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Bill's Daily Roundup: Census, Burglaries, Arrests

16 September 2009  
Bill brings the news about arrests, trials and burglaries, as well as what's happening with the Census, scheduled to take place April 1.

billcensusA Chino Valley man has been arrested for an alleged domestic violence incident involving a firearm. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported family fight in the 2500 block of Willow Breeze Drive in Chino Valley. The 42 year old female caller indicated her ex-boyfriend, 42 year old David Brandt, had brandished a handgun. The ex-girlfriend was able to grab the gun but Brandt caught her, wrestled the gun from her grasp and activated the firearm’s slide, which ejected two rounds. As he attempted to load another magazine into the handgun, the ex-girlfriend was able to grab it once again and flee the room while the suspect fought with a male family member. Brandt was forced from the home but was located by Chino Valley Police. He was arrested on 4 counts each of endangerment, recklessly handling a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and assaulting law enforcement personnel.

A Cottonwood man has been found guilty of aggravated DUI and unlawful flight. On November 22nd, 2005, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy tried to contact 40 year old Robert Foster concerning a warrant for his arrest for a probation violation. Foster fled in his vehicle at high speeds through a residential area of Cottonwood while children were being transported in school buses. Testing from the Department of Public Safety revealed foster had amphetamine, methamphetamine and marijuana in his system. His driver’s license had been suspended since 2002 for failure to pay traffic court fines. A Yavapai County jury did not find Foster guilty of possession of a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia.

The Cottonwood City Council will recognize water conservation and education partners. Those partners contributed to the recent award winning Cottonwood-Oak Creek Middle School water audit, which won the Excellence in Economic Development Future Leaders award at the 2009 Governor’s Regional and Rural Development Conference. Seventh grade students at the school were honored as future leaders at the Governor’s Excellence in Rural Development Awards luncheon last month. The award was given jointly to the school, the City of Cottonwood and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Recognition by Council is scheduled to occur at 6 tonight.

Also at 6, the Chino Valley Town Council will hold a study session for presentation and discussion regarding the construction of two roadways parallel to highway 89, one between Outer Loop Road and Road 2 South on the west side of the highway and the other between Road 4 South and Road 5 South on the east side of the highway, for the purpose of providing access for businesses that lost left turn movements as a result of the highway 89 widening. Other discussion items include proposed water and sewer utility rate structures as developed by and establishment of infrastructure improvement districts within the Town.

The Prescott Bicycle Advisory Committee will host a Community meeting tonight. According to Community Planner Steve Gaber, the committee will discuss the draft of the City Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update. Gaber indicates the process for updating this plan has occurred over the past year with work performed by both the committee and City staff. The plan addresses three primary subjects, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and education. It also includes descriptions of recently completed improvements along with recommendations for future improvements. The meeting starts at 7 at the Prescott Library Founders Room.

The Arizona Sundogs have acquired 2 more players. The Central Hockey League Club has announced the signings of defensemen Evan Shaw and Andrew Derton, who were teammates last season with the Geleen Smoke Eaters in Holland. In 40 games, the 6 foot 2, 210 pound Shaw recorded 8 goals, 12 assists and 66 penalty minutes. The 4 year pro out of Rhode Island spent his first 3 pro seasons skating in the East Coast Hockey League. The 27 year old Derton also appeared in 40 games with the Smoke Eaters last season, his first as a pro. The 6 foot, 200 pound blue liner averaged nearly a point per game, registering 10 goals while assisting on 23 more.

Intergovernmental agreements will be before the Humboldt Unified School District Board at 6:30 tonight. The agreements are with Yavapai College to provide dual credit courses for Bradshaw Mountain High School students, Mountain Valley Rehabilitation Hospital for clinical supervision services for certified nursing assistant students and the Mountain Institute Joint Technology Education District.

Tonight’s 6:30 voting session will also include a public hearing to allow members of the public to address the board on B-Bond projects, and recognition of Parent-Teacher-Student Organizations at Glassford Hill and Bradshaw Mountain Middle Schools and Lake Valley Elementary School, which will host tonight’s meeting.

Five Cottonwood teens have been arrested following 2 video store burglaries. According to Cottonwood Police, the burglaries occurred on June 29th and July 2nd at the Planet Video store, located on East Cottonwood Street. A concerned citizen believed they recognized the suspects from a flyer posted showing video surveillance of the subjects. The information was turned over to investigators who later contacted the juveniles, who admitted to committing the burglaries. Police Sergeant Gareth Braxton explains what was taken:

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The male suspects range in age from 15 to 17 years old.

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council will receive a briefing on the 2010 census at 3 this afternoon. As part of its study session, Council will hear from Gail Sadler, Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census. According to Sadler, required Congressional redistricting will rely on the 2010 census count. The numbers will redistribute political power and determine allocation of over 300 billion dollars in funding for more than 30 Federal programs each year. Sadler explains what one of the goals is for Yavapai County:

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Sadler explains why an accurate count is important:

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The Prescott City Council will also hold a 3 pm study session this afternoon. Discussion items include payment to the Prescott Chamber of Commerce to be used for the annual Christmas courthouse lighting event, loan funds from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona and an agreement with Cable One for public service announcements.

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