Hit and Run Fatality under Investigation –Witnesses being sought
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION – Just before 6:30 AM this morning, 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
Prescott Valley Fraud
On 9-3-2014 the female in the photos used a lost/stolen debit/credit card at the Maverik Gas Station in Prescott Valley for two different transactions. Prescott Valley police are trying to ID the female or the male in the white t-shirt.
Please contact Det. Danny Oen at 928-772-5167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Case 14-34304.
Police investigate multiple vehicle burglaries
On December 1, 2014 Prescott Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Northside drive for a report of a burglary to a vehicle. Officers discovered that there were multiple victims of the same crime in the surrounding neighborhoods. The crimes occurred on Northside Drive, Flora Street, Tamarack Street, Black Drive and Dogwood Lane, sometime between the hours of 6:00p.m. and 8:00a.m. It was discovered that multiple vehicles had been entered in the area and multiple pieces of property had been removed from inside the vehicles. In total, officers investigated the burglary of 12 vehicles. In all but one case, the vehicles were left unlocked in the driveways of the homes of the victims.
Items that were removed from the vehicles included wallets, cash, keys, and small electronics. There are no suspects at this time.
The Prescott Police Department would like to remind our community that it is always important to lock your vehicle and remove valuables from sight, even when the vehicle is parked at home. It is common for thieves to simply check vehicles for open or unlocked doors and enter quickly, removing items from inside.
If you have any information concerning these cases please call Silent Witness.
Callers who wish to remain anonymous and who want a cash reward must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
Yavapai Silent Witness offers cash reward for DUI drivers!*
*Callers are asked to call 911 to report DUI information!
Yavapai Silent Witness board of directors has decided to help in the battle against impaired drivers in Yavapai County. Silent Witness is now offering a $100.00 cash reward to callers who supply information to Silent Witness when an active DUI driver is arrested in the act. The board feels that this Christmas season is the perfect time to get involved and help make the streets safer.
Callers should always use 911 to report an active DUI driver. Callers should be prepared to supply information on the vehicle, it’s direction of travel and any other pertinent information.
If the caller is interested in the cash reward then once they have finished with the 911 operator they need to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
Callers are reminded that they can call Yavapai Silent Witness 7 days a week 24 hours a day and they never have to give their names.
THE NEXT PHASE OF CATCH 22
BEGINS DECEMBER 1, 2014
$500.00 Cash Reward
On 10/28/14 at about 5:05 PM, a male subject, identified as 53 year old James D. Hickey of Clarkdale, was observed taking pictures up an 18 year old female’s skirt at the Spirit Halloween store in Cottonwood, by management. When confronted Hickey pushed the manager against a rack and fled. Hickey was chased out of the store by 2 male employees where he was observed throwing his smart phone into his vehicle and ran north into a wash where he eventually evaded police. Hickey’s vehicle was towed and impounded into the Cottonwood Police Evidence yard where it was later searched pursuant to a search warrant, and the phone was recovered. It was discovered during the investigation that Hickey was also being looked at by Sedona Police as well as Phoenix Police Department for similar acts. Hickey was identified by Phoenix Police as the subject they were looking for in reference to a male subject being seen on store surveillance taking pictures up a woman skirt while in a Hobby Lobby.
According to Cottonwood Detective Sergeant Tod Moore, “There are likely numerous others victims of Hickey’s lewd acts. We won’t know for sure full extent of his acts until all data is recovered and analyzed from the evidence recovered thus far”. Hickey is wanted for numerous charges both in Yavapai and Maricopa Counties. “If anyone knows Hickey or where he can be found, we encourage you to call your local Police. Hickey is considered dangerous and needs to be taken into custody for the safety of the community.”
If you have any information on the whereabouts of James Hickey you are asked to call Yavapai Silent Witness. In order to collect the $500.00 reward you must report your information to 1-800-932-3232. You never have to give your name!
On Saturday, October 18, 2014 at approximately 10:30 A.M, a male entered the Woody’s gas station at 501 White Spar Road in Prescott and demanded the clerk give him all of the store’s money. The man displayed a knife and handed the clerk a bag to put the money in. The suspect took the cash from the clerk and fled the scene on foot.
The lone suspect was wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt with an “Alpine Stars” brand logo on the front, black pants and bright baby blue colored tennis shoes. The suspect covered his face with a cloth or bandana and was wearing sunglasses. If you have any information about this case please call Yavapai Silent Witness.
Callers who wish to remain anonymous and who want a cash reward must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232!
On September 16, 2014 Cottonwood Police and area law enforcement arrested 34-year-old Cecilio Cruz for 2nd degree murder and manslaughter for the 1997 murder of Marisol Gonzalez and her unborn full term baby, Andrew. Cruz was arrested at his place of work in Tucson, Arizona. The reward in this case is no longer being offered.
Silent Witness offers cash reward!
Suspect Wanted for Business Burglary in Black Canyon City
On October 5, 2014, around 11:30 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress at the Rock Springs Café in the 35000 block of S. Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City. The suspect fled after the reporting party, a manager for the business, fired “warning shots” from a rifle. The manager provided the following details:
He went to the café after receiving a call from the alarm company indicating a possible break-in. Because he lives in the area, he arrived quickly and immediately noticed a suspect moving the business safe out of the office with a dolly. While outside in view of the suspect, the manager fired a couple of warning shots from his rifle and eventually went to the back of the café. At this point he could see that the safe was still in the building and it appeared the suspect had fled out the back door. The manager briefly entered the café and confirmed no one was inside and contacted authorities while maintaining security until deputies arrived.
During the investigation, deputies discovered the suspect was able to turn off the power to the building and force the rear door open to access the office. It did appear the suspect fled quickly, like due to the gunshots, leaving the safe and other valuables behind.
The suspect is described as a male, approximately 5’ 9” and 220 pounds, wearing a dark blue or black long sleeve shirt, black pants, and a black ski mask. He was last seen running into the desert. No vehicle was seen or heard.
If anyone has information regarding this burglary, you are urged to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. You never have to give your name and if your information leads to the arrest of the suspect you will be offered a cash reward.
Can you identify this person?
Person of interest: W/M, 6 FOOT, HEAVEY SET, WEARING RED SHIRT WITH DONKEY DESIGN.
On August 31, 2014 at 1808 hours, this subject paid for merchandise using a “COPY” $20 dollar gold coin. If you can identify this person, please contact Det. D. Oen at Prescott Valley PD, 928-772-5167
PRESCOTT VALLEY POLICE INVESTIGATING EARLY MORNING ROBBERY
At approximately 7:45 AM on Friday September 19th, a dark haired white female suspect wearing sunglasses and a pink shirt committed armed robbery at the Prescott Valley Burger King located at 7780 E. Hwy. 69. The suspect entered the establishment, brandished a weapon and demanded money from the register. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspect then fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured in the crime. Witnesses have reported seeing a suspicious vehicle leaving the area shortly after the robbery.
Prescott Valley Police Detectives and the Evidence Unit responded to the scene and are currently following up on possible leads in the case.
Anyone with any information regarding this robbery are asked to contact Detective Dan Hays at (928)772-5182.
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
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