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YCSO Deputy Involved in Shooting – Suspect Deceased

Posted on Oct 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 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 remain 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

Apparent “Super Cell” event hits Groom Creek

Posted on Sep 30, 2014

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, major storm cell moved through the Prescott Basin dropping a large amount of rain in a very short time along with very strong winds. During that storm, the Groom Creek area was stricken with an apparent ‘super cell’ weather event which caused a power outage to a small segment of Groom Creek community off Senator Highway. The affected area includes sections of Old Miner Rd, Yegan Road, Preddy Road, Preddy Loop and, Irish Girl Lane. The storm sheared off several power poles and trees and caused major damage to at least four (4) homes along with minor damage to 8-12 others. Approximately 30 homes, including those damaged, were without power. APS has been in the area replacing power poles and lines and hope to have power restored to the area by Thursday.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the damages on Sunday, September 28, 2014, by personnel from Yavapai County Emergency Management (YCEM) who learned about the event from a resident requesting assistance. As a measure of safety, the Yavapai County Jeep Posse and a Forest Patrol Supervisor were deployed and conducted a door to door canvas to ascertain any unreported injuries or residents in urgent need. The Jeep Posse made several contacts and discovered the majority of the homes were vacant. The residents who were still home had sufficient supplies and some were operating on backup generators. No medical issues were reported.

On Monday, September 29, 2014, YCSO’s Rescue 1 was authorized to fly over the area to gather photographs and determine the size and scope of the damage. The information gathered from this overview will be shared with those agencies assisting residents.

The Sheriff’s Office will be providing extra patrols throughout the area over the next several days with patrol deputies and our Volunteer’s in Protection (VIPs) to maintain neighborhood security on behalf of the residents. Non-residents are encouraged to stay out of the area to allow work crews unobstructed access to the damaged areas.

The National Weather Service is accessing the weather event to classify its type and intensity.

Swedish Citizen killed in Seligman Motorcycle Accident

Posted on Sep 30, 2014

 

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On Sunday, September 28, 2014, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to an area on Route 66 near Fort Rock Road, Seligman, Arizona, regarding a motorcycle accident.

Preliminary information:

Following the initial investigation, deputies reported a 77-year-old motorcycle rider was following a white SUV support vehicle which had stopped. The rider, who was not paying attention, did not immediately notice the stopped SUV and collided with the right rear portion of the vehicle. Several witnesses were present and indicated the rider had locked his brakes and attempted to swerve around the SUV just before the collision. Estimated speed has not yet been indicated.

The rider was wearing a helmet and pronounced deceased at the scene. Specific details on the cause of death have not been reported.

The driver of the SUV was not impaired and no charges are expected.

The deceased man is a Swedish citizen and there is an ongoing effort via the Swedish Consulate to notify his family of the death. His name will be released once the notification has been confirmed.

The Department of Public Safety also assisted with this 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

Prescott Vet donates Procedure to Save a YCSO K9

Posted on Sep 23, 2014

 Prescott Vet donates Procedure to Save a YCSO K9       

(Photos available in the attachment)

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Recently YCSO K9 Deputy Randy Evers took his companion and law enforcement partner, “Neo,” to the veterinarian out of concern the K9 was not eating and acting very lethargic. A mass was discovered in Neo’s abdomen and there was fear it could be cancer. In order to check the mass, surgery would be required and the cost would nearly eliminate the budget designated for vet care involving the complete K9 team. Neo was also close to retirement, so there was consideration to wait and see how Neo fared on his own.

Enter Dr. Brice Smith, owner of Mile Hi Animal Hospital in Prescott. Dr. Smith did not want to let Neo suffer further believing in a possibility the mass was something other than cancer. After consulting with Deputy Evers and the K9 support team, Dr. Smith offered to donate his time to complete the surgery.

During the surgery, Dr. Smith discovered that the mass was actually a section of tennis ball lodged in Neo’s intestine. Since the operation, Deputy Evers states that Neo acts like a new dog and is fully alert. Deputy Evers and the K9 team are extremely grateful for Dr. Smith’s willingness to act quickly and relieve Neo of the obstruction while determining that cancer was not a factor – and all at no cost.

On September 18, 2014, Lt Dan Raiss and Deputy Evers presented Dr. Smith with a plaque expressing immense gratitude for his efforts.

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

P.A.N.T Takes Down Marijuana Growing Operation

Posted on Sep 23, 2014

September 22, 2014 

 P.A.N.T Takes Down Marijuana Growing Operation  

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On September 17, 2014, Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking, aka PANT, to assist Prescott Valley Police detectives serving a search warrant in the 8400 block of Leigh Drive, Prescott Valley. Information had been previously obtained regarding illicit drug activity following an unrelated criminal investigation. This information provided justification for a search warrant and involvement from PANT detectives.

The home was occupied by 3 persons including 36-year-old Lee Mahoney, 29-year-old Christine Cronin, and 23-year-old Mercedes Clark. Inside the three bedroom home, detectives found two bedrooms converted strictly for the use of growing marijuana plants – commonly known as an indoor grow operation. Detectives found 45 plants in various stages of maturity, a vast array of drug related paraphernalia, growing equipment and supplies, and two shotguns. There was no legal basis for this operation.

Mahoney and Cronin were arrested and charged with Production of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of a Weapon during a Drug Offense. Both were booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center and each has since been released on a $4000 bond. Clark was charged with Possession of Marijuana (felony), booked at the same jail and has been released on a $1000 bond.

 

P.A.N.T. Detectives Arrest several following Search Warrants at Prescott area Motels

Posted on Sep 20, 2014

P.A.N.T. Detectives Arrest several following Search Warrants at

Prescott area Motels      

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Between Friday September 12, 2014, and Saturday September 13, 2014, Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking-PANT detectives obtained and investigated drug related information developed from a fraud schemes investigation with Prescott Police Detectives. PANT officers were able to locate and identify numerous persons involved in illegal drug activity. Multiple search warrants were served at two local Prescott motels. As a result of the search warrants, the following persons were arrested and charged with the indicated crimes. All suspects were booked into the Yavapai County jail. As a result of these arrests, a total of three weapons were recovered in conjunction with approximately ¼ pound of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Heroin and hallucinogenic “Mushrooms”.

Jennifer Nichols- age 26

Possession/use of dangerous drugs-Meth, Possession of dangerous drugs for sale-Meth, Possession/use of dangerous drugs- Psilocybin "mushrooms", Possession of dangerous drugs for sale- Psilocybin "mushrooms", Possession of dangerous drugs- Ecstasy, Possession of a narcotic drug-Heroin, Possession of a narcotic drug for sale-Heroin, Possession of drug paraphernalia. She remains in-custody on a $5000 bond.

Diana Springs- age 54

Interfere with a judicial proceeding "arrest warrant", Possession of dangerous drugs-Meth, Possession of dangerous drugs for sale-Meth, Possession of drug paraphernalia. Springs was released on a $3000 bond.

 

 

Cynthia Castillo- age 41

Possession/use of dangerous drugs-Meth, Possession of dangerous drugs for sale-Meth, Possession of a dangerous drug-Ecstasy, Possession of a narcotic drug-Oxycodone, Possession of a firearm during a drug related felony, Possession of a firearm by a prohibited possessor, Possession of drug paraphernalia. Castillo released on a $2000 bond.

Marcos Larrazolo- age 21

Possession/use of dangerous drugs-Meth, Possession of dangerous drugs for sale-Meth, Possession of a firearm during a drug related felony, Possession/use of marijuana, Possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in-custody on a $2500 bond.

Gloria Castillo- age 20

Possession/use of dangerous drugs- Meth, Possession/use of marijuana, Possession of drug paraphernalia-Meth, Possession of a firearm during a drug related felony. Castillo was released pending further investigation.

Matthew Masing- age 29

Possession of a Narcotic Drug-Heroin, Possession of a firearm during a drug related felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Masing released on a $2000 bond.

 

 

 

 

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.