KINGMAN - A fire left a doublewide mobile home severely damaged Wednesday morning. The Kingman Fire Department responded at 3:46 a.m. to the residence in the 3800 block of Roosevelt where a fire was already heavily involved. Three engines with 20 KFD firefighters and one engine with three Hualapai Valley Fire Department firefighters battled the blaze that caused extensive damages estimated at $60,000. The home's occupant, a 54-year-old man, was not home at the time of the incident. There were no injuries reported while the fire was contained to the structure. The fire is believed to have been accidentally caused by an alternate lighting or heating source, Kingman Fire Battalion Chief Bill Johnston said. The KFD cleared the scene around 8 a.m.
WHITE HILLS - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Mark Elkenbary, 43, of White Hills on Tuesday morning on two counts of unlawful use of transportation and theft. On Jan. 1, deputies responded to a reported burglary at a residence on the south side of White Hills Road, near milepost 2.2. The 64-year-old male victim reported that someone broke into his residence and took a microwave, television, stereo, phone, wall pictures, various mechanic tools, 20-inch chain, red 1983 Honda 250 dirt motorcycle and red and white Honda 4-wheeler all terrain vehicle. Upon investigation, deputies determined multiple suspects might be involved with the burglary and theft. Deputies spoke with witnesses and learned that Elkenbary had possession of the motorcycle and ATV at his residence. On Jan. 4, deputies located the motorcycle and ATV at Elkenbary's residence in the 19000 block of U.S. 93. Deputies attempted to contact Elkenbary but he was not home. The victim was at the scene and he identified the items. Around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, deputies contacted Elkenbary at his residence, where he told deputies that he purchased the motorcycle from someone at the swap meet and the ATV from someone he knows. Elkenbary said that he did not have receipts for either purchase. Elkenbary was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. This case remains under investigation.