Suspect sought in Burglary of Black Canyon City Restaurant    

On the morning of September 1, 2014, the owner of Beni’s Pizza, located in the 34500 block of Old Bla  Canyon Highway, reported that his business was burglarized overnight.

Based on a review of video security images, the apparent lone suspect entered the business by breaking out a window. Once inside, the suspect tore away drywall and gained access to the front counter and office stealing several hundred dollars in cash. The suspect also turned off power to the restaurant resulting in extensive damage to food products under refrigeration. Food loss value exceeds $2000.

The suspect is described as a male, age 20’s to early 30’s, medium build, wearing a camouflage design hooded jacket, shorts, black sneakers, and white socks. The burglary occurred at approximately 12:30 AM on September 1, 2014.

If anyone has information regarding the suspect in this case, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or report tips anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Refer to case number 14-031307.  Remember that you never have to give your name


ARRESTED!  August 7, 2014 / Prescott Valley, Arizona:

On Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 1:20 pm, Prescott Valley Police received an anonymous call concerning a subject with a warrant for his arrest in the 5500 block of Long Look Drive.  The information was confirmed that 21 year old Mikael Ganaden of Prescott Valley has numerous warrants including a felony probation violation warrant from Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The felony warrant is for Aggravated Assault and shows he possesses violent tendencies.  A responding officer spotted Ganaden near the Northern Arizona Regional Training Center – a police academy and chased him on foot into the Lynx Lake Estates residential subdivision where he eluded responding officers.  A police K-9 officer teaching at the police academy also responded with his dog and searched the neighborhood, but Ganaden was not located.

Ganaden is 5 foot – 3 inches tall, about 150 pounds; has brown hair, hazel eyes, a scraggly beard, gages in both ears, and a piercing in his right nostril.  If anyone has knowledge of his whereabouts, they are urged to immediately call Prescott Valley police at (928) 772-9267, 911 or call  Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 and do not contact him.



$500 Cash Reward

On the morning of August 1, 2014 , just before 5AM, 30-year-old Dustin Bush of Cottonwood, fled from deputies during a traffic stop on I17 in the area of Rock Springs Road, Black Canyon City. Bush is wanted for robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and endangerment resulting from an incident occurring in the City of Cottonwood in mid-July of this year. Cottonwood detectives have been working with detectives from the Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT – a multi-agency narcotics task force) on this case and the search for Bush. A warrant for Bush has been issued with a bond set at $250,000.

Bush is a white male, 5’ 09” tall, 185 pounds, bald, wearing a red shirt and black shorts. He is very likely armed with a handgun. An extensive search throughout the morning was unsuccessful but detectives continue to work leads.

If you see this suspect, call 911 immediately. Do not approach this individual. If anyone has knowledge regarding the whereabouts of Bush, please call  Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.


$5,000.00 Cash Reward

Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $5,000.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of Wade Cole Dickinson. Dickinson escaped from the Yavapai County jail in Camp Verde on July 12th and at this time is still on the loose.

Dickinson is a 28-year-old white male who is 6/1 and weighs about 190 pounds. Dickinson has family in the Camp Verde and Prescott Valley areas.

If you have any information on his whereabouts please call Yavapai Silent Witness immediately at 1-800-932-3232. Remember that you never have to give your name and if he is arrested due to your information you will be offered a $5,000.00 cash reward.



ARRESTED:  Bank Robbery

ARRESTED:  On Monday June 23, 2014 at approximately 9:45 AM the Compass Bank on East Gurley Street was robbed.  A lone male entered the bank and presented a teller with a note demanding cash.  For safety purposes the teller complied and gave the suspect the cash.  The suspect left the bank through the south side exit.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid twenties.  He is approximately six foot tall with a medium build.  He was wearing a maroon shirt with grey sleeves, and a grey breast pocket. He was also wearing black shorts and a grey and black flat brimmed baseball style cap.  The suspect was wearing dark sunglasses while in the bank.

No one was injured during the robbery and no weapon was displayed.  The amount of cash taken is unknown at this time.

If anyone recognizes the suspect from this information or the photographs they are encouraged to call  Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.


MAN ARRESTED June 16th in Cottonwood

Yavapai Silent Witness offered a $500.00 cash reward for information that led to the arrest of the man who threw a small puppy out of a moving car on Cornville Road.

It was in the evening on June 10th when the witness saw 3 people in a white newer Chevy sedan (possibly a Chevy Cruz).

In the front seat were two Caucasian women who both had medium dark hair and the man in the back seat was bald. As the car travelled on Cornville Road the man in the back seat flung a small puppy out the window as the car was going about 50 MPH. This was on Cornville Road just above the switchbacks.

The puppy is a black and white female Pitt that is about 6 weeks old.

If you have any information about the animal abuse please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. Remember that you never have to give your name and if your information leads to an arrest you will be offered a cash reward.


Just before 3 AM on February 20, 2013, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Circle K Store on Highway 69 in Mayer, Arizona, regarding a robbery that just occurred.

Deputies arrived within 5 minutes and contacted the clerk on duty regarding the robbery. The clerk explained that he was approached inside the store by a man wearing a motorcycle helmet who said, “Don’t make me shoot you man. Open the register.” When this was stated, the suspect placed his right hand in a pocket as if gripping a firearm. The clerk complied and opened the register drawer. The suspect then removed the complete cash tray and ordered the clerk into the bathroom. The clerk eventually was able to call the Sheriff’s Office.

DESCRIPTION – The suspect is described as a male, wearing the pictured motorcycle type helmet, blue jeans, and a white long sleeved shirt – similar to a thermal shirt. Over the long sleeved shirt, the suspect wore a black t-shirt with the word “QuikSilver” written across the front. The suspect was also wearing gloves and had long hair tied in a ponytail. His height is estimated between 5’07” and 5’ 09,” weight approximately 160 pounds, with an age range between 18 and 28 years. Also note that the suspect had what appeared as purple make-up or a birth mark exposed below the helmet on his neck.



Arizona State Credit Union Robbery

$1,000.00 cash reward:  Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $1,000.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who robbed the Arizona State Credit Union Wednesday morning in Prescott.

On Wednesday, February 13th a lone robber entered the Arizona State Credit Union at 550 E Gurley Street in Prescott at around 915 in the morning. The robber told the clerk that he had a gun and was robbing them and handed the clerk a note with instructions.

The robber was wearing a black hooded jacket with the hood up, blue jeans (medium blue) and black tennis shoes with white soles. The black hooded jacket was described as being shiny. Plus, the robber was wearing gold rimmed sunglasses. Police say that he is a white male about 5/10 to 6 foot 2 inches tall.

Police say the robber was seen riding a full size red bicycle and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

If you have any information that might help solve this crime or if you know someone who owns a red full size bike or wears a black shiny hooded jacket you are asked to call Silent Witness. You may call us anytime day or night with your tip. And remember that you never have to give your name.

If your information leads to the arrest of the suspect in this case you will be offered $1,000.00 cash!


ATM Theft in Prescott Valley

On 10-26-12 and 10-27-12 two unknown males used a stolen debit card at the Chase Bank in Prescott Valley to make unauthorized withdrawals. The Chase Bank is located at 7900 Highway 69 in Prescott Valley.

If you know anything about this theft or recognize the suspects please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.  A cash reward is being offered and remember that you never have to give your name.

On January 4, 2013 at 1625 hours, Suspect, possible H/F 20 yrs N.F.D, attempted to pass a $100.00 Bill at the CVS Pharmacy, 3200 N. Windsong. The Pharmacy clerk refused to accept the “BILL” because of the texture and ink smudges. The “BILL” was returned to the suspect.

On January 4, 2013 at 1840 hours, this same suspect attempted to pass a $100.00 BILL at the BIG 5 Sporting Goods Store, State Route 69. Again the clerk refused to accept the “BILL” and returned it to the suspect.

If you have any information on this case or can identify the female suspect please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. And remember that you never have to give your name.


Sedona Pharmacy Robbed

$1,000.00 REWARD

On Sunday, October 21, 2012, an armed suspect robbed the Walgreens pharmacy by presenting a handgun and a note with a list of prescription medications he wanted.   Suspect is about 5’7”-5’9” with light brown with an athletic build believed to be about 40-50 years old.


Call  SEDONA POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (928) 282-3100 with information you may have pertaining to the identity of the suspect or YAVAPAI SILENT WITNESS AT (800) 932-3232.


UPDATE: $1,750.00 cash reward

Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $1,750.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect in the July 25, 2012 assault at the Emmanuel Pines Camp off of Iron Springs Road.

At approximately 9:45 that night an armed man walked onto the practice field and threatened the 52 member band who were rehearsing as well as their director while the suspect was holding a hand gun.

Cash Reward!

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50’s, short gray hair, about 6 feet tall. The man was wearing gray shorts and a red or salmon colored polo shirt.

Call Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Det. Dave Zavos at 928-777-7275 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.


Spring Valley Pharmacy Burglary-Detectives Seeking to Identify Possible Suspect  

On the morning of July 9, 2012, Yavapai County Sheriff Office deputies responded to a burglary alarm call at the Spring Valley Pharmacy located in the 17300 block of Spring Valley Road, Spring Valley, AZ.

Upon arrival, deputies met with the pharmacy owner who confirmed a burglary had occurred. It appeared the suspect(s) stole various prescription medications, including Oxycontin.

The investigation revealed that a male suspect forced entry into the business by cutting through roofing material and dropping into the pharmacy area to steal medications. This occurred sometime during the early morning hours of July 9, 2012. Detectives were called to the business to gather evidence and further information. A possible suspect was identified via employee statements and video surveillance. It was discovered the suspect had been in the store recently as a “customer” inquiring about specific medications. A still photo from this visit was provided. Detectives would like to identify this person and are requesting anyone with information to contact Detective Todd Swaim at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

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