Camp Verde AZ (July 9, 2020) – It’s day 9 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ Catch 22 Program. Today Yavapai County Law Enforcement is asking for your help in locating fugitive Austin James Hanson. Sometime between February 2014 and June 8, 2014, then 19-year-old Austin Hanson broke into a residence in the 1800 block of Long Rifle road in Camp Verde and stole a 65-inch Flat Screen Television, a 3-foot statue, a will signed by the victim’s late wife and her death certificate. Also taken were $200 worth of silver dimes $50 worth of silver dollars, and 10 silver certificates of unknown value. Hanson continued through the home taking 2-7mm Mauser rifles, two shotguns and two welders. The total value of loss to the victim was approximately $1760 from theft and another $1200 in damages done to the residence.
Hanson was booked on a charge of 2nd Degree Burglary into the Yavapai County jail on August 5, 2015 and was later convicted. Hanson has since been released on probation and has violated his probation. He currently has a Probation Violation Warrant stemming from the burglary with a nationwide extradition and a $15,000 bond.
Hanson is described as a 25-year-old white male, 6 feet tall, 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He also has multiple tattoos to include multiple stars on his left wrist. His last known address was on Monument way in Phoenix.
Anyone providing information leading to Hanson’s arrest, could be eligible for a $500 cash reward. To Earn your reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at yavapaisw.com. All tips are always anonymous. You never have to give your name.