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Mohave 911 - 04/07/06

Crimes and Fires - 04/07/06

KINGMAN – Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Sara Elaine Wilson, 20, of Kingman on Tuesday on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and three outstanding warrants.

All of the warrants were issued by Kingman Justice Court and included two felony warrants for dangerous drug violation and misdemeanor theft warrant.

Detectives contacted Wilson about the warrants after observing her walking in the area of Jimmie Drive and Hearne Avenue, a news release from the MCSO stated.

She was taken into custody and searched. The search allegedly turned up two syringes.

Wilson was booked into Mohave County Jail.

WIKIEUP – Two personnel from the Inland Valley Fire Department were engaged in a mapping project for a future fire station in Wikieup on Thursday when they became involved in a rescue.

Erritte Hamilton, assistant chief, said the men came across a yellow quad all-terrain type vehicle whose rider was talking with a Department of Public Safety officer on Highway 93. They recognized the vehicle as belonging to the owners of the Wagonbow Ranch east of Wikieup and stopped to inquire what was going on.

The quad rider turned out to be a pilot, who was flying a helicopter from Henderson, Nev., to Scottsdale on Wednesday night.

“An instrument warning light on his panel came on indicating a fire and he set the helicopter down,” Hamilton said. “It was snowing and he saw a house in the distance and walked about five miles to it.

“There was nobody home, so the pilot broke a window and entered. He basically was in survival mode, so he changed into some dry clothes, started a fire in the fireplace and found some food.”

“On Thursday morning he rode the quad some 20 miles down to Highway 93 and flagged down help.”

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel responded and drove the pilot to Kingman, Hamilton said.

Inland Valley firefighters took possession of the quad and returned it to the ranch, where they observed the broken window. They used binoculars and located the helicopter three ridges away from the ranch and proceeded to it.

“The pilot showed up again in another chopper with a mechanic,” Hamilton said. “The mechanic deemed the downed helicopter safe, so it was flown back to Kingman.”

The ranch owner was contacted and told of the incident. Hamilton said the pilot promised to make restitution for the broken window and other items used and the owner was satisfied, so no criminal complaint was filed.