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The fire chief from a small town south of Kingman turned himself into Mohave County Sheriff’s Office detectives for embezzlement.

July 28, 2019
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A Cordes Lakes man has been arrested on multiple felony charges stemming from an unfinished roofing job in Cornville.

By Staff Reports July 24, 2019
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Clarkdale man gets 5-year prison sentence
Convicted of abusive sexual contact of a minor

A Clarkdale man who made a plea agreement in April recently learned how long he'll serve in state prison.

By Staff report July 22, 2019
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Sheriff's Office: Congress man killed his father
Off-duty deputy credited with detaining suspect

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a homicide scene in the Congress area, southwest of Prescott, Thursday evening, and made an arrest.

By Staff report July 19, 2019
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Here's the latest person sought under the Yavapai Sheriff's July 2019 "Catch 22" program.

By Staff report July 17, 2019
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PHOENIX – After an internal audit and investigation, Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives arrested Pedro Javier Aguila Muniz on felony charges of forgery, fraud and theft.

July 14, 2019
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As many as 12 child abuse complaints against Prescott Valley facility
Eighteen-year-old PV man arrested for alleged child abuse at child care center

The Prescott Valley Police Department Criminal Investigations Section is actively investigating potentially a total of 12 cases of alleged child abuse at a child care center. Two facilities are involved.

By The (Prescott) Daily Courier staff July 12, 2019
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Using a firearm in a felony crime is one of the charges facing a man long sought in Yavapai County.

July 11, 2019
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A woman who has been sought for some time has shown up on the "Catch 22" list.

July 11, 2019
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Cody Delafuente had another court date Monday. And in August, he's due back in court again.

By Jason W. Brooks July 8, 2019
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Delafuente was a detective with the Cottonwood Police Department when he was arrested in October 2018 following an investigation of domestic violence toward his wife at a home in Clarkdale. He pleaded not guilty soon thereafter, and a long series of court hearings has ensued.

By Jason W. Brooks July 5, 2019
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Late last month, a task force mad more than a half-dozen arrests in an attempt to break up a drug operation.

By Seven By Tim Wiederaenders, The Daily Courier July 5, 2019
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A Chino Valley man died over the weekend in what was described to police as a target shooting accident.

By By Sue Tone, The Daily Courier July 3, 2019
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A woman, visiting from out of state, told Cottonwood Police she was robbed at knifepoint Monday in Old Town, and her wallet and a rental car were stolen.

July 2, 2019
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A man who pleaded guilty in February to several sex abuse charges involving minors learned his prison sentence Monday.

By Jason W. Brooks July 1, 2019
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One man was killed and a passenger was injured in a wreck at a Utah state park last week.

July 1, 2019
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Early on the morning of Sunday, June 23, Cottonwood police responded to the area of the Black Canyon Day Use off of SR 260 near mile post 210 for a reported stabbing.

June 26, 2019
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Cottonwood fugitive captured by Payson PD
Woman initially arrested with three feces-covered children in flophouse

Late Tuesday morning, the Payson Police Department took into custody a Cottonwood woman wanted on child abuse charges.

By Jason W. Brooks June 25, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – A 23-year-old man charged with the murder of his father in October 2015 at Fossil Creek is back in jail – this time in Maricopa County.

By Bill Helm June 21, 2019
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A 21-year-old Chino Valley man has been arrested for allegedly providing alcohol and marijuana to a group of underage persons for a party that ended with a 16-year-old girl dead from a gunshot wound to the head, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) reports.

June 19, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – Monday, Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff scheduled a status conference for 1:30 p.m. July 8 that in effect extends the state’s deadline to respond to a motion from Cody Delafuente’s attorney to remand his case to the grand jury for a redetermination of probable cause.

By Bill Helm June 19, 2019
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A 19-year-old Chino Valley man has been arrested for the alleged murder of a 16-year-old girl Sunday night, June 16. The killing may have been an accident caused by reckless action during a party, according to law enforcement officials.

By By MAX EFREIN Contributing Reporter June 17, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff has extended the state’s deadline to June 21 to respond to a motion from Cody Delafuente’s attorney to remand his domestic violence case to the grand jury for a redetermination of probable cause.

By Bill Helm June 14, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – In January, a 32-year-old Cottonwood woman was arrested on burglary and theft charges of an Old Town business.

By Bill Helm June 14, 2019
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Fugitive Seth Backus arrested by U.S. marshals in Glendale
Facing repercussions for probation violation, multiple charges

Seth Backus, who has been on the run from law enforcement for months, was arrested Wednesday morning, June 12, in Glendale during an operation by members of the Arizona Division of United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

June 13, 2019

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