Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov
Suspicious Fire in Cornville
On March 1, 2014, at approximately 11:45 PM, YCSO deputies were dispatched to the 11000 of E. Meier Circle, Cornville, regarding a suspicious fire. Verde Valley Fire personnel were on scene and told deputies they had been called to the involved home and upon arrival, found the front door open and a small fire in the living room. Deputies discovered someone pried the apparently locked front door open to gain access and found the carpet just inside the front door had been intentionally burned. Additionally, cabinets and dresser drawers were found open throughout the home indicating the likely theft of property.
During a check for witnesses in the area, a neighbor told deputies he had gone outside to investigate a noise that sounded as if someone had opened and closed the door of his car. It was at this time he noticed a fire burning through the open door of his neighbor’s home. The fire department was immediately notified and arrived to extinguish the fire. The owners of the home where the fire was set were out of town. It is very fortunate the neighbor noticed the fire so quickly before it could spread.
Detectives arrived during the early morning hours of March 2, 2014, and waited for the homeowners to return. Following an inventory of home’s contents, they determined the following items had been stolen:
1- A large bottle of tequila shaped like a machine gun.
2- An “Apple” IPAD.
3- “PlayStation” brand handheld video game unit.
4- “JVC” car stereo.
5- A crucifix pendant, described as oversized, consisting of 3 types of gold. Estimated value is $3000.
6- Various types of clothing.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Todd Swaim at 928-567-7710 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Silent Witness is offering a cash reward for a tip leading to the arrest of suspect(s) responsible for these crimes. Remember you never have to give your name.
For Information Leading to the Arrest
Of Person or Persons Responsible For Doe Antelope Poaching
On the morning of February 23, 2014 approximately ½ mile south east of Stone Lake in Unit 10, (nearest landmark is 20 miles northwest of Ash Fork) an individual unlawfully shot and left to waste a healthy adult pronghorn doe. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating the incident and has recovered significant physical evidence from the scene. However, help is needed. If you know who is responsible for this violation please call the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-352-0700. You can remain completely ANONYMOUS and can be eligible for a cash reward.
If you have any information about this crime call Operation Game Thief 1-800-352-0700.
Suspects Sought in Large Theft of Copper Wire from Light Poles
On February 10, 2014, YCSO deputies were assigned to meet with representatives of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) regarding a theft of copper wire. Deputies were told that unknown suspects removed copper wire from more than 20 light poles positioned on the east side of the on-ramp to I17 south from SR 69, Cordes Lakes. Regarding the involved light poles, suspects accessed the wire by removing the lid to a box revealing conduit and portions of exposed wire. The suspects were then able to pull the copper wire out of the conduit to steal. Several wires run to each pole which are placed about 200 feet apart.
ADOT last checked the condition of these lights on the evening of February 6, 2014, and they were functioning properly. On February 8, 2014, ADOT employees were called to the area for a storm watch and discovered the theft. Based on information from Sheriff’s patrol units, the theft likely occurred during evening hours on Thursday, February 6, or Friday, February 7, 2014. Deputies collected evidence and contacted YCSO detectives.
ADOT provided the following stolen property description and associated value –
- 12,700’ of # 8 Black, stranded copper wire = $ 5,975.35.
- 4,408’ of # 8 Green, stranded copper wire = $ 2,081.11. Total weight of the #8 stolen wire is about 1200 pounds.
- 4,236’ of # 10 Black, stranded copper wire = $ 1,315.74. Total weight of the # 10 stolen wire is about 190 pounds.
- 186’ of # 12 Black, stranded copper wire = $ 38.79.
- Connectors, fittings, and fuses = $ 4,477.36.
Total Loss = $ 13,888.35.
YCSO is asking anyone with information on this theft to contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 or Detective Todd Swaim at 928-554-8605. Refer to case number 14-005117.
Silent Witness offers $500.00 cash reward!
Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $500.00 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect in a recent arson in Prescott. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was called to 1555 Iron Springs Road on January 31, 2014 reference a possible arson. The location is that of the Iron Springs Professional Plaza which is host to about 9 business rentals.
The fire was located in a bottom area of the structure that is used for storage. Investigators think that the fire was set sometime early that morning and was discovered at around 7:10 that same morning. The owner of the complex estimates the damage at about $3,000.00. However if the fire would have continued to burn it could have been devastating.
Anyone with information about this case or anyone who may have seen someone in that area early that morning are asked to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. A $500.00 cash reward is being offered. And remember that you never have to give your name.
On 11-27-13 at approximately 0851 hours, Yavapai-Apache Police Officers investigated a reported theft that occurred at Cliff Castle Casino Lodge located on Middle Verde Road in Camp Verde Arizona. The victims reported a theft from their hotel room in the early morning hours while they were sleeping. Items reported stolen were credit cards, large amounts of cash, numerous jewelry items and a black “Slammer Hammer” guitar. One of the credit cards reported stolen was attempted to have been used on 11-28-2013 at an ATM located at Chase Bank 6666 Hwy 179 at 7:21pm.
The Yavapai-Apache Police Department needs help in identifying the man in the ATM photo.
Any information can be reported to Yavapai Silent Witness and or Sgt. Jon Huey of the Yavapai-Apache Police Department at 928-649-7142 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232 and remember that you never have to give your name.
YCSO Seeks Suspects in Theft of Property worth Thousands from Cordes Lakes Home
On January 19, 2014, Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 20500 block of E Parkview Lane, Cordes Lakes, regarding a residential burglary. The deputies discovered the victim had been away from the location for 2 weeks and had just returned to find unknown suspect(s) entered the home and stole electronics and jewelry. Entry was likely through a back door. Total loss estimate exceeds $15,000. This media release was delayed due to late reporting by the victim regarding property descriptions.
The stolen property includes:
2 Sony Blu Ray DVD, players, black serial numbers 1362355B and 10830367 / 1 Samsung television – flat screen, serial number Z6M83CQD300983 / 1 Vizio television – flat screen with serial number LATKNTAP0506448 / 1 Yamaha speaker, black, sound bar type for use with television, serial number Y737383Y0.
Loss regarding electronic items is estimated at $3000. Several pieces of jewelry were stolen including three necklaces. The victim drew a representative example of the most valuable pieces – see photo for details – The top sketch portrays a 100 year old necklace valued at $3500, the middle sketch portrays another necklace the victim values at $2500 and the bottom sketch describes a bracelet worth an estimated $2500.
YCSO is seeking anyone with information regarding the suspect(s) and/or property and is urging calls to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 or directly to the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 – refer to case number 14-002281.
Coins Stolen from Mailbox in Cornville
On January 8, 2014, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputy was assigned to a mail theft incident that occurred in the 1600 block of Aspass Road, Cornville. The victim explained he had purchased 40 Morgan silver dollars from a Phoenix area coin supplier for $1260. The store mailed the coins on Friday, January 3, 2014. It was confirmed the package had been delivered to his mailbox the next day,January 4, 2013, by a US Postal carrier. The package was never located following delivery. The victim was originally under the impression his coins would be delivered by FedEx or UPS, but had since confirmed they were shipped via US Postal Mail. Based on this information, he hoped the package would be sent to his PO Box in Cornville, but eventually learned it had been delivered to his rarely used residential mailbox. On top of these issues, a signature confirming delivery of the coins was not required.
Deputies notified the US Postal Inspectors Office regarding the theft and they are assisting in the investigation.
If anyone has information as to the whereabouts of these coins or the suspect(s) involved, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Callers to Silent Witness remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made in this case. Refer any tips based on report number 14-000941.
Ash Fork Vandalism and Theft $500.00 CASH REWARD
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating the people involved in the recent theft and vandalism at the automobile salvage yard located at the old Ash Fork town dump. Deputies say that during the month of November, 2013 vandals went on the fenced property multiple times and broke out windshields and stole several items.
The property is located out Old Route 66 on Saw Mill Road. To date there has been over $60,000.00 worth of damage and theft. If you have any information on this case please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
BAGDAD SOFTBALL FIELD DAMAGE
$500.00 CASH REWARD
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating the vandals who damaged the lights at the Bagdad softball field on Main Street and the Little League field on Lindahl Street.
Sometime around the end of August 2013 someone shot out most of the field lights at the ball park. Deputies feel that the shooter either used a pellet gun or maybe a BB gun.
PRESCOTT VALLEY POLICE INVESTIGATING BANK ROBERY
On Monday 8/19/13 at approximately 9:00 AM the Credit Union West (8640 E 2nd Street, Prescott Valley) was robbed. The suspect entered the bank through the north entrance facing Valley Road and approached a teller. The suspect stated that he had a handgun, but a gun was never displayed. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the bank through the same north door.
He is described as a white male, possibly in his early 50’s, clean shaven, brown eyes, medium build, approx. 5’8” to 5’9” tall, 185 to 200 pounds, sun aged skin with dark color shoes, white socks, tan cargo shorts, blue denim shirt/jacket with red and white stripe across the rear back and shoulders with a gray bandana with a star burst type pattern, gray, yellow and red.
As always, anyone with information can also contact Yavapai Silent Witness 1-800-932-3232 and remain anonymous.
MAYER CIRCLE K ROBBERY $1,000.00 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
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.
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: www.ycsoaz.gov