Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Services for all of Yavapai County - Headquartered in Prescott, Arizona. THIS PAGE IS NOT MONITORED 24 HOURS A DAY. CALL 928-771-3260 OR 911 TO REPORT A CRIME.

TERMS OF USE Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office - Facebook Terms This is the official page of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office in headquartered in Prescott, Arizona. This page was created to provide people who live and work in Yavapai County, or others with an interest in the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, access to information about the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and a platform with which to interact with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. This page is monitored and managed by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Communications Office of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. IT IS NOT MONITORED IN REAL TIME AND THERE WILL USUALLY BE A DELAY IN RESPONSE TO ANY INQUIRES. DO NOT REPORT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN PROGRESS ON THIS PAGE. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office manages this page as a limited public forum and therefore the following conditions apply. • A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms. • In case of emergency, or if you need police assistance, dial 911. • Do not use this page to report a crime. • If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may be placing yourself in the position of becoming a witness to a crime and subject yourself to subpoena and in certain situations endangering yourself or others. • “Liking” between Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office officers and a citizen does not indicate endorsement of that person’s actions or comments. • Comments posted by others on the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office page(s) are not to be considered the opinion of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office; nor does Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office endorse any third party comments on this page. • The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to remove and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. • The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office does not allow posting of photos or videos by anyone other than members of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office • If you have photos or videos you’d like to share on this page, contact a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Communications Officer at 928-777-7441. • If you are looking for more information about Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office please visit www.ycsoaz.gov. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to content on this page. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to remove any comments that are inappropriate or offensive, including comments that: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others, • include racism, hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, vulgarity, • spam or advertise, • could harm the safety or well-being of one of our employees, including personal attacks, • are off-topic, • have personal information about another person or that violate a person’s privacy, ● include copyrighted material that belongs to another person, ● contain links to inappropriate websites. If you disagree with any of the above, please consider ‘un-liking’ the page.

Mission: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the prevention of crime; the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order and safety; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees.

Further information regarding the arrest of the serial rapist from Chino Valley, AZ., in a media release from the Rivers...
06/17/2020

Further information regarding the arrest of the serial rapist from Chino Valley, AZ., in a media release from the Riverside, California, District Attorney- full press conference link is previous post --

06/17/2020
Riverside County District Attorney's Office

A press conference in Riverside, California, this morning announcing the arrest of a serial rapist during the last week of May 2020, who was found living in Chino Valley, Arizona. Information was delayed to allow investigators from the collective agencies to complete their case for charging.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office was asked to assist in follow-up and provided a lead role in coordinating the arrest. Note- there is no indication of crimes involving this suspect in Yavapai County.

Sheriff Mascher - ' I am proud of our detectives as they worked in cooperation with local and federal law enforcement partners to secure the arrest of this suspect . It is my hope the victims will gain some sense of closure knowing Cooke is in custody and will face justice. We were pleased to be a part of the dedicated team of professionals that saw this case to conclusion.'

Riverside County District Attorney - Serial Rapist Cold Case Arrest and Charges Announced

Yavapai County Emergency Management
06/17/2020
Yavapai County Emergency Management

Yavapai County Emergency Management

Arizona is seeing multiple large wildfires at this time. If you haven’t already gotten your go kit ready, or it’s time to review what is in it, now is the time to prepare. For information on preparing a go kit and evacuations check out AZEIN’s link on Ready, Set, Go! : https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go

If you haven’t already signed up for Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office’s Emergency Notification System, CodeRED please do so now. More information on this system and how to sign up can be found using this link: http://www.ycsoaz.gov/community/Emergency-Preparedness/Emergency-Notification-System

Being prepared is key, and part of preparation efforts should include working with your pets prior to an evacuation. Practice crating with your small animals and pack their food and leashes for a quick and less stressful evacuation. Yavapai County is fortunate to have a small animal shelter available during evacuations that is coordinated through Animal Disaster Services. ADS’s information can be found at: https://animaldisasterservices.com/

If you have horses or larger animals (excluding cattle) there may be a shelter set up during evacuations to cover these needs as well. Practice getting your animals into your trailer regularly to avoid anxiety should your need to evacuate. Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management will activate a large animal shelter if the area evacuating needs one. Large Animal Sheltering and Emergency Readiness is ready to support these efforts. More information on LASER is available on their website: https://laser-shelter.org/

Central Arizona Fire and Medical
06/17/2020

Central Arizona Fire and Medical

Update on the Yuma Dr fire in Chino Valley:
Although there are high winds, crews did a great job keeping the fire from spreading to nearby vegetation and a garage and workshop. The main residence was 75% involved when crews arrived on the scene along with a shed, trailers, tools, equipment and a horse trailer. Response included 5 water tenders, 1 brush truck, 5 CAFMA engines and a PFD engine. Yavapai County Building Officials, YCSO, CVPD, APS and ACT are also on the scene. The scene is currently under investigation. No injuries have been reported.

06/17/2020
Yavapai County Community Health Services

Today's COVID-19 update. Continue to be careful out there COVID hasn't left us yet. Take care of each other and be safe.

June 16th Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services - Yavapai County reports 388 COVID-19 Cases

Apache 1,996 Coconino 1,393 Cochise 241 Graham 55 Greenlee 12
Gila 91 La Paz 238 Maricopa 20,775 Mohave 624 Navajo 2,749
Pima 4,329 Pinal 1,727 Santa Cruz 1,104 Yavapai 388 Yuma 4,329

489,286 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with 39,097 positive cases and 1,219 deaths.

Yavapai County has tested 14,940 residents, with 388 positive cases, 207 recovered, and 7 deaths.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 4 COVID-19 patients and no persons under investigation (PUI). Verde Valley Medical Center reports 3 COVID hospitalizations and 1 PUIs. The VA no COVID-19 hospitalizations or PUIs.

New COVID-19 Cases since Yesterday

Apache +21 Coconino +20 Cochise +20 Graham +5 Greenlee +0 Gila +4 La Paz +16 Maricopa +1,403 Mohave +6 Navajo +113 Pima +385 Pinal +159
Santa Cruz +116 Yavapai +6 Yuma +114

What do I do if COVID-19 starts spreading in my community?
• Stay informed about local COVID-19 activity through the Yavapai County Health Services website: www.yavapai.us/chs and be aware of any signs that people in your community are getting sick.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and wash your hands often with soap or water. Don’t share personal items and clean frequently touched surfaces with soap and water.
• If you are sick, stay home. When seeking medical care, wear a facemask and keep your distance from others. If someone in your house is sick, stay home to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus to others.
• Do not attend large events, such as sporting events, conferences, or other community events if you are sick, do not feel well, or someone in your home is sick. If you aren’t sick, consider your risk of getting COVID-19 at the event before you go.
• Set up a separate room for sick household members. Clean the room regularly and make sure they have clean disposable face masks to use. Check in with family and friends who live alone—especially those with chronic diseases. If you live alone, have friends and family check in with you if you become sick.

Not Sleeping Well?
Advice from doctors: Keep a daily routine; get exposure to sunlight early in the day, preferably outdoors; find ways to socialize by phone or social media (but focus on sharing things that are uplifting or amusing); watch what you eat (and when); and turn off pandemic news coverage a few hours before bed and use the rest of the evening for more relaxing activities.

• For Yavapai County data and COVID-19 Resources for Re-Opening, www.yavapai.us/chs
• Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank: 928-442-5103 - Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Arizona 2-1-1: A resource for all the time, not just during COVID-19. https://211arizona.org/
• COVID-19 information en español: https://azhealth.gov/covid-19
• #Yavapai Stronger Together - https://justicementalhealth.com/resources-support/#covid19

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office - K9 Unit
06/16/2020

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office - K9 Unit

K9 Haddie just turned 5! Join us in wishing her a happy birthday 🎂

Submitted to the Sheriff's Office via Facebook -- On June 2, 2020, we were traveling from Flagstaff back home to Kingman...
06/15/2020

Submitted to the Sheriff's Office via Facebook --

On June 2, 2020, we were traveling from Flagstaff back home to Kingman. Our 10 year old was traveling with us and his life dream is to become a K-9 police officer. We made a quick stop in Ashfork and while there, we met Officer Hartman and Haddie. Officer Hartman are an amazing team! They took time out of their busy day to make this kid’s dream a reality. Haddie seemed more that happy to get love and ear scratches. Officer Hartman showed our guy all around his vehicle and even let him sit in it! He answered every rapid-fire question this kid had and even explained to him what he needs to do throughout schooling and life to be on track for achieving his dream. Yavapai County is blessed to have such an awesome duo! Thank you so much! Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
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Seeking whereabouts of 14-year-old Runaway from the Dewey area...
06/14/2020

Seeking whereabouts of 14-year-old Runaway from the Dewey area...

Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District
06/13/2020

Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District

Our crews are already working hard this morning, extinguishing a truck fire on I-17 MP 287 southbound.

Town of Chino Valley, AZ
06/12/2020

Town of Chino Valley, AZ

Power outage reported by Arizona Public Service - APS in Chino Valley, affecting just over 100 customers, possibly a few hours before restored.
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Here's today's COVID-19 for YCCHS.  We are up to 368 positive cases and three hospitalizations due to the virus.  Contin...
06/12/2020
Yavapai County Community Health Services

Here's today's COVID-19 for YCCHS. We are up to 368 positive cases and three hospitalizations due to the virus. Continue to be safe and take care of each other.

June 12th Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services - Yavapai County reports 368 COVID-19 Cases

Apache 1,927 Coconino 1,345 Cochise 178 Graham 48 Greenlee 11
Gila 54 La Paz 217 Maricopa 17,010 Mohave 584 Navajo 2,512
Pima 3,628 Pinal 1,363 Santa Cruz 833 Yavapai 368 Yuma 2,841

442,886 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 – and increase of 13,559 tests reported. There have been 32,918 positive cases and 1,144 deaths.

Yavapai County has tested 14,127 residents, with 368 positive cases, 194 recovered, and 7 deaths.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 2 COVID-19 patients and no persons under investigation (PUI). Verde Valley Medical Center reports no COVID hospitalizations and 6 PUIs. The VA has reported 1 hospitalization and has no PUIs for COVID-19.

Events are in Full Swing in Yavapai County amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic with Safety in Mind

This weekend there are public events happening like Movies Under the Stars in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Cottonwood, Farmer’s Markets, Territorial Days Arts and Crafts Show on the Courthouse Square, WOOFstock in PV and more. Hotels and campgrounds are full. Lots of potential for visitors coming into town from possible hotspots of Arizona. YCCHS appreciates the presence of safe practices at these events.

Additional Cases Since Monday
Apache +195 Coconino +55 Cochise +29 Graham +7 Greenlee +1
Gila +8 La Paz +34 Maricopa +3,007 Mohave +72 Navajo +283
Pima +474 Pinal +236 Santa Cruz +218 Yavapai +31 Yuma +584

Arizona has made national news this week for its level of COVID-19 illness. The state's total number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 76% since May 28. The percent of positive cases out of total COVID-19 tests has been increasing in recent weeks, too, which is the opposite direction of where the state wants to be headed.

Yavapai County’s positive rate may be the lowest in the state, but we have seen additional cases each day this week.

YCCHS asks all Yavapai County residents to protect yourself, your families, friends and neighbors from COVID-19, by physically distancing, wearing a mask when being physically distancing isn’t possible – and in public places. Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface. Avoid touching your face. Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible including your phone.

• For Yavapai County data and COVID-19 Resources for Re-Opening, www.yavapai.us/chs
• Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank: 928-442-5103 - Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Arizona 2-1-1: A resource for all the time, not just during COVID-19. https://211arizona.org/
• COVID-19 information en español: https://azhealth.gov/covid-19
• #Yavapai Stronger Together - https://justicementalhealth.com/resources-support/#covid19

Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District
06/12/2020

Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District

UPDATED DETAILS ON THE VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN RIMROCK THAT WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED YESTERDAY -
06/11/2020

UPDATED DETAILS ON THE VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN RIMROCK THAT WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED YESTERDAY -

Seeking suspects from Vehicle Burglary and use of Stolen Credit Card. Rimrock/Cordes Junction
06/10/2020

Seeking suspects from Vehicle Burglary and use of Stolen Credit Card. Rimrock/Cordes Junction

Today's update from YCCHS.  We are up to  353 cases and 2 hospitalizations in our county. Continue to be careful and be ...
06/10/2020
Yavapai County Community Health Services

Today's update from YCCHS. We are up to 353 cases and 2 hospitalizations in our county. Continue to be careful and be kind to one another.

June 10th Update - Yavapai County Community Health Services - Yavapai County reports 353 COVID-19 Cases

Apache 1,811 Coconino 1,310 Cochise 167 Graham 45 Greenlee 10
Gila 48 La Paz 205 Maricopa 15,282 Mohave 552 Navajo 2,288
Pima 3,350 Pinal 1,209 Santa Cruz 688 Yavapai 353 Yuma 2,439

416,944 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19, with 29,852 positive cases and 1,095 deaths. Yavapai County has tested 13,609 residents, with 353 positive cases, 186 recovered, and 6 deaths.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center reports 2 COVID hospitalizations with no persons under investigation (PUI). Verde Valley Medical Center reports no hospitalizations with COVID and 9 PUIs. The VA has reported no hospitalizations or PUIs for COVID-19.

New Method for Determining Inpatient and ICU Bed Availability – From Dr. Cara Christ’s Blog

Throughout the COVID-19 response, ADHS has partnered with hospitals to ensure Arizona’s healthcare preparedness to address a surge in COVID-19 cases. Early in the outbreak, Governor Ducey issued executive orders to support healthcare surge capacity, including issuance of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected order, which provided hospitals time to implement preparedness plans, enhance surge capacity, and acquire additional personal protective equipment.

Through the hard work of the hospitals, an additional 600 ICU and 2,600 inpatient surge beds were added during this time. In addition, hospitals report multiple data points to public health so we can monitor the health of our healthcare system. Many of these data points are posted on our dashboard. The department has worked to continuously improve the dashboard to provide the most current and real-time information. The dashboard has earned an A+ from the COVID Tracking Project.

The coordination with hospital partners continues as the state plans for an increase of COVID-19 cases and they’ve recently reached out to several facilities to validate the data they are reporting to us. As a result of this work, we have improved the method for determining inpatient and ICU bed availability to more accurately reflect available resources.

This updated method, now posted in the Hospital Bed Usage and Availability section of the ADHS dashboard, shows the current bed availability without calculating in the additional (surge) beds hospitals added under Executive Order 2020-10. Initially, these surge beds were calculated into the total number and counted as full ⁠— these surge beds should not be included in the bed availability, because they are not currently in use.

As of this past Saturday, Arizona’s state health officials urged hospitals to fully activate their emergency plans.

• Food Sharing Thursdays at Mayer Elementary and High School, and Cordes Park from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and at Beaver Creek School 9:30-10:30 a.m., 2810 E. Beaver Creek Rd. – Volunteers Needed!

• For Yavapai County data and COVID-19 Resources for Re-Opening, www.yavapai.us/chs
• Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank: 928-442-5103 - Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Arizona 2-1-1: A resource for all the time, not just during COVID-19. https://211arizona.org/
• COVID-19 information en español: https://azhealth.gov/covid-19
• #Yavapai Stronger Together - https://justicementalhealth.com/resources-support/#covid19

Chino Valley Police Department
06/10/2020

Chino Valley Police Department

NEWS RELEASE

Forgery Investigation

Chino Valley Police Department is asking for the publics assistance in identifying a person of interest in a forgery.

On 06/03/2020 at approximately 4:52 pm an unidentified male presented Ace Hardware in Chino Valley with a $100 bill for payment of goods. The bill was accepted as payment and change was given for the transaction. It was later determined the bill was counterfeit and law enforcement was contacted. Chino Valley Police Department would like to speak to the male subject who presented the counterfeit bill.

If you are able to identify this subject please contact Detective Mark Garcia at (928) 636-4223 ext. 1269 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can submit your tip to Yavapai Silent Witness online at yavapaisw.com or by calling 1-800-932-3232.

Media ReleaseYavapai County Sheriff’s OfficeScott Mascher – Sheriff255 E. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301Dwight D’Evel...
06/09/2020

Media Release
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
Scott Mascher – Sheriff
255 E. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
Dwight D’Evelyn – Public Affairs Supervisor

By Chris Wilson, Director of Yavapai Silent Witness
928-777-7266

June 9, 2020

Cold Case-Cathy Sposito Homicide 33 Years Ago
$10,000 Reward Offered
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It has been almost 33 years since homicide victim, Cathy Sposito was found at a popular hiking area near Prescott. On June 13, 1987, Cathy was murdered while hiking on the Thumb Butte Trail west of Prescott. At about 7 AM that morning, Cathy rode her mountain bike to the trailhead and began hiking up the path. A short time later, Cathy was brutally murdered by one or more persons. Other hikers heard her screams for help, but no one could reach her in time.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office continues to work on this case. If anyone provides information that leads to an arrest in this case, they could earn a $10,000 cash reward. To earn your reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232 or submit a tip at yavapaisw.com. All tips are anonymous. You never have to give your name.

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