PAULDEN - The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is required to release the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law. The offender in this publication has indicated that he will be living in the unincorporated area of Yavapai County. It is the responsibility of the Chief Law Enforcement Office having jurisdiction where the offender resides to make notification to the community.
In early August of this year, 28-year-old Wade Dickinson reported to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that his residence in the 4500 block Murphy Station Circle, Prescott, had been burglarized. Dickinson told the deputy that unknown persons had forced entry into his home and his 2009 Sinister brand sand-rail had been taken from the garage. This vehicle as new is valued in excess of $50,000. Several weeks later, the reporting deputy contacted detectives with concern that Dickinson may have filed a false report as part of an insurance fraud scheme.
On November 30, 2013, around 12:30 AM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 1600 block of S. Carpenter Lane, Cottonwood, regarding suspicious persons and vehicles in the area. Upon arrival, deputies learned that several people were inside what should have been a vacant home in the neighborhood. When deputies checked the home in question, they found screens had been pried off several windows with at least one window apparently forced open. A rental sign was seen lying on the ground in the front yard. Beer can litter was also visible.
On November 27, 2013, just after 7 AM - YCSO K9 deputies arrested 29-year-old Erick Coats of Sacramento for charges including Transportation of Marijuana for Sale, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On November 21, 2013, at approximately 9 AM - K9 deputies arrested 27-year-old Anthony McDonald from California for Money Laundering, Possession of Narcotic Drugs and Paraphernalia and Driving on a Suspended License. Also arrested during the investigation was 30-year-old Cortney Mullins from Arkansas for Money Laundering, Identity Theft and Possession of Narcotic Drugs and Paraphernalia. Both remain in-custody – each on a $15,000 bond.
On November 7, 2013 - K9 deputies stopped a white 2004 Ford Expedition for moving violations on US 93. The driver was identified as 55-year-old Robert St. John from Chicago, with a passenger, 26-year-old Jessica Satterfield from Oregon. During a conversation with St. John, the deputy developed indications the vehicle may contain drug contraband and deployed his K9 partner for an exterior vehicle sniff. The K9 alerted along a passenger door of the SUV and subsequent search revealed numerous individually sealed baggies of marijuana with a total weight of 91 pounds.
On November 4, 2013, a resident in the 3900 block of Orisons Belt Drive, Prescott, reported the theft of 2 bronze yard statues. Since this report, attempts to locate the statutes and associated suspects have not been successful.
On November 22, 2013, just after 11 AM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 100 block of W. Yellowstone Drive in Paulden regarding allegations of drug use around two children, ages 2 and 5. Upon arrival, deputies were asked to assist Adult and Child Protective Services who were already on scene investigating. The two children were present and drug paraphernalia had been discovered in a bathroom by the APS representative. A further check of the bathroom revealed several syringes, spoons for cooking narcotics, and a light bulb fashioned into a drug pipe.
The incidents mentioned here highlight the risks of hiking/traveling in unfamiliar wilderness areas alone and unprepared. In these incidents and those in the recent past, cells phones have been the lifeline to successful rescues. A word of caution though - cells phones do not always work in some remote areas of the county. For less than a hundred dollars, a personal satellite tracker solves this problem. Also, rescue professionals suggest making direct contact with your local law enforcement agency immediately upon realization you are lost. Calling family or friends first can cause delays and lead to miscommunication regarding current conditions and any immediate needs.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to learn that a program in place within the Camp Verde Detention Center will receive the 2014 “Innovation in Corrections Award” for its Restoration to Competency program, known as “RTC.”