Case Remains Active – YCSO Still Seeking Public Input
Cottonwood AZ (June 10, 2013) – UPDATE – Detectives are working leads obtained since the investigation began on May, 27, 2013. As part of their follow-up, detectives are attempting to identify and/or locate 2 suspicious vehicles seen at the residence sometime after midnight on May 27, 2013. At one point, witnesses saw one of the two vehicles drive away from the home on Deserama Circle, then return a few moments later to rejoin the other vehicle still parked at the home. A short time later, both vehicles left the area and soon afterward the fire trucks arrived.
If anyone has information regarding these vehicles, please contact Detective Todd Swaim at 928-567-7710, or you may report information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Callers to Silent Witness are eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made as a result of the tip. Refer to case no. 13-017378.
Cottonwood AZ (May 28, 2013) – PRELIMINARY INFORMATION – On May 27, 2013, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home the 1900 block of Deserama Circle, in the Cottonwood Verde Villages, regarding a suspicious fire investigation. The home is normally occupied by 3 roommates, 2 of whom were out of town. The 3rd roommate had returned home about 1 AM on May 27th to find the house filled with smoke. Fire officials extinguished the blaze and determined the cause was likely arson related. YCSO detectives are currently working with fire investigators and reviewing evidence. No suspects have been identified at this time. Much of the home was destroyed as a result of the fire.
During the investigation, it was discovered several electronic items had been stolen from the home. The items include an Xbox and two PlayStation brand gaming consoles, along with a flat screen TV.
The burglary and arson occurred sometime between the hours of 8 PM on Sunday, May 26, 2013, and 1 AM the following morning when the roommate returned home.
Detectives are seeking information from the public to assist in identifying a suspect or suspects in this case. Please contact Detective Todd Swaim at 928-567-7710, or you may report information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Callers to Silent Witness are eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made as a result of the tip. Refer to case no. 13-017378.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov