Cottonwood AZ (April 23, 2020) – UPDATE – On January 28, 2020, A Linn County Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy located 40-year-old Catch 22 fugitive Sarah Maria Distefano at her residence in Sweet Home, Oregon. The Deputy contacted Distefano and quickly placed her under arrest without incident. Distefano, formerly from the Cornville area, was wanted on charges of Felony Aggravated DUI as well as Escape. Distefano has since been extradited back to Yavapai County and is confined in the Yavapai County Jail.
This is a great example of law enforcement’s interagency cooperation that so often occurs across state lines and is so effective.
Cottonwood AZ (January 14, 2020) – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Sarah Maria Distefano. On 4/12/2019, Distefano was operating a vehicle in the area of highway 89A and Zalesky road in Cottonwood when she was stopped by a Yavapai County Deputy for failing to drive in her lane. Upon evaluation, the Deputy placed her under arrest for Aggravated DUI as her license was suspended at the time of her driving. Distefano subsequently provided two breath samples of 0.285 and 0.288, well over three times the legal limit!
Distefano is described as a white female approximately 40 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 115 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes with a tattoo on her ankle (see photo). Her last known address was on old Highway 14 in Buelah, WY.
Distefano has a nationwide extraditable warrant with a bond of $50,000 for failing to appear on two counts of Aggravated DUI.
Anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of Day #14 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ Catch 22 program could be eligible for a $500.00 reward! To provide information call 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at yavapaisw.com. All tips are completely anonymous. You never have to give your name.