Silent Witness offers cash reward for would-be home buyers!
“FOR SALE BY OWNER” – BEWARE
Several incidents have occurred in the Prescott Valley area where unidentified suspects have targeted homes with “For Sale by Owner” signs posted in front of them. The suspects gain entry by contacting the owners and saying they are interested in the home. While one suspect distracts the homeowner in conversation, another suspect wanders through the home. When the suspects leave, the homeowner discovers that valuables have been stolen from the home.
Witnesses have given similar descriptions in each incident. One suspect is described as a male in his mid-20s, approximately 6’2” tall, with olive complexion. A second suspect is described as a male in his mid-50s, approximately 5’10” tall, also with olive complexion. A third suspect is a female in her mid-20s, approximately 5’ tall, with a thin build and dark hair.
The vehicle described is a newer model “fire engine red” four-door pickup truck, possibly a Nissan, with no body damage or other identifying characteristics.
If you have any information about this crime call 1-800-932-3232 and remember that you never have to give your name and a cash reward is being offered.
Silent Witness offers cash reward in Walmart theft!
On July 20, 2016 at approximately 1135 in the morning three unknown male suspects removed $413.68 in gardening tools from the Prescott Valley Walmart. The men used the rear door and alleyway of Walmart to remove and load up the stolen property.
If you have any information about this theft or recognize the suspects please call Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. Remember that you never have to give your name and a cash reward is being offered.
$500.00 cash reward
Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $500.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect/s in recent vandalism to vehicles on Hwy 69 near Humboldt.
Since January 1, 2016 there have been at least 8 reports of someone throwing large rocks at passing vehicles in the area of Hwy 69 and Main Street in Humboldt.
Each time it has been late at night and even very early in the morning with most of them occurring just after midnight. In some cases the victims saw people on hills just above them running from the area.
Two of the victims were Yavapai County Sheriff deputies who were in the area investigating other rock throwing cases.
If you have any information about these cases please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. A $500.00 reward is being offered. Call 1-800-932-3232 and you never have to give your name.
$5,000.00 cash reward
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for starting the Tenderfoot Fire east of Yarnell on June 8, 2016.
Yarnell residents first saw the black plume of smoke just southeast of their town around 230 that afternoon. Fire crews were quickly on the scene but not before the fire destroyed 4 out buildings and 2 microwave towers on a nearby hill.
The origin of the fire was just off of Mina Road about a half mile from Hwy 89 and south east of Yarnell.
Plus, just a few days before this fire other small fires were detected and extinguished near the Stanton Road which is also southeast of Yarnell.
If you have any information about any of these fires or if you saw anything suspicious in that area on those days please call Yavapai Silent Witness. Remember that you never have to give your name and a $5,000.00 cash reward is being offered.
On December 14, 2014 Marianne Vangalio left her home in Prescott, Arizona and has not been heard from or reported seen since. Vangalio has not used her bank account and has not reported any income. She was driving her 2008 Gray Subaru, Forester, Arizona license number, 199ZPV. Her roommate of many years indicated Vangalio had used her ATM Card on 12-14-2014 to purchase gasoline and snacks at a local area Prescott gas station but there have been no transactions on her card since that date.
Vangalio is described as a female, Caucasian, approximately 5’6″, 185 lbs., black hair and blue eyes. She is currently 68 years old.Vangalio has relatives in the Tucson area who have not been contacted by Vangalio since her disappearance. Vangalio is listed in NAMUS.
Anyone with information on Vangalio should contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Callers who provide a tip to Silent Witness that leads to an arrest become eligible for a cash reward.
Wicken’burglary’ Victim suffers large Loss – YCSO Seeking Info
On June 5, 2016, YCSO deputies were dispatched to the 37000 block of South Camino Blanco Road in Wickenburg regarding a burglary. The victim reported the theft of multiple items occurring between May 25, 2016 and early evening on June 5, 2016. The victim discovered the burglary after returning home from an out of town trip.
It appeared suspects forced entry into an attached garage to access the home. Deputies were shown a gun safe in the garage that had the left side wall cut out by some type of metal cutting tool. This safe also contained a key to another nearby gun safe and this key was used to open that safe. Between the two safes, numerous firearms were taken along with several thousand dollars in cash, at least 25 silver coins, belt buckles, and a gold pocket watch in wooden presentation case bearing the initials “JLS.”
Inside the completely ransacked home, the suspects stole 2 televisions – a Vizio 47” and a Casio LCD 19-21.” Also taken was a 17-inch custom made saddle valued at $2400 dollars – see photo. The owner’s initials, “RFS” are stamped on the backside of the rear cantle. The saddle was custom ordered from Wyoming Outdoor Industries.
In another out building, the suspects stole 2 portable Honda generators – both models EU 2000i.
Some of the firearms stolen include a Ruger 8 shot .22 revolver stainless, Ruger Vaquero .45 Colt blue, Ruger single 9 .22 magnum stainless, a Winchester Pigeon Over/Under Shotgun, Remington 1100 12 gauge shotgun with a custom Anton Stock, Remington nylon 66 .22 rifle with a black synthetic stock and chrome barrel, and a Stevens 20 Ga. Over/Under.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau and evidence technicians were called out to assist with the investigation and collect evidence.
Detectives are seeking information on the suspects and/or the whereabouts of stolen property as described. Anyone with information is urged to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Callers who provide a tip to Silent Witness that leads to an arrest become eligible for a cash reward.
If you have any information into the beer burglary that occurred on May 23, 2016 at the Maverick on Finnie Flat Road please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 and remember that you never have to give your name.
Yavapai Silent Witness offers additional cash reward!
Reward now $20,000.00 for information into Bank Burglary, plus Yavapai Silent Witness is offering an additional $1,000.00.
The Cottonwood Police Department is continuing to seek information regarding the burglary of the Bank of America building which occurred in the early morning hours of January 27, 2016. An unknown subject entered the bank, gained access to the vault and removed a large amount of currency. Investigators believe someone may have seen suspects in the area or possibly leaving the area of the Bank of America Building between the hours of 1:00 and 4:30 AM. If you have any information you are encouraged to contact the Cottonwood Police Department or Yavapai Silent Witness. Information which leads to an arrest or indictment may be eligible for the reward.
If you have any information about this case please call Yavapai Silent Witness at
1-800-932-3232 and remember that you never have to give your name.
A nationwide felony warrant with a $50,000 bond has been issued for a registered sex offender named Brandon Edward Ballinger.
Ballinger is listed as a Level 2 (moderate risk) sex offender. He registered as homeless in July of 2015. He listed his physical address as 6th St. and E. Sheldon in Prescott. His current whereabouts are unknown. He has been known to frequent the Granite Creek Park area in Prescott.
He is 33 years old. 5’05” at about 140 lbs. He has blue eyes and light brown hair. Most of the photos show him having short hair and he changes his facial hair occasionally. He has many tattoos on both arms, back, and legs.
If you have information about his whereabouts please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. A cash reward is being offered and you never have to give your name.
Chino Valley Police would like help from the public in identifying the lady pictured below. On February 15, 2016 at around 1230 pm, she removed $60.00 from the bank account of another person using the ATM machine at the Arizona State Credit Union in Chino Valley.
If you recognize her please call the Chino Valley Police Department or Yavapai Silent Witness. At this time we would are trying to identify this female so we can talk to her. Our focus at this time is to try and determine, for sure, whether she made this withdrawal intending to take someone else’s money or if it the machine hadn’t timed out the prior transaction before she requested her funds. Either way, the money removed wasn’t hers and we would really like to get the rightful owner their hard earned money back.
If this is you in this picture, please feel free to stop by the Chino Valley Police Department so we can get this situation resolved. The honest approach of coming in to talk will prevent us from obtaining subpoenas and search warrants. We will go that route but we like honesty.
We, the Chino Valley Police Department, would also like to remind everyone to make sure when you use an ATM machine the transaction is complete before you walk away. This way you and only you have access to your money.
With information on this investigation please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
Cash reward offered in shoplifting/burglary case at PV Walmart.
On February 8, 2016 at approximately 130 in the afternoon a Caucasian male was caught on camera shoplifting 7 packages of Magic playing cards valued at $261.86. The theft took place at the Prescott Valley Walmart located at 3450 N. Glassford.
The man was wearing a blue/black plaid shirt, dark blue jeans, gray shoes, and a black leather jacket . He appeared to be Caucasian and have short dark hair parted on the side.
If you have information on this suspect or the theft please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. A cash reward is being offered and you never have to give your name.
Bank offers $10,000.00 reward for arrest and conviction!
January 28, 2016 COTTONWOOD BANK OF AMERICA BURGLARY
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 27, 2016 prior to Bank of America opening for business, an individual or individuals entered the bank through the rear door of the building. The suspect or suspects removed approximately $350,000 from the bank. It appears that the suspect may have had knowledge of banking procedures to include security procedures. Information has been obtained that a white sedan was seen in the area during the time of the initial alarm call at 1am.
Cottonwood Police Department criminal investigations division continues to investigate the burglary along with assistance from the FBI, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Yavapai County Attorney’s Office personnel. No suspect information has been obtained at this time however investigative leads are being pursued. This investigation is still in progress.
Bank of America has offered $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved.
Plus, Yavapai Silent Witness is offering an additional reward. Call 1-800-932-3232. “Remember, you never need to give your name”.
Police Seek identity of suspect in afternoon robbery of Prescott Restaurant
$1,000.00 CASH REWARD OFFERED
On January 4, 2016 at approximately 2:20 P.M., Prescott Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery which had occurred at the Little Caesars restaurant, located at 1046 Willow Creek Road in Prescott.
At the time of the robbery, an unidentified male suspect entered the store, and ordered a pizza. As the clerk was ringing up the sale, the suspect produced a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The subject left the store in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect appears to be a white male, approximately 20-30 years of age, with a thin build. He was wearing black shoes, dark colored pants, a black leather jacket, a camouflage face wrap, black sunglasses and a black “fedora” style hat.
Callers who wish to remain anonymous and who want a cash reward must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
On December 26, 2015 at about 645 in the evening a young white male and an older white female concealed and removed a large quantity of various fragrance bottles valued at $800.00 from the Ulta Store at 5683 East State Route 69, Prescott Valley. These same two people did the same thing at this store on November 19, 2015.
The male appears to be white, over six feet tall, thin to medium build and approximately 20-27 years old. The female appears to be about 5”6”, 160-180 lbs with dark hair.
The suspects might be driving a light colored sedan.
If you have any information about these two crimes or know the suspects you are asked to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. A cash reward is being offered and you never have to give your name.
On Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at about 6 in the evening, an older small blue pick-up truck pulled up near the tool rental door of the Prescott Valley Home Depot. A man got out of the pick-up and asked a female clerk for help. When the employee was distracted, the suspect grabbed a concrete saw and quickly left the building. Surveillance cameras show the suspect placing the stolen saw in the bed of the blue pick-up.
The suspect is described as being a white male about 6 feet 2 inches tall with a slender build. He had short dark brown hair and was wearing sunglasses. His shirt was yellow with the tail out and had on long blue denim shorts with black and white tennis shoes.
Witnesses said there was another person in the pick-up but couldn’t tell if it was a male or female.
The pick-up was a 2-door medium blue color and the tailgate was either missing or was a net gate and the pick-up had silver rims.
The concrete saw is valued at $1400.00.
If you have any information about this theft or if you have seen this pick-up please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. If your information leads to the arrest of this suspect you will be offered a cash reward. And remember that you never have to give your name.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating missing person, Keely Culver. Keely is a 27-year-old white female has been missing from the Bagdad area since early July of 2015. Keely also uses the last name of Beaudry. She is approximately 5’ 04” tall, 130 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, with tattoos of a butterfly on her left hand and a dragon on her left wrist.
Keely has been known to spend time in the Kingman and Phoenix areas.
If you have any information about Keely or her location, you are urged to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 or the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260
Yavapai Silent Witness offers $500.00 cash reward!
Cigarette thieves steal $7,200 worth of cigarettes
On October 8th at about 3:40 AM and again on October 21th at about 3:35 AM suspects entered the Robert Road Circle K, went behind the counter and stole several cartons of cigarettes. The clerk was not harmed during the two incidents, and immediately called the police. The total combined retail value of the stolen cigarettes between the two incidents is approximately $ 7,200.00.
On the October 8th incident there was one suspect described as about six feet tall with long dark hair approximately 8″ – 10″ in length, with facial hair, wearing a maroon cap, brown jacket, blue jeans, black gloves on his hands, and white shoes.
On the October 21st incident there were two suspects: one male was wearing a beige flannel shirt, khaki cargo pants, gray vans style shoes, black gloves, a black bandana, black sunglasses, and a black flat-brim “snapback” style hat with red bill and “Arizona” written on front in cursive. The second male was wearing a black ski mask, black long sleeve shirt, khaki skinny pants, black skateboard shoes, and black gloves.
Police say that most of the stolen cigarettes are Marlboro brand.
Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $500.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrests of the suspects in the case of the stolen smokes. Callers to 1-800-932-3232 are reminded that they never have to give their names.
Yavapai Silent Witness offers cash reward for Clarkdale burglary information!
Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect/s in a recent home burglary that occurred on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in Clarkdale.
The burglar broke into a home located in the 300 block of Vista Lane in Clarkdale and stole several items including guns.
Clarkdale police are asking anyone with information to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. Callers are reminded that they never have to give their name.
PRESCOTT VALLEY POLICE are investigating a Burglary to Liberty Traditional School that occurred over the fall break. Police were called to the school Tuesday morning, Oct. 13, after employees discovered that items had been moved around, doors had been left open, and lights were left on. The Prescott Valley Police Department is asking for anyone with any information about this case to contact Det. Daniel Oen at 928-772-5167 or Det. Phil Munchinsky at 928-772-5143, or make an anonymous call to Yavapai Silent Witness 1-800-932-3232.
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$10,000.00 cash reward! Road rage may have played a part in this deadly crash!
Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $10,000.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect driver who caused a fatal car crash on April 10, 2015 that took the life of Sonya Teresa Coronado of Phoenix.
It was shortly after 1 pm Friday, April 10th, when Ms Coronado was driving her silver Toyota SUV across from Sunset Point rest area on northbound Interstate 17. The suspect driver of another vehicle pulled up next to Ms Coronado’s vehicle and made an obscene hand gesture, then abruptly drove into her lane. At that time Ms Coronado was forced to take evasive action to avoid being hit by the other vehicle. According to DPS, her SUV went into the median and rolled numerous times.
Ms Coronado was medevac’d by helicopter to John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital where she passed away 14 days later from severe head trauma.
Witnesses said that the suspect was a Caucasian male driving a silver single cab pickup truck.
If you have any information about this tragic crash 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 the arrest of the suspect driver you will be offered a $10,000.00 cash reward.
YCSO Seeking Identity Theft Suspects
On April 21, 2015, an 82-year-old woman and Chino Valley resident reported identity theft to YCSO deputies. The victim indicated that her bank had recently contacted her regarding a suspicious attempt to purchase clothing at a men’s clothing store in Phoenix with her credit card. After she told the bank representative she did not purchase anything at this store, the bank closed her account. A few days later, the victim obtained her bank statement and saw additional fraudulent purchases occurring twice at Robert’s Market, 6450 N. Viewpoint in Prescott Valley, and a Sunglass Hut store in Phoenix.
The deputy was eventually able to obtain security video associated with the 2 transactions at Robert’s Market which occurred on the same day, April 16th – around 7:15 PM and the other just before midnight. The total cost at Robert’s was $150.00 which included gas, drinks and cigarettes. The suspect vehicle pictured appears to be a gray colored Jeep Patriot and contained at least 3 persons, 2 of whom exited the back seat of the Jeep and entered the store to make purchases – see photo.
The victim explained that she recently received an email contact from a person claiming to represent her bank and requesting personal information to “fix” her accounts. It appears the suspects used information she provided to create a bank card with her account information used at the indicated locations.
If anyone recognizes these suspects and/or their vehicle, you are urged to contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.
Yavapai Silent Witness offers cash reward in vehicle burglary case!
On February 21, 2015, YCSO deputies were dispatched to the burglary of a vehicle while parked at the Loy Canyon Trail head near Sedona, Arizona, in the Coconino National Forest. The victim told deputies unknown suspects entered her Toyota 4- Runner while it was unoccupied and stole her purse containing $50 along with two credit cards while she and a friend were hiking. The victim believed the vehicle had been locked, but there were no signs of forced entry.
A short time later, the victim was notified by her bank that both cards had been used to withdraw over $1200 in cash from the Chase Bank in the 1500 block of Highway 89A, Cottonwood. The credit card PIN’s were apparently found by the suspect in her purse. The deputy requested bank photos from the transactions and received them last week.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. You never have to give your name and a cash reward is being offered.
Early Morning Robbery of Woody’s Convenience Store
Yavapai Silent Witness offers $1,000.00 cash reward!
On March 17, 2015 at approximately 4:42 a.m., a subject entered the Woody’s Convenience store at 501 Whitespar Road in Prescott and while displaying a handgun, demanded money from the clerk on duty. The subject left the store after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area on foot.
Upon arriving on scene a short time later, Prescott Police Officers were able to secure video evidence of the suspect and the crime itself. The suspect entered the store wearing black shoes, black or gray warm-up style pants with a white stripe down the side, a dark grey zip up hooded sweatshirt, black gloves and black mask. There is reason to believe that the suspect may be a female.
Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
Armed man robs local convenience store
On February 23, 2015 at approximately 11:30 P.M., Prescott Police Officers responded to a report of robbery which had occurred at the Quick Stop Mini Mart, located at 447 S. Montezuma Street, Prescott.
Officers learned that earlier, at approximately 10:54 P.M., a male subject entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The male suspect then fled the store, with an undisclosed amount of currency, running southwest from the store. The male suspect appeared to be approximately 5’5”-5’6” tall and entered the store wearing black shoes, light gray sweatpants, a light gray sweatshirt, a black ski mask, black sunglasses, thick black winter style gloves and dark colored “ear bud” style headphones. Neither the age, nor the ethnicity of the suspect is known at this time and the Police Department is asking for the help of the public in identifying this suspect.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
UPDATE: Both suspects have been arrested by YCSO. This case below is closed and there is no longer a reward being offered.
On January 27, 2015, YCSO deputies were dispatched to a vehicle burglary in the 800 block of Arroyo Drive in the Mountain Club Division, Prescott. The property was last seen on January 24, 2015, and discovered missing on January 27th.
The victim indicated that the suspects had already used her bank credit card at Wal-Mart and a local Mexican restaurant resulting in a loss of several hundred dollars. Deputies met with loss prevention officers from Wal-Mart and were able to view a video showing 2 make suspects with the victim’s credit cards. Suspect descriptions: 1 – Male, 6’, 180 pounds, dark skin, and long brown hair in a ponytail / 2- Male, 5’ 7”, 140 pounds, dark hair and light colored skin. Both suspects were wearing ball caps. This part of the investigation with loss prevention staff at Wal-Mart is ongoing. The suspects may be associated with a smaller black 4-door passenger vehicle.
On January 31, 2015, the investigating deputy was able to obtain video showing one of the suspects, possibly suspect no. 2, purchasing food at the Mexican restaurant in Prescott. Stills shots from the video have been reproduced and included with this media release with hope someone may be able to identify the suspect.
Yavapai Silent Witness offers cash reward in Bank Robbery!
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM the Prescott Valley Police responded to a hold up alarm at Compass Bank located in the 7600 block of E. State Route 69. Bank employees confirmed a robbery had occurred and described the subject as: a white male; approximately 35 years old with tanned skin tone, short brown hair; approximately 5-10, thin build; wearing a black baseball cap, dark aviator style glasses, thin, tight fitting black shirt or jacket, black shorts with white side stripes, and white running shoes with black ankle socks.
The subject handed a teller a note, stated he had a gun, and demanded large bills. Upon receiving an unspecified amount of money, the subject exited the bank in an unknown direction and by unknown means.
Anyone with information is asked to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232. Silent Witness is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect and you never have to give your name!
CALL YAVAPAI SILENT WITNESS at 1-800-932-3232. A cash reward is being offered.
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary in Mountain Club that resulted in use of the stolen credit cards. The photographs are of two unknown males using the stolen cards early morning on 01/27/2015. One of the individuals used DOB 05/13/1992 to purchase an air-soft gun at Wal-Mart and one has a unique tattoo on the back of his right hand. Please contact Deputy M. Lewis if you can identify the individuals.
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!
Hit and Run Fatality under Investigation –Witnesses being sought
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