Crimes & Fires

Three injured in accident

DOLAN SPRINGS ­ Three people were injured Monday in a T-bone-type accident on Highway 93.

About 5:30 p.m., a staff car, extrication unit and two ambulances from the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department responded to the scene at the intersection of Cottonwood Road, Chief Dave Estenson said.

Two women were southbound in a SUV when the male driver of a Ford pickup that was northbound turned in front of them while trying to turn left on to Cottonwood Road, Estenson said.

Kingman Ranger, the Arizona Department of Public Safety air rescue helicopter, flew the male victim to University Medical Center in Las Vegas with life-threatening trauma injuries.

Guardian Air sent a helicopter to the scene. It flew one of the women to UMC with a possible broken femur, Estenson said.

The other female victim sustained a possible broken arm and was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center by a Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department ambulance.

No further information was available.

Woman hurt in ATV accident

DOLAN SPRINGS ­ A 25-year-old woman sustained head injuries Tuesday when her all-terrain vehicle rolled over.

About 5:43 p.m., an ambulance from the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department was dispatched following the report of the accident on private property at 17th Street and Ladera Drive, Chief Dave Estenson said.

The victim was not wearing a helmet. A friend picked her up after the accident and headed for the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department.

The ambulance met the vehicle on Pierce Ferry Road and took the victim to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

No further information was available.

KFD personnel fight two fires

KINGMAN ­ Firefighters with the Kingman Fire Department spent Tuesday night battling two trailer fires.

About 10:07 p.m., two paramedic engines and 13 personnel responded to a report of a utility trailer fire in the 3600 block of Irving Street, a news release from the KFD stated.

Kingman Police and bystanders pushed the burning 14-foot by 8-foot trailer into the street, eliminating the threat it posed to nearby structures. The trailer contained combustible items that included box springs and a mattress.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The second call was received about 3:55 a.m. today. Two paramedic engines and 10 personnel responded to a travel trailer fire in the 500 block of Third Street, another news release stated.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a fully involved 12-foot by 8-foot travel trailer.

No structures were threatened. The blaze was extinguished with 1-3/4-inch pre-connected hoses.

A 29-year-old male occupant of the trailer escaped the flames and was treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but preliminary indications are smoking materials may have been involved.


suspects arrested

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Police arrested Greg Jason Kappes, 22, and Jennifer Lyn O'Neill, 32, both of Kingman, on Saturday on a felony charge of shoplifting.

Officers responded to a report of shoplifting suspects being detained at a store in the 3300 block of East Andy Devine Avenue, a news release from the KPD stated.

Kappes and O'Neill allegedly tried to push a shopping cart containing over $500 in merchandise out of the store without paying for the items.

Kappes also allegedly was in possession of a prescription-only medication, a misdemeanor.

A records check uncovered an Arizona Department of Public Safety felony warrant for possession of marijuana on O'Neill.

Both suspects were booked into Mohave County Jail.

Man arrested on harassment charge

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Police arrested Jack Pete Ciricione, 32, of Kingman on Friday night on a felony charge of aggravated harassment.

About 5:20 p.m., an officer took a report of a subject violating a court-ordered injunction prohibiting harassment, a news release from the KPD stated.

Ciricione allegedly violated the order by using his car to chase after the protected individual.

The incident sparked several reports from motorists describing reckless driving by Ciricione. Ciricione was arrested at his residence in the 2500 block of Hearne Avenue. He was booked into Mohave County Jail.

Juvenile on bicycle hurt in accident

KINGMAN ­ A 14-year-old boy avoided serious injury after being thrown from his bicycle when it was struck by a 1988 Ford pickup truck Monday morning.

Kingman Police responded to the area of Harrison Street and Detroit Avenue after receiving a report of the accident, a news release from the KPD stated.

It was determined the youth had ridden his bike across Harrison Street into the path of the northbound pickup that was driven by a 16-year-old girl. The truck hit the bike at an estimated speed of 30 mph.

The boy was thrown clear and the pickup ran over the bike. The youth received minor scrapes and bruises and was released to his parents at the scene.

The driver of the pickup was not cited.