Two Prescott Valley residents have been arrested in connection with a series of alleged identity thefts. Prescott Valley Police investigators found on October 26th, a woman had used a stolen credit card for 3 separate purchases at a Glassford Hill Road convenience store. The same card was used at other locations in Prescott Valley. One week later, a resident called police and reported someone driving a black Kia Soul had dumped a large amount of opened mail in the Stoneridge subdivision. Police located the vehicle, which belongs to 45 year old Randy Walters, and stopped it on Highway 69 near Prescott East Highway. More opened mail was found inside the vehicle. At the Prescott Valley home of the driver, 36 year old Crystal Allen and Walters, police found a trash can full of stolen mail, 1.3 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, items that had been purchased with stolen credit cards and 4 checks stolen from mailboxes. Walters has been arrested on possession charges while Allen is facing numerous charges, including theft of a credit card, possession, theft and aggravated identity theft.
2016 legislative priorities that have been set will be the topic of discussion of the Area Mayors, Managers, Supervisors, Tribe and Nation meeting. On Monday, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution of support for those priorities. They include a long-term funding and benefit structure in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, restoration of the County share of lottery funds and elimination or a requirement for political parties to pay the costs associated with the Presidential Preference Election. The Board will be sitting down with State Representatives Karen Fann and Noel Campbell and Senator Steve Pierce to discuss the priorities. The City of Prescott is hosting the meeting, which starts at 11:30 tomorrow morning at the Antelope Hills Centennial Event Center on Clubhouse Drive.