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KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Frank Joseph Yepez, 30, of Kingman on Wednesday evening for aggravated driving under the influence, DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 percent, and extreme DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .15 percent. At about 8:18 p.m., deputies were advised by a victim that Yepez was driving while intoxicated and had taken her gray GMC van. As deputies were responding to the area near Fountain Hills, they observed the vehicle traveling southbound on Stockton Hill Road. Deputies turned their patrol vehicle around and conducted a traffic stop as the vehicle turned left onto Jagerson Avenue. Deputies contacted Yepez and smelled an odor of alcohol, a MCSO release stated.

During conversations with Yepez, he said he had been drinking and he was too drunk to drive, according to police. Yepez refused to perform the field sobriety tests as requested by deputies. Yepez was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County Jail, where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration to be .156. A records check revealed Yepez to have a suspended driver's license out of California for a prior DUI. He was booked into the jail without incident.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report at the Mohave County Jail on Wednesday regarding an assault on a detention officer by an inmate. At approximately 1:07 p.m., deputies spoke with the victim, who reported that Edward Paul Morgan, 52, of Las Vegas aggressively hit his hand with a cell door as inmate Morgan attempted to slam the door. Morgan was charged with aggravated assault on a detention officer.

KINGMAN - The Kingman Fire Department responded to two vehicles on fire at a business in the 2400 block of west Route 66. A battalion chief and one engine with three personnel responded at 5:28 p.m. on Tuesday to a report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, the engines and cabs of two roll-off trucks where on fire. With the assistance of a water tender and three personnel from the Golden Valle Fire Department, the KFD was able to extinguish the blaze. While the two vehicles sustained extensive damage, firefighters were able to protect two other nearby vehicles from damage. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

DOLAN SPRINGS - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Loyd Chamberlain, 27, of Dolan Springs late Saturday evening on an outstanding warrant. Approximately 11:55 p.m., deputies responded to a weapons offense call in the 15100 block of Chicory Drive. After investigation, deputies determined the weapons offense was unfounded. Deputies contacted Chamberlain and a records check showed him to have a felony warrant for aggravated assault and burglary issued by Kingman Justice Court. Chamberlain was taken into custody. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

KINGMAN - The Kingman Fire Department rescued a teenage girl Saturday. One engine responded to a report at 2:10 p.m. of a stranded vehicle on the hill near the intersection of Andy Devine Avenue and Fairgrounds Boulevard. Upon arrival, they found a 17-year-old female with a leg trapped between two boulders. With the use of the Jaws of Life, firefighters were able to free the girl who had been trapped for hours by the rocks. Suffering swelling, bruising and abrasions, the girl was transported by River Medical to the Kingman Regional Medical Center at the request of her family.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Whitney Taylor Sers, 19, of Kingman early Saturday morning for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. At approximately 12:15 a.m., while deputies were traveling southbound on north Bank Street, they observed a female subject stumbling and falling as she walked along the side of the roadway. Deputies contacted the female, identified as Sers, near the intersection of North Bank at Packard Avenue. During conversations with Sers, she said that she was on her way home from a friend's house. Sers allegedly said that she had some pot when deputies asked her if she had anything illegal. Deputies observed marijuana inside a silver container that Sers was carrying, a MCSO release stated. A search of Sers allegedly revealed a plastic bag containing a white crystal residue. Sers was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.