Kingman - 9/18

KINGMAN - A 19-year-old Kingman resident suffered a serious leg injury Saturday night when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding crashed into a wash.

About 5:36 p.m., an engine and four personnel from the Kingman Fire Department responded to the area of Wagon Wheel Drive and Airway Avenue, Battalion Chief Bill Johnston said.

A bystander had applied a tourniquet to the left leg of Codie Piotrowski before firefighters arrived.

Piotrowski sustained a fractured tibia, resulting in an arterial bleed, Johnston said. Upon arrival, emergency personnel removed the tourniquet and applied a pressure dressing to the injury before River Medical ambulance personnel took the victim to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

He later was transferred to a hospital in Las Vegas, said Jamie Taylor, KRMC director of development and public relations.

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KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Daniel Charles Hissong, 30, of Kingman early Friday on felony charges of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person and disorderly conduct involving a weapon.

About 10:26 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to a weapons offense call in the 2000 block of Snavely Avenue, a news release from the MCSO stated.

The reporting party said he heard a gunshot inside a nearby residence. Deputies spoke to other witnesses to confirm which residence.

They surrounded the house but could not make contact with occupants, although a male subject was observed inside.

The Tactical Operations Unit responded and successfully negotiated for the male, identified as Hissong, to come outside. He claimed another male subject had entered the residence, discharged a shotgun and left.

A search of the residence uncovered the shotgun and an empty shell casing. Upon further questioning, Hissong stated he accidentally discharged the weapon.

A records check on Hissong turned up a misdemeanor failure to pay fines warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court.

He was booked into Mohave County Jail.

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KINGMAN - The Mohave County Sheriff's sex offender registrar arrested Wilmer Ray Malotte II, 42, of Kingman on Wednesday on a felony failure to appear warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court on an original charge of failure to comply with sex offender registration.

The registrar contacted Malotte at a residence in the 2300 block of Airway Avenue regarding the warrant, a news release from the MCSO stated.

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

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KINGMAN - Kingman Police arrested Clyde Jess Crum, 48, of Kingman on Wednesday night on a felony charge of residential burglary and felony failure to appear warrant out of Mohave County Superior Court.

About 7:50 p.m., police took a burglary report at a trailer in the 2300 block of Airway Avenue, a news release from the KPD stated.

Crum was identified as the suspect. He was located a short time later and allegedly had stolen property in his possession. A records check turned up the warrant.

Crum was booked into Mohave County Jail.

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KINGMAN - Kingman Police arrested Robert Dwayne Campo, 48, of Kingman on Sept. 11 on felony charges of theft of a motor vehicle and conducting a chop shop.

On July 18, the KPD took a report on a stolen 1975 Ford pickup from a storage lot at the rear of a trailer park in the 2300 block of Airway Avenue, a news release from the KPD stated.

During follow-up investigation Monday, officers located the stolen truck in the same park in front of a trailer space rented by Campo. It had been re-painted and its VIN altered and changed.

Campo was booked into Mohave County Jail on the two charges. Operating a chop shop refers to altering of VINs and re-painting of any vehicle to avoid detection.