On Sunday, April 17, 2011, the Prescott Police Department was advised of a stolen vehicle located at the Goodwill Store at 319 N. Lee Blvd. in Prescott. Officers arrived in the area and located the stolen truck, which had been stolen out of Phoenix. Two female subjects attempting to enter the stolen truck were detained. One of the female subjects, 19-year-old Brittany Markwald of Chino Valley, was identified as being in possession of the stolen truck. Additional information led to two male subjects that were also implicated in the theft. Officers were able to apprehend Alastair B. Whitman (25) and Ulysses Whitman (23), both of Dewey, as they arrived apparently to retrieve the stolen truck.
Alastair B. Whitman admitted involvement in the theft of the truck from a Phoenix dealership. He also admitted to stealing the vehicle that he had arrived at the Goodwill Store in. This vehicle had been stolen from Downtown Motors in Prescott. Further investigation revealed that Alastair B. Whitman was stealing vehicles from car lots throughout Arizona and had been selling them on Craig’s List after altering the VINs. This investigation is ongoing and anyone who purchased a vehicle from this subject should contact Detective Poulin at the Prescott Police Department at (928)777-1920.
Brittany Markwald, Alastair B. Whitman, and Ulysses Whitman were all booked into the Camp Verde jail on charges of motor vehicle theft.