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Sat, July 20

Pair of accidents result in DUI arrest

Jerome police officers responding to a report of a hit-and-run accident Sunday found a second injury accident a short distance away and arrested a Clarkdale man on charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol.

While checking out the hit-and-run accident on a parked car on Hampshire Avenue (Arizona 89A), officers discovered the driver of the car involved in the hit-and-run accident – Aaron McGrane, 22 — was involved in a head-on collision with a car driven by Sandra Armstrong of Cornville farther along Arizona 89A in Jerome.

All occupants of both vehicles refused medical treatment.

McGrane was arrested for DUI, extreme DUI, failure to stop at a property damage accident, driving left of center and criminal damage. He was taken to the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde.

Cottonwood PD, PANT make cocaine bust

Cottonwood police and members of the Prescott Area Narcotics Taskforce combined to make a significant drug arrest early Thursday.

Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding near the intersection of Arizona 260 and Ogden Ranch Road and noticed a marijuana pipe in the vehicle. It was also determined that Ricardo Diez, a passenger in the car, had an outstanding probation warrant.

Upon further search of the vehicle, two peanut butter jars containing five plastic bundles of cocaine weighing approximately four ounces were discovered.

The driver of the vehicle, Conrado Amaya, was arrested and charged along with Diez for possession of dangerous drugs and paraphernalia. Both were booked into the Yavapai County Jail.

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