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Crime Alert: More Burglaries in Williamson Valley

01 December 2011  
CRIME ALERT -- ADDITIONAL PRESCOTT AREA BURGLARIES REPORTED

graniteoaksOn November 28, 2011, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 8000 block of Granite Oaks Drive, Prescott, regarding a burglary report. The victims told deputies that unknown suspects entered their master bedroom and stole several items of jewelry. One of the pieces was unique and identified as a Seattle Mariners baseball championship ring. The ring is silver and displays the Seattle Mariners logo (see graphic) which is surrounded by diamonds. Value has not been determined. Detectives were called to the scene and will be noting additional stolen property as the inventory continues. Timeframe of occurrence was likely during prior weeks when the house was unattended. Apparent entry was by forcing open “french” style double doors.

seattlemarinersAdditional burglaries previously reported adjacent to Williamson Valley Road include the 1900 block of Pemberton Drive on October 28, 1300 block of McIntosh Drive on October 31, and the 1600 block of Harris Drive on November 14. The Pemberton Drive incident was documented in a prior media release – see below. These crimes are likely committed during daylight hours and involve the use of a vehicle by suspects. If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, please alert trusted neighbors so they can watch for unusual activity which might not be detected unless they are aware you are gone. Residents should be attentive to suspicious vehicles/persons casing neighborhoods checking for unoccupied homes. Finally, keep photographs of unique/valuable items to aid law enforcement in their recovery.

Anyone who has information as to suspects and/or suspect vehicles in these burglaries is urged to call YCSO immediately at 928-771-3260. Detective Dave Zavos is handling these cases. Callers may report information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 and become eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made based on the tip. You are also asked to call if you have knowledge as to the whereabouts of the Seattle Mariners ring or any of the jewelry described in the previous media release.


NOVEMBER 1, 2011 - Residential Burglary in Williamson Valley – Jewelry / Firearm Stolen. On October 28, 2011, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residential burglary report in the 1900 block of Pemberton Drive, Prescott. The victim told deputies the house and its contents were left secured on October 24, 2011. It appeared the unknown suspect(s) kicked, or otherwise forced open a door, as evidenced by a broken strike plate and damaged molding.

After initially discovering the forced entry, the victim wisely called YCSO to have deputies make sure no suspects were still inside. Deputies arrived, checked the home, and found no suspects.

The victim discovered several items of jewelry had been taken from the master bedroom. These pieces included a sterling silver cross necklace with Citrine and Peridot stones valued at $200, sterling silver earrings with Citrine and Peridot stones valued at $150, sterling/turquoise cufflinks, sterling silver/turquoise earrings, a Miriam Haskell vintage necklace containing brown venetian glass valued at $500, sterling silver squash blossom necklace valued at $1000, Garnet choker valued at $300, Kit Carson cuff bracelet with gaspeite stone valued at $200, and a Peridot faceted multi-stone necklace valued at $125. Total loss is nearly $3000.

The stolen firearm is described as a revolver, possibly .38 caliber, with brown grips.

If anyone has information on this burglary, please contact YCSO at 928-771-3260 or report a tip anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. If the tip leads to an arrest in this case, the caller will be eligible for a reward.

Crime Prevention tips – Please remember to let a trusted neighbor know if your home will be unoccupied for an extended period of time. Otherwise they may not suspect unusual activity believing you are home. Most burglars will enter bedrooms first to check for valuables. If you are away for a while, consider concealing items such as jewelry in non-bedroom areas of the home or secure them with a neighbor/friend/family member. Firearms should be kept in a gun safe or other type of secured storage.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

CRIME ALERT -- ADDITIONAL PRESCOTT AREA BURGLARIES REPORTED

 


On November 28, 2011, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 8000 block of Granite Oaks Drive, Prescott, regarding a burglary report. The victims told deputies that unknown suspects entered their master bedroom and stole several items of jewelry. One of the pieces was unique and identified as a Seattle Mariners baseball championship ring. The ring is silver and displays the Seattle Mariners logo (see graphic) which is surrounded by diamonds. Value has not been determined. Detectives were called to the scene and will be noting additional stolen property as the inventory continues. Timeframe of occurrence was likely during prior weeks when the house was unattended. Apparent entry was by forcing open “french” style double doors.

seattlemariners
Additional burglaries previously reported adjacent to Williamson Valley Road include the 1900 block of Pemberton Drive on October 28, 1300 block of McIntosh Drive on October 31, and the 1600 block of Harris Drive on November 14. The Pemberton Drive incident was documented in a prior media release – see below. These crimes are likely committed during daylight hours and involve the use of a vehicle by suspects. If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, please alert trusted neighbors so they can watch for unusual activity which might not be detected unless they are aware you are gone. Residents should be attentive to suspicious vehicles/persons casing neighborhoods checking for unoccupied homes. Finally, keep photographs of unique/valuable items to aid law enforcement in their recovery.

Anyone who has information as to suspects and/or suspect vehicles in these burglaries is urged to call YCSO immediately at 928-771-3260. Detective Dave Zavos is handling these cases. Callers may report information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 and become eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made based on the tip. You are also asked to call if you have knowledge as to the whereabouts of the Seattle Mariners ring or any of the jewelry described in the previous media release.


NOVEMBER 1, 2011 - Residential Burglary in Williamson Valley – Jewelry / Firearm Stolen. On October 28, 2011, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residential burglary report in the 1900 block of Pemberton Drive, Prescott. The victim told deputies the house and its contents were left secured on October 24, 2011. It appeared the unknown suspect(s) kicked, or otherwise forced open a door, as evidenced by a broken strike plate and damaged molding.

After initially discovering the forced entry, the victim wisely called YCSO to have deputies make sure no suspects were still inside. Deputies arrived, checked the home, and found no suspects.

The victim discovered several items of jewelry had been taken from the master bedroom. These pieces included a sterling silver cross necklace with Citrine and Peridot stones valued at $200, sterling silver earrings with Citrine and Peridot stones valued at $150, sterling/turquoise cufflinks, sterling silver/turquoise earrings, a Miriam Haskell vintage necklace containing brown venetian glass valued at $500, sterling silver squash blossom necklace valued at $1000, Garnet choker valued at $300, Kit Carson cuff bracelet with gaspeite stone valued at $200, and a Peridot faceted multi-stone necklace valued at $125. Total loss is nearly $3000.

The stolen firearm is described as a revolver, possibly .38 caliber, with brown grips.

If anyone has information on this burglary, please contact YCSO at 928-771-3260 or report a tip anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. If the tip leads to an arrest in this case, the caller will be eligible for a reward.

Crime Prevention tips – Please remember to let a trusted neighbor know if your home will be unoccupied for an extended period of time. Otherwise they may not suspect unusual activity believing you are home. Most burglars will enter bedrooms first to check for valuables. If you are away for a while, consider concealing items such as jewelry in non-bedroom areas of the home or secure them with a neighbor/friend/family member. Firearms should be kept in a gun safe or other type of secured storage.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

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Lynne LaMaster