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Prescott Valley Heroin Dealer Arrested

Sedona AZ (March 26, 2018) – In recent weeks, Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) detectives obtained information regarding heroin sales in the Prescott Valley, Arizona area. PANT has been monitoring overdose incidents and likely connected traffickers in the Prescott basin to aid in developing suspects involved in narcotics sales. One of these investigations resulted in identifying... 

YCSO Seeking to Identify Skeletal Remains

Sedona AZ (February 22, 2018) – On March 8, 2015, skeletal remains were discovered in a remote part of Yavapai County, near Juniper Woods Ranch between Ashfork and Drake. The remains have been determined to be a male, likely of Latino or mixed ancestry, however, Asian or derived-Asian ancestries cannot be excluded definitively. The male’s estimated age is 21-46 years with greatest likelihood... 

Jury Warrant Scam Finds Prescott Victim

Sedona AZ (January 13, 2018) – In late December 2017, a 42-year-old Prescott man contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report losing money in the ‘jury warrant scam.’ The victim had received a call purportedly from a deputy at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and was told he had a $4000 warrant for his arrest because he was a no show for jury duty. The scam suspect indicated that if the... 

ATV Rider Found Deceased

Sedona AZ (September 18, 2017) – On September 12, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a man called Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office dispatch to report finding a deceased person still trapped underneath an ATV on Forest Road 97B in the Groom Creek area. The location is about three miles south of the Wolf Creek Road intersection. It appeared the body had been there for several days. The caller was... 

Prescott Drug Lab Operation Shut Down

Sedona AZ (September 15, 2017) – On September 9, 2017, Prescott, Arizona fire department personnel contacted the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office just after 10:30 in the morning to report possible drug possession and manufacturing from a home in the 500 block of Karen Drive, Prescott. The resident, Frank Soberanis, 28, called 911 after sustaining chemical burns on his hands and face. Deputies... 

Suspect Arrested for Molestation of Young Girl

Sedona AZ (June 28, 2017) – On May 24, 2017, at about 5:00 in the morning, Juan Antonio Pelayo-Covarrubias, 38, a Phoenix resident, was arrested and booked into the Camp Verde (AZ) Detention Center in north central Arizona. He was charged with two counts of child molestation, after knowingly and intentionally touching the genitals of a preteen girl. The child’s molestation occurred on April... 

Armed man barricaded inside Tuba City apartment

Robot opened exterior gate latch and front door of an armed man barricaded inside a Tuba City apartment during a seven and half hour stand off. The man was arrested and no one was injured or lives lost in this volatile situation. Sedona AZ (June 23, 2017) – On June 22, 2017, at approximately 8:30 in the morning, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Navajo Police... 

YCSO Search and Rescue Work Receives Statewide Recognition

Sedona AZ (May 25, 2017) – At a recent meeting of the Arizona Search and Rescue Coordinators Association (ASARCA), the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was pleased to receive two awards including Unit of the Year and Coordinator of the Year. YCSO Sheriff Scott Mascher “…could not be more proud of both nominations which involve our volunteers and YCSO Search Team Coordinator.” The... 

Suspect Arrested for Missing Wife’s Homicide

Sedona AZ (May 24, 2017) – Please note, the investigation remains active and further details will not be released at this time: On Sunday, May 21, 2017, deputies took a missing person report involving Sandra Pagniano, 39, who resides in the 13000 block of North Yaqui Drive, Prescott, Arizona. The report was made by a family friend. Sandra was last seen on Friday, May 19, 2017, and when she did... 

Law Says Use Seat Belts and Car Seats

Sedona AZ (May 20, 2017) – In an effort to save more lives on Arizona roadways, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is joining the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and our local law enforcement partners to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws. The enforcement effort will run from May 22 through June 4, 2017. Arizona has a secondary seat belt law that allows officers... 
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