KINGMAN – A Kingman woman suffered an accidental gunshot wound Saturday when her husband put down their critically ill dog.
About 12:50 p.m., two units and three personnel from the Inland Valley Fire Department responded to a residence in the 8500 block of Varallo Drive, Assistant Chief Erritte Hamilton said. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies and River Medical ambulance personnel also responded. “The husband had contacted a veterinarian about the sick dog and was told he would have to wait until Monday morning,” Hamilton said. “He decided to put the dog down himself and the bullet ricocheted and struck his wife.”
The .22-caliber bullet killed the dog but passed through its body, exited and hit Sharon Smith, 60. She was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center with a bullet wound in her left thigh, MCSO spokeswoman Trish Carter said. Carter declined to release the name of the 63-year-old husband. Deputies did not cite him for any violation. There was no further information available on the gunshot victim’s condition.
KINGMAN – Inland Valley Firefighters had to wait until Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies secured the scene Wednesday night before they could extinguish two vehicle fires.
About 10:54 p.m., calls began to come in to the fire department of what sounded like automatic weapons fire in the 9900 block of Avenida El Camino, Assistant Chief Erritte Hamilton said. That was soon followed by additional calls of a fire at the scene. About 11 p.m., the MCSO received a call of a possible weapons offense at the location from Inland Valley fire personnel, spokeswoman Trish Carter said.
Three deputies responded. They found shell casings and determined shots had been fired, but a search of the area failed to produce any suspects.
About 11:15 p.m., the scene was secured and two units and four personnel from Inland Valley Fire Department arrived to extinguish the vehicle fires. A Dodge pickup and Ford pickup were gutted and both vehicles were peppered with bullet holes, Hamilton said. The pickups appeared to be abandoned, he added. No injuries were reported. Sheriff’s deputies will step up patrols in the area, Carter said.
KINGMAN – Fireworks are believed responsible for a brush fire Thursday night. About 8:30 p.m., Kingman firefighters responded to the 100 block of Spruce Street. They quickly contained a fire covering about 100 feet by 100 feet that threatened nearby residences, a news release from the KFD stated.
The KFD reminds everyone that fireworks are illegal in Arizona and those caught using them will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
KINGMAN – Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Lynn Haney, 43, of Kingman on May 27 on a felony charge of aggravated DUI.
Deputies observed a speeding vehicle on Northern Avenue approaching Castle Rock Road, a news release from the MCSO stated. They stopped it at Jimmie Drive and Butler Avenue and contacted Haney, the driver, who had an odor of alcohol about him. Haney was taken to Mohave County Jail, where analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration to be .187. He was booked into jail.
KINGMAN – Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ellie Jo Bullock, 32, of Kingman on May 28 on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a felony probation violation warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court.
About 12:20 a.m., deputies made a traffic stop at Norrie Drive and Neal Avenue, a news release from the MCSO stated. A records check on Bullock, the driver, found the warrant. She was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle allegedly produced numerous syringes and plastic bags, plus a plastic bag containing a white powder that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Bullock was booked into Mohave County Jail. Her vehicle was towed from the scene.
KINGMAN –Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Kelly Ray Oslund, 23, of Kingman on May 30 on a felony fugitive from justice warrant issued in Wayne County, Neb.
Detectives contacted Oslund during a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Suffock Avenue, a news release from the MCSO stated. A records check turned up the warrant. Oslund was booked into Mohave County Jail to await extradition.
FORT MOHAVE – Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Katherine Sarah Marquis, 20, of Kingman early May 31 on felony charges of burglary, theft of means of transportation and criminal simulation.
About 1:57 a.m., deputies responded to a gas station in the 4400 block of Highway 95, a news release from the MCSO stated. A cashier reported a woman tried to pass a million dollar bill for a gasoline purchase. Deputies contacted the woman, identified as Marquis, outside the business as she sat in the driver’s seat of a 2006 Lincoln sedan. Deputies determined the car was reported stolen from a dealership in Bullhead City. Bullhead Police responded to assist. Marquis was booked into the Mohave County District II Substation.
KINGMAN – Kingman Police arrested two male juveniles May 30 on two counts each of felony third-degree burglary and criminal damage.
Officers had responded to take burglary reports on two consecutive nights in May at a sporting goods business in the 4000 block of Stockton Hill Road, a news release from the KPD stated. Information led to the identification of two 14-year-olds allegedly involved in those break-ins and burglaries. Much of the stolen property was recovered. The boys were issued juvenile referrals and released to the custody of their parents.
KINGMAN – Kingman Police took 54 reports during April and May of assorted graffiti. Common items appearing were “Trouble,” “LSTX2,” “LST,” “LST 13,” and “SUR13.” The incidents occurred around the city but were most common in City of Kingman community parks.
An increasing occurrence of criminal damage to parks property also has been noted in the past several months. Damage was done to signs, bathrooms, lights, trees, sidewalks and playground equipment.
The City of Kingman and Mohave Silent Witness are offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of suspects involved in the numerous graffiti and criminal damage incidents.
Anyone with information on these crimes or any unsolved crime should call KPD detectives at 753-2191 or Mohave Silent Witness at 753-1234.