Bill's Daily Roundup: Sentencing, A Rescue and Firewood

02 September 2009  
Bill's roundup brings news of a sentencing for home invasion suspects, a rescue of two 70-year-old men and firewood permits.

billwoodTwo Thumb Butte home invasion suspects will be sentenced later this month. 30-year-old James McAlister and 45 year old George Wood, both from Oklahoma plead guilty to 10 felonies stemming from a March 31st home invasion. Among the charges the 2 faced were burglary in the first degree, 2 counts each of armed robbery and aggravated assault, theft of means of transportation and theft of stolen items. They also plead guilty to aggravated assault for nearly striking a Prescott Police officer who attempted to apprehend them as well as trafficking in stolen property for pawning some of the stolen items the next day and illegal possession of a weapon. McAlister is scheduled to be sentenced on September 16th in front of Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Robert Brutinel. McAlister faces up to 35 years in prison. Wood will be sentenced on September 29th in front of Superior Court Judge Thomas Lindberg. Wood faces up to 40 years in prison.

The Multi-modal Technical Advisory Committee meets at 8 tomorrow morning. The Committee will hear updates on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Multi-modal Planning Division organizational changes and Future Focus and ADOT’s 5 year construction program. The meeting will be held in City Council chambers.

At 9:30 tomorrow morning, the Prescott Transportation Coordinating Committee will consider a Coronado Avenue traffic calming request, discuss a bicycle and pedestrian safety program and hear an update on the Glendale Avenue half closure. The meeting will be held at the Public Works Conference Room on North Virginia Street.

Permits for the Wagon Tire Green Juniper Personal Use Fuelwood Sale will be available tomorrow. The 2 to 4 cord permits will be sold for 15 dollars per cord and accepted payment is cash or check only. Permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis and one permit will be allowed per household. They will be valid from tomorrow through December 31st. Permits are only available at the Bradshaw Ranger District Office located at 344 South Cortez Street in Prescott and the Chino Valley Ranger District Office on highway 89.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. The permitted fuelwood removal area is located one mile north of the Drake turnoff on Forest Road 9033H.

The City of Prescott will hold a code enforcement hearing at 2 this afternoon. Hearing Officer Phyllis Boris will hear a case continued from August 5th involving general accumulation of junk, trash and litter; abandoned vehicles and storage and maintenance of motor vehicles at a Meadowridge Road residence. Another case that is being continued from August 5th involves general construction debris and weeds, bushes, trees and other vegetation at a Longview Drive residence. New cases involve weeds, bushes, trees and other vegetation on West Delano Avenue and general accumulation of junk, trash and litter on Lakewood Drive. The hearing will be held in City Council chambers.

The Yavapai County Jeep Posse has rescued 2 stranded Jeep vehicle occupants. A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy received a report of 2 70 year old men, one from Dewey-Humboldt and the other from Southern California. The men were located about 5 miles east of Walker Road and off of Bannie Mine Road outside of Prescott. The vehicle had experienced a tire blow out and the men were not able to use the spare due to a lack of a proper lug wrench. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says the action of the two men helped in rescue efforts:

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One of the men was able to provide GPS coordinates and they were eventually located. Rescue personnel assisted with a tire change, allowing the men to drive out under escort.

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