March 12, 2008
KINGMAN - The Kingman Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 12:14 a.m. on Monday in the 300 block of north Second Street. Upon the battalion chief's arrival, the unoccupied structure built in 1910 was involved and threatening neighboring structures. A total of three engines, the fire chief, a battalion chief and 14 firefighters suppressed the blaze. While the home received significant damage, the nearby homes were protected. The cause of the fire has been deemed suspicious and is under investigation. KFD personnel cleared the scene at approximately 3 a.m.
KINGMAN - The Kingman Fire Department responded to a one-vehicle accident at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday. According to witness statements, the vehicle lost control when it hit a patch of dirt and collided with a power pole near the intersection of Hualapai Mountain Road and Railroad Street. The vehicle sustained extensive damage on the passenger side. One battalion chief and five firefighters treated the 17-year-old female driver, who suffered back pain and a possible head injury. She was transported to the Kingman Regional Medical Center.
KINGMAN - At about 5:35 p.m. on Sunday, Kingman Police investigated a one-vehicle rollover in the 4200 block of Stockton Hill Road. The KPD discovered that John Eric Musick, 42, of Kingman had been southbound on Stockton Hill Road when he lost control of the white 2008 Pontiac he was driving. The vehicle collided with a fire hydrant, light pole and rolled several times. Musick was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center with apparent minor injuries. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor. Charges are pending in this investigation.
KINGMAN - At about 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, Kingman Police arrested Valance Ray Smith, 40, of Peach Springs on felony charges of aggravated driving under the influence, two counts of endangerment and four misdemeanor warrants for probation violation. Smith was the driver of a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 3400 block of east Andy Devine Avenue. Smith was driving a 1993 Ford Escort when he failed to stop and ran into the back of a 2001 Honda CRV, driven by a 43-year-old Kingman man that was stopped for the light. Smith had three passengers in his car, a woman, 36, and two young children, 3 and 4, all of Peach Springs. All three were transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center with complaints of injuries. Two people in the Honda drove themselves to KRMC for evaluation. Smith is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol. Smith was booked into the Mohave County Jail.