over early this morning, injuring the driver of the vehicle.

About 3:30 a.m., an engine and three personnel from the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to milepost 36 on Interstate 40, Capt. Tony DeMaio said.

Upon arrival they found the semi-trailer, which was eastbound, lying on its right side.

"The (male) driver had one leg trapped between the gear shift and dashboard, and we had to use the 'Jaws of Life' to pop open the door to extricate him," DeMaio said.

The man had minor injuries and was in stable condition when airlifted from the scene by Guardian Air. It was not clear whether he was being flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas or Kingman Regional Medical Center, DeMaio said.

Man facing drug, flight charges

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Brian Gifford Dugan, 22, of Kingman early Tuesday on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle.

About 1 a.m., deputies observed a Cadillac parked partially in the roadway on Bluebird Lane west of Swan Drive, a news release from the MCSO stated.

As deputies approached in their vehicle, the Cadillac took off and ran a stop sign. Deputies could not get the driver to stop and followed the vehicle west on Andy Devine Avenue.

It eventually pulled into a driveway in the 3300 block of Cypress Street, where a male subject exited and headed for the front door. Deputies detained the subject, identified as Dugan, before he could enter the residence.

A search of Dugan allegedly produced a glass pipe and plastic bag of a white crystal substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.

A search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered a scale and another pipe.

Dugan was booked into Mohave County Jail.