The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of 4 utility dump trailers each valued at $7,000.00 taken form Hubbard Trailer Sales in Dewey. The theft occurred sometime between Friday, January 23rd at 3 pm and Monday morning January 26th.

The trailers are all painted black and are tandem axle dump trailers. The trailers all had to be pulled from the sales lot. If you saw anything like this during this time period please call Silent Witness. A cash reward is being offered!

Call Silent Witness 7 days a week 24 hours a day with criminal information. Call 1-800-932-3232 and remember that you never have to give your name!

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Information sought in poaching of mule deer

Up to $1,000 in rewards available

 

PRESCOTT, Ariz.  – Arizona Game and Fish is seeking information regarding the poaching of a mule deer buck near Mayer, Ariz.

Officers with Game and Fish are seeking information and Operation Game Thief is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of those responsible for the crime.

The deer was killed in the early morning hours on New Year’s Day off Old Sycamore Road just outside of Mayer in Game Management Unit 19A. It was shot with a rifle during the archery-only season and the animal was left to waste.

“Even if those responsible had a tag, it was not a legal method of take,” said Zen Mocarski, public information officer for the Game and Fish Region 3 office in Kingman. “The number of animals taken is based on scientific data and estimated success rates. Archery hunts have a much lower hunt success rate while using a firearm increases your range and odds for success.”

An officer investigated the scene and collected evidence. Officials are looking for a pre-2007 black body Chevrolet pickup truck. The truck is a 4×4, four-door with a substantial lift, large, wide tires, a billet grill with no Chevy emblem, and tinted windows. There was a large camo-Browning deer sticker in the center of the back window.

Mocarski said if the vehicle is seen, a license plate number would be helpful, but that a potential suspect should not be confronted.

If found, those responsible may face criminal charges, including take of big game wildlife during a closed season and waste of game meat. After the case is adjudicated, those responsible also face a potential civil assessment by the Game and Fish Commission and possible license revocation.

“This is not the act of a hunter,” Mocarski stated. “Poaching is a crime, and using a firearm during archery season is certainly poaching.”

Anyone with information regarding this case, or any wildlife violation, should call the OGT hotline at (800) 352-0700. Web submissions can be reported via the Internet by going to www.azgfd.gov/thief. Identities will remain confidential. Anyone calling should reference case number 15-000003.

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Hit and Run Fatality under Investigation –Witnesses being sought       

 

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PRELIMINARY INFORMATION – Just before 6:30 AM the morning of December 22, 2014, YCSO deputies were called to the 1100 block of Old Chisholm Trail in the Prescott Country Club regarding an apparent dead body in the roadway. EMS personnel confirmed that a 70-year-old female was deceased. Deputies believe the victim, who resides in the Prescott Country Club, had been hit by a vehicle. Passerby’s initially discovered the body but did not see any of the events leading to her death. Luggage belonging to the victim was found nearby and it appears she was heading to the Maverick Country Store on Highway 69 to catch shuttle transportation.

Detectives from the YCSO Criminal Investigations Bureau were called to the scene and began searching the area for witnesses. A resident in the vicinity of the incident recalled hearing a “thud” type noise just after 6 AM and then saw a vehicle with “round headlights” pull into his driveway, back out, and leave in the opposite direction. The resident was unable to provide further details and detectives are considering that the driver of this vehicle may be involved or have information as to what occurred. Detectives would like to speak with this person immediately as they are considered a person of interest.

It is believed the vehicle was travelling west on Old Chisholm Trail when the victim was struck.

Detectives continue to gather evidence from the scene and are requesting anyone with information regarding the fatality to call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Callers to Silent Witness remain anonymous and become eligible for a cash reward when information leading to an arrest is reported directly via the Silent Witness hotline. Please remember any information, even if seemingly insignificant, can be important to detectives as they develop leads.

The name of the victim will be released once next of kin notification has been completed.

 

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