A lengthy criminal investigation involving city, county and Federal investigators has resulted in the arrest of numerous suspects in an elaborate fraud scheme.
UPDATE: The missing Cottonwood man has been found, and is at the Verde Medical Center, where he is currently being evaluated.
Every 26.4 seconds a vehicle is stolen in America. Arizona ranks 4th in the nation in vehicle thefts, following only California, Texas and Florida. In Yavapai County there is an average of 21 vehicle thefts every month reported to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office alone.
On November 1, 2007, at approximately 12 p.m., the Chase Bank on Miller Valley Road in Prescott was robbed.
It was Sunday, October 28, when Yavapai County Sheriff Office's Deputy Dean Guthery conducted a traffic stop for erratic driving on I-40 near Seligman. Approaching the vehicle, he noticed the strong odor of marijuana emanating from the Lincoln Town Car.