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Motorcycle rider crashes into bighorn sheep on SR 260

Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority responded to a motorcycle crash on State Route 260 about 15 miles east of Camp Verde Tuesday.

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Cottonwood PD: Old Town Association victim of fraud

Cottonwood Police Department detectives are investigating a fraud case involving the Old Town Association as the victim, said Monica Kuhlt, professional standards sergeant for Cottonwood PD.

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Woman’s death determined a suicide

Detectives: Evidence supports that her death was self-inflicted at shooting range

Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies have determined that a woman died at a Beaver Creek shooting range Dec. 3 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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False alarm prompts temporary lockdown at Dr. Daniel Bright School

“All students are safe. That always comes first,” said Cottonwood-Oak Creek Superintendent Steve King.

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Clarkdale police estimate damage of juvenile crime spree

All six suspects arrested

All six juvenile suspects have now been arrested after a Jan. 15 crime spree and charged with numerous counts of criminal damage, burglary, theft, and facilitation, said Sgt. Nicole Florisi of the Clarkdale Police Department in a news release.

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Juvenile crime spree nets enough cash for two cheeseburgers and candy

Numerous slashed tires, several counts of burglary, possibly thousands of dollars in damage

An early Sunday morning juvenile crime spree resulted in burglaries at the Verde Lea Market and numerous vehicles, 28 cars with slashed tires, theft of a dirt bike, and $11 of stolen cash that was used to buy two cheeseburgers.

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Police investigate death of infant

No foul play suspected

The Clarkdale Police Department is investigating the death of a 4-month-old infant who was pronounced deceased Thursday.

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No laughing matter: Intoxicated man jokes about gun

A concerned witness, who lived across the street from the residence, said it appeared that a standoff took place, and saw 10 squad cars outside. The witness, who contacted the Verde Independent for information, also said the area was blocked off at each end.

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Handgun discovered at Cottonwood Middle School

On Oct. 19, an altercation at Cottonwood Middle School occurred between two students led to the discovery of an unloaded firearm on campus, as well as juvenile charges against the two minors.

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Cottonwood teen arrested in murder, armed robbery of Rimrock man

A 17-year-old Cottonwood boy is in Prescott Juvenile Detention and has been booked on charges that include murder, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and kidnapping, according to a news release from Dwight D’Evelyn, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office media relations coordinator.

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Man arrested for stealing $10K worth of company tools, pawning them

CAMP VERDE – Robert S. Moore was arrested Sept. 30 after an investigation revealed that he allegedly stole and pawned $10,100 worth of company tools, according to a news release from Camp Verde Marshall’s Office.