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Crimes & Fires for October 12, 2005

Boy arrested in arson case

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Police arrested a 14-year-old boy Tuesday on a felony charge of arson of an occupied structure.

About 9:30 a.m., an engine, support vehicle and seven personnel from the Kingman Fire Department responded to the Kingman High School South campus, a news release from the KFD stated.

A small fire was found in a trashcan in a boys' restroom on the second floor of the school at 400 Grandview Ave., another news release from the Kingman Police Department stated.

Clint Keller, dean of students at the school, used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire prior to arrival of firefighters. The school was evacuated during the emergency. Fire department personnel used exhaust fans to clear smoke from upper and lower hallways. Surveillance cameras in the hallway adjacent to the restroom showed an American Indian juvenile entering the restroom. He left the restroom minutes before an alarm went off.

The youth was identified and questioned by Max Perea, school resource officer, and KFD investigators Pat Moore and Bill Johnston.

It was determined he had used a lighter to ignite a piece of paper and put it into the trashcan. After the school was evacuated, the youth remained with his class and allegedly disposed of the lighter near a perimeter fence.

The suspect was charged with one count of arson via referral and released to his parents.

No cost to repair damage to the restroom has been determined. There were no injuries reported. Classes were disrupted for about 30 minutes.

Travel trailer burns in Dolan Springs

DOLAN SPRINGS ­ Fire destroyed a small travel trailer early this morning but resulted in no injuries.

About 1:30 a.m., two units and three personnel from the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department responded to the corner of Edgemont and Eighth streets, Chief Dave Estenson said. The lone male occupant fled from the fire, which is believed to have been started by a burning candle, Estenson said. The loss was estimated at $1,800.

Rollover accident results in cuts

KINGMAN ­ Three people suffered only cuts in a violent rollover accident Tuesday night in the 1500 block of Washington Street. A 2004 Toyota Sequoia driven by Lisa Brothers of Kingman was westbound on Simms Avenue, a news release from the Kingman Police Department stated.

Michelle Peterson was northbound on Washington Street in a 2003 Dodge. At the intersection of Washington and Simms, Peterson either failed to stop for a sign or failed to yield and drove into the path of Brothers' car. The impact caused the Brothers' car to roll at least one and a quarter times before it came to rest. Emergency personnel treated all three victims at the scene. One was a 6-year-old child in the Brother's car and he sustained cuts on his hands, Sgt. Wes Bauer said. Peterson was cited for failure to yield.

Local man facing drug charge

KINGMAN ­ Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Trey Edmond Tyree, 18, of Kingman early Sunday on a felony charge of possession of dangerous drugs.

About 1 a.m., deputies contacted Tyree in the 4400 block of Irving Street, a news release from the MCSO stated.

Tyree agreed to a search, which allegedly produced methamphetamine. He was booked into Mohave County Jail.