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Man found dead near Willow Lake

Sep
02

PRESCOTT - A 49-year-old man who had not been seen for a week was found dead near Willow Lake Wednesday afternoon, a Prescott Police spokesman said.
Terry Perna's car had been located near the west side of Willow Lake, Lt. Ken Morley said, and family members were concerned because he suffered from physical health problems and mental illness.
On Tuesday, crews from Prescott Fire searched the lake by boat and police were assisted in a search by the Yavapai County sheriff's Recsue-1 helicopter, but he was not found.

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Scout Troop Stranded Overnight Rescued - June 15, 2014

Jun
22

FINAL UPDATE - June 15, 2014 – All parties have returned safely. The coordination between YCSO, the YCSRT Back Country Unit, and DPS Ranger Crews, were pivotal to a successful resolution in this rescue operation.The man who was transported to Verde Valley Medical Center has been identified as Ken Barnum, 70, from Casa Grande. His son, and another teen not part of the family, were airlifted to safety – see photo. The Boy Scout Troop is based out of the town of Maricopa.

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North American Search Dog Network Seminar September 2014

May
21

The North American Search Dog Network will be holding a seminar September 21 through 26 here at the Prescott Pines Camp.

Come see search dog evaluations and training in action!

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CodeRED Emergency Notification

May
14

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises such as wildfire evacutation notices.  Click the link below for more information:

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Search for Missing Hiker in Sedona Suspended

Dec
26

December 29,2013

UPDATE

Yavapai County deputies said they have exhausted all leads in their efforts to find a 22-year-old hiker missing in the mountains near Sedona and have suspended the active search.

UPDATE

Search for Missing Hiker in Sedona Continues

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Yavapai County Board of Supervisors thanks YCSRT for their work on the Doce and Yarnell Fires

Nov
14

The Doce and Yarnell Hill Fires devastated lives, homes, and tasked the County's emergency response and recovery capabilities. From these events which occurred from June 18th to July 7th, 2013, nineteen lives were lost in the Yarnell Hill Fire response, as well as 134 structures burnt to the ground. It is in times like these we find our strength, and it is in times like these we rise to the occasion. From this event, the strength and resiliency of Yavapai County, our people, our friends, and our communities were clearly demonstrated.

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Rescue Roundup – 3 Back to Back on the Same Day

Aug
06

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, along with our dedicated volunteer teams and DPS Ranger crews, were involved in several rescues.

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YCSO Search and Rescue Team Takes First Place in Swift Water Competition Event, Team Called to Real Life Water Rescue that Night

Aug
05

On July 27, 2013, members of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team, Back Country Unit (BCU), competed in statewide swift water rescue competition and “swam” away with first place. The BCU contains a specially trained group of Swift Water Technicians. This 12th annual event was held at the Saguaro Lake Ranch in Mesa, Arizona, and involved teams representing 7 counties.

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Missing Rimrock Woman Found Safe

Apr
12

 

Just before midnight last night, Wilma was found by search dogs alive, cold, and otherwise well. Members of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team, Search Dog Unit, tracked and eventually located Wilma in a dense brush area about ¼ mile from her home around 1130 PM. They approached her in pitch black darkness calling her name. They heard Wilma faintly repeat her name back which helped the search team pinpoint the spot she was resting.

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