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Sedona man charged with stealing mail
Charges include three counts of aggravated identity theft

A man accused of stealing thousands of dollars in checks from Yavapai County mailboxes has been arrested on several charges, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks May 22, 2021
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Cottonwood police are seeking any information the public has about graffiti spray-painted on various Riverfront Park equipment late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

By Jason W. Brooks May 22, 2021
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An 18-year-old Chino Valley man was arrested Monday on multiple charges that include allegedly stealing vehicles from a Cottonwood dealership.

May 22, 2021
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Jill Knox, 47, faces charges of manslaughter, two counts of aggravated DUI and one count each of criminal damage, aggravated assault and endangerment.

By Jason W. Brooks May 19, 2021
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Assault at Verde Valley Fair under investigation
Police say video circulated on social media not related

A spokesperson for the Cottonwood Police Department confirmed Friday that detectives are investigating an assault that happened at the Verde Valley Fair.

By Jason W. Brooks May 7, 2021
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Cottonwood man arrested inside Ace Hardware
Charged with burglary, theft, criminal damage

Terry Moffatt of Cottonwood was jailed this week after allegedly breaking into the Cottonwood Ace Hardware.

By Jason W. Brooks May 6, 2021
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A Michigan man accused of assaulting an officer during an investigation of a stolen vehicle is back in jail and due in court again soon.

By Jason W. Brooks May 4, 2021
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A Camp Verde man accused of killing an off-duty police officer in a September 2020 wreck is due back in court early next month.

By Jason W. Brooks May 4, 2021
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A Camp Verde man accused of killing an off-duty police officer in a September 2020 wreck is due back in court early next month.

By Jason W. Brooks May 3, 2021
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Guillen and Windes were booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center. Each has been charged with one count of child abuse, intentional; and one count of aggravated assault, causing serious injury to their daughter in the April 20 incident at their home in the 3800 block of Tumbleweed Drive.

By Bill Helm April 30, 2021
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Jerry Ray Follett, 34, is scheduled to appear before Yavapai Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff Monday, May 10, 9 a.m.

By Jason W. Brooks April 26, 2021
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Nicole Lynn Weil, 35, was arrested in Tampa, Florida, on a probation violation warrant, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office news release.

By Jason W. Brooks April 23, 2021
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Officers contained the scene and contacted the Department of Public Safety for assistance. DPS’s Ordinance Disposal Unit, or bomb squad, responded to the scene and rendered the devices safe.

By Jason W. Brooks April 22, 2021
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A California man accused of killing his father in a Yavapai County campground in 2016 is due to return to court on Friday, April 30, 1:30 p.m., for a settlement conference.

By Jason W. Brooks April 20, 2021
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A man out on bond after being charged with killing his adult son is due back in court on May 24.

By Jason W. Brooks April 20, 2021
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Man accused in Clarkdale killing remains in jail
Court documents: Hockett killed Fretty with a metal bat, put body in barrel

A Clarkdale man accused in the November 2020 death of another man remains in jail.

By Jason W. Brooks April 13, 2021
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Man accused in 2019 VOC bank threat pleads guilty
Sentencing hearing set for Monday, April 19

A man accused of making terroristic threats in a 2019 Village of Oak Creek bank incident has pleaded guilty to several charges.

By Jason W. Brooks April 9, 2021
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After about three years on the run, the Cottonwood Police Department announced Wednesday that a woman wanted for stealing from the Old Town Association was recently captured in Michigan.

By Jason W. Brooks April 8, 2021
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Former homeless coalition director: 90 days in jail, probation for theft
Debit card used for small amounts at first; later for $12,000

Matthew Ryan Martin, 48, of Cottonwood, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft. Ryan began serving a 90-day jail sentence on Feb. 17 at the Yavapai County Detention Center.

By Jason W. Brooks April 7, 2021
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Crystal L. Briley, 39, of Ohio, was charged with several drug-related crimes after a Dec. 1, 2020 traffic stop along I-17.

By Jason W. Brooks April 5, 2021
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According to a news release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Andres Herrera, 23, of Phoenix, was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on multiple drug charges.

By Jason W. Brooks April 5, 2021
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A man accused of killing another man in Lower Oak Creek Estates in late 2019 is set to return to court next week.

By Jason W. Brooks March 31, 2021
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Sunday, two people were arrested with more than 52,000 fentanyl pills and three children in their vehicle, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

By Jason W. Brooks March 30, 2021
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On March 14, detectives received a call that led to two arrests and the seizure of a half-pound of methamphetamine.

By Jason W. Brooks March 29, 2021
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Wanted man killed in shootout with deputies in Prescott Valley
Carefree man had been sought in Feb. 27 shooting incident in Uptown Sedona

A man wanted on gun charges for a recent Sedona incident was killed by police Monday night in another part of Yavapai County.

By Jason W. Brooks March 24, 2021

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