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Man Quickly Arrested by YCSO Deputies After Shooting a Weapon Along Highway 89

On March 1, 2021, 24-year-old Zane Winther from Skull Valley was arrested after receiving reports that Winther was shooting a gun while traveling along Highway 89 in Yarnell. The report came from the suspect’s mother who stated that Winther, a passenger in her car, was intoxicated when he began waving the handgun. She claimed that

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Yavapai County Sheriff’s K9 Seize $150,000 Worth Of Methamphetamine During Traffic Stop

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputies were conducting routine patrol on I-17 north of Sunset Point in Yavapai County, when they noticed the driver of a white 2014 Nissan Altima was driving recklessly. The deputy pulled over the driver, 26-year-old Carlos Camargo-Urias of Surprise, Arizona. During the traffic stop, there were several red flags

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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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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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