Crimes & Fires for October 7, 2005

Robbery attempt fails, man arrested

KINGMAN ­ An attempted robbery at Mohave Community Federal Credit Union failed Thursday, and a suspect was arrested.

About 4:59 p.m., Kingman Police responded to the credit union in the 2800 block of Stockton Hill Road, a news release from the KPD stated.

A teller told officers a white male subject had approached her window and stated "Give me all of your money. This is a robbery."

No weapon was displayed and no money surrendered. The suspect fled empty-handed.

Officers located the suspect at the corner of Stockton Hill Road and Detroit Avenue. He was identified as Randy Richardson, 26, of Kingman.

Richardson was booked into Mohave County Jail on a felony charge of attempted robbery.

Mobile home destroyed by fire

GOLDEN VALLEY ­ An abandoned 15-foot by 50-foot mobile home burned to the ground Thursday night, starting a 5-acre brush fire fought by personnel from three agencies.

About 6:45 p.m., five units and nine personnel from the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the call near Estrella Road and Tapeats Drive, engineer Steve Winn said.

The mobile home was destroyed before the arrival of firefighters, who attacked the brush fire triggered by the structure blaze.

Mutual aid was requested. The Kingman Fire Department rolled an engine and six personnel, Battalion Chief Bill Johnston said. The Hualapai Valley Fire Department sent an engine and three personnel to the scene, engineer Joel Howe said.

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

Vacant business damaged by fire

KINGMAN ­ A vacant business sustained damage estimated at between $80,000 and $100,000 in a fire Thursday.

Three units and 12 personnel from the Hualapai Valley Fire Department responded to the call in the 3000 block of Butler Avenue, Battalion Chief Brian Davenport said.

The interior of the structure was heavily damaged, but no injuries were reported.

A joint arson investigation is being conducted by the HVFD and Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Davenport said.

Fire damages Kingman business

KINGMAN ­ A computer sales and service company sustained an estimated $50,000 damage Thursday from a fire.

About 11:42 p.m., two structure engines, support vehicles and 13 personnel from the Kingman Fire Department responded to the call in the 2600 block of Airway Avenue, a news release from the KFD stated.

The building was unoccupied at the time and firefighters forced entry through the front door after observing smoke coming from the eaves and roof of the structure. The fire was located in a room used for service and repairs.

Firefighters knocked down the blaze using 1-3/4-inch connected hose lines. But the room sustained extensive damage, and there was smoke and heat damage throughout the building.

Cause of the fire is under investigation, but it appears to have been accidental.

Warrant lands local man in jail

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Joseph Michael Osborne, 27, of Kingman on Tuesday on a felony probation violation warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court.

Deputies responded to Kingman Regional Medical Center, where Osborne was about to be released. Deputies knew of the outstanding warrant, a news release from the MCSO stated.

Osborne was taken into custody and booked into Mohave County Jail.

Man arrested on parole warrant

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Kevin Ray Braziel, 22, of Kingman on Wednesday on a felony parole violation warrant issued by the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Deputies contact Braziel in the 3100 block of John L Avenue regarding the warrant, a news release from the MCSO stated.

Braziel was taken into custody without incident and booked into Mohave County Jail.