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5:04 AM Mon, Oct. 22nd


KINGMAN - A traffic accident involving a school bus left two injured Tuesday morning. The Kingman Fire Department with the duty battalion chief, seven other personnel and one paramedic engine responded at 7:23 a.m. to the intersection of Fourth Street and east Andy Devine Avenue. Witnesses reported that a 21-year-old female driving a pickup ran a red light striking the school bus driven by a 30-year-old male, Kingman Fire Battalion Chief Bill Johnston said. The driver had just dropped the students off at Palo Christi Elementary. He reported shoulder and right wrist pain before being transported by River Medical with the assistance of KFD personnel to Kingman Regional Medical Center. The female driver suffered facial lacerations and reported neck pain before being transported to KRMC. The KFP cleared the scene at 8:07 a.m.

DOLAN SPRINGS - The Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department responded to a garage and travel trailer fire around 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Six personnel in four vehicles responded to the fire on Hermosa. They were unable to save the structures.

KINGMAN - The Kingman Fire Department responded to a reported single-vehicle accident Sunday. One paramedic engine with four personnel and the duty battalion chief responded at 2:12 p.m. to mile marker 48.2 on old highway 66, just past the sewer ponds. The lone occupant, a 38-year-old female, complained of neck and back pain and was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center by ambulance with KFD paramedics assisting.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old Kingman boy late Saturday evening for felony possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony probation violation warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court. At approximately 11:06 p.m., deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 3900 block of Hearne Avenue. The vehicle initially slowed down but accelerated as the patrol vehicle got closer. Deputies observed the vehicle turn left onto Norrie Avenue. As deputies approached the vehicle, they observed that the driver had fled. They located the driver hiding inside a shed nearby. The boy was taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspect allegedly revealed a glass pipe with burnt residue. A records check showed him to have an outstanding warrant. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Patrick Moriarty, 41, of Kingman Saturday afternoon for felony aggravated assault. At approximately 11:58 p.m., deputies responded to Kingman Regional Medical Center in reference to an assault. They contacted the 19-year-old male victim. The victim reported that Moriarty, his girlfriend's father, assaulted him at Moriarty's residence located in the 3800 block of Devlin Avenue. The victim further said that Moriarty struck him in the head with a metal object. Deputies observed a large cut on the left side of the victim's face. They contacted a witness who said that Moriarty hit the victim in the side of the head with a large chrome object about 2 feet long. At about 3 p.m., deputies contacted Moriarty at KRMC. Deputies questioned Moriarty about assaulting the victim and Moriarty advised that he did not remember hitting the victim. Moriarty was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.