Crimes & Fires

Transient injured in accident

KINGMAN ­ A 20-year-old female transient was injured this morning when she was struck by a car at the intersection of Bank Street and John L Avenue.

About 5:44 a.m., an engine and two personnel from the Hualapai Valley Fire Department responded to the scene, engineer Tim King said.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies and a River Medical ambulance also responded, MCSO spokeswoman Trish Carter said.

The victim was identified as Sara Elaine Wilson. She was walking in the middle of the roadway in the dark when struck by a 1992 Chrysler driven by Kizer Holliday, 70, of Kingman, Carter said.

Holliday was not cited.

Wilson was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center with head injuries and was to be flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Carter said.

Man arrested on assault charge

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Daniel Lee Young, 38, of Kingman on Thursday night on a felony charge of aggravated assault on a minor/domestic violence.

About 10:15 p.m., deputies responded to a domestic violence call in the 3800 block of Northfield Avenue, a news release from the MCSO stated.

They contacted the 9-year-old male victim. He alleged that Young, his stepfather, had first pushed him against a wall and then to the floor.

The child's mother confirmed his statements.

Young had left the residence in a silver Toyota van before deputies arrived.

About 10:55 p.m., deputies observed the van traveling west on Northern Avenue. They stopped it in the 3400 block and contacted Young.

Young was taken into custody, questioned about the incident at the residence and then booked into Mohave County Jail.

KPD investigates rollover crash

KINGMAN ­ A rollover accident Monday caused minor injuries to several people, but there were no fatalities.

Kingman Police responded to the intersection of Airfield Avenue and Main Street, where they found a green 1996 Ford mini-van lying on one side and a white 2-door 1996 Honda crashed into the van's roof, a news release from the KPD stated.

The van contained a 46-year-old female driver and five juveniles between the ages of 14-17. All received cuts and bruises in the crash, with one female juvenile suffering a broken right arm. Two of the juveniles were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center, along with the driver of the Honda. All were treated and released. Investigation determined the Honda driver, Amanda Lynn Powell, 24, was eastbound on Airfield and failed to stop for a posted stop sign at the intersection of Main Street. The Honda collided with the Ford mini-van, which was northbound on Main Street. Powell was cited for failure to stop at a posted stop sign.

Man arrested on drug charges

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Police arrested John Wesley Jackson Jr., 31, of Kingman on Monday night on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of hashish, possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant.

About 8:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 2300 block of Karen Avenue, a news release from the KPD stated.

Officers contacted the two occupants, one of whom was identified as Jackson. A records check on him turned up a failure-to-appear warrant, but it was not known which jurisdiction issued it or if it was a felony or misdemeanor warrant.

A search of Jackson at the time of his arrest allegedly uncovered methamphetamine, hashish and assorted drug paraphernalia. He was booked into Mohave County Jail.

Woman arrested on warrants

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Police arrested Linda Ann Blem, 19, of Kingman early Tuesday on two felony failure-to-appear warrants issued by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

About 12:23 a.m., an officer stopped a Ford Mustang in the 3000 block of Stockton Hill Road, a news release from the KPD stated.

The driver was issued misdemeanor citations for driving on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A records check on Blem, the passenger, turned up the warrants. She was booked into Mohave County Jail.

Warrants land woman in jail

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Police arrested Rachel Anne Kennedy, 37, of Kingman on Tuesday on two felony warrants.

Police were summoned to a store in the 3100 block of Stockton Hill Road in regards to a shoplifting suspect being detained by store security, a news release from the KPD stated.

The suspect, identified as Kennedy, allegedly tried to steal clothing. She was issued a misdemeanor shoplifting citation for the offense.

However, a records check on her revealed Mohave County Sheriff's Office warrants on her for fraud and shoplifting. She was booked into Mohave County Jail on the warrants.

Local man arrested on drug charge

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jimmy Lee Cheney, 27, of Kingman on Monday night on a felony charge of possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court for threatening and intimidating.

About 11:54 p.m., deputies stopped a male subject, identified as Cheney, as he rode a bicycle in the area of Potter Avenue and Benton Street, a news release from the MCSO stated.

A records check uncovered the warrant on Cheney. He then was searched and a plastic bag of a white crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine allegedly was found.

Cheney was booked into Mohave County Jail.

Felony warrant lands man in jail

GOLDEN VALLEY ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dale Thomas Runyan, 52, of Golden Valley on Saturday night on a felony failure-to-appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and three misdemeanor charges.

About 6:05 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 5200 block of Dawson Road regarding a male subject, identified as Runyan, making threats, a news release from the MCSO stated. Deputies were en route to the scene when they learned of the outstanding warrant.

Upon arrival, deputies contacted the female victims, ages 68 and 46. Both said Runyan had threatened them.

The older victim added Runyan was her boyfriend and he allegedly grabbed and twisted one of her wrists. Deputies observed an injury to the wrist.

Deputies contacted Runyan and took him into custody. He was booked into Mohave County Jail on the warrant, a misdemeanor charge of assault/domestic violence and two misdemeanor counts of threatening/domestic violence.

GV man arrested on DUI charge

GOLDEN VALLEY ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dylyn R. Morrison, 25, of Golden Valley early Monday on felony charges of aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

About 11:50 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a rollover accident near Verde Road and Brook Drive, a news release from the MCSO stated.

Deputies were en route when they learned the driver had left while his passenger stayed at the scene. Medical personnel were at the scene treating the 19-year-old male passenger, who refused to go to Kingman Regional Medical Center, when deputies arrived.

The victim alleged he and the driver, identified as Morrison, had been drinking and were headed to Morrison's house when the accident happened. A records check on the 1977 Chevrolet Suburban determined it belonged to Morrison.

Deputies responded to Morrison's home in the 4500 block of Thurman Drive. They observed his eyes to be bloodshot and watery, and there was allegedly a smell of alcohol about him.

Morrison was taken into custody. He was taken to Mohave County Jail and booked after refusing to take a blood alcohol concentration test.

HVFD responds to dumped drum

KINGMAN ­ An illegally discarded 55-gallon industrial drum prompted a brief closure Wednesday afternoon of the area around Thompson Avenue and Castle Rock Road.

About 2:45 p.m., Hualapai Valley Fire Department personnel, some with hazardous materials technicians certifications, responded to the scene, a news release from the HVFD stated.

The drum, which was partially concealed in vegetation, was empty. It was a drum previously used in the shipment of naptha, a flammable liquid. Mohave County Sheriff's deputies closed streets in the area during the 90-minute operation to identify and remove the drum.

KFD responds to chemical spill

KINGMAN ­ A business in the 3100 block of Stockton Hill Road was secured for about 30 minutes Wednesday following a chemical spill.

About 3:43 p.m., an engine and five personnel from the Kingman Fire Department responded to the store.

"A group of juveniles mixed some chemicals off a shelf and spilled them on the floor," said Bill Johnston, KFD battalion chief. "We determined they were all oxidizers, but the potential was such that they could have caused health and fire concerns." No injuries were reported.

Store employees are working with Kingman Police to try to identify the perpetrators, Johnston said.

Man arrested on felony warrant

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Todd Wayne Culberson, 36, of Kingman on Wednesday on two probation violation warrants, a felony issued by Kingman Justice Court and a misdemeanor issued by Kingman Municipal Court. Deputies contacted Culberson at a residence in the 100 block of Oatman Road regarding the warrants, a news release from the MCSO stated. He was taken into custody and booked into Mohave County Jail.

Juveniles charged with drug offenses

GOLDEN VALLEY ­ A Mohave County Sheriff's Office school resource officer arrested two 14-year-old male juveniles on drug charges Wednesday.

The principal at Black Mountain School contacted the SRO regarding two juveniles allegedly having marijuana in their possession, a news release from the MCSO stated. The SRO contacted the juveniles and confiscated the substance. Both juveniles were released to the custody of their parents after being given referrals to Mohave County Juvenile Probation on felony charges of possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana on a school campus.

One of the boys also was charged with possession of marijuana for sale.