Category: Kingman

KFD EARNS ACCREDITATION!

The Kingman Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. Kingman Fire Department is one of more than 200 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE) Kingman joins the ranks of only 10 other accredited agencies in Arizona and becomes the first for Mohave County. CFAI is dedicated to assisting the fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation in...

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MORNING FIRE SCORCHES ROSIE’S DEN AGAIN

  It was almost six years ago when fire destroyed Rosie’s Den, a popular restaurant and lounge that served as a stopping point for U.S. 93 travelers some 45 miles north of Kingman. The property that was rebuilt was again scorched by fire early Monday. Captain Dave Martin said firefighters from the Golden Valley, Lake Mohave Ranchos and Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire Districts responded to the 1:00 a.m. fire that started in the basement of the business. He said crews were able to keep the fire to the basement area and that the building was partially damaged. Martin said...

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CHILD ABUSE ARREST

  A north Kingman resident was arrested for child abuse following an argument with his girlfriend and an encounter with her daughter. The violence occurred July 21 at a residence in the 4200 block of N Arizona Street, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s office. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said Jonathan Irving, 31, was exiting the residence when the woman’s 12 year-old daughter was in his path to the doorway. “Irving’s girlfriend further reported that Irving picked her daughter up by the neck and threw her into a wall,” Carter said in a news release. “The victim further said...

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NEIGHBOR GIRL GROPING BRINGS GUILTY PLEA

  An elderly Kingman man charged with sex offenses involving a 12-year-old neighbor entered a plea agreement on Friday, July 28. Charles Napolitano, 70, pled guilty to two counts of sexual abuse. Kingman police said the victim was the subject of grooming behavior last summer that escalated into improper hugging and breast groping. Napolitano avoids prison but can be given up to a year in jail when sentenced September 5. He will also be placed on probation for up to ten years and ordered to register as a sex...

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SHERIFFS DEPUTIES SEIZE METH AND HEROIN

A Kingman faces a number of drug related charges following his July 21 arrest on justice court warrants for failure to pay fines and make court dates. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said the warrant related arrest occurred after deputies made contact with Anthony Chavez, 43, during an unrelated investigation. “An inventory search of Chavez’s vehicle revealed seven plastic bags containing a white crystal substance, a large plastic bag containing a black tar substance,” agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said in a news release. She said more than 67 grams of methamphetamine and 15 grams of heroin was...

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