Girl ejected in rollover
COTTONWOOD - On Monday evening about 8:30, Verde Valley Fire crews were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover accident on SR 89A. Crews arrived at the wreck in the highway's southbound lane at MP 360 north of Cornville Road to find a 16-year-old girl whose vehicle had left the road and rolled several times. She was ejected from the vehicle.
The road was closed for a short time in order to perform the rescue and the patient was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment due to the extent of her injuries. DPS investigated the accident.
More marijuana on Interstate
INTERSTATE-17 -- Shortly after noon Friday, a Yavapai Sheriff's Office K9 deputy stopped a white Chrysler sedan on I-17, north of the 169 junction, for a lane change violation. The occupants of the Maryland car were the driver, Vian Nelson, 23, and his passenger, Ajoola Oladeinde, 24, both Maryland residents.
While discussing the traffic stop, the two men gave conflicting stories about the car ownership and travel plans and the deputy became suspicious they were possibly carrying of narcotics in the vehicle. Both denied transporting any drugs and agreed to a search.
While checking the trunk, the deputy spotted a black plastic trash bag stashed under two spare tires. The bag contained five vacuum-sealed bags containing marijuana with a total weight of 11 pounds.
Both men were arrested and booked at the Camp Verde jail for transportation of marijuana for sales.
The vehicle and several items related to drug purchase/sales such as cell phones, bank receipts, and Arizona address lists, were seized pending further court action. Both suspects remain in-custody on $10,000 bonds.
Boyfriend charged with kidnap
COTTONWOOD -- A Cottonwood man was arrested late Sunday night when his girlfriend told police he was holding her against her will with a gun. The incident took place in the 100 block of N. 9th Street.
The 38-year-old woman said the argument began when she told Robert Bedwell, 45, that she was leaving him. Bedwell took a 9 mm handgun out of the safe and told her she was not going anywhere.
The woman said that Bedwell had become so possessive that he would not allow her to go anywhere without him and was frightened of him.
Bedwell would not respond to officers demands or questions, but eventually surrendered and was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and kidnapping per domestic violence.
Man with gun arrested for endangerment
Jon Edwin Sena of Clarkdale was arrested Friday evening and charged with disorderly conduct with a firearm and five counts of endangerment. He was arrested at his apartment in Clarkdale but the trouble started in Cottonwood.
Cottonwood Police were initially dispatched to South 11th Street on a report that the 24-year-old Sena was waving a handgun around children and adults.
A woman heard a commotion outside her house and saw Sena, her former boyfriend. He had parked his Toyota on the front lawn saying he wanted to see his kids, according to police.
A man confronted Sena about driving on the lawn. Sena reportedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and postured with it up in the air, though they said that he never pointed the gun at anyone. The woman's 8-year-old daughter was riding her bicycle in the area when Sena pulled up and her 4-year-old son was near her when Sena pulled out the handgun, according to police.
Another man told Sena to put the gun away and he put the gun to his head before getting back into the car and driving off, according to police.
The woman had recently broken the relationship with Sena.
At the time Cottonwood officers were dispatched, Clarkdale Police were being dispatched to a hit and run with a suspect vehicle matching Sena's. Clarkdale Officers' drove to the residence on Lanny Avenue. Sena resisted arrest to the point they had to stun him with their Tasers so he could be taken into custody.