Yavapai County Burglary, Stolen Vehicle Suspects Sought
By: ADI News Services June 26, 2018
On June 21, 2018, Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a vehicle burglary incident that occurred off North Loy Butte Road near the 89a, in Sedona. The victims reported unknown suspects smashed out the window of their 2018 black Ford F150 and stole a wallet containing credit cards, a passport, along with other personal items.
The incident occurred while the victims were out on a ATV ride in the area. The couple was out for over 2 hours and reported the burglary just before 1:00 p.m. after returning to their vehicle.
During the investigation, the victim learned their stolen credit cards had already been used at a gas station and market in Cornville between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Deputies reviewed security video from the market showing 2 female suspects involved in the purchase of food, drinks and cigarettes with the victims’ credit card.
The primary suspect who presented a victim’s credit card during the transaction was described as a female, aged 40 to 50 years, medium build, wearing a gray shirt, blue shorts, sandals with dark hair in a ponytail. The second female suspect, and apparent accomplice, was younger looking, possibly in her early 20’s, slender build, wearing a dress with a white top and the lower portion multi-colored, a gray baseball cap positioned backwards, and brown hair to the middle of her back. The suspects may reside in the Cornville area.
After reviewing video footage from the purchase at a Cornville gas station, deputies identified a possible suspect vehicle described as a Ford ¾ ton truck, beige cab, possibly a 2000 to 2005 model year. A younger looking white male, early 20’s, wearing a red hat, dark colored cut off shirt, and blue jeans was associated with the suspected truck and seen throwing items in a trash can at the gas station. During a subsequent search of the trash can, the victim’s stolen checkbook was recovered.
Just after 7:00 p.m., a deputy in the area located the suspected truck driving east on Cornville Road. As the deputy drove close to the truck attempting to read a license plate, it sped off and eventually entered north I-17. It continued north until exiting at the Highway 179 off ramp where an assisting deputy was parked. The driver apparently saw the deputy, ran a stop sign and continued north on I-17. Deputies initiated a pursuit as the truck’s speed exceeded 90 mph and eventually stopped chasing for safety concerns as the truck entered Coconino County.
Around 7:30 p.m., deputies were notified by DPS the truck had crashed into a tree and the suspects had fled. A check of the license plate record indicated the truck had been stolen from North Las Vegas on June 20, 2018. Numerous items of drug paraphernalia were found in the truck.
Anyone with information on any of the 3 suspects is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Tips reported directly to Silent Witness are eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made in this case. Refer to case number 18-022696.