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Level 2 Sex Offender Notification –Clark (Prescott)

Posted on Oct 28, 2014

(Sex Offender photo available in the attachment)

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. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from Arizona State prison, accepted under an interstate compact or released from the county jail back into the community. Offenders are categorized into three levels: Level One (low risk to the community), Level Two (intermediate risk to the community), and Level Three (high risk to the community).

 

The individual who appears on this notification, 40-year-old Jesse James Clark, has been convicted of a sex offense which allows for community notification. This sex offender has advised the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that he will be living at 1546 Shoup Street, Prescott, Arizona 86305. This is individual is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at this time.

 

Offender Clark was convicted of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor and failure to register in Oregon. Offender Clark is not on parole and is currently a Level Two (Intermediate Risk).

This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is the Sheriff’s Office belief that an informed community is a safer community. CITIZEN ABUSES OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

 

The YCSO would like to remind the public of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification program available at www.ycsoaz.gov. This registry will allow anyone to enter a local address which will result in a list of sex offenders registered in Yavapai County living within a one mile radius of the entered address. The registry will also provide information about particular sex offenders registered in Yavapai County. Additionally, a free email notification program is available which will alert you to any sex offender registered in Yavapai County who resides within one mile of the address entered on your subscription.

 

For more details about this important public service tool, please view the online presentation available by clicking the Sex Offender Registry link at the top of the YCSO home page, www.ycsoaz.gov.

 

The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit may be reached at (928) 771-7441 and is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program as well as provide you with useful information on personal safety. If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at (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

 

 

No Place to Hide – One of Three suspects Flees during K9 Traffic Stop and is eventually caught. 3 more arrested from companion vehicle.

Posted on Oct 24, 2014

(booking photos may be seen in the attachment) 

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On October 22, 2014, at approximately 8:30 am, YCSO K9 deputies arrested Kiefer Ryan Carter, 19, Christopher Wayne Abey, 18, Ryan Scott Rash, 27, on numerous felony charges after deputies located nearly 19 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle following a traffic stop. All suspects are from the Chico, California area.

BACKGROUND - Following a traffic violation on east 140, east of Ashfork, Arizona, K9 deputies contacted the above named individuals in a silver colored Mitsubishi Lancer. The driver, Kiefer Carter, was found to have a suspended license. All 3 individuals appeared very nervous and provided contradictory information regarding travel plans and in some cases could not fully identify who they were travelling with. Based on several factors assessed by the K9 officer in light of his training and experience, he believed the vehicle likely contained some type of contraband, i.e., drugs/narcotics. A request for a consent search was denied. As a result, the deputy deployed his K9 partner and following an exterior “sniff” of the vehicle, the K9 alerted on the rear passenger side indicating the odor of drugs.

When the deputy approached Rash following the K9 alert, Rash suddenly took off north across all 4 lanes of the I40 and into the desert. The deputy secured Carter and Abey in his patrol vehicle. A search of the suspect vehicle revealed nearly 19 pounds of packaged marijuana hidden inside two audio speaker boxes stored in the trunk. At this time, the K9 deputy was informed that another vehicle had been stopped by his K9 partners approximately 10 miles away and contained 3 subjects connected to the suspects in the Mitsubishi Lancer. An extensive search was initiated to locate Rash. His companions told deputies Rash would avoid custody at all costs. It was also learned Rash had pending criminal cases in California. As a result of a diligent and coordinated effort tracking the fleeing felon involving deputies from the K9 unit and patrol bureau, Rash was located just after 1 PM. He was found hiding in construction equipment parked in a gravel pit area north of Ashfork.

All 3 suspects were booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on the following charges:

Kiefer Ryan Carter - ARS 13-3405.A4 Transportation of Marijuana for Sale, ARS 13-3405.A2 Possession of Marijuana for Sale, ARS 13-3405.A1 Possession/Use of Marijuana, ARS 13-3415.A1, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and ARS 28-3473.A1 Driving While Suspended.

Christopher James Abey - ARS 13-3405.A4 Transportation of Marijuana for Sale, ARS 13-3405.A2 Possession of Marijuana for Sale, ARS 13-3405.A1 Possession/Use of Marijuana, and ARS 13-3415.A1 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Ryan Scott Rash - ARS 13-3405.A4 Transportation of Marijuana for Sale, ARS 13-3405.A2 Possession of Marijuana for Sale, ARS 13-3405.A1 Possession/Use of Marijuana, ARS 13-3415.A1 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and ARS 13-2503.A1 Escape in the 2nd Degree.

All three remain in-custody on a $25,000 bond.

The 3 individuals in the silver Honda Civic that had been stopped several miles to the west by K9 deputies were confirmed to have an association with the suspects in the Mitsubishi. They were identified as Richard Lee, 33, David Brawley, 32, and Charles Robertson, 30, all from California. Deputies were able to connect all these individuals to the marijuana load found in the Mitsubishi. Additionally, nearly 3 grams of methamphetamine was found in the front passenger compartment of the Honda. A walkie-talkie found in each of these vehicles allowed the 6 suspects to communicate. Lee, Brawley, and Robertson were arrested and booked on numerous charges including Possession of Dangerous, Drugs, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Transportation of Marijuana for Sale, Possession of a Narcotic Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All remain in-custody – each on a $25,000 bond.

Booking photos are attached with the email.

Detective Perseverance Results in Spring Valley Pharmacy 2012 Burglary Arrest

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

(Booking photo may be seen in the attachment)

Diligent work by a YCSO detective has resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old Daniel Navarro from Prescott Valley for a 2012 commercial burglary.

Background – On July 9, 2012, around 4:30 AM, the Spring Valley Pharmacy in the 17000 block of Spring Valley Road, Mayer, was burglarized. Deputies determined a male suspect cut an opening in the roof using a power saw and dropped himself through the ceiling to access the pharmacy. The suspect was wearing a mask and black clothing and forcibly entered a locked cabinet stealing numerous narcotics including name brand and generic oxycodone, morphine based medication, hydrocodone, etc. Nearly 1400 pills were taken with an estimated street value exceeding $20,000.

After securing the pills, the suspect exited via the roof opening and fled. A majority of the burglary was caught on video. A few months later, detectives received tips identifying individuals possibly involved in the crime. Based on this information, the lead detective began researching these persons and found an individual who matched the description and appeared to have the physical ability required for a forced rooftop entry.

After enhancing the security video, the detective noticed a distinctive tattoo on the suspect’s left hand that he matched to a male identified as Daniel Navarro. The detective searched for Navarro for months until he located him on October 8, 2014, in the Camp Verde Detention Center. Navarro had been booked for a probation violation a few days prior. Navarro initially denied involvement until confronted with the video evidence at which time he confessed. He acknowledged an addiction to prescription drugs.

On October 14, 2014, Navarro was charged with Burglary, Theft, Defacing Property, and Possession of a Narcotic Drug. He remains in-custody on a total bond of $50,200 – which includes unrelated charges.

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Prior media release issued July 11, 2012 - Spring Valley Pharmacy Burglary- 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. Detectives are requesting anyone with information to contact Detective Todd Swaim at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at

928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

YCSO Deputy Involved in Shooting – Suspect Deceased (UPDATED OCT 20)

Posted on Oct 17, 2014

Good afternoon –

The Sheriff’s office is providing the identity of the YCSO deputy and deceased suspect involved in the October 17, 2014, incident in Dewey.

The YCSO deputy is Jason Morgan, 38, and he is a 17 year veteran with YCSO. Per ARS 39-123, the Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing a photo of Deputy Morgan. Sheriff Mascher thanks everyone for their prayers and support regarding Deputy Morgan who was released from the hospital on Saturday. Deputy Morgan has several weeks of recovery ahead due to injuries sustained in the altercation.

The deceased suspect is identified as Harvey Mullenax, 31, of Glendale, Arizona. I do not have a photo of Mullenax. As previously indicated, he was on active parole out of the Phoenix area at the time of the incident.

The shooting investigation is being handled by the Department of Public Safety’s Special Investigations Unit. The Sheriff’s Office cannot comment further on the case while the investigation by DPS is underway. _________________________________________________________________________________

October 17, 2014 - PRELIMINARY INFORMATION --- Late last night, YCSO deputies were positioned on Highway 169 and S. River Drive, Dewey, attempting to locate a stolen vehicle involved in an earlier I17 pursuit with DPS officers. Just after midnight, a YCSO deputy spotted a suspicious man and possible suspect walking near Highway 169. When the deputy attempted to contact him, the suspect ran. The deputy eventually caught up with the suspect in a nearby commercial parking area where the suspect attacked him. During the fight, the suspect entered the driver’s side of the deputy’s patrol vehicle in an apparent effort to escape as the deputy continued attempts to subdue the suspect. During the struggle, the patrol vehicle began moving with the open door striking the deputy. As the altercation continued and fearing for his life, the deputy shot the suspect. The patrol vehicle came to rest after striking a tree. An assisting deputy in the area arrived quickly and the suspect was placed in handcuffs.

Both the deputy and suspect were treated by EMS personnel at the scene.

The deputy sustained significant injuries to his face and upper body during the fight and contact with the vehicle and was flown to a Phoenix area hospital where he remains in serious but stable condition.

The suspect, in his early 30’s, was transported to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center east campus and eventually flown to a Phoenix area hospital where he later died.

DPS officers have indicated this suspect was the same person involved in the earlier vehicle pursuit on I17. Following a search of the area around Highway 169 and S. River Drive, the stolen vehicle was found less than ½ a mile away. The suspect had apparently hidden the stolen vehicle just prior to contact with the deputy. An initial records check indicates the suspect was on parole and had a warrant issued due to parole violations.

Per YCSO policy, the name of the YCSO deputy will not be released until a 48 hour window has expired. The suspect’s name is being withheld pending verification of his identity and next of kin notification. The DPS Special Investigations Unit (SIU) will be handling the review of this incident and SIU detectives arrived early this morning to begin their investigation.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

Level 2 Sex Offender Notification – Cordes Lakes

Posted on Oct 8, 2014

Level 2 Sex Offender Notification –Rush

(Cordes Lakes) - photo available in the attachment -

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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. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from Arizona State prison, accepted under an interstate compact or released from the county jail back into the community. Offenders are categorized into three levels: Level One (low risk to the community), Level Two (intermediate risk to the community), and Level Three (high risk to the community).

The individual who appears on this notification, 25-year-old Joshua Eugene Rush, has been convicted of a sex offense which allows for community notification. This sex offender has advised the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that he will be living at 16749 S Cordes Circle W, Cordes Lakes AZ, 86333. This is individual is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at this time.  

Offender Rush was convicted in 2008 for Attempted Child Molestation and Sexual Abuse. Offender Rush is currently on probation and is considered a level 2 (intermediate) risk.     

This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is the Sheriff’s Office belief that an informed community is a safer community. CITIZEN ABUSES OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. 

The YCSO would like to remind the public of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification program available at www.ycsoaz.gov. This registry will allow anyone to enter a local address which will result in a list of sex offenders registered in Yavapai County living within a one mile radius of the entered address. The registry will also provide information about particular sex offenders registered in Yavapai County. Additionally, a free email notification program is available which will alert you to any sex offender registered in Yavapai County who resides within one mile of the address entered on your subscription.

For more details about this important public service tool, please view the online presentation available by clicking the Sex Offender Registry link at the top of the YCSO home page, www.ycsoaz.gov.

The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit may be reached at (928) 771-7441 and is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program as well as provide you with useful information on personal safety. If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at (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

 

 

 

Suspect Wanted for Business Burglary in Black Canyon City

Posted on Oct 7, 2014

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.

Deputies continue their investigation which will include a review of security video and processing of physical evidence gathered at the scene. If anyone has information regarding this burglary, you are urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or report tips anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. A tip leading to the suspect’s arrest will become eligible for a cash reward.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

Sex Offender Notification - Cottonwood (Booth)

Posted on Oct 6, 2014

* Sex Offender photo can be seen in the attachment *

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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. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from Arizona State prison, accepted under an interstate compact, or released from the county jail back into the community. Offenders are categorized into three levels: Level One (low risk to the community), Level Two (intermediate risk to the community), and Level Three (high risk to the community).

The individual who appears on this notification, 43-year-old Kenneth Shannon Booth, has been convicted of a sex offense which allows for community notification. This sex offender has advised the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that he will be living at 3305 E Colt Circle, Cottonwood, AZ, 86326. This is individual is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at this time.  

Offender Booth was 20-years-old when he entered the home of a 12-year-old female and touched her. Offender Booth has had numerous contacts with law enforcement for unrelated incidents. Offender Booth is currently on unsupervised probation and is a level 3 (high) risk.        

This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is the Sheriff’s Office belief that an informed community is a safer community. CITIZEN ABUSES OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. 

The YCSO would like to remind the public of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification program available at www.ycsoaz.gov. This registry will allow anyone to enter a local address which will result in a list of sex offenders registered in Yavapai County living within a one mile radius of the entered address. The registry will also provide information about particular sex offenders registered in Yavapai County. Additionally, a free email notification program is available which will alert you to any sex offender registered in Yavapai County who resides within one mile of the address entered on your subscription.

For more details about this important public service tool, please view the online presentation available by clicking the Sex Offender Registry link at the top of the YCSO home page, www.ycsoaz.gov.

The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit may be reached at (928) 771-7441 and is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program as well as provide you with useful information on personal safety. If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at (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

 

 

K9 Traffic Stop results in 3 Arrests involving a

Posted on Oct 2, 2014

* See related photos in the attachment*

On September 30, 2014, YCSO K-9 deputies stopped a newer gray Dodge Charger sedan travelling on Interstate 40 near Ash Fork for traffic violations. When the deputy approached the vehicle, the odor of Marijuana was detected. A K9 alert also confirmed the presence of drugs inside the vehicle. Deputies detained the three male occupants who are all from the Oklahoma area. A search of the vehicle to locate the source of the odor was conducted. Deputies discovered a useable quantity of marijuana along with a vacuum bag sealer and rolls of plastic bags likely intended to package large quantities of marijuana.

During further examination of the interior, deputies found a handheld scanner commonly used in retail stores, a variety of apparently fraudulent Wal-Mart receipts, a thermal printer loaded with a blank roll of Wal-Mart receipts, a laptop computer, a lock pick, a demagnetizer device designed to deactivate security tags in high priced retail store merchandise, and a power invertor to provide power from a vehicle to devices requiring AC. Deputies also found brand new boxed items including expensive sport cameras, wireless cameras, DVD sets, rifle sights, and clothing. Based on the initial review of evidence seized, all three occupants were believed to be involved in large organized retail fraud scheme. Some of the fraudulent receipts reviewed were stamped identifying the Wal-Mart in Flagstaff. Other receipts were from various stores around the US.

Wal-Mart security/loss prevention personnel were contacted and provided an agent to meet with deputies to assist in the investigation. PANT detectives were also assigned to assist.

At this time, it appears the suspects used the equipment recovered as part of a fraud scheme to alter receipts and merchandise UPC tags in order to return already stolen Wal-Mart property for cash. The investigation is ongoing to learn in detail how the suspects conducted their operation. The 2014 Dodge Charger had been recently purchased and was impounded along with nearly $2000 in cash.

All 3 occupants from the vehicle, now suspects, were arrested, and booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on the following charges:

James Toles, age 23, of Oklahoma City, OK, was charged with 16 Felony counts including Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Burglary Tools, Unlawful Alteration of a UPC Code label Forgery-10 counts, Aggravated Taking the ID of Another, Theft and , Open Alcohol Container-misdemeanor. He remains in-custody on a $25,000 bond.

Andre Chaney Jr, age 22, of Oklahoma City, OK, was charged with the same 16 Felony counts and 1 Misedmeanor count. Chaney remains in-custody on a $20,000 bond.

Robert Schnitker, age 23, of Oklahoma City, Ok was charged the same offenses with the additional charge of Altering Physical Evidence as he was destroying some of the receipts in view of deputies prior to his detention. He remains in-custody on a $20,000 bond.

Additional charges are pending for crimes in Coconino County, Arizona, and within certain areas of Oklahoma. Detectives are actively seeking additional commercial business victims, Wal-Mart or otherwise, anywhere between Arizona and Oklahoma who may have been victimized by these suspects.  

 

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

Suspect sought in Burglary of Black Canyon City Restaurant (photos in attachment)

Posted on Sep 3, 2014

 

September 3, 2014

 On the morning of September 1, 2014, the owner of Beni’s Pizza, located in the 34500 block of Old Black 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.

Security video stills of the suspect

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.

 

 

Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death – Seeking Public Input (see photo in the attachment)

Posted on Aug 1, 2014

Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death – Seeking Public Input          

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Just before 11am yesterday, July 31, 2014, YCSO deputies were dispatched to the report of a dead body lying in water in Beaver Creek along the Bell Trail in Wet Beaver Creek Canyon, Yavapai County. The body was discovered by hikers.

The body was eventually identified as that of 43-year-old George Wesley Montgomery from Peoria, Arizona. He is described as a black male, 6’ 2” in height, who was wearing a yellow shirt and shorts. Montgomery had suffered a gunshot wound and a firearm was recovered near his body. The manner of death has not been determined as detectives continue to investigate the circumstances.

Montgomery last had contact with family members by phone on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, around 7 PM. At that time there was an indication he was hiking along the Bell trail. Detectives are asking anyone who might have been hiking on Bell Trail between the hours of 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday, to contact them regarding this investigation.

Montgomery’s vehicle, a 2002 white GMC Envoy, was located and recovered from a turnout area near the trail.

If anyone has information regarding this case, please contact Detective John McDormett at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

Jail Escapee Now a Fugitive - $5000 Reward Offered

Posted on Jul 14, 2014

Jail Escapee Now a Fugitive - $5000 Reward Offered

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Yavapai Silent Witness, 1800-932-3232 is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive Wade Cole Dickinson, 28, who escaped from the Camp Verde Detention Center Saturday afternoon.

Prior to the escape, Dickinson was concluding several criminal cases involving fraud schemes, false reporting of a stolen vehicle, theft, prohibited possession of a firearm, weapons misconduct, possession of dangerous drugs, etc., all occurring while he was on probation. He was expecting 24 year prison term. Victim’s included business associates, friends and an insurance company.

On Saturday, July 12, 2014, around 2:30 pm, Dickinson was able to scale a wall in the recreation yard of the Detention Center, separate overhead security fencing to access the roof and climb down to ground level. Dickinson then ran across the parking area and was seen attempting to steal a small pick-up truck parked outside a business located along Highway 260 in front of the jail. When the business owners came outside, Dickinson ran across Highway 260 and then east along Old Highway 279 out of sight. The owners immediately called YCSO to report a possible escape. The jail was quickly locked down and following a head count, Dickinson was confirmed missing.

Just before 11 PM that night, YCSO received a credible report Dickinson was seen on Middle Verde Road in the area of I17. An exhaustive search with the assistance of multiple agencies and tracking dogs was unsuccessful and concluded late yesterday. YCSO still cautions residents in the Camp Verde area to remain on alert as Dickinson does have acquaintances in the Camp Verde area.

 An internal review into the escape incident is underway.

YCSO appreciates the numerous phone calls received since the escape. Every credible lead will be checked. If someone wishes to remain anonymous, please call Silent Witness. If you see the fugitive, call 911. Do not approach Dickinson.

Anyone who provides aid, support, concealment, or hinders investigative efforts with knowledge Dickinson is a wanted fugitive, could be arrested and charged criminally.

A wanted poster with details on Dickinson’s physical description can be accessed in the alert box on our homepage at www.ycsoaz.gov. Also, check the alert box for the latest updates.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

Suspects Sought in Cottonwood Home Invasion this Morning

Posted on Jul 12, 2014

 Suspects Sought in Cottonwood Home Invasion this Morning

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PRELIMINARY INFORMATION - At approximately 5:15AM this morning, YCSO deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of North Rio Verde Circle, Cottonwood, regarding a home invasion robbery.

Deputies spoke with a female victim in her 50’s who explained that 3 men forcibly entered her home sometime around 4 AM, tied her up, and stole property. The victim was not physically injured or assaulted otherwise. The suspects told her they were armed. Details on their descriptions are expected in follow-up notifications.

During the investigation, detectives developed information regarding the suspect’s vehicle which is identified as a black Nissan Maxima, possibly a 2005 or 2006 model, all passenger windows blacked out with tint like that used for limousines. The vehicle displayed an Arizona Cardinal license plate, unknown numbers and last seen direction. Neighbors told deputies they had seen the vehicle in the area the prior evening.

Detectives are following up on leads this afternoon.

If you have any info, please contact YCSO at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 to report tips anonymously. Refer to case number 14-024747.