Kingman, AZ: Father allegedly left daughter in the desert without shoes or water.

Kingman, AZ: Father allegedly left daughter in the desert without shoes or water.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested 28 year old Christopher Charles Watson of Kingman, Arizona on the morning of Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 for child abuse per domestic violence, a felony.

Approximately 9:00am MST, deputies responded to a welfare check to the 3700 block of East Packard Avenue.

Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party.

The R.P. (Reporting Party) said that she was walking her dog on Norrie Drive when she observed a young girl walking by herself on the asphalt with no shoes and the little girl was crying.

The R.P. further said that she asked the little girl why she was crying and she said that her dad left her.

The R.P. advised that she walked the little girl to her house and called the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies noted the approximate temperate outside was 91 degrees when the reporting party found the little girl.

Deputies contacted the little girl identified as a 10 year old victim. The victim reported that her dad drove her out to the desert and forced her out of the truck.

The victim further reported that she hit her head when she reached for the door handle and her dad sped away.

The victim said that she started walking back toward the street when she started talking to the lady. Deputies observed the victim had a bite mark on her hand. The victim further said that her dad did that to her. The victim complained of a headache and her neck hurting.

Medical responded and transported the victim to Kingman Regional Medical Center where she was treated and later released. Department of Child Safety took custody of the victim.

Investigations determined the victim lives at a residence in the 3500 block of East John L Avenue with her younger brother and Watson, her father. The family recently moved to the area about 3 weeks ago.

At about 11:00am MST, detectives and deputies contacted Watson in the 3500 block of E John L Avenue. Watson was woken up from a nap. Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Watson.

Watson said that he and his daughter were having an ongoing argument when he decided to take her for a car ride which has calmed her down in the past. Apparently, Watson dragged his daughter from the front passenger seat, across his lap and out of the truck.

During conversations with Watson, he admitted to dropping his daughter off in the desert just north of McVicar Avenue and Norrie Drive without any water or shoes.

Further conversations with Watson, he said that he returned home and waited about 15 minutes before going back out for his daughter which he was unable to find her.

Watson was taken into custody without incident and was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Department of Child Safety took custody of Watson’s 9 year old son.

** Press Release: **

https://resources.mohavecounty.us/File/Sheriff/PressReleasesArchives/2017/07-24-2017_Press_Release.pdf

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** Picture Above from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office: **

Needles, CA: Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting on Tuesday.

Needles, CA: Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting on Tuesday.

A Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with Executive Session at 5:00pm PT.

**** You can view the full Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/07%20JULY/Mtg%202/cc_072517-agenda%20ALL%20TOGETHER.pdf

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

Blankenship Bend, AZ: Boat collision at Blankenship Bend injured 6 people.

Blankenship Bend, AZ: Boat collision at Blankenship Bend injured 6 people.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 2:24pm PT on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, Colorado River Boating Deputies responded to a collision involving a Pontoon boat and local tour boat on the Colorado River near Blankenship Bend, Arizona.

The owner/operator of the Pontoon boat, Merrill Storms and 2 passengers were traveling south from the area of the sand bar at Blankenship Bend when his vessel collided with a 48′ aluminum commercial tour boat operated by Arthur Martin carrying 33 passengers and two crew members.

Storms was traveling approximately 30-35 mph at the time of the incident when the bow of his vessel struck the tour boat.

As a result of the 2 vessels colliding, a total of 6 people were injured; 2 people from the Pontoon boat and 4 people from the tour boat, were transported to a local hospital.

A person who was injured and was in critical condition was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At the time of the investigation, alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone having additional information regarding the incident is urged to contact Deputy Brian Weck, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement Unit.

The United States Coast Guard will also be conducting a parallel investigation of the collision due to the commercial vessel.

** Press Release: **

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6073993/?sub_id=1651930

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2017/July/ColoradoRiver-InjuryBoatAccident.aspx

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ZachNews taking a few days off due to health related issues.

Hello ZachNews Fans, I will be taking a few days off to take care of health related issues. I am hoping to feel better late next week or sooner. Until then, I will not be able to record the Needles Planning Meeting being held at 4:00pm PT Friday. Wish me lots of good health as I recive the best of care to help me get better so I can get back on doing ZachNews. Thank you and love all of my ZachNews fans.

Downtown Needles, CA: Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care holding a C.P.R. and First Aid Class for adoptive and foster parents on Saturday. 

Downtown Needles, CA: Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care holding a C.P.R. and First Aid Class for adoptive and foster parents on Saturday.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care will be holding a C.P.R. and First Aid Class for adoptive and foster parents starting at 2:00pm PT on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at their new office located at 244 G Street, Suite F, in Downtown Needles, California.

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Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care is a nonprofit that has been contracted by the County of San Bernardino, Children and Family Services to find Resource Families and Resource Partners in Needles, California.

Resource Families are families interested in fostering or adopting.

The goal is to keep removed children in their own school and community to facilitate visitation with their family with the hope of reunification.

Resource Partners are individuals, churches, businesses or organizations who can partner with Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care to provide Welcome Baskets, Meal Trains, Clothing Drive, Birthday/Holiday Gifts, Spiritual and Professional Services.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care was founded by Isabel’s two teenage sons, Michael and Joseph, who were 14 and 15 years old, who won Community Hero for their Community Project in 2012.

Since that time, they have helped hundreds of families and children.

Please sign up on the Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care website to partner with them in helping children and families in Needles, California.

http://www.wateroflifecc.org/embraceme

For more information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care, please contact Isabel Hunt at: 1 (909) 418-4640.

** More information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care can also be found at the following website and social media websites: **

  • Embrace Me!:

http://www.embraceme-family.com/

  • Embrace Me! on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Embrace-Me-Adoption-Foster-Care-345548658868466/

** Flyer Pictured Above from Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care: **

Downtown Needles, CA: Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care hosting “Call to Action” Luncheon Meeting.

Downtown Needles, CA: Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care hosting “Call to Action” Luncheon Meeting on Friday.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care will be hosting a “Call to Action” Luncheon Meeting starting at 12:00pm PT on Friday, July 21st, 2017 at their new office located at 244 G Street, Suite F, in Downtown Needles, California.

** Picture from ZachNews: **

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care is a nonprofit that has been contracted by the County of San Bernardino, Children and Family Services to find Resource Families and Resource Partners in Needles, California.

Resource Families are families interested in fostering or adopting.

The goal is to keep removed children in their own school and community to facilitate visitation with their family with the hope of reunification.

Resource Partners are individuals, churches, businesses or organizations who can partner with Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care to provide Welcome Baskets, Meal Trains, Clothing Drive, Birthday/Holiday Gifts, Spiritual and Professional Services.

Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care was founded by Isabel’s two teenage sons, Michael and Joseph, who were 14 and 15 years old, who won Community Hero for their Community Project in 2012.

Since that time, they have helped hundreds of families and children.

Please sign up on the Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care website to partner with them in helping children and families in Needles, California.

http://www.wateroflifecc.org/embraceme

For more information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care, please contact Isabel Hunt at: 1 (909) 418-4640.

** More information about Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care can also be found at the following website and social media websites: **

  • Embrace Me!:

http://www.embraceme-family.com/

  • Embrace Me! on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Embrace-Me-Adoption-Foster-Care-345548658868466/

** Flyer Pictured Above from Embrace Me! Adoption and Foster Care: **

News Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: EPCOR discovers water leak in a main line.

News Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: EPCOR discovers water leak in a main line.

According to the water utility company EPCOR, they have discovered a water leak in a main lines in Mohave Valley, Arizona on Thursday, July 20th, 2017.

Because of the leak in one of their main lines here, EPCOR is predicting a 6 hour period for the water to be off.

EPCOR have not release the exact location of this leak.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, their fire station located at 1451 Willow Drive in Mohave Valley, Arizona has no water.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

News from Needles, California.