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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... 

Dynamite Discovery Causes Yarnell Evacuation

Dynamite (pictured above) in use during the construction of Douglas Dam, a Tennessee hydroelectric dam built in record time in the early 1940s to meet emergency energy needs at the height of World War II. (Public domain photo) Sedona AZ (May 18, 2017) – On May 17, 2017, around 2:15 in the afternoon, two men walked into the Yarnell Sheriff’s substation to report finding a box of dynamite while... 

422 Locals Contacted Sex Trafficking Sting

Sedona AZ (March 14, 2017) – Plan to join the conversation about human trafficking in the Verde Valley on Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 in the evening, Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona 86351. Yavapai County law enforcement will be present to discuss what can be done to protect our children and grandchildren from traffickers. This presentation will cover definitions... 

PANT operation leads to heroin seizure and arrest

Sedona AZ (February 16, 2017) – In the month of December 2016, Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (P.A.N.T.) detectives began receiving information about a subject identified as Shawn Victor Brown, 46, from Sedona, concerning the illegal possession and sale of drugs. Detectives began to learn that Brown was operating in the Verde Valley and Sedona. On February 13, 2017, P.A.N.T. detectives... 
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