Cornville burglary suspect arrested

Paul Cole

Paul Cole

CORNVILLE-Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies and Special Crimes Unit detectives served a search warrant Dec. 19 at a Cornville home at 11400 of Rhodes Road, arresting Paul Cole.

The 21-year-old was charged with burglary, criminal damage, theft, possession of stolen property, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, use of marijuana, and possession of a narcotic drug.

The investigation by field deputies linked Cole to a commercial burglary that occurred earlier this year in the 11200 block of Circle Drive, Cornville.

During a search of Cole's residence, deputies allegedly found a computer that was stolen from the Circle Drive business. Officers believe other belongings seized may have been taken in other Cornville-area burglaries, and deputies are working to identify those victims. Stolen Yavapai County road signs were also found.

At the time of this arrest, Cole was out on bond from an earlier possession of stolen property arrest from July. The search of Cole's home also turned up a jar containing over 250 prescription medications with more than half of them Oxycodone pills. The source of these pills remains under investigation. Detectives found evidence of Cole's methamphetamine use throughout the location.

Cole was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on the indicated charges and remains in-custody on a $21,000 bond.


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