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Mohave 911 - 05/26/06
Crimes and Fires - 05/26/06

KINGMAN – Kingman Police detectives are seeking public help in their investigation into a gun store burglary.

About 1:45 a.m. May 16, officers responded to an alarm at the store in the 600 block of Hall Street, a news release from the KPD stated.

Upon arrival, it was found that someone had broken out a front window, entered the business and stolen numerous handguns from a display case.

On May 1, Kingman resident Randy James Gisler was arrested for allegedly breaking out the front window at the same business. Gisler was booked into Mohave County Jail on felony charges of criminal damage and aggravated assault on a police officer.

KPD detectives are investigating the burglary. Anyone with information about it is asked to call Det. Mike Godfrey at 753-2191 or report a tip to Silent Witness at 753-1234.

KINGMAN – Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rogelio Ortiz-Hinojos, 26, of Kingman on Tuesday night on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor failure to appear warrant issued by Kingman Municipal Court.

About 11:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call in the 2900 block of Northern Avenue, a news release from the MCSO stated.

The reporting party stated Ortiz-Hinojos was in the establishment and was asked to leave due to being intoxicated. He left on foot.

Deputies located Ortiz-Hinojos a short time later in the 2800 block of Northern Avenue. A records check turned up the warrant.

Ortiz-Hinojos was taken into custody and searched. The search allegedly produced a glass pipe containing a crystal substance.

Ortiz-Hinojos was booked into Mohave County Jail.

KINGMAN – Kingman Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Tuesday night on a felony charge of arson of an occupied structure.

About 5:50 p.m., police and firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of W. Beale Street, a news release from the KPD stated.

Two boys were observed running from the building prior to the fire. Police located both youths, and after questioning, booked one into the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Center. The second youth was released to his parents.

The fire damaged one room in the building, formerly used by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. Cooper said even though it was not occupied, it could be put into use, hence the charge “arson of an occupied structure.”

GOLDEN VALLEY – A fifth-wheel trailer used as a permanent residence sustained minor damage from a fire Wednesday.

About 1:49 p.m., five units and nine personnel from the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the 1200 block of Crista Circle, Capt. David Martin said.

A woman, the lone occupant at the time, grabbed her cat and escaped. The woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and released.

The fire started on the wall behind the kitchen stove. It resulted from a cooking mishap and was deemed accidental, Martin said.

Damage was estimated at $200.

No firefighters were injured.

GOLDEN VALLEY – Westbound traffic on Highway 68 was halted for about 30 minutes Thursday night after a tractor-trailer struck a cow standing in the roadway.

About 8:30 p.m., one unit and three personnel from the Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the intersection of Highway 68 and Aztec Road, engineer Steve Wynn said.

The driver of the semi was not hurt and his rig sustained minor front-end damage in the collision.

Personnel from the Arizona Department of Transportation removed the dead cow.

Eastbound lanes were not affected by the accident.

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