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A man whose plea bargain agreement resulted in last week’s sentence to three years probation has resigned from the Cottonwood Police Department.

By Jason W. Brooks October 15, 2019
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what is believed to be a murder-suicide that occurred in Verde Village.

By Dan Engler October 10, 2019
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With a jury having recently awarded nearly $5 million to two women in a civil suit against a Cottonwood man, a trial on criminal charges looms in the months ahead.

By Jason W. Brooks October 8, 2019
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Cottonwood police were called to the 1400 block of East Cochise Street Thursday, about 9:30 p.m., about a man chasing people with a knife.

By Dan Engler October 7, 2019
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A Camp Verde man, indicted by a grand jury on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, has had a pretrial conference date set in Yavapai Superior Court.

October 5, 2019
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Wednesday, at about 1:50 p.m,. Cottonwood Police officers responded to the 900 block of S. Main Street for a reported weapons offense.

October 4, 2019
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A man were taken into custody this week by the Cottonwood Police Department on felony charges that include child abuse, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks October 4, 2019
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Former VACTE business manager indicted for alleged theft of school funds
Felony counts related to theft, misuse of public monies, fraudulent schemes, computer tampering and forgery

According to a report released Monday from Arizona Auditor General’s Office released to Gov. Doug Ducey, Celestia Ziemkowski “allegedly embezzled $30,597 and falsified information in Valley Academy’s records and accounting software.”

By Arizona Attorney General's Office October 2, 2019
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A man who robbed the Cottonwood Walmart of goods worth less than $10 is still facing two felony charges.

September 27, 2019
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More than 400 pills believed to be Fentanyl and more than 20 grams of cocaine was recovered this week in an investigation by the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking task force, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks September 23, 2019
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Police were called to the intersection of Main Street and Mingus Avenue early Saturday evening for an assault, but ended up not making any arrests.

By Jason W. Brooks September 23, 2019
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A man who was arrested in July is still being held on charges stemming from multiple robberies that occurred in the west Verde Valley earlier this year.

September 21, 2019
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For the second time in less than a week, a Verde Valley resident has been arrested for alleged felony driving under the influence with their own children as passengers in the car.

By Dan Engler September 18, 2019
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Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about drunk and disorderly behavior from a man who had two young children with him Saturday — and were able to arrest him before he could drive away.

By Jason W. Brooks September 16, 2019
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Monday evening, Cottonwood police were called to an apartment complex, and ended up arresting a woman on a felony assault charge for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the leg.

By Jason W. Brooks September 13, 2019
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Cottonwood police also reported that they interviewed May about taking the Jeep. When May was asked whether he had permission to take the vehicle, he replied, “Well, it was running.”

By Staff Report September 11, 2019
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Wrong-way driver makes it 36 miles on I-17 before forcibly stopped by police
Police: ‘Driver failed to stop despite all four tires being deflated’

A Michigan man managed to drive at least 36 miles on the wrong side of Interstate 17 before law enforcement forced him to stop by spiking his tires early Monday morning, Sept. 9.

By MAX EFREIN, Contributing Reporter September 11, 2019
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A 26-year-old Cottonwood man has been arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail for allegedly stabbing another man Sunday.

By Jason W. Brooks September 10, 2019
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Delafuente signs plea agreement on two felony counts
Cottonwood officer changes plea; charges stem from October 2018 domestic assault

A Cottonwood police officer arrested in October 2018 on domestic violence charges changed his plea this week in Yavapai County Superior Court.

By Jason W. Brooks September 6, 2019
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U.S. Marshals have released new images of Blane Barksdale and his wife Susan Barksdale, murder suspects who overpowered security guards and escaped from a prison transport last week.

September 6, 2019
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The 19-year-old Sedona man accused of pointing a handgun at a Sedona Red Rock High School last week, on campus, made his first Superior Court appearance since being released from jail.

By Jason W. Brooks September 5, 2019
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Sedona PD releases more information regarding lockdown, Zielinski arrest
Chief praises officers for 4-minute backup response

The Sedona Police Department has begun the next phase of ensuring school safety following the Aug. 30 arrest of 19-year-old Thomas Zielinski on charges related to events at Sedona Red Rock Junior-Senior High School, according to a Wednesday news release.

By Jason W. Brooks September 4, 2019
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Zielinski is out of jail on bond; due in court Thursday
Sedona man accused of pointing gun at student

The 19-year-old man arrested late last week on weapons charges after a Sedona Red Rock High School lockdown has bonded out of jail, and is due back in court Thursday.

By Jason W. Brooks September 4, 2019
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SEDONA — An area man was arrested Friday on several charges after a Thursday incident that led to a one-hour shutdown at Sedona Red Rock High School.

By Staff Report August 31, 2019
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In late July, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a Camp Verde home regarding a fraud complaint. When officers finally caught up to the suspect, he had narcotics in his possession.

August 30, 2019

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