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Bill's Daily Roundup: Sundogs Record Improves on Road

16 March 2011  
To be honest, it's kind of a slow news day!

billsundogs5A Prescott man has been arrested for alleged assault. According to a Police report, 42 year old Lonnie Cody drove impaired at the Prescottonian Motel on East Gurley Street, where he was employed. Cody struck a parked vehicle, became disorderly and assaulted his employers. When Police arrived, he did not follow orders to lean against the back of his car and he suddenly approached one of his employers in an aggressive manner with his fists clenched. Cody was thrown to the asphalt and placed into restraints, then into the patrol car. The employers later told police they had a meeting with employees that the suspect was supposed to attend. Fifteen minutes after the meeting started, Cody arrived and hit a car in the parking lot. A motel visitor called Police after witnessing the incident. Cody has been booked on charges of assault, disorderly conduct and DUI. He was informed he is not to return to the Prescottonian and was issued a trespass warning.

Prescott Police are investigating a single vehicle traffic collision. A witness told police he was walking eastbound on Goodwin Street, approaching South Mount Vernon Avenue when he heard an approaching vehicle accelerating towards him. The victim indicated he started to run away when he saw the driver start to lose control. The car went through a stop sign and began to skid sideways. The car then went off the north side of the roadway, hit some landscape shrubs and flipped over on its roof. Police found the driver, 21 year old Andrew McKeand conscious and alert inside the flipped vehicle. After he got out of the vehicle, McKeand pulled away from fire personnel and tried to run from the scene, but he was tackled by an officer. McKeand is facing endangerment, DUI and other charges.

The Prescott Board of Adjustment meets at 9 tomorrow morning. The Board will consider Conditional Use Permits for a Recreational Vehicle storage facility on Gail Gardner Way, a pawn shop on Miller Valley Road and a car wash facility on East Gurley Street. The Board will also review a request from Mountain Oak School on Willow Creek Road for a 2 year extension of its Conditional Use Permit. The meeting will be held in City Council chambers on South Cortez Street.

From 7:30 to 8:30 tomorrow morning, the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Coffee Chat and Mixer event at the Chamber offices on North Main Street, Suite 2A.

The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Organization Executive Board meets at 6 tonight. The Board will hear a presentation from Erika Young, Transportation Director of the National Association of Regional Councils and will discuss public comment periods for the Fiscal Years 2012 to 2016 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program and the Fiscal Year 2012 Work Program and Budget. Organization Administrator Chris Bridges will also provide a Regional Transportation Plan update during the meeting, which will be held in the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.

A backwater valve seminar that was scheduled to take place tonight at the Prescott Library has been postponed. City officials will make an announcement as to when this seminar will be rescheduled.

Yavapai County officials will hold a Comprehensive Plan Update meeting at 5:30 tonight at the Rimrock Fire Station on Beaver Creek Road. County officials are in the process of updating the Plan and as part of that process, applicants are being sought for Citizen Advisory Committees. There will be 9 members per committee and will require a 12 month commitment Applications are available online at the County’s website, www.co.yavapai.az.us.

The Arizona Sundogs have moved into a tie for 5th Place in their Conference following an overtime win last night. The Odessa Jackalopes took a 1 to nothing lead before forward Craig MacDonald tied the game. The Jackalopes got 2 more goals as the first period ended, but the Sundogs struck back in the second period to take a 4 to 3 lead following goals by MacDonald, forward Kyle Hood and defenseman Matt Frick. Odessa tied the game at 4 and overtime was forced. Rookie Patrick Schafer tallied the game winner with less than 3 minutes into overtime. With the 5 to 4 win, Arizona has earned 2 points in the standings and has moved into a 3 way tie for 5th Place with 4 games left in the regular season.

The Sundogs have finished their road trip with a 4 win, 1 loss and no overtime losses record and has improved to 7 wins, 3 losses and 4 overtime losses in their last 14 games.

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