County RoundUp: Monday, December 20, 2010

From the Bullhead City Police Department

The Bullhead City Police Department is investigating an accident that sent three high school students to the hospital. At 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, police and paramedics were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident at the corner of Marina and Colorado boulevards. According to witnesses, two vehicles were racing southbound on Colorado Boulevard and traveling in both north and southbound lanes. A green 1999 Pontiac Grand AM lost control and crashed. The other vehicle, a white 1991 Dodge Stealth, fled the scene. The 18-year-old male driver of the Pontiac Grand AM and a 14-year-old female passenger were transported to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center where they are currently listed in stable condition. A 16-year-old male passenger was flown to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas with serious injuries. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office assisted Bullhead City Police in locating the 16-year-old male driver and 15- and 16-year-old male passengers who fled the scene in Fort Mohave. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

From the Mohave County Sheriff's Office

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Augustine Gabriel Lewis, 30, of Mohave Valley, Thursday morning for felony aggravated assault, disorderly conduct with a weapon and trespassing. At 8:46 a.m., deputies were dispatched to an assault with a knife at a well site property located in the 8000 block of Smoketree Lane. Dispatch advised that a male subject with a knife chased a subject into a vehicle. Shortly thereafter, dispatch further advised that the male subject left the scene and was walking south on Evergreen Drive. A short time later, deputies located a male subject, later identified as Lewis, matching the description walking in the area. Deputies observed Lewis holding a silver metal object in his hand. Deputies ordered Lewis to show his hands and he was holding a 12-inch knife. Lewis was taken into custody without incident. A search of Lewis revealed a second knife and a screwdriver in his pockets. Deputies contacted the 19-year-old male victim. The victim reported that he was working at a well site when a male subject came at him with a knife. The victim further reported that he became concerned for his safety and he got into his vehicle and locked the doors. The victim identified Lewis as the male subject with the knife. Deputies responded to a residence in the 8000 block of Evergreen Drive and contacted two more victims. A 42-year-old male and a 40-year-old female both reported that an unknown male subject walked into their house. The female victim advised that the male subject left their residence and he started running down the street with a knife in his hand. The victims identified Lewis as the male subject. Lewis was transported and booked into the Mohave County District II Substation.

From the Mohave Daily News

Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport was host to about 60 Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Dec 16. The Marines were participating in a mock evacuation and rescue of civilians from an overseas location. The idea was to evaluate the unit's performance. The drill took two hours to complete.