Motorcycle accident above Jerome

Motorcycle accident above Jerome

While Jerome Fire crews were on Mingus Mountain assisting with a hang-gliding accident (see related story), they were also called to a motorcycle wreck.

The rider dropped his bike on the State Route 89A near milepost 341, near the "first view" of the Verde Valley coming from Mingus Mountain.

The lone rider was transported with possible head injuries after the wreck.

Motorcycle accident on Page Springs Road

Late Sunday afternoon, a motorcyclist was seriously injured during an accident in the 900-block of Page Springs Road.

The rider reportedly suffered extensive trauma and back injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Page Spring Road was closed for a period while the helicopter landed on the roadway just north of the Lazy-K Ranch.

Three charged with vehicle burglary

Shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday morning, a 16-year-old male was arrested on charges of being a minor consuming alcohol but was subsequently charged with two count of second-degree burglary of a vehicle, two counts of possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary tools while on Fourth Street in Camp Verde.

Shortly thereafter 26-year-old Andrea Theresa Davis was detained and later arrested and also charged with two counts of second-degree burglary of a vehicle, two counts of possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary tools.

Within the same hour, a 17-year old male was arrested and was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary tools.

The arrested subjects later admitted to being involved in two separate vehicle burglaries on Fourth Street within the Camp Verde town limits. The juvenile males were booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center in Prescott. Davis was booked into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde.

Sand bags available when needed

We are not likely to see a hurricane like Gustav, Hannah or Josephine, but Merry Shanks of the Verde Valley Fire District reminds homeowners that when waters rise and flooding is a possibility, many fire stations are stocked with sand and sand bags, including VVFD stations on Godard Rd. and in the Cornville Station #32.

In Cottonwood, sand and bags are also available through the city street department.

Interstate rollover accident

The Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District crews were called to a one-vehicle rollover accident Sunday afternoon on the Interstate. A vehicle with a female occupant rolled about milepost 302 in the northbound lane. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life threatening.

Fire crews report the roadway was wet at the time of the accident and urge drivers to drive according to road conditions.

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