Wed, July 17

Crime/Courts/Emergency Services

Two lead Sedona Police on chase

While traveling west on Arizona 89, a Sedona police officer reportedly observed a pickup truck speed out of the Windsong Trailer Park.

Officer Bilas and Sgt. Moffitt attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle continued, according to police.

Both units followed the vehicle to the Sundowner Bar where two men got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Other officers arrived and continued the pursuit on foot.

Police apprehended one suspect, the second has not been found.

Jesus Galaz-Oliveraz Marcos, 25, was arrested for hindering and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked and transported to the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde.

The investigation is ongoing.

Cottonwood man arrested for DUI, false information

Cottonwood police arrested Richard McCawley, of Cottonwood, Saturday at about 10 p.m. for allegedly driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and for providing false information to police.

According to police, during patrol, a Cottonwood Police officer observed McCawley's vehicle speeding in the area of Arizona 89 and Main Street.

When stopped, McCawley reportedly told the officer that he had lost his license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. He also said that his name was Steven McCawley.

When talking to McCawley, the officer noticed an alcoholic odor coming from his breath. After failing all the field sobriety tests given, McCawley was taken to the Cottonwood Police Station for booking. Further tests showed that his blood alcohol content was .209, according to police.

During the booking process, the officer recognized McCawley from a prior DUI arrest. While signing his name, McCawley started to sign "Ri" then signed Steven over that.

When asked about it, he stated "you got me" and admitted that he had used his brother's name in an attempt to avoid additional prosecution for driving with a suspended license.

McCawley was transported to the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde.

Fire in Clarkdale

The Clarkdale Fire Department responded to a fire Monday night at about 10:30 at the Clarkdale Classic Gas Station on Main Street.

The Cottonwood and Verde Valley fire departments also responded to the minor blaze. No injuries were reported and damage was at a minimum.

According to a Clarkdale Fire spokesperson, no determination of cause has been made. Damage estimates have not been completed yet either.