The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect who threw a beer can at an elderly woman’s car in Cottonwood. The incident occurred on Wednesday on Camino Road near Rio Mesa Trail and Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn explains it appears to be unprovoked. D’Evelyn says the 71 year old victim was able to provide a description of the suspect’s vehicle. She has described the driver as a white, middle aged man. If you have information on this incident, you’re asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
You’re asked to steer clear of Senator Highway near the town of Crown King due to a closure that is now in effect. According to Prescott National Forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely, recent monsoon rains have prompted a closure of the roadway at the junction of Forest Trail 215 and heading south to the intersection with Forest Road 362. Areas in and around Crown King were scorched by the Gladiator Fire earlier this summer. Maneely says the closure will be in effect until the monsoon rains pass and the repairs can be completed. Officials are urging all visitors to use caution while driving on forest roads during the monsoon season.
A Prescott man is recovering from serious injuries after an alleged hit and run incident. Prescott Police Lieutenant Ken Morley says at 9:45 on Wednesday night, 38 year old Wesley Cron was crossing West Gurley Street when he was hit by a dark colored car. Morley explains the possible alcohol impaired victim had to be flown to John C Lincoln North Hospital in Phoenix. The driver involved in this collision has not been identified. You’re asked to call Prescott Police at 777-1988 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 if you have information on this hit and run.
Prescott Police are pleased area drivers are getting the message about using a designated driver. Last Saturday, 14 local law enforcement officers made 99 traffic stops as part of Tri-City DUI Task Force saturation patrols. A good number of the people stopped were designated drivers who were providing a safe ride home to family members and friends who had been drinking. Not everyone is getting the message, as 3 drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. One other driver has been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. One hundred eight citations have been issued for traffic violations. The saturation patrols throughout the Quad City area were made possible through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
A Prescott High School Badger football player has received a special award. Running Back and senior Brady Mengeralli has been named the Arizona Cardinals and Wells Fargo High School Player of the Week and he was presented with his award at the high school yesterday afternoon. Mengeralli says this is a great honor. Last Friday night, Mengeralli carried the ball 18 times for a school record 304 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. He also threw a touchdown in the 56 to 28 defeat of against Deer Valley High School. While this was a big victory, Mengeralli explains the Badgers need to concentrate on tonight’s home game at 7. Mengeralli, along with all the other high school players of the week throughout the state will be honored during an on-field ceremony at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. That ceremony will take place during the Cardinals’ Sunday, December 16th game against the Detroit Lions.
Human remains have been discovered in Prescott Valley, and police are working to determine where they came from and who may have dumped them there. Sergeant Brandon Bonney explains the remains were located at 1 yesterday afternoon by employees of Patriot Disposal on East Valley Road. Bonney says Patriot staff members have been assisting with the investigation. Bonney says investigators are in the process of sifting through the debris where the remains were discovered. Bonney says police are working to gather more details. Police anticipate this will be a long and involved process.