Crimes & Fires for May 3, 2005

Fire department helps on delivery

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Fire Department is accustomed to being called out at all hours to fight fires, handle medical calls and save lives. Once or twice a year, they get to help bring a new life into the world.

Firefighters and EMS crew members at KFD Station 2 were called at 3:44 a.m. this morning to a home in the 2000 block of Lucille Avenue. Capt. Bill Johnston said when the crews arrived, they found a woman, age 27, had just given birth to a baby girl. The new mother was holding the newborn with the umbilical cord still attached. Crew members helped the woman deliver the placenta, tied off and cut the infant's umbilical cord, cleaned the infant and made sure mother and child were warm and comfortable.

KFD crews transported the new mom and baby to Kingman Regional Medical Center, where both were pronounced in good condition.

Teen mom arrested for endangerment

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Police Department arrested a 17-year-old Kingman woman on charges of misdemeanor assault/domestic violence, felony child endangerment/domestic violence, misdemeanor criminal damage to property and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia Monday afternoon.

KPD was called to handle a family dispute at a residence at 2:10 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Windsor Avenue. When officers arrived, the 17-year-old who allegedly had been causing the disturbance had left the residence. Officers were called back to the residence at 5:01 p.m. Monday and arrested the juvenile on the misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly throwing cans of food at her mother, and on the felony child endangerment charge when the canned food allegedly landed in the vicinity of the 17-year-old's infant.

After being booked into the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Center, the woman was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after detention center staff allegedly found on the woman's person a small, empty plastic baggie containing meth residue.

Full meth syringe leads to arrest

KINGMAN ­ Kingman police officers arrested John Patrick McShea, 38, of Kingman, on felony possession of dangerous drug charges after allegedly discovering a syringe filled with liquid meth in the cup holder of McShea's pickup truck. The arrest occurred at 9:55 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of a hotel in the 1400 block of Andy Devine Avenue.

Officers were patrolling the area when they allegedly saw McShea duck down in the cab of his truck. They allegedly found the meth syringe in McShea's possession when they stopped to investigate McShea's behavior.