TRUSTED NEWS LEADER FOR COTTONWOOD, CAMP VERDE & THE VERDE VALLEY
Sat, May 08

Crime & Courts

Tease photo

A Glendale man was jailed this week after an assault on a utility worker.

By Jason W. Brooks March 5, 2021
Tease photo

A Cottonwood man accused of shooting a police officer with a shotgun last year is due back in court later this month.

By Jason W. Brooks March 5, 2021
Tease photo

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating Richard Jason Lyerla, 35, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks March 5, 2021
Tease photo
Lower Oak Creek Estates couple arrested on child abuse, drug charges
YCSO: Weapons, methamphetamine, feces found in home

May made his $2,500 bond Tuesday and is out of jail. Cox remained at the Detention Center, as of Wednesday morning, on a $2,500 paper bond.

By Jason W. Brooks March 3, 2021
Tease photo

Michael Lee Ham, 53, is set to go on trial beginning Jan. 18, 2022. The trial would be spread over more than three months, as it’s scheduled to end April 8, 2022.

By Jason W. Brooks March 1, 2021
Tease photo

A man accused of killing another man in Lower Oak Creek Estates in late 2019 is set to return to court early next month.

By Jason W. Brooks February 25, 2021
Tease photo

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputies were conducting routine patrol on I-17 north of Sunset Point in Yavapai County on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 18, when they noticed the driver of a white 2014 Nissan Altima was driving recklessly, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks February 23, 2021
Tease photo

A standoff at a home in a Clarkdale neighborhood lasted more than four hours Friday before a man was taken to jail.

February 19, 2021
Tease photo

Michael Willis Chase, 49, is due to face a jury trial on several charges Tuesday through Friday, March 2-5, with Superior Court John Napper presiding. Chase is due to appear before Napper in the Camp Verde Courthouse for a final pretrial conference at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.

By Jason W. Brooks February 19, 2021
Tease photo
Man gets 33 years in prison for sex abuse, kidnapping of elderly woman
Cottonwood police found man in elderly woman’s Mingus Avenue home

The woman was transported to the Verde Valley Medical Center, where she was treated and released, police said.

By Jason W. Brooks February 19, 2021
Tease photo

A Camp Verde man arrested for allegedly running a large-scale psychedelics business may have started a Native American church to justify selling the illegal drugs, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said in a Feb. 9 news release.

By Bill Helm February 10, 2021
Tease photo

A man accused in the traffic death of a police commander is back in jail.

By Jason W. Brooks February 10, 2021
Tease photo

According to a Tuesday morning news release from the Cottonwood Police Department, tips from the Yavapai County Silent Witness program led to an arrest of a wanted man.

By Jason W. Brooks February 9, 2021
Tease photo
Eye surgeon accused of overbilling due back in Superior Court Friday
Charges initially included 150 counts of fraud, other crimes

Michael Lee Ham, 52, is scheduled to appear before Superior Court Judge Debra Phelan on Friday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., for a pre-trial conference.

By Jason W. Brooks February 9, 2021
Tease photo
Cottonwood pair had 45 grams of meth, weapons, YCSO says
Man, woman each released on $15,000 bonds

A man and a woman were arrested on felony drug charges after law enforcement served a search warrant and allegedly found about 45 grams of methamphetamine in a Cottonwood home.

By Jason W. Brooks February 1, 2021
Tease photo
Rimrock man competent to face attempted murder, other charges
Follett accused of lighting home on fire, with his family inside

In December, Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff ordered Follett to undergo a Rule 11 competency evaluation with Dr. Deborah Pardee. On Jan. 6, Bluff issued an order restoring Follett’s competency.

By Jason W. Brooks January 28, 2021
Tease photo

A Rimrock woman charged in February 2020 wreck that claimed the life of her daughter will be appointed a public defender.

By Jason W. Brooks January 28, 2021
Tease photo

Have you ever kept a secret for five years? The burglar or burglars who took $350,000 from the Cottonwood Bank of America Bank have.

By Vyto Starinskas January 27, 2021
Tease photo

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office cannot say why the department received about 28% fewer service calls in 2020 than in 2019.

By Bill Helm January 27, 2021
Tease photo

Police are still on the lookout for a red and white airplane plucked from the Cottonwood Airport on New Year’s Eve.

By Vyto Starinskas January 18, 2021
Tease photo

Yavapai County law enforcement is asking for your help in locating Jonathan Sterling Mansfield.

By Jason W. Brooks January 14, 2021
Tease photo

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding Jefferson E. Perales.

By Jason W. Brooks January 13, 2021
Tease photo

Just before the strike of midnight on New Year’s Eve, thieves forced their way into the Cottonwood Airport and stole an airplane that was inside a box trailer, according to Cottonwood police.

By Vyto Starinskas January 6, 2021
Tease photo

Monday, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office released reward information on three wanted fugitives with ties to the Verde Valley as part of its Silent Witness CATCH 22 program.

By Jason W. Brooks January 5, 2021
Tease photo

A man accused of killing another man in Lower Oak Creek Estates in late 2019 is about to go back to court.

By Jason W. Brooks January 4, 2021

Event Calendar
Event Calendar link
Submit Event