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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office mission is to enhance the quality of life in the county by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment through professional education programs aimed at promoting community involvement in various community services and crime prevention education.

The Sheriff’s Office wants you to be safe and comfortable in your home and during your daily activities, whether at leisure or work. Although the department works very hard to create the safest environment possible, it is very important to remember that all citizens play a vital part in crime prevention. Community service is truly a Police-Community partnership. By working together, we can reduce crime and enhance the quality of life.


Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the prevention of crime; the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order and safety; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees.

Suspect being Sought in the Ashfork Area -- 1pm - SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY

October 22, 2014 – YCSO Deputies seeking Suspect who fled from Traffic Stop near Ashfork  — 1pm – SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY *** Rash, Ryan


PRELIMINARY INFORMATION – YCSO deputies are currently searching a remote area north of I40, east of Ashfork, for a suspect who ran from them following a traffic stop just before 9AM. The suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Ryan Rash from Chico, California. Rash is associated with 2 vehicles stopped by K9 deputies on east I40, east of Highway 89, in which several pounds of marijuana were seized. K9 deputies have 2 suspects in custody related to this investigation. Rash has a criminal history out of California related to weapons and drug possession. Rash is a white male, 6’ 02”/ 170-180 pounds, red hair, wearing a San Francisco 49er’s jacket, shorts, and black “skater” type shoes. Although he is not known to be armed at this time, do not approach if seen – call 911. If anyone has information regarding this suspect and/or his whereabouts, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or call 911. Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

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