If you're attacked, yell "fire," not "help." The instinctive reaction of most bystanders when they hear the word help is self-preservation. They immediately think, "I don't want to get too close to that because it sounds bad." But "fire" triggers a much different response. Most people think they can do something about that, or at the very least, their curiosity prods them to check it out. During an attempted break-in, if you're awakened in the middle of the night by a strange noise, don't turn on the lights. That will diminish your night vision. Plus, if you're near a window, a potential intruder will be able to see in and instantly know where you are. Instead, dial 911 immediately, then press the panic button on your car's remote entry device (most have one). It's capable of triggering the alarm from a distance of some 30 to 60 feet, and the loud noise may well frighten the intruder away. By the way, if you're thinking of getting a gun for protection, make sure you really know how to handle one. If not, opt for getting a dog with a loud bark. Do not hesitate to call law enforcement if you need them. Always pay close attention to the area you are in so that the authorities can quickly locate you. To report a crime to Silent Witness anonymously, call (928) 753-1234 locally or (888) 227-8780 when outside of Kingman. Silent Witness holds meetings at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Kingman Police Department. Consider joining - there's always room for new members. - Shirley Mathe, president
Kingman Police arrested Kevin V. Snead, 45, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of marijuana, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of burglary tools Thursday, Dec. 23. An officer contacted Snead in the 3400 block of Stockton Hill Road. Snead was wanted for questioning in a previous criminal case. During this contact, the officer reportedly observed Snead to be holding marijuana in his hand. When taken into custody, Snead was found to possess additional marijuana and methamphetamine. Snead also allegedly had assorted tools and equipment commonly used to commit burglaries. Snead was ultimately arrested and booked into the Mohave County Jail.
Kingman Police arrested Glen Ray Anderson, 47, of Kingman on a felony charge of possession of narcotic drugs Friday, Dec. 24. Anderson was contacted after he was found standing in the street near N. Evans Street and Nelson Avenue around 7:50 a.m. During this contact, Nelson was reportedly found to have numerous narcotic pain pills loose in his pocket. Anderson was unable to produce a prescription and was taken into custody. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail.
Kingman Police arrested Michael Ray Thomas, 22, and Amber-Lee Faith Gilmore, 20, both of Kingman on felony charge of vehicle theft Friday, Dec. 24. Gilmore was additionally charged with felony possession of dangerous drugs and possession of narcotic drugs. Thomas was reportedly the driver of a 1992 Aura sedan that was stopped in the 4300 block Stockton Hill Road around 11:50 p.m. for an equipment violation. It was learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen to KPD the previous day. Thomas and Gilmore, the passenger, were taken into custody. Gilmore was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine and cocaine. Both were booked into the Mohave County Jail. The vehicle was returned to the owner.