Bill's Newscast: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

03 October 2018  
Take back the night - survivors of domestic violence candlelight vigil.

Survivors of domestic violence will be taking back the night.

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Yavapai County Coordinated Community Response Team will be hosting a Take Back the Night candlelight vigil in Prescott Valley. Survivors will share their stories, and Prescott Valley Deputy Police Chief James Edelstein explains why that’s important. Edelstein says domestic violence incidents should be reported as soon as possible. Resource tables will be set up at Take Back the Night, which will be held on the Civic Center grounds starting at 5 tonight.

A Prescott man has died following a crash near the entrance to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.

On Friday afternoon, Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to the single vehicle crash. Preliminary investigation has revealed 69 year old Darrell Crittenden was driving on Highway 62 when he veered off the road and hit a tree. Crittenden was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. The cause of the accident is undetermined. Highway 62 was reduced to 1 lane of travel for 3 hours following the crash.

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 tomorrow morning to consider a plan that deals with disaster mitigation.

According to Public Works Director Dan Cherry, the Federal Emergency Management Agency requires State, Tribal and local governments to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance. Jurisdictions must update their plans and resubmit them for approval every 5 years to maintain eligibility. The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs is advising Yavapai County Emergency Management to seek formal approval from the Board of Supervisors of the 2018 update at this time, so the County may continue its efforts to use any grant funding opportunities that are coming up. The Board of Supervisors meeting will be held in the County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.

The wet weather is prompting local law enforcement agencies to cancel crime and drug prevention events.

The Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police Department was scheduled to host National Night Out at 5 tonight at the Frontier Village Shopping Center off Highway 69 in Prescott, but that’s not going to happen due to expected rains. Prescott Valley Police Officers and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority personnel, as well as Town Council and staff members are expected to be out and about tonight visiting neighborhood block parties. The Chino Valley Police Department’s event, scheduled for 4 this afternoon at Memory Park, has been rescheduled for November 6th at that same time and location. While the City of Cottonwood won’t hold National Night Out at Kids Park, the Camp Verde Marshall’s Office has moved their event inside to the gym next to the Town Hall complex. The Sedona Police Department will celebrate National Night Out at 3 this Saturday at Posse Grounds Park.

Due to concerns over flooding from heavy rainfall, sand bags are available to Yavapai County residents.

Free sand and bags are available at the County Public Works yard on Commerce Drive in Prescott, at the Prescott Fire Stations on White Spar Road and Clubhouse Drive and the Williamson Valley Road trailhead.

Colin Williams, Regional Communications Officer for the greater Phoenix chapter of the American Red Cross is advising you to be prepared and aware of what’s happening. Williams explains what else you can do to be prepared for flooding. Sand bags are also on hand at Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Stations on Outer Loop Road in Prescott, Yavapai Road in Prescott Valley, Road 3 North in Chino Valley and Sweet Valley Drive in Paulden.

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