Sat, Nov. 16

PANT busts meth dealer and fugitive

A tip led PANT detectives to stake out the intersection of Interstate 17 and State Route 260 looking for a suspected drug dealer.

A vehicle was pulled over when it was spotted weaving on the highway. Inside was Brian K Nauenburg, 38, and several children, sleeping unrestrained on the back seat.

Nauenburg's driver's license had been suspended. He denied having any drugs in the vehicle, until the officers threatened to bring a drug K-9. He then said it was in the glove box, according to the report.

Inside the compartment, officers allegedly found a quarter-ounce of methamphetamine. The man was arrested on charges of possession of the drug and driving on a suspended license.

The officers and Cottonwood Police then went to Nauenburg's house on S. 16th St. with a search warrant, where they reportedly found several adults and a number of children.

The police were told any evidence was destroyed after an earlier call to the house.

PANT says more criminal charges are pending, but both Nauenburg and a man at the house were arrested.

Nauenburg is charged with possession and transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of paraphernalia, three counts of aggravated DUI and two counts of child abuse.

Danny Ray Boyers is a fugitive wanted on three active warrants for kidnapping, probation violation and possession of marijuana, according to the report.

PANT says the meth is valued at $1400 on the street. Officers also seized $885 in currency found in the vehicle.

Yavapai Silent Witness successful during past month

Steve Skurja who oversees Yavapai Silent Witness program says that during the last 30 days, law enforcement officers in Yavapai County have arrested 15 people on 32 felony charges based on Silent Witness tips. Cops seized illegal drugs, 3 handguns and items of identification taken from five victims of ID Theft.

Felons were arrested in Rimrock, Cottonwood, Prescott, Chino Valley, Paulden and Prescott Valley.

 A Prescott man was arrested by PANT on a charge of growing marijuana in his back yard.

A man and a woman in Rimrock were arrested by sheriff's deputies on charges of theft, burglary and ID theft. The items of identification were recovered and returned to five victims. The male suspect had recently been released from an Arizona prison and has now been returned after violating his parole.

A total of $1,650 has been offered to the 15 successful callers.

People are reminded that they can report criminal activity to Yavapai Silent Witness (800-932-3232) seven days a week 24 hours a day and never have to give their names. If their information leads to an arrest they will always be offered a cash reward.

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