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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking your help in locating a convicted criminal — and the reward for information that leads to his arrest is now more than $2,000.

February 22, 2020
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At about 10:20 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Cottonwood police arrested two men believed to be shoplifting at the Cottonwood Walmart.

February 19, 2020
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At about 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Cottonwood police arrested a man and woman, both age 25, for possession of drug paraphernalia.

By Verde Independent February 19, 2020
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Former Cottonwood masseur’s criminal trial begins Wednesday
Civil suit jury awarded women almost $5 million in September

A jury awarded nearly $5 million to two women last year in a civil suit against a Cottonwood man who is now about to stand trial on felony sex offense charges stemming from the same incidents that led to the civil suit.

By Jason W. Brooks February 18, 2020
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A woman who missed a Nov. 13 sentencing date after she was convicted in October by a jury of fraud and theft of Verde Valley special-needs residents has been taken into custody in Texas.

By Jason W. Brooks February 10, 2020
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A man accused of making terroristic threats in a Village of Oak Creek bank in November has been declared not competent to face charges.

By Jason W. Brooks February 6, 2020
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A registered sex offender was arrested Sunday evening on indecent exposure and public sexual indecency charges at his Cottonwood home.

February 4, 2020
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Cottonwood police officers served a misdemeanor warrant Sunday afternoon — and the woman they arrested ended up picking up a felony charge as she was booked into jail.

By Jason W. Brooks February 4, 2020
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Camp Verde man convicted in 2018 death on SR 260
Etienne struck and killed Jesus Zazueta; faces max of 25 years in prison

A 21-year-old Camp Verde man was convicted Friday by a jury of second-degree murder in the July 2018 death of a pedestrian, according to the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office.

By Jason W. Brooks February 3, 2020
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On Jan. 29 at about 10:30 p.m. 26-year-old Cottonwood resident Chad Andrew Edwards was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia after Cottonwood Police Department K9 Kratos alerted to the vehicle Edwards was in.

February 3, 2020
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5-year prison term in Cottonwood fentanyl bust
Police chief: 'Conservatively, this is enough fentanyl to kill more than a half a million people'

A Mexican man has been sentenced to serve 5 years in prison for helping to transport more than 3.5 pounds of fentanyl.

By Max Efrein, Special to The Verde Independent February 1, 2020
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for 30-year-old Jacob Alonso Ramirez, a Cornville man who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Thursday night.

By Staff Report February 1, 2020
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A Tuesday-afternoon traffic stop by a Cottonwood police officer led to a K9 search of a vehicle and an arrest on drug charges, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks January 30, 2020
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Juvenile sought in Speedway robbery now in custody
Two adults arrested days after Jan. 7 Cottonwood robbery

After the Cottonwood Police Department was notified on Sunday afternoon regarding the whereabouts of a juvenile sought in connection with a recent robbery of a convenience store, multiple agencies teamed up to take the boy into custody.

By Jason W. Brooks January 28, 2020
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Highway busts includes 362-pound meth seizure
Two pairs of arrests involved combined $5 million in drugs

Friday, Jan. 24, Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers in distant parts of the state made traffic stops that led to arrests and major drug seizures, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks January 27, 2020
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An 18-year-old man sought in a sexual assault case in the Kachina Village area was taken into custody in the early-morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 25.

By Jason W. Brooks January 27, 2020
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SEDONA - A man killed by Sedona police last week had a history of violence against an Oregon officer, according to law enforcement reports.

By Jason W. Brooks January 25, 2020
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According to a news release sent out Friday evening, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a 18-year-old man who is accused of sexual assault — despite having surrounded a Kachina Village home where he was suspected to have been hiding.

January 24, 2020
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Romero convicted on weapons charge; lawyer change denied
Arrested in connection with burglaries of Habitat, Historical Society, music store

A man who has been in county jail since last summer, in connection with some well-publicized burglaries in the west end of the Verde Valley, was recently convicted in a jury trial on one of his sets of charges.

By Jason W. Brooks January 23, 2020
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Following continued investigations by the Camp Verde Criminal Investigations Unit, additional charges were filed to include sexual abuse and child molestation.

By Staff report January 22, 2020
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Utah man is in jail in Mohave County after sheriff’s deputies found illegal drugs with a street value of $3.7 million during a traffic stop, according to a news release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

By Kingman Daily Miner staff January 22, 2020
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Friday, Jan. 17, a Yavapai County jury found 42-year-old Cottonwood resident Peter Macias guilty on two counts of aggravated domestic violence.

By Staff reports January 22, 2020
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The man killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday has been identified by the Coconino County Coroner’s Office as 41-year-old David Messare.

By Staff Report January 22, 2020
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SEDONA – A 41-year-old man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Sedona Monday.

By Staff Report January 20, 2020
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A man wanted on domestic violence charges fled from Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies who were called to the Cordes Junction area, but after escaping up I-17, the man later turned himself in.

By Jason W. Brooks January 17, 2020

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