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Kayakers shot at on Burro Creek

I’ve been wanting to check out Burro Creek for years.   Incredibly, a resident SHOT at kayakers and held them hostage.

Search and Rescue at Burro Creek
Search and Rescue at Burro Creek

BURRO CREEK – A Wikieup man is in jail after he allegedly shot at kayakers on Burro Creek Saturday.

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Danny Eugene Button, 66, for three counts of unlawful imprisonment, three counts of kidnapping, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of endangerment, all felonies.

According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter, deputies responded to the Burro Creek Campgrounds near U.S. Highway 93 around 3:30 p.m. regarding gunshots. The deputies talked to two men who said they were in a group of four from Flagstaff kayaking down the creek.

The men said they were about a mile downstream from the campgrounds when they heard a gunshot and saw an elderly man (later identified as Button) standing on the bank of the creek with a gun. The victims said Button fired four more rounds, one of which hit the water. …
Nobody was hurt, but the search and rescue operation must have cost a small fortune.

New pictures of the Joshua Tree massacre

Here are some new pictures of the Joshua Tree massacre on Pierce Ferry and Greggs Hideout (Antares on the other side of Pierce Ferry.)  They’re done drilling the new well and I’ve been told they’ll keep on clearing going up Patterson Grade, but I have no first hand knowledge.  I will do more research and I’m thrilled that Jan Emming is looking into this now as the people of Meadview and Jean Bishop are so indifferent.

The issues are not only the protection of Joshua Trees, desert tortoises and our precious eco system, but the farmers are using up our water and polluting our water and air with pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.  I would not object to SUSTAINABLE agriculture producing organic food for LOCALS, but growing almonds in monoculture right there is just not right.   We have so much land all over the county (such as along 93) with not a whole lot of  vegetation to begin with.


They cleared a LOT MORE and while I was told they would go north along Pierce Ferry, they also cleared west on Greggs Hideout.

Looking north from Greggs Hideout road
Looking north from Greggs Hideout road

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Joseph Edward Thomas arrested for attempted murder in Meadview

UPDATED 1/16/17 with the word on the street.

1/13/17 press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s office:

MEADVIEW – Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking information on a possible drive by shooting Thursday night.

According to Sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter, deputies arrested Joseph Edward Thomas Jr., 67, of Meadview Friday morning for attempted first-degree murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied structure and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felonies.

Approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday, dispatchers received a call from a woman saying someone had fired a gun multiple times from the road and struck her 70 year-old husband. Detectives responded to a home in the 30000 block of Sandy Point Drive and talked to a victim who had suffered gunshot wounds to the torso. An ambulance responded and he was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

According to the deputies’ report, the victim’s wife told detectives that her husband had been involved in an altercation with Thomas at the VFW earlier in the day. Detectives then went to a home on Boathouse Drive to talk with Thomas. They searched him and his vehicle and evidence of his involvement was allegedly located.

Thomas was taken into custody without incident. Prior to being taken to the Mohave County jail, he complained of chest pains [and] was taken to KRMC.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at 928-753-0753 or Silent Witness at 928-753-1234.

Drive-by shootings in Meadview …
Update:  So I heard that Thomas hadn’t paid his VFW dues and he was told that he could get only one drink.   He ordered a 2nd drink, they declined to serve him and he was escorted out.  Another person told me that he was harassing other VFW members, wanting to check whether they had paid their dues before he was 86d.

Apparently he was very angry and got his AK 47.  After the shooting he was supposedly sitting in front of his house, still holding the gun, when he was arrested.

I have no idea whether any of this is true, it’s just the word on the street.
The shooting victim was supposed to get home last Saturday, still with two bullets in his body.

Fiber optic cable on Charles

This afternoon I was thrilled to see that they were almost done running the fiber optics cable on Charles. I can’t wait to finally get usable internet! Haven’t had time yet to post about my Thanksgiving week with NO Frontier internet and how the Frontier billing people kept me on hold for over half anContinue Reading

Rescue a Joshua Tree

I just saw this flier posted on Sunday — the date of the deadline to register at 564-2224.  Since the trees aren’t removed until January, I don’t know why you had to register by the 11th.   I also don’t know where the trees are removed.   Stockton Hill and Pierce Ferry?  South of where they’re drillingContinue Reading

Meadview Boathouse restaurant closed for winter

There we go again … The Boathouse was recently closed for “remodeling” and was also often just closed.  Now they’re closed for the winter.  Not the way to run a business, especially when you’re trying to sell it. I read on Facebook that they served grass fed beef at one point, but unfortunately I missedContinue Reading

Another deadly accident at 93 and Pierce Ferry

According to eye witness reports in the Dolan Springs AZ Chatter Box Facebook group 4 people died when a car pulled from Pierce Ferry in front of a bus on 93. Update 7/25/16:  The Kingman Miner article is so awful, I’m not even going to link it.  From KTNV News: Officials also said the vanContinue Reading

Getting stuck in sand traps all over Meadview and Lake Mead City

The County finally graded Charles and it’s ok, but not great.  Many of the other roads are CRAP! Pics and video of the first storm almost three weeks ago: Wind and flooding — THE storm of 2016? In 16 years I NEVER got stuck.   On Saturday I got stuck in a sand trap onContinue Reading