Two Prescott Police officers were injured following arrests for alleged drug charges. According to a Police report, officers responded to an apartment in the 1400 block of Iron Springs Road and located drug paraphernalia. Nineteen year old suspect Eduardo Rivera threatened officers and while he was being escorted to a patrol vehicle by Officer Mike Frascone, he ran away. While Frascone and K-9 Officer Thomas Sudol gave chase, Sudol lost his footing and fell to the ground, causing a shoulder injury. Frascone wrestled Rivera to the ground and regained control of him. Frascone had to be treated by Yavapai Regional Medical Center staff for a strained right thumb. Three other suspects were arrested for drug charges during this incident.
A Cottonwood man has been indicted on alleged sex abuse charges. The Cottonwood Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has received a 20 count complaint against Christopher Furey, who served as the Kids’ Pastor at the Emmanuel Fellowship Church. The complaint lists numerous felony charges of 5 counts of sexual conduct with a minor, 11 counts of sexual abuse and 4 counts of luring a minor for sexual exploitation. Furey was arrested on the above charges on August 20th. The crimes were allegedly perpetrated against a juvenile female victim known to him at the time between June and August of this year.
A Paulden business owner is the new chairman of BorderSheriffs.com. Buz Mills, who owns the Gunsite Academy that trains law enforcement, military and qualified civilians in firearms safety will serve as Chairman of the organization, which is raising funds to help the sheriffs of Pinal and Cochise counties defend themselves against lawsuits from those who don’t want to see Senate Bill 1070 enforced. Mills recently ran for Governor in the Republican primary, picking up 3600 votes in Yavapai County. Mills explains what’s at stake is protecting the sheriffs who protect us:
Mills adds the fight against illegal immigration has been taken to the State Capitol, to the streets of Phoenix and now it’s time to take the battle to Washington.
The Prescott City Council will consider a false alarm ordinance at 3 this afternoon. According to City Manager Steve Norwood, during a prior workshop Council supported the establishment of an alarm ordinance as a means of identifying residential and business alarm system users within the City, and to reduce the high level of false alarms occurring annually. Police Lieutenant Andy Reinhardt explains the Department is concerned about false alarm calls:
With approval, the ordinance will reimburse the City for public costs incurred in police responses to these alarms. The meeting will be held in Council chambers on South Cortez Street.
The Arizona Sundogs will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:30 tonight. Sundogs Head Coach and General Manager Marco Pietroniro, President Jerry McBurney and Vice President of Communications Shane Ferraro will speak with fans about the upcoming season and the state of the organization during this initial event, which will be held at Tim’s Toyota Center. On last Friday’s Let’s Talk Sports on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM, McBurney explained he wants fans to share their comments:
Attendees are asked to enter through the Sundogs Team Store at the northwest corner of the arena.
Numerous agreements will be before the Chino Valley Town Council. Council will consider intergovernmental agreements with the Chino Valley School District for roadway improvements to Center Street totaling 290 thousand dollars and the Yavapai County Flood Control District for a town wide drainage master plan totaling 185 thousand dollars, an agreement with TUV Rheinland for an annual donation of solar panels for use in sustainability projects sponsored by the Town and a change order with Asphalt Paving and Supply for 189 thousand dollars in additional work related to the Center Street paving project. Council is expected to hold a closed executive session for discussion on time reporting and overtime matters, the Town’s position applicable to enforcement and collection of sales taxes and claims against the City of Prescott for payment of water transportation taxes. Both meetings start at 6 tonight on the South Campus on Highway 89.
District One Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick indicates she has not heard a response to her debate challenge. One day after Flagstaff resident Paul Gosar’s Primary Election win, Kirkpatrick delivered a letter to him with a challenge of 5 debates in the days leading up to the November General Election. The first debate has been scheduled to take place September 25th in Yavapai County, with the location to be determined. Gosar says he plans on participating, but there is one condition:
As she waits for an answer, Kirkpatrick has stated GM and AIG are not going far enough to repay taxpayers on their attempts to return bailout funds. She notes GM has filed for an initial public offering of stock, which is expected to leave almost half the company still under U.S. government ownership, while AIG has indicated they have paid down 4 billion dollars in loans. Kirkpatrick, who has stood up against every single government bailout of corporations, says taxpayers have nothing to be happy about on these efforts:
Kirkpatrick has also welcomed National Guard troops to the border.