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A man was arrested Friday night after he was found to be using a fake driver’s license — and was later found to allegedly be in possession of almost one gram of cocaine.

By Jason W. Brooks April 13, 2020
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Jose Angel Castro, 24, of Cottonwood, was arrested Friday afternoon after police say he had a parking-lot accident and turned out to have a breath alcohol concentration more than twice the legal limit.

By Jason W. Brooks April 13, 2020
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Suspect’s hospital visit leads to arrests
Drug sales/use charges involve Fentanyl

On Monday, April 6, a Prescott police officer was dispatched to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center regarding a patient who was admitted for an apparent opioid overdose, according to a news release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

By Staff report April 13, 2020
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Tuesday evening, a 28-year-old Cottonwood man was arrested for the same type of offense he had been booked for only four months ago.

April 8, 2020
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Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said Monday that the public’s help is still sought in locating a convicted criminal -- and the reward for information that leads to his arrest remains more than $2,000.

By Jason W. Brooks April 7, 2020
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At about 9 p.m. Thursday, deputies with the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office responded to the 3200 block of Lazar Road to reports of shots being fired.

By Bill Helm April 4, 2020
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A Cottonwood man has been arrested for allegedly shooting another man during a camping dispute along the Verde River off Perkinsville Road outside of Jerome.

By Staff Report March 31, 2020
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Man accused of murdering his father back in Camp Verde jail
Klettke released from jail in Goodyear

A man accused of killing his father at a Yavapai County campsite in 2016 recently turned himself in and is back in jail in Camp Verde after being released from jail in Maricopa County.

March 31, 2020
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Cecilio Cruz murder trial delayed yet again
Judge Ainley rules against four motions

The trial of a man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend more than 23 years ago has had his murder trial moved back once again — but only by one month.

By Jason W. Brooks March 26, 2020
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According to a news release sent out Monday afternoon by the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, a woman’s body was found along the bank of West Clear Creek Sunday morning.

By Jason W. Brooks March 16, 2020
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A property owner pleaded guilty last week to three counts regarding his misconduct in maintaining two Old Town Cottonwood homes he had rented out.

By Jason W. Brooks March 10, 2020
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Former masseur to be sentenced April 7
Former Sedona spa massage therapist convicted on three counts of sex offenses

A man recently convicted on three felony charges stemming from acts he committed while giving women massages has a sentencing date.

By Jason W. Brooks March 10, 2020
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A Mexican man has been sentenced to serve five years in prison for helping to transport more than 3.5 pounds of fentanyl in a Monday sentencing that took place a short distance from where he and his accomplice were arrested.

By Jason W. Brooks March 10, 2020
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A traffic stop in northern Yavapai County on Wednesday led to felony charges for three people from Texas.

By Staff report March 5, 2020
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CORNVILLE – What began as an alleged dispute over money resulted in a Cornville man being shot Monday, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

By Staff Report March 3, 2020
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A Cottonwood man accused of shoplifting at the Cottonwood Walmart turned out to have illegal drugs on him, police say.

By Jason W. Brooks March 3, 2020
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Four-year-old victim in Clarkdale domestic incident dies
Boy’s father, Joshua David Hernandez Lord, 33, killed by police in confrontation

According to a news release sent out Monday, the 4-year-old boy injured in a Feb. 27 domestic disturbance at 1424 Second South Street in Clarkdale was pronounced dead on Saturday from severe head injuries.

By Jason W. Brooks March 2, 2020
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A Cottonwood man was booked on several charges after an alleged Feb. 24 incident involving his ex-girlfriend — and he was wanted on a Maricopa County warrant.

By Jason W. Brooks March 2, 2020
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The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding information about a reported drive-by shooting that happened Friday morning, according to a report.

By Jason W. Brooks March 2, 2020
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A jury convicted a Cottonwood man on three counts of felony sex offenses Wednesday in Yavapai County Superior Court, with the charges stemming from the same incidents that led to a civil suit.

By Jason W. Brooks February 26, 2020
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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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