Bill's Newscast: Cottonwood Man Arrested for Intoxication & Confrontation

23 February 2017  
Road Construction, Security and more. 

Embry Riddle hosting an all-day National Security & Intelligence Symposium, free & open to public

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host an all-day National Security and Intelligence Symposium tomorrow.  University officials say the symposium will examine the arc of crisis in upper South Asia, an area of persistent conflict.  The focus will be on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir, with reference to domestic instability.  This event starts at 8 with a welcome by Phillip Jones, Embry-Riddle’s College of Security and Intelligence Dean and Richard Bloom, Chief Academic Officer.  The Symposium ends at 7 with guest speaker Ambassador Ronald Neumann, who served in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin is scheduled to speak as well.  This event, which will be held in the Davis Learning Center Auditorium on Willow Creek Road in Prescott, is free and open to the public.  

Alarcon Street road construction brings delays

Watch for delays on Alarcon Street in Prescott due to road construction.  Road grading along North Alarcon from East Sheldon Street to East Gurley Street is being performed this week. In addition, crews will be blending milled asphalt material to construct the base course for the new roadway.  Concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk are also being removed in that area.  North Alarcon is closed to through traffic within the work zone, however 1 lane will remain open for local access only.  This project will also include streetscape beautification and drainage improvements.  Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm today through Friday.  

Cottonwood man arrested after leading officers on a chase

A Cottonwood man has been arrested after he leads officers on a chase.  Early Saturday night, Cottonwood Police responded to the main stage bar regarding an intoxicated man.  Sixty-six year old John Tonemah reportedly got confrontational with officers, telling them he didn’t like anyone in uniform.  Tonemah was told to leave the bar, but not to drive.  Police Sergeant Tod Moore says Tonemah did so anyway. Officers tried to remove the suspect from the vehicle, but he drove the wrong way down 16th Street and on Franquero Lane.  Tonemah eventually stopped in the driveway of his home, where he sat honking his horn.  He was pulled out of the vehicle and Moore says Tonemah again got confrontational with officers at the Police Station.  No officers were injured in this incident.  Tonemah is facing charges of DUI, aggravated assault, endangerment, reckless driving, felony flight, failure to prove true identity and criminal damage.  

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