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12 December 2016  
91 kids participated in the 19th annual "Shop with a Cop" at the Walmart on Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley on Saturday. Photo by Torrence Dunham
Catch Up From A Week of News Acorss the Quad Cities with FLASHBACK

Missing Yarnell Woman Has Been Found Dead

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office announced the body of a missing 43-year-old woman was found at 12:30pm on Sunday. The release stated the body of Lynne Trombley, from Yarnell was found in a remote area south east of Yarnell. Dwight D’Evelyn, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations Coordinator, said in a release that preliminary findings indicate there was no foul play and the cause of death is under investigation by the Medical Examiner. Trombley was originally reported missing on December 9th and was last seen at her residence on Thursday December 8th at 4:30pm, according to the release. YCSO stated deputies searched her home, contacted neighbors, family and friends but were unable to locate her.


Suspect Impersonating YCSO Personnel

Earlier in the week, YCSO was contacted by a scam victim who reported receiving a call from an individual falsely identifying himself as “Lt. Dave Williams” of The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office telling the victim they had a warrant stating the victim failed to appear for jury duty and wished for the victim’s social security number, date of birth and home address, according to a release. The suspect used a number with a 928 area code and instructed the victim to appear in person at the Cottonwood Municipal Court at 6:30pm, a time when the court would have been closed, according to the release. The release stated the victim told the suspect they would be calling the sheriff’s office to verify and hung up after becoming suspicious. YCSO would like to remind the community law enforcement agencies and court officials will never call to solicit payment in this method and while suspects may use real or fake names, calls like this are fraudulent and anyone should contact the sheriff’s office at (928)-771-3260 with questions or information.

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Suspicious Activities Cause Home on Cattletrack Drive to Be Evacuated

On Thursday around 10am, the Prescott Valley Police Department received a call regarding suspicious activity in the 6500 block of Cattletrack Drive, according to a release. Upon investigation, it was determined to be a hallucinogenic mushroom factory, according to an update to the original release. Additionally, one officer investigating the scene experienced reactions with burning eyes and skin, the release stated. The house was immediately evacuated and a perimeter was set around the area briefly closing Cattletrack Drive before reopening later in the day, according to the statement.

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Aspen Dental Robbery Suspect Arrested

At 2:40pm on November 21st, 2016, a male suspect committed robbery assault, criminal damage theft and disorderly conduct when he forcibly removed a lock box containing cash inside the reception area of Aspen Dental on State Route 69 in Prescott Valley, according to a release. The release also stated, the man stole $7,000 and attacked employees who were trying to stop the him. The suspect escaped in a vehicle that turned out to be a vehicle belonging to the Enterprise car rental company and it was determined the vehicle was overdue and identified the person who rented it as Eric Camper who had a Tucson address, according to the release. On Tuesday, November 29th, the United States Marshall’s office located Camper and arrested him following a thorough investigation from the Prescott Valley Police Criminal Investigations Section, according to the release.

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String of Vehicle Burglaries in Prescott Valley

The Prescott Valley Police Department are urging people to lock their cars at night following a string of vehicle burglaries that have occurred in the Prescott Valley area according to a release by Prescott Valley Police Sergeant Jason Kaufman. Kaufman stated in the release that most crimes have taken place overnight and nearly all vehicles targeted have been cars with doors left unlocked. The Department is asking for people to be vigilant and report if suspicious activity is observed by calling the Prescott Valley Police Department at (928)-772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

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New Prescott Chamber CEO

The Prescott Chamber Announced the hire of - Sheri L. HEENIEY- the longtime President of the Rochester Michigan Chamber of Commerce as the new CEO of the Prescott Chamber. She will begin her new duties on January 3rd, 2017 where she will oversee the day to day activities of a thriving Chamber that has over 860 members and manages community events-including the annual Christmas parade. HEENY replaces former Prescott Chamber CEO David Maurer who announced his plans to retire at the end of 2016 after serving as CEO since 2004.

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Acker Night

Downtown Prescott was filled with holiday cheer as the annual Acker Night took place on Friday night. LaVon Anderson started the event 28 years ago and wanted to mesh music with the historic atmosphere of downtown Prescott to raise scholarship funds for local students. Now in 2016, thousands of dollars are raised each year as donations are dropped in bags at each performance location.

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Shop with a Cop

The 19th annual “Shop with a Cop” took place on Saturday as 91 children joyfully went through the aisles at the Walmart located on Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley filling up their cart with goodies for family, friends and a little for themselves while shopping with a new friend from one of eleven departments across the quad cities that participated in the program.

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NAZ Suns Pick Up Seventh Straight Win

The Northern Arizona Suns have been blazing hot to start off their inaugural season as the team sits atop of the standings in the NBA D-League at 10-1 fueled by a 7-game winning streak and an undefeated record at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The NAZ Suns end a five-game home-stand on Wednesday against the Santa Cruz Warriors with a 6:30 pm tip-off at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

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