Crimes & Fires

Man arrested on burglary charge

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Joshua Allen Wilson, 23, of Kingman on Friday on felony charges of burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor contempt-of-court warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.

Deputies responded to a reported theft in the 2600 block of Packard Avenue, where they contacted a 75-year-old female victim and a 72-year-old male victim, a news release from the MCSO stated.

Both victims stated two young males had entered their yard while they conducted a yard sale. One subject allegedly took a handful of items and left without paying for them.

Detectives later located one of the subjects, identified as Wilson, in the 2400 block of Packard Avenue.

A search of Wilson allegedly uncovered a marijuana pipe and some of the stolen items were found.

Wilson was brought to the scene, where victims identified him. A records check also turned up the warrant.

Wilson was booked into Mohave County Jail.

Accident sends two to hospital

GOLDEN VALLEY ­ A couple wound up in the emergency room at Kingman Regional Medical Center on Monday following two traffic accidents in front of Black Mountain School.

About 7:06 a.m., three units and nine personnel from the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the scene, Capt. Tony DeMaio said.

A man was pulling out of the school's parking lot onto Highway 68 when his compact car was struck by a westbound pickup carrying a man and woman, causing the pickup to roll in the median.

The woman was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center with head and neck pain, DeMaio said.

Her husband, who did not initially appear hurt, went to the hospital to check on his wife and began to experience head and neck pain himself, so he was seen in the ER, DeMaio said.

The driver of the compact car refused treatment.

Two other vehicles were involved in a "secondary" collision at the scene before emergency personnel arrived.

Three people in a pickup truck refused medical treatment, while another vehicle left the scene, DeMaio said.

No further information was available.

Suspects facing drug charges

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Adam Lee Kanthack, 25, and Brandon S. McElroy, 21, both of Kingman on Friday night on felony charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies responded to a reported disturbance at the Hualapai Mountain Road Ranger Station, a news release from the MCSO stated.

Upon arrival, they observed two male subjects, identified as Kanthack and McElroy, sitting inside a parked vehicle.

Deputies contacted Kanthack. A records check on him uncovered four failure-to-appear misdemeanor warrants from Kingman Municipal Court and contempt-of-court and failure-to-appear misdemeanor warrants from Kingman Justice Court.

Kanthack tried to flee but was quickly captured by deputies. He threw a bag to the ground as he was running and deputies allegedly found a syringe and metal spoon inside it.

Deputies also contacted McElroy, the driver. A search of the vehicle allegedly produced a glass pipe.

Kanthack and McElroy both were booked into Mohave County Jail.

Local man facing drug charges

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Mark Edwin Rhoton, 20, of Kingman early Saturday on felony charges of possession of drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

About 1:53 a.m., deputies made a traffic stop on Northern Avenue at Benton Street, where they contacted Rhoton, the driver, and a 17-year-old male passenger, a news release from the MCSO stated.

Deputies detected an odor of burnt marijuana inside the vehicle and detained Rhoton.

A search of the vehicle allegedly found a partially burnt marijuana cigarette, a scale and mirror, and two plastic bags with white powder residue that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Rhoton was booked into Mohave County Jail.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

The juvenile was released to an adult.