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Cottonwood man arrested for sex crime for second time in one week
Shanks admitted to detectives he downloaded child porn

A man who was arrested last weekend and charged with exposing himself to children has also been booked on charges related to possessing child pornography.

By Jason W. Brooks January 17, 2020
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Thanks to help from the public, Cottonwood police have made two arrests in connection with the Jan. 7 robbery at the Speedway gas station and convenience store at 999 S. Main St. in Cottonwood.

By Staff Report January 15, 2020
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A man is in custody after Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies were told he exposed himself to children multiple times in Cottonwood.

By Jason W. Brooks January 15, 2020
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PRESCOTT — Yet another trial delay has occurred for the man accused in the 1997 death of Marisol Gonzales and her unborn son, Andrew – and the trial is now set to start one day after the anniversary of the death of the victim.

By Jason W. Brooks January 14, 2020
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A former Sedona woman indicted on child molestation and other charges agreed to a plea agreement last week just before her trial was set to begin.

By Jason W. Brooks January 14, 2020
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Friday, Jan. 10, the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office arrested 49-year-old Chino Valley resident Thomas Kuntze on charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

January 13, 2020
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating three people wanted on outstanding felony warrants in the Verde Valley and Sedona areas. There is a $500 reward offered in each case.

January 13, 2020
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Jan. 11, at about 12:52 a.m., deputies with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office located 24-year-old Austin Allen Fiser and took him into custody on multiple Yavapai County warrants. He will be awaiting extradition to the Yavapai County Jail, according to a news release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

January 13, 2020
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A 40-year-old man is back in the Camp Verde Detention Center after he was arrested on a new burglary charge — and he was out of jail, allegedly, after his bond was paid illegally.

By Jason W. Brooks January 9, 2020
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As a result of several more anonymous donations, the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of Robert David Pearsall III is now $2,200.

January 8, 2020
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Man allegedly stole van, lit fires
YCSO: Van stolen while being warmed up in VOC

A man was jailed Monday morning after admitting to stealing a van — and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office personnel also booked the man for arson.

By Jason W. Brooks January 7, 2020
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Romero to stand trial on weapons charge
Arrested last summer in connection with burglaries of Habitat, Historical Society, music store

A man who was arrested last summer in connection with some well-publicized burglaries in the west end of the Verde Valley is set to stand trial on some more of his pending charges this week.

By Jason W. Brooks January 7, 2020
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A man accused of kidnapping, endangerment, stealing a vehicle and eight other counts remains in the Camp Verde Detention Center, where he’s been since he was taken into custody Dec. 19.

By Jason W. Brooks January 7, 2020
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A case management conference has been set for Jan. 27, 3 p.m. for a Cottonwood man with four criminal cases in the Yavapai County Superior Court system.

By Jason W. Brooks January 7, 2020
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The Cottonwood Police Department continues its search for Traci Ann Koelzer on fraud charges stemming from the theft of more than $100,000 from the Old Town Association and Iron Horse Inn.

January 7, 2020
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Friday, about 8 a.m., Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to U.S. Forest Service land outside of Rimrock, regarding several unattended packages of marijuana found by Forest Service personnel.

By Jason W. Brooks January 6, 2020
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As a result of a generous anonymous donation, the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of Robert David Pearsall has been increased to $1,500.

By Staff report January 6, 2020
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating 24-year-old Austin Allen Fiser.

January 4, 2020
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating 42-year-old Robert David Pearsall III.

January 4, 2020
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At about 8 p.m. Dec. 31, a Cottonwood police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a white 1991 Ford sport utility vehicle.

January 3, 2020
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As part of the Yavapai Silent Witnesses Catch 22 program, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in finding Sasha Rachel Smith.

January 2, 2020
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your help in locating fugitive Michael William Burch.

January 2, 2020
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According to Cottonwood Police, an officer tried to initiate a traffic stop Saturday evening, but the driver took off, crashed his vehicle and ended up in jail.

December 31, 2019
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A high-profile case involving a police officer, sex crimes and drug-related crime were some of the crime and courts stories that had the most impact on the Verde Valley this year.

By Jason W. Brooks December 30, 2019
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A man accused of killing his father at a Yavapai County campsite in 2016 is due to make a court appearance by phone next week.

By Jason W. Brooks December 30, 2019

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