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A June hearing led to the latest delay in setting a trial date for a man accused of a 1997 murder in Cottonwood.

By Jason W. Brooks July 4, 2020
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A man arrested last week on narcotics charges after allegedly being in possession of 73 fentanyl pills has bonded out of jail.

By Jason W. Brooks June 30, 2020
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Two men and a woman were booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center this week, and 259 fentanyl pills were seized, as the result of a the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking task force investigation, according to a news release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

By Jason W. Brooks June 24, 2020
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On June 17, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a Cottonwood man for the third time this year on sex charges, according to a news release.

By Staff Report June 24, 2020
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Rimrock woman charged with manslaughter in wreck that killed daughter
Knox admitted to mixing pills with medical marijuana

The arrest of a Rimrock woman has finally taken place after her child died in a February collision on Cornville Road.

By Jason W. Brooks June 19, 2020
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Woman arrested on aggravated DUI, child abuse charges
Wide Ruins, Arizona resident booked after .20% blood alcohol content

A woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Cottonwood Police Department after she allegedly left children alone and later turned out to be intoxicated.

By Jason W. Brooks June 19, 2020
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A man was booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility on Sunday for charges that include threatening and intimidating after he allegedly fired a gun in an area near U.S Census workers.

By Jason W. Brooks June 16, 2020
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Man accused of killing father due back in court next Monday
Accused of 2016 murder of his father at campsite

A man accused of killing his father at a Yavapai County campsite in 2016 is due back in court next week for a status conference.

By Jason W. Brooks June 15, 2020
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Tuesday, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office announced a second indictment in the death of New Mexico teacher, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks June 11, 2020
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Silent Witness program seek the public’s help in locating people who allegedly broke into two vehicles this week.

By Jason W. Brooks June 10, 2020
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CAMP VERDE – A July court date has been set for a man charged with sex offenses in Cottonwood.

By Jason W. Brooks June 10, 2020
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A man accused of making terroristic threats in a Village of Oak Creek bank in November is undergoing a program designed to restore him to competency to face charges.

By Jason W. Brooks June 10, 2020
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A massage therapist working in the Sedona area has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison by Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff.

By Staff Report June 10, 2020
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A man charged with shooting and injuring a Cottonwood police officer is still in the Camp Verde Detention Center while he undergoes a mental status evaluation.

By Jason W. Brooks June 9, 2020
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A Cottonwood man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking a pregnant woman in March.

By Staff Report June 5, 2020
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A Sunday afternoon call to police for failure to pay resort charges led to a traffic stop on an interstate, a 0.35 blood-alcohol result and a felony charge, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks June 1, 2020
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A Cottonwood man has been arrested for felony strong-armed robbery after attempting to steal a purse from a woman at Verde Valley Medical Center.

By Staff Report May 27, 2020
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Accused kidnapper scheduled to head back to court
Possible change-of-plea set for June 22

A man charged in a 2019 kidnapping incident is scheduled for a possible change-of-plea hearing next month in Yavapai County Superior Court.

By Jason W. Brooks May 22, 2020
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Multiple drug-related arrests were made in Chino Valley after a May 18 traffic stop that led to a search and a drug investigation.

By The Daily (Prescott) Courier May 21, 2020
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Cecilio Cruz murder trial still on hold
Judge Ainley sets June 24 date for next hearing

There will be about 15 days needed for the trial of Cruz, 39, who is charged with killing his pregnant, 17-year-old ex-girlfriend, Marisol Gonzalez, in Cottonwood in March 1997.

By Jason W. Brooks May 19, 2020
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120-mph fleeing driver tries to ram police; officer shoots truck
Police capture suspect after high-speed evasion

A man in his late 20s or 30s fled from police at high speeds Wednesday evening, May 13 — driving at speeds reaching 120 mph on Prescott Valley side streets — and was apparently involved in a shooting with police.

By Tim Wiederaenders May 14, 2020
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A Verde Village home has twice been the target of slashed tires and gun shots since April 25. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying those responsible.

By Dan Engler May 9, 2020
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The Wednesday evening altercation that led to gunfire and the wounding of an officer was the third time Cottonwood police had been called to a residence that day.

By Jason W. Brooks May 7, 2020
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A Cottonwood police officer was wounded and one person was taken into custody during a Wednesday evening altercation, according to a news release.

May 6, 2020
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Shortly after 67-year-old Bruce Moore was arrested following a SWAT operation, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were able to track down 49-year-old Dwight Elia and take him into custody Monday night.

By Staff Report May 6, 2020

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