Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

GOLDEN VALLEY - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Justin Lee C Tidey, 27, of Golden Valley early Wednesday evening for disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon. Dispatch received two calls regarding shots being fired in the area of Morman Flat Road. At about 5:25 p.m., deputies responded to the 3600 block of Morman Flat Road. As deputies were approaching the residence, they heard two loud shots. As deputies walked to the rear of the residence, they heard three more shots and observed a round hit the dirt approximately 100 feet behind the residence. During this time, deputies observed the shots come from a residence to the southwest, and a male subject was outside of the back door. Deputies responded to the residence in the 3600 block of Stewart Mountain Road. Deputies contacted a male subject as he opened the front door holding a 12-gauge shotgun, a MCSO release stated. Deputies immediately detained the male subject identified as Tidey. Deputies confiscated the shotgun and a 9-mm pistol. Both of the weapons were loaded. During conversation with Tidey, he admitted to shooting both weapons, the release stated. Deputies observed Tidey's target was setup approximately 200 yards southwest of the residence, and the target was facing toward the residence. Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Tidey, the release stated. During further conversation with Tidey, he admitted to have been drinking. Tidey was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

GOLDEN VALLEY - At 4:16 p.m. on Wednesday, the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 926 Heber Road. Upon arrival, crews found a 14-foot-by-52-foot mobile home well involved with fire. Heavy smoke and flame was reported by the first engine company. The first arriving engine company forced entry into the front door and attacked the fire. Second arriving crews did a primary search of the residence and found no occupants inside. The occupants of the residence were at home at the time the fire started and escaped without injury. It took 26 minutes to bring the fire under control. The Golden Valley Community Emergency Response Team was called to set up the department's rehab unit and assist the residents with any needs that they had. Off-duty firefighters and volunteers were also called in to assist on-scene crews with the fire, and UniSource was called to the scene to secure power to the structure. Fire crews completed the extinguishment and performed a secondary search to ensure that there were no victims. The fire was declared out at 4:46 p.m. The fire is under investigation at this time. Two engine companies, the fire chief and assistant chief, the department fire investigator and nine firefighters responded to the fire. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. The loss to the structure and its contents are estimated at $60,000.