Mohave 911 - 02/26/06

Crimes and Fires - 02/26/06

HACKBERRY – A rollover accident injured a motorist Thursday and sent him to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

About 12:22 p.m., an engine and two personnel from the Valle Vista Fire Department responded to an out-of-district call, Battalion Chief Jerry Lucero said.

Upon arrival at milepost 82.5 on Highway 66 they found the male driver, who was alone, had gotten out of his vehicle. There was no information on the extent of his injuries.

DOLAN SPRINGS – Two vehicles and a motorcycle were destroyed Thursday during a fire inside a wrecking yard.

About 4:30 p.m., three units and five personnel from the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department responded to an out-of-district call on U.S. 93 near milepost 41, Chief Dave Estenson said.

Upon arrival, they found the vehicles and motorcycle engulfed in flames, along with nearby brush. Several people at the scene were attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.

Firefighters put out the blaze and protected a nearby home. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is unknown.

KINGMAN – Kingman Fire Department personnel answered a total of 26 calls Thursday, two shy of a 24-hour record, Capt. Greg Duncan said.

Two of the calls involved brush fires and apparently were unrelated.

At 7:15 a.m., two units and five personnel responded to Slaughterhouse Canyon to put out a brush fire of about 20- by 20-feet in size. An arrest was made in connection with that fire, Duncan said.

Sgt. Lyman Watson of the Kingman Police Department said a local resident was arrested on two misdemeanor charges – reckless burning and disorderly conduct – related to the fire.

About 5:15 p.m., three units and 12 personnel from the KFD responded to the east side of the railroad tracks off Old Trails Road to fight another brush fire about one acre in size, Duncan said.

The cause of that fire is unknown. There were no injuries reported from either fire.

KINGMAN – Kingman Police arrested David Rico, 20, of Mesa on Wednesday on felony charges of third-degree burglary and attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Officers responded to the 2200 block of Stockton Hill Road in response to a report of someone trying to steal a vehicle there, a news release from the KPD stated.

Officers found Rico inside the vehicle and took him into custody. Witnesses stated he was trying to start the vehicle when police arrived.

Rico was booked into Mohave County Jail.

KINGMAN – Kingman Police arrested Martin Lee Williamson, 34, of Kingman on two warrants Thursday.

Officers stopped a vehicle near Airway Avenue and Bank Street that was speeding, Sgt. Lyman Watson of the KPD said.

Williamson, the driver, was contacted. A records check on him revealed a felony possession of dangerous drugs warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and a misdemeanor domestic violence warrant from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Williamson was booked into Mohave County Jail.

OATMAN – In light of a recent incident where an off-road motorcycle collided with a pedestrian, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has initiated a special detail to enforce vehicle violations in the Oatman area with special emphasis on off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicle operators.

During this special detail, citations will be issued and in some cases some vehicles will be impounded. MCSO Patrol Units will be equipped with trailer’s to impound the violators.

Motor-powered vehicles are required to obey all state laws on county roads, paved or unpaved. Operators of dirt bikes and ATVs have the same requirements as all other motor vehicles – valid driver’s license, valid registration, proof of insurance and safety equipment; such as lights, horn, etc. Also, all vehicles on a roadway must adhere to all traffic laws. Anyone operating outside of these laws will be cited accordingly.

The MCSO encourages safety as well as cooperation from operators. The Sheriff’s Office encourages all operators to be responsible in their use of off-road vehicles prior to being issued a citation or impound for the violation, as a citation and impound will be costly for both the rider and responsible adult.