CRIME & SAFETY
$5,000 reward offered after 58-year-old man found dead in Prescott Valley home
The Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office asked the public for help in solving a recent homicide that occurred in Prescott Valley. Yavapai Silent Witness offered a $5,000 dollar cash reward for information leading to an arrest. According to Yavapai Silent Witness, 58-year-old Grant Griffiths was found dead in his home on Spurr Lane near...
Serious Injury Collision on Willow Creek Road – Prescott Police Department
On Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Prescott Police Officers responded to a vehicle collision near the intersection of Willow Creek Road and Pinion Oaks Drive. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that a 63-year-old Prescott resident riding an electric bicycle had been travelling north...
Kitchen Fire at Golden Corral in Prescott – Prescott Fire Department
At about 7 AM on Monday, June 5th, Prescott Regional Communications Center received a call for an automatic fire alarm at the Golden Corral in the 1900 block of Highway 69 in Prescott. During the dispatch for the alarm, an employee of the restaurant called 911 to state there was a fire in the kitchen. All employees at the restaurant were told to evacuate the premises. When the initial unit arrived on scene they found moderate smoke and flames in the back kitchen and pulled a pre-connected hose line to extinguish the fire. Two of the sprinkler heads had also activated and were able to keep the fire in check until the firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. In total, there were 16 fire department personnel, as well as tribal law enforcement and Lifeline Ambulance that assisted on the incident. There were no injuries reported to any restaurant employee or fire department personnel. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Receives Grant to Strengthen Border-Related Law Enforcement Efforts"
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA (April 25, 2023) – The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved the acceptance of a state grant for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office from the Drug Interdiction Fund, formally known as the Border Strike Force Fund. The $626,000 from a state appropriation will enhance law enforcement...
The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Fire Prevention Team Takes Swift Action to Extinguish Grass Fires Caused by Dragging Chains
Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Fire Marshal Never Off-Duty. The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) Fire Prevention team is always ready for whatever comes their way, including extinguishing a grass fire on the way into work. CAFMA Fire Marshal Darrell Tirpak was driving down I-17 Wednesday morning...
Prescott Valley Police Recruiting Events
The Town of Prescott Valley is a rapidly growing community, and the Prescott Valley Police Department is a rapidly growing agency that believes in community and compassionate policing. The Prescott Valley Police Department is always looking to hire police candidates who possess integrity, and leadership qualities, who are motivated and...
Deputies looking for Prescott Valley man’s killer
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is trying to figure out who killed a Prescott Valley man on Monday. Deputies say 58-year-old Grant Griffiths was found dead in his home on Spurr Lane in the Coyote Springs subdivision, which is just north of where state Route 89A hits Fain Road. Investigators said the evidence indicates a murder may have taken place on Sunday night.
Meet Your Fire Chief in Prescott Valley June 5
In cooperation with area fire departments, Yavapai College is hosting a Meet the Fire Chief event on Monday, June 5, at which Yavapai College fire academy graduates and other prospective team members can ask questions of area fire chiefs to learn more about their department’s culture regarding employment. The...
Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Extinguishes Salvage Yard Fire
On May 30, 2023, at approximately 11:03 p.m., multiple crews from Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) and Truck 72 from Prescott Fire Department (PFD) responded to a reported vehicle fire at U-Pick-It, a salvage yard in Prescott Valley, Arizona. While en route, crews reported seeing a large glow...
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office: Recap of the Holiday Weekend Incidents
PRESCOTT ARIZONA (May 30, 2023) – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) Deputies had their fair share of DUI related calls and incidents over the holiday weekend. Deputies responded to calls about a tow truck driver who was impaired and drove into a ditch, a driver who fell out of a moving vehicle, and the discovery of a deceased male in his Coyote Springs home.
Successful Response and Collaboration Save Home from Structure Fire in Chino Valley
Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and Prescott Fire Department Extinguish Motor Home Fire Threatening a Home in Chino Valley. On May 31, 2023, at approximately 2:03 p.m., crews from Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) and Prescott Fire Department (PFD) were dispatched to a reported structure fire within the 800 block of South State Route 89 in Chino Valley, Arizona.
Yavapai County will use funds from cannabis sales to recruit 911 dispatchers
Yavapai County plans to use funding from the sale of recreational marijuana to help the county sheriff’s office with recruitment and retention bonuses for 911 dispatchers. According to the Red Rock News, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s department has had trouble with recruitment. They currently need 19 new 911 operators and two communication supervisors. They hope the cannabis-funded incentives will help.
Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law! Enforcement Campaign 5/22 – 6/4, 2023 – Prescott Police Department
In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with Prescott Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws. Arizona presently conducts enforcement under a secondary...
Yavapai County judge accused of extreme DUI takes plea deal
PRESCOTT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Cele Hancock took a plea deal Friday, pleading guilty to the lowest level DUI charge. Hancock was stopped by Prescott Police back in March and charged with extreme DUI. Her blood alcohol at the time was nearly three times the legal limit. Some in the community questioned the deal.
Prescott High School Shed Catches Fire – Prescott Fire Department
Approximately two hours prior to the 2023 Graduation ceremony, the Prescott Regional Communications Center received a call regarding smoke billowing from a shed at Prescott High School threatening adjacent classrooms. Engines from the Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority responded to the scene. Engine 51 was...
Help Prescott Valley Police Department Win the Aftermath K9 Grant for K9 Cowboy's Support
The Prescott Valley Police Department needs votes to win a 2023 Aftermath K9 grant for K9 Cowboy's support. Each community member can vote three times per day until June 5 on the Aftermath website, Facebook, and Instagram. The department has won the grant for three years, with the funds used for K9 care.Visit here for more details.
Arizona wildlife officers kill 3 aggressive mountain lions
PHOENIX — Arizona wildlife officers killed three mountain lions this week after the big cats were deemed a threat to public safety. The mountain lions are believed to have killed several pet dogs in Prescott, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) announced Thursday. The predators, which rarely attack...
Bomb Threat Hoax: Wilhoit Man Found Guilty by Jury for False Report of Terrorist Threat
WILHOIT MAN FOUND GUILTY BY JURY OF MAKING A FALSE REPORT OF A BOMB THREAT. On Friday, May 19, 2023, a Yavapai County Jury found John Aaron Patten, 51, of Wilhoit, Arizona, guilty of Making a False Report of a Terrorist Threat. On the morning of August 2, 2022, Patten...
Prescott Police Reminder to Buckle Up
In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with Prescott Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws. Arizona presently conducts enforcement under a secondary...
Sniffing Out Trouble
“The dogs are not in danger; we don’t put them into situations where they’d be in danger.”. They are yellow in color and true-blue in their devotion to their jobs. Meet the two specialized police dogs on duty with the Prescott Police Department’s K-9 Unit, Cooper and Benny, the Labradors highly trained to detect narcotics.
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