Bill's Daily Roundup: Williamson Valley, Arrests, 9-11

11 September 2009  
As Bill reports, 10 people in Cottonwood have been arrested, Williamson Valley residents are considering Incorporation and there will be a variety of 9-11 memorials tomorrow.

billteapartyCottonwood Police have arrested 10 people in connection with some nuisance incidents. These incidents occurred from May through August, and involved suspects committing disorderly conduct and trespassing by ringing the doorbells of residences in the Del Webb community. Over 100 different incidents were reported to have occurred between 9 pm and 2 am, and the suspects would leave prior to any contact with the homeowners. 21 year old Christopher Baucum, 18 year old Sergio Littleman and 8 other suspects ranging in age from 14 to 17 were arrested. In addition, several of the suspects were charged with recent property damage found within the community.

A committee formed to incorporate Williamson Valley will hold its first public meeting at 6 tonight. The Town of Williamson Valley Incorporation Committee will present findings on the proposed incorporation and to get feedback from residents. Yavapai County Sheriff Steve Waugh, Central Yavapai Fire District Chief Michael Parrish, County Elections Director Lynn Constable and Tom Belche, Deputy Director of the League of Cities and Towns are scheduled to attend the meeting to answer questions. According to Committee Chairwoman Georgene Lockwood, the Committee has already met with surrounding municipalities and other groups to gather information on incorporation. The meeting, which is hosted by the Williamson Valley Community Organization, will be held at Abia Judd Elementary School in Prescott.

28 year old Ernesto Rodriguez-Castruita has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. According to the Yavapai County Attorney’s office, this sentence concludes the investigation and prosecution of a 2007 murder. On July 31st of that year, a body of a Hispanic male was found in a shallow ditch just off Bumble Bee Road. There was no identification on the victim’s body and he had been shot at least 6 times. Rodriguez-Castruita later admitted he had killed the victim in his Phoenix home and dumped the body in Yavapai County. It is believed the incident was drug related. Superior Court Judge Thomas Lindberg also ordered Rodriguez-Castruita to pay nearly 5 thousand dollars in restitution.

The Dewey-Humboldt Planning and Zoning Commission will meet jointly with Town Council members at 6 for a new Commission member orientation. This will be an opportunity for Council to discuss the role of the Commission.

The Prescott TEA Party will host a Memorial for America event tomorrow night. Organizers expect attendance to be in the thousands on September 11th for a free ceremony and rally on the steps of the Prescott Courthouse. Starting at 6:30, the TEA Party will attempt to mobilize and educate the community around the idea of individual freedom and governmental accountability. Board member and speaker Hank Gisecke explains how this idea came about:

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Gisecke explains why this free event is being held:

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The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Color Guard will post the colors and a candle lighting ceremony and musical tribute to the local military will also take place.

Starting at 9:30 tomorrow morning, the Town of Prescott Valley will host its annual Patriot Day event at the Civic Center. The St. Luke Ebony Christian Choir will perform at this free event. Attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs, blankets and water.

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