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Crime & Courts

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On Monday Feb. 25, Joshua Dawson, 26 pleaded guilty to three felony charges of arson of an occupied structure. According to his plea agreement, Dawson could face an aggravated sentence of eight years for one of the felonies and 12.5 years for the other two.

April 4, 2019
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1983 Police Report: Former Rep. Stringer paid for sex with underage boys
House Speaker says representative quit when told Arizona officials had details of Maryland case

Rep. David Stringer quit the Legislature Wednesday after House Speaker Rusty Bowers revealed to him he had the report of the legislator's 1983 arrest in Maryland for allegedly having sex with two boys, one age 13 and the other listed as a child younger than 15 who was developmentally disabled.

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A Cottonwood transient was arrested Saturday for allegedly assaulting and robbing his girlfriend.

By Staff Reports March 27, 2019
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A 46-year-old Rimrock woman who also serves as executive assistant to Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison is facing felony charges of tampering with public records and taking the identity of the other.

March 19, 2019
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Kuhlt said Forlano shoplifted approximately $166 from Walmart. Because she used a backpack and tote to conceal the items, the charge becomes a felony according to Arizona Revised Statutes.

March 18, 2019
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A 48-year-old Prescott Valley man who pleaded guilty to multiple theft charges was given four years’ probation Monday for stealing thousands of dollars from Larry Green Chevrolet in Cottonwood.

March 5, 2019
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28-year-old Camp Verde resident Ryan Colton Zepeda was arrested late Friday evening (March 1) for numerous felony charges after officers responded to a local bar for a report of a fight where a knife was displayed, Cottonwood police reported.

March 5, 2019
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CAMP VERDE -- A Prescott Valley man who twice evaded authorities and then pulled his gun on officers in the parking lot of a Prescott shopping center will decide on a plea in April.

February 27, 2019
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One of two young men arrested in November for the alleged possession and transportation of fentanyl for sale has chosen to accept the plea bargain offered by the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office.

By By MAX EFREIN Contributing Reporter February 26, 2019
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Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $500 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of Wesley Dean Stewart.

February 14, 2019
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A Cottonwood police detective accused of domestic violence is requesting another extension to file a motion for remand to the grand jury, this time for 60 days.

February 13, 2019
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Wednesday, Feb. 6, Cottonwood police were able to locate, identify and arrest Margarito A. Delgadillo Jr., 45, Cottonwood, thanks to a tip received by Yavapai Silent Witness.

February 9, 2019
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Yavapai Silent Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Traci Ann Koelzer .

February 9, 2019
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Around February 2018, Christopher Brown, a 45-year-old man from Camp Verde, began a Facebook conversation with a detective from Chino Valley Police Department who was portraying a 15-year-old girl, according to a news release.

February 9, 2019
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COTTONWOOD -- A 28-year-old man has been booked into the Yavapai County Jail on felony allegations of furnishing harmful materials to a 16-year-old girl.

February 1, 2019
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COTTONWOOD – A 32-year-old Cottonwood woman was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail Jan. 29 for allegedly stealing more than $7,600 from her employer.

February 1, 2019
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A 32-year-old Cottonwood woman was arrested on burglary and theft charges following a burglary in Old Town, according to Cottonwood Police.

By The Verde Independent January 29, 2019
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According to police, the Camaro was reported stolen and the driver, 33-year-old Ashley Jacobson of Arizona, tried to evade the officer by pulling into a driveway on South 18th Street near Mingus Avenue.

January 28, 2019
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Cottonwood police describe it as the largest “bank burglary” in Arizona history.

By Vyto Starinskas January 26, 2019
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COTTONWOOD — A Cottonwood police detective facing domestic violence charges is working again with Cottonwood PD after being placed on administrative leave.

January 17, 2019
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Man sentenced to 17 years in death of infant son
Garcia-Soto still maintains innocence in Alford Plea

CAMP VERDE – An 11-year-old murder case finally reached its conclusion Tuesday at the Yavapai County Superior Court in Camp Verde. Julio Cesar Garcia-Soto was given a flat sentence of 17 years – with credited 11 years already served for second-degree murder.

January 15, 2019
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Infant murder case to reach conclusion 11 years later
Julio Cesar Garcia-Soto facing life in prison

An 11-year-old murder case involving an infant’s death in 2008 may finally have closure Tuesday.

January 12, 2019
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A citizen who noticed suspicious activity behind Home Depot led to the arrest of three felony suspects Tuesday morning.

January 11, 2019
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Law enforcement agencies are still seeking more information in an embezzlement case involving the Old Town Association from last spring.

January 10, 2019
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CAMP VERDE -- The defense in Cottonwood Police Detective Cody Delafuente’s case has a requested an extension to file a motion for remand to the grand jury.

January 3, 2019