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SEPTIC SCAM

SEPTIC SCAM-84 year old taken for $30,000

In July of this year, YCSO detectives began investigating the theft of $30,000 from an 84-year-old woman involved in a scam. The woman told detectives that upon returning from a trip 2 men showed up at her door arriving in a black truck. They told her that while she was gone, it was necessary to replace her entire septic system at a cost of $67,000. Her first response was that of panic because she did not have that much money. They told her she could make payments and suggested going to the bank to obtain what cash she could. Under duress, she agreed and they followed her to a Prescott area bank while they waited across the street. The 84-year-victim withdrew $12,500, went across the street and surrendered the cash to the suspects. The next day, the same 2 men came back and asked for more money and she wrote out a check for $17,500 and the men left. On the following day, she received a call from bank in Flagstaff, Arizona, requesting her authorization to cash the check and she told them yes, based on the work completed. The bank then cashed the check. It was at this time it appeared to the victim that nothing had been done on her property to replace her septic system and she realized it was a scam. The victim claimed she never met these men until returning from her trip.

Detectives believe the suspects may have entered the home while she was away and discovered the victims bank balance on a statement visible in her home. Detectives have identified the suspects truck as a black 2012-2014 Ford F150 4 door. Extensive follow-up and review of bank evidence and video resulted in the identification of one of the men, shown in a black shirt, as 45-year-old Daniel Jay Miller, a transient possibly living in the Flagstaff area. Miller is 5 feet 07 inches tall, 180 pounds, blue eyes and blond hair with a goatee. A $50,000 warrant has been issued for Miller who has not been located.

The second male suspect, shown in the blue shirt, has not been identified and detectives are seeking help from the public to find out who he is and any information as to the whereabouts of both suspects. Detectives learned both shared the stolen money.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. A direct tip to Silent Witness resulting in an arrest becomes eligible for a cash reward.

Please help solve this homicide

Please help solve this homicide

On September 19, 2002 60-year-old Arleen Cilione was celebrating her birthday and little did she know it would be her last.

That evening Arleen stopped off at the American Legion in Prescott and then went to Donna’s Hut which was located off of West Goodwin Street in the Park Plaza shopping center. No one saw Arleen again after she left with an unknown man. Four months later Arleen’s decomposed body was found just off of White Spar Road south of Prescott. Evidence showed Arleen had been murdered!

Going back to the night of her disappearance, witnesses remembered seeing 2 taxi cabs parked in the Park Plaza parking lot on Goodwin right around 9 pm. YCSO detectives have identified one of the cab drivers but not the other. They feel this man’s name is either Bill or Lee.

Arleen was a 60 year-old caucasian who was only 5 feet 2 inches tall and only weighed 110 pounds.

If you have any information about this unsolved murder please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. Remember that you never have to give your name and a cash reward is being offered.

CHINO VALLEY VEHICLE BURGLARIES

During the first part of September 2018 the Chino Valley police have taken several reports of vehicle burglaries. In one case the stolen property was a purple and black Ruger SR22P handgun.

If you have any information about these burglaries you are asked to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. Remember, you never have to give your name and a cash reward is being offered.

WICKENBURG BURGLARY

WICKENBURG BURGLARY

Between the afternoon of August 29, 2018, and August 30, 2018, at 7 AM, unknown suspects forcibly entered the garage of a home on Blue Tank Trail, Wickenburg and stole 3 off road type vehicles. The burglary was initially discovered by a landscaper who found a broken window in the garage and reported the concern to the home owner. Deputies examined the garage and confirmed a broken window and a baseball sized rock on the garage floor apparently used to break the window. The following all Utility Task Vehicles (UTV) and a quad (all-terrain vehicle) were stolen: (1.) 2003 Yellow Polaris Ranger, License Plate RV1274, last six of VIN 169847. (2.) 2018 Polaris Razor Red and Black, License plate F53MMC, last six of VIN 217759. (3.) 2007 Honda Quad, License plate RV9673, last six of VIN 205818 (no photo available for this ATV.) All vehicle records have been entered into a national stolen vehicle database. Deputies gathered evidence at the scene including observation of possible suspect vehicle tire tracks. Another burglary in the neighborhood was reported on August 30, 2018, in the 38000 block of Blue Tank Trail where suspects attempted to steal an ATV without success and ransacked the home – unknown loss at this time. If anyone has information on either incident, please call the Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.

WANTED PERSON - REWARD OFFERED

WANTED PERSON - REWARD OFFERED-RANDY LEE CROSSNO

On August 22, 2018, about 2:00p.m., detectives from Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (P.A.N.T.) were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on RANDY LEE CROSSNO, in the Government Canyon area of Prescott, AZ. Crossno was wanted on felony warrants for drug offenses. The investigators were able to locate Crossno, who collided his vehicle into their vehicle, then fled on foot. No officers were injured during the attempt to arrest.

Crossno is 54 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and approximately 195 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

Crossno remains at large, while additional warrants for Aggravated Assault and Felony Flight to avoid arrest are in process. Persons with information about this case or the possible whereabouts of Randy Lee Crossno are asked to contact Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations at (928) 771-3260, or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. If aware of the immediate whereabouts of Crossno, citizens are asked to call 9-1-1. Crossno should be considered armed and dangerous.

WANTED PERSON - $500 REWARD

WANTED PERSON - $500 REWARD-Roger Wood

WANTED PERSON: Roger Wood, a 55 year old male, standing 5’11” tall, weighing 175 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

On 7/3/2018 at about 2330 hours Roger Wood was contacted during a traffic stop at the Giant Gas Station in Cottonwood. When he was approached Roger immediately got back into his (2001 White Dodge Ram pickup) and drove off at a high rate of speed. It was discovered that this vehicle was stolen out of Billings, Montana. Billings PD identified Roger as the person they suspected as being responsible for stealing this vehicle. Hours prior to this incident YCSO was in a pursuit with this vehicle in the Cottonwood area as well. Roger was recently released from Prison in Montana and currently has an ACTIVE felony warrant for Probation Violation out of Montana with a Nationwide extradition and a $10,000 bond amount. He also has an ACTIVE misdemeanor warrant out of Cottonwood Municipal Court for Assault with a $1,500 bond and an ACTIVE misdemeanor warrant out of Montana for Obstructing Justice and Disorderly Conduct with a $2,305 bond.

CAUTIONS: Roger is identified in the warrant out of Montana as possibly armed and dangerous and has a history of carrying concealed weapons. If you have any information about the location of Roger Wood you are asked to call Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. You never have to give your name and a cash reward is being offered!

NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE / MONTANTA LICENSE PLATE (338748B) **headlight out and broken drivers side tail light**

YCSO Seeking Burglary/Theft/Stolen Vehicle Suspects-Suspect vehicle involved in high speed pursuit

   

On June 21, 2018, deputies were assigned a vehicle burglary incident that occurred off North Loy Butte Road near the 89a, Sedona. The victim reported unknown suspects smashed out the window of his 2018 black Ford F150 and stole a wallet containing credit cards, a passport, along with other personal items while he and his wife were out on a ATV ride in the area. The couple was out for over 2 hours and reported the burglary just before 1PM after returning to their vehicle.

During the investigation, the victim learned their stolen credit cards had already been used at a gas station and market in Cornville between 1130am and noon. Deputies reviewed security video from the market showing 2 female suspects involved in the purchase of food, drinks and cigarettes with the victim’s credit card.

The primary suspect who presented the victim’s credit card during the transaction was described as a female, aged 40 to 50 years, medium build, wearing a gray shirt, blue shorts, sandals with dark hair in a ponytail. The second female suspect, and apparent accomplice, was younger looking, possibly in her early 20’s, slender build, wearing a dress with a white top and the lower portion multi-colored, a gray baseball cap positioned backwards, and brown hair to the middle of her back. The suspects may reside in the Cornville area. (See photos)

After reviewing video footage from the purchase at a Cornville gas station, deputies identified a possible suspect vehicle described as a Ford ¾ ton truck, beige cab, possibly a 2000 to 2005 model year. A younger looking white male, early 20’s, wearing a red hat, dark colored cut off shirt, and blue jeans was associated with the suspected truck and seen throwing items in a trash can at the gas station. During a subsequent search of the trash can, the victim’s stolen checkbook was recovered. He will be identified as the 3rd suspect.

Just after 7 PM, a deputy in the area located the suspected truck driving east on Cornville Road. As the deputy drove close to the truck attempting to read a license plate, it sped off and eventually entered north I17. It continued north until exiting at the Highway 179 off ramp where an assisting deputy was parked. The driver apparently saw the deputy, ran a stop sign and continued north on I17. Deputies initiated a pursuit as the truck’s speed exceeded 90 mph and eventually stopped chasing for safety concerns as the truck entered Coconino County.

Just around 7:30 PM, deputies were notified by DPS the truck had crashed into a tree and the suspects had fled. A check of the license plate record indicated the truck had been stolen from North Las Vegas on June 20, 2018. Numerous items of drug paraphernalia were found in the truck.

Deputies are working several leads in the case. Anyone with information on any of the 3 suspects is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Tips reported directly to Silent Witness are eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made in this case. Refer to case number 18-022696.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

Perkins Ranch-Well head damaged

Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $500.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect who damaged a well head on the Perkins Ranch.

On Saturday, June 16, 2018 around 11:00 pm, 4 or 5 pick-up trucks were seen parked at the pump location just northwest of Antelope Meadows Road.  One of the pick-ups began to spin around the well head in the mud. Eventually the pick-up hit the well head causing approximately $5,000.00 in damage.

The suspect pick-up was described as a late model, light colored, lifted pick-up with an LED light bar across the top of the windshield.

If you have any information about the damage to the well head or the pick-up please call Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. You never have to give your name and a $500.00 cash reward is being offered.

 

YCSO Seeking Identity of Skeletal Remains

Facial ReconstructionOn March 8, 2015, skeletal remains were located in a remote part of Yavapai County near Juniper Woods Ranch between Ashfork and Drake. The remains have been determined to be a male, likely of Latino or mixed ancestry, however Asian or derived-Asian ancestries cannot be excluded definitively. The male’s estimated age is 21-46 years with greatest likelihood 25-35 years, and a height 5’5”-5’9” tall. The subject had dental restorations including multiple enamel pearls. It is believed the subject had been deceased for up to one year at the time the remains were found.

A facial reconstruction was completed. (Photos attached).

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the identity of this person. Please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. Remember that you never have to give your name and a cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
16 yr Old Unsolved Homicide (Cold Case from 2002)

16 yr Old Unsolved Homicide (Cold Case from 2002)-Cash Reward Offered!

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office “Cold Case” investigators are asking for help from the public in the 15 year old unsolved murder case of Arleen Cilione.

Arleen was just 60-years-old when she disappeared on the evening of September 19, 2002. Arleen was celebrating her birthday that evening and had stopped off at the American Legion and then Donna’s Hut which was located in the Park Plaza shopping center on West Goodwin Street in Prescott. Approximately 4 months later her remains were found south of Prescott just off of Hwy 89 near Wilhoit.

Friends of Arleen remember her telling them back in May or June of 2002 that she had been involved in an assault the night before at the Prescott Mining Company Restaurant which was located at 195 Plaza Drive in Prescott. The friends recall her saying that Arleen was either in the bar or just outside the front door of the restaurant when the man she was with grabbed her by the neck and assaulted her.

Going back to the night of her disappearance, witnesses remember seeing 2 taxi cabs parked nearby right around 9 pm in the parking lot of Donna’s Hut. The detectives have identified and interviewed one of the cab drivers but not the second one. Detectives feel that the unidentified cab driver could have been named Bill or Lee.

Arleen Cilione was a 60-year-old Caucasian who was 5′ 2″ and weighed 110 pounds with dark hair.

If you have any information on the assault at the Prescott Mining Company in May or June of 2002 or know the name of the cab driver in the parking lot of Donna’s Hut on September 19, 2002 please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. Remember that you never have to give your name and a cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

The Prescott Valley Police Department is looking for car burglar

The Prescott Valley Police Department is looking for the car burglar who entered several unlocked cars in the Quailwood Subdivision on the evening of Friday, January 12th and/or Saturday, January 13th and stole wallets and purses. If you have any information call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

You never have to give your name and a cash reward is being offered.
Double Homicide (Cold Case from 2003)

Double Homicide (Cold Case from 2003)-Rumbaugh and Gurrieri

Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $10,000.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect in the 2003 double murder near Bumble Bee, Arizona. On Friday, October 17, 2003 Brandon Rumbaugh and his girlfriend Lisa Gurrieri left Scottsdale, AZ for an overnight camping trip north of Phoenix. The couple borrowed a 2000 white Ford F-150 pick-up truck and were to return the following day. When the couple did not return friends and family began to search. Later, the couple’s bodies were found shot to death lying in the bed of the borrowed pick-up. The pick-up was parked in a dirt parking area off of the Bumble Bee Road a short distance from Interstate 17. If you have any information about this double murder please call 1-800-932-3232 and remember that you never have to give your name!

Double Homicide (Cold Case from 1999)

Double Homicide (Cold Case from 1999)-Rubalcava and Rodriguez

On April 23, 1999 the bodies of 20-year-old Rebecca Rubalcava and 39-year-old William Rodriguez, were found off of Hwy 93 between Wickenburg and Kingman in Yavapai County. Both victims had been shot in the head. Both of the victims were from the Phoenix area and had last lived in the area of 17th Avenue and Buckeye Road. If you have any information about this homicide you are asked to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. You never have to give your name and a $10,000.00 cash reward is being offered.
Reward Increased to $10,000 in Theft and Vandalism Case

Reward Increased to $10,000 in Theft and Vandalism Case

Yavapai Silent Witness is now offering a $10,000.00 cash reward for the arrest of the suspects in a recent ranch vandalism and theft! On June 7, 2017, someone stole a pick-up truck from a ranch located approximately 10 miles east of Interstate 17 off of the Dugas Road. After taking the pick-up, the thief drove the pick-up through several ranch gates causing thousands of dollar's worth of damage.

The pick-up (which is still missing) is a gray 2002 Chevrolet ½ ton extended cab with a 4 inch lift and a white toolbox in the bed. The pick-up also has a black brush guard on the front, as well as an 8000-pound winch in the front. The vehicle’s license plate number is Arizona 243HCZ.

UPDATE: The stolen pickup truck has been recovered in Tuba City, Arizona. The vehicle was recovered by the FBI while they were chasing a wanted felon. If you have any information on the connection between Tuba City and Camp Verde please call 1-800-932-3232. If your information leads to the arrest of the suspect in the ranch vandalism, you will be offered a cash reward. If you have any information on this theft and vandalism, you are asked to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. A $10,000.00 cash reward is being offered and you never have to give your name.

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