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Recent K9 Actions involving large Seizure of Marijuana Loads

On January 7, 2021, around 9:15 AM, a YCSO K9 Unit conducted a moving violation traffic stop on east I40 near Ash Fork, Arizona. During contact with the driver, 50-year-old Phatsavong Rasasy from Alabama, the deputy could detect an odor of marijuana from the interior of his red Toyota Highlander. Rasasy was extremely nervous and

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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Sheldon Street

On January 14, 2021 at about 12:12 pm the Prescott Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic crash involving a pedestrian who was struck on Sheldon Street at Pleasant Street.  Upon arrival officers found that a 75 year old female resident of Prescott was walking, with the walk sign illuminated, in the crosswalk on

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YCSO/Medical Examiner conduct Joint Investigation in the Discovery of Human Remains

As the investigation continues in the recovery of human remains and arrest of suspect Walter Mitchell, detectives are seeking additional information from the public. Detectives are hoping to locate what is commonly known as a ‘chest freezer’ owned by Mitchell and then sold in Chino Valley sometime between mid-November and December 19, 2020. The freezer

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Female inmate’s execution on hold; 2 more halted over COVID

The U.S. government’s plans to carry out its first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades were on hold Tuesday amid a flurry of legal rulings, and two other executions set for later this week were halted because the inmates tested positive for COVID-19. The three executions were to be the last before

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Traffic Altercation Leads To Shooting in Prescott Valley

On Friday, January 8, 2021 at about 2:22 PM, Prescott Valley Police responded to a report of a traffic altercation on Robert Road. Responding officers found that two drivers heading northbound on Robert Road got into a traffic altercation. A collision occurred, both drivers exited their vehicles and got into a physical confrontation, during which

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