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12:59 AM Sun, Feb. 17th

Kingman teens arrested after destructive joyride

Dozen mailboxes, car mirrors destroyed in northern Kingman

KINGMAN - Three teens were arrested on multiple charges after authorities said they destroyed dozens of mailboxes and car mirrors with a baseball bat during a joyride using a grandparent's stolen truck.

The boys are not being identified by the Miner because they are under 18, but the 16-and 13-year-old brothers and a 14-year-old friend face dozens of charges of criminal damage. The brothers also are charged with burglary, theft and trafficking in stolen property after allegedly breaking into several cars.

Mohave County Sheriff's Spokeswoman Trish Carter said deputies took 64 reports of criminal damage in parts of northern Kingman referred to as Birdland and old Butler on Sunday morning.

Two different witnesses reported seeing a pickup truck with a camper shell going down the street and stopping at mailboxes overnight.

Deputies tracked the truck to a man whose two grandsons reportedly admitted to taking the vehicle without permission and using it on a joyride to bash mailboxes and car mirrors.

Carter said the brothers also admitted to burglarizing vehicles.

All three teens were booked into the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Center.