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Publish Date:  11/19/2015  Source:  KPD

Semi Tractor Trailer Rollover Crash

Today, November 19th at approximately 6:55 a.m., Kingman Police responded to a semi rollover in the area of W. Beale St. and I-40 which was blocking both east and west bound traffic.  The investigation revealed that a red 1997 Tractor Trailer, driven by Guy Leo Arcia, exited westbound I-40 onto the westbound off ramp which leads to Beale St.  As the driver applied the brakes the truck didn’t slow enough and when it made the turn in the right hand lane the load of his truck shifted causing his trailer to tilt left.  Unable to slow any further in time the trailer load leaned far enough left to topple over the trailer in turn carrying the cab onto its driver side. The load broke free from the trailer and spread across the entirety of the eastbound lanes of W. Beale St. while the vehicle obstructed the left lane of westbound travel.  The driver was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center by River Medical Ambulance for possible injuries.  Arcia was cited for Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Crash.  The vehicle was up righted by ADOT and the City of Kingman and was ultimately towed away.  The roadway was cleared at approximately 9:15 a.m.  The semi-tractor trailer was inspected by ADOT personnel to determine if equipment issues were a factor.

3 Vehicle Crash

A second crash occurred at 8:30 a.m. at milepost 69 on W. Beale St. due to traffic coming to a halt from the rollover.  A driver heading eastbound from Golden Valley crested over the hill of Coyote Pass in a 1997 Chevrolet S10.  Due the morning sun rising directly in front of eastbound traffic, the driver was unable to detect that the vehicles in front of him were stopped due to the crash ahead.  The driver applied the brakes which caused the vehicle to skid and collide into the rear of a 1994 Honda Accord, which in turn sent the Honda directly into a 2005 Chevy Silverado in front of him.  The 21 year old male driver of the Honda Accord suffered severe neck and back pain and was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center by River Medical.  The 63 year old male driver of the Chevy Silverado suffered neck pain, but was not transported.  The driver of the Chevy S10 had no injuries and was cited for Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Crash.  The Honda Accord was towed from the scene.


2 Vehicle Crash

A third crash occurred at 9:15 a.m. at milepost 70 on W. Beale St. due to traffic from the rollover traveling very slowly.  A 35 year old driver of a tractor trailer was headed eastbound on W. Beale St. in the slow lane of travel.  A 2004 Ford Explorer in front of the tractor trailer stopped in front of the tractor trailer due to traffic congestion coming to a halt.  The driver of the tractor trailer was unable to stop in time and collided into the rear of the vehicle causing minimal damage.  The vehicles moved off the roadway into a nearby truck stop.  No injuries were received.  The driver was cited for Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Crash.



Publish Date:  11/19/2015  Source:  KPD

On Wednesday, November 18th at approximately 11:20 p.m. Kingman Police arrested Noel Rodriguez, 50, and his son Julio Rodriguez-Chavez, 24, both of Fairfield, California, on felony charges of Transportation of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, and Possession of Marijuana.  These arrests stem after a traffic stop was conducted on eastbound I-40 in the area of milepost 51 for a moving violation.  Officers contacted two male subjects in the vehicle.  The driver was identified as Noel Rodriguez and the passenger as Julio Rodriguez-Chavez.  During the traffic stop a consented search of the vehicle was conducted and officers located approximately 160 pounds of marijuana in duffle bags in the rear passenger area of the vehicle.  While taking the two into custody, Noel Rodriguez fled on foot running north across the highway, a short foot pursuit ensued and a Taser was deployed striking Noel and he was taken into custody.  Julio Rodriguez-Chavez was taken into custody without incident.  The investigation revealed that they had rented a vehicle and were transporting marijuana from California to Florida.  Rodriguez and Rodriguez-Chavez were booked into the Mohave County Jail.


Publish Date:  11/19/2015  Source:  KPD

On Wednesday, November 18th at approximately 9:35 a.m., Kenzie Ranelle Allison, 23 of Kingman, was arrested in the 3300 block of E. Andy Devine Ave. on felony charges of Possession of a Narcotic, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and five misdemeanor Contempt of Court Warrants.  Kristopher R Odom, 27 of Kingman, was arrested on two misdemeanor Failure to Pay Fines Warrants.   These arrests stemmed after police were attempting to contact a suspicious male subject walking along Main St. when the subject, identified as Odom, who was known to have outstanding warrants ran from police. During the investigation to locate Odom, officers obtained information and contacted Allison in the 3300 block of E. Andy Devine Ave. where Odom was located.  Odom was taken into custody on his warrants.  Allison who was also known to have outstanding warrants was taken into custody.  She was found to be in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Both Allison and Odom were booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The case remains open as additional charges on Odom may be pending laboratory results.


Publish Date:  11/16/2015  Source:  KPD

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security have initiated an investigation into a City of Kingman employee. That employee has been identified and removed from the workplace. The City of Kingman and the employee are cooperating with the investigation. The matter remains an active and open criminal investigation.

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