Sedona AZ (December 17, 2011) – On December 9, 2011, just before 8 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 11500 block of Boynton Pass Road in Sedona regarding a residential burglary.
Upon arrival, deputies met with the resident who was waiting outside after finding glass in a back door had been smashed out. The resident reported leaving home around 2:30 PM that same day and all doors were secured. Believing someone may still be inside, the person waited with a neighbor until deputies could safely clear the home.
No suspects were found and the victim began checking to determine if any property had been stolen. Although the house was not obviously ransacked, the victim did notice a storage room door had been pried open and gold and silver pieces valued in the thousands were gone.
This media release was delayed due to several leads developed during the victim’s initial report. The release of details at that time could have compromised the investigation and although detectives are still working some of those leads, they are now seeking input from the public on this burglary.
A list of the stolen property includes:
- 7,000 ‐ 1 ounce 2011 American Silver Eagles Coins in plastic sleeves
- 12 bags of 1920‐1963 Silver Coins at 5, 10, and 25 cents
- 15 – South Africa Krugerands
- 20 ‐ 10 pound bars of silver
- 20 ‐ 5 pound bars of silver
- 30 American Gold Eagles with Canadian Maple Leaves
- 10 ounce and 6 ounce bars of silver with Johnson Matthey and Engelhard stamps
- $80,000 cash in bank envelopes.
- The total exact value of these items is still being determined.
YCSO is seeking anyone with information on this burglary to contact Detective John Johnson at 928-554‐8575 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-‐932‐3232. Callers to Silent Witness remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made in the case.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website www.ycsoaz.gov.