A Prescott Valley man has died following a traffic accident. 55-year-old Eric Sanchez tried to pass a Jeep Liberty that had slowed down for a yellow light at the intersection of Highway 69 and Stoneridge Drive in Prescott Valley. Sanchez apparently struck the rear bumper of the Jeep and crashed his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Sanchez was not wearing a helmet and he sustained severe head trauma. Sanchez was airlifted to a Phoenix area hospital and Prescott Valley Police were notified yesterday he died as a result of his injuries. The crash had left him in critical condition.
Some alleged Crown King and Black Canyon City burglars have been arrested and an additional suspect is being sought. Thirty-five year old Ash Fork resident Raymond Faires faces charges including burglary, theft, theft of means of transportation, trafficking in stolen property and unlawful use of means of transportation; 52 year old Black Canyon City resident Carol Dysert has been charged with theft and trafficking in stolen property and 19 year old Andrew Mathieson, also from Black Canyon City has been booked for theft of means of transportation. According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation stems from several home burglaries occurring in both Crown King and Black Canyon City. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 33-year-old Black Canyon City resident Jeffrey Glover. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 170 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone who has information on Glover’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
A State Treasurer candidate is scheduled to visit Chino Valley at noon tomorrow. Former Assistant Attorney General Andrei Cherney will outline his vision for the state economy, which has the 3rd highest home foreclosure rate and is 50th in job creation. Cherney believes Arizona should invest less in Wall Street and more in reforming state government to get rid of bureaucracy and waste and restoring fiscal discipline. Specifically, he will outline his ideas on how to revive the economy of rural Arizona, which he says has so often been ignored by state policymakers. Cherney will speak at a Chino Valley Rotary meeting at Gabby’s Banquet Hall on South Highway 89.
The Prescott Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a Special Use Permit at 9 tomorrow morning. The permit would allow for scooter and limited auto sales in a Business General usage zoning district located near the northeast corner of Miller Valley Road and Brannen Avenue. According to Community Development Director Tom Guice, typically the parking area for an auto and scooter sales business is required to be set back at least 10 feet from the right of way and 5 feet from all other property lines. Since this property has an existing parking area, a waiver to the parking lot setback requirements is needed. The meeting will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street. At City Hall at 1 this afternoon, Council will hold a special workshop to hear a presentation from the League of Arizona Cities and Towns on new State Legislation.