Detectives with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office are seeking anyone with information regarding suspects in two recent burglaries.
The first was at 3700 E Del Rio Drive, Cottonwood, and is believed to have occurred sometime between 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, and mid-afternoon Tuesday,
May 10, while the victim was out of town.
It appeared suspects entered the home by prying the front door open.
Items stolen included numerous firearms, ammunition,
jewelry and music equipment. Some stolen property is highlighted below:
Firearms - Colt AR15 Rifle, Remington 870 Express shotgun, and a Savage Arms .308 Winchester in camo gun bag. (continued)
Ammunition - .233 cartridges, .357/9mm/.38 Magtech cartridges, and 2000 Winchester .223 55 grain cartridges in sealed boxes. Additionally, a rifle scope described as a Barska M16 Rifle Scope 4x 20mm Reticle Matte with Integral AR-15 handle.
Musical equipment - Norman B-20-6 Acoustic Guitar in a black SKB hard shell case and a Fender Squire Affinity Stratocaster Electric Guitar in arctic white.
Jewelry stolen includes a silver ring with turquoise inlay, silver ring with turquoise and coral, set of silver decorative shirt collar tips, and a tie tack with grey pearl and a silver chain.
The second burglary was at the Javalina Crossing Saloon in the 34000 block of S. Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City.
It is thought the break-in occurred between 2:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning, May 16.
The owner reported that unknown suspects forcibly entered the business and stole a Karaoke music system, undisclosed amount of cash, and security system equipment which include a digital video recorder (DVR).
It appeared the suspects had prior knowledge of the saloon’s layout based on the type of items stolen.
Employees indicated suspicious persons were seen near the saloon the prior day and may be involved. These leads were documented for further investigation.
The point of entry was likely through a space created after a wall mounted air conditioner was removed in the office.
Detectives and evidence technicians were notified, conducted an on-site investigation and recovered evidence.
For those with any information about either of these burglaries are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Callers to Silent Witness become eligible for a cash reward if the tip leads to an arrest. Refer to case number 16-016912 for the burglary that took place in Cottonwood and 16-017662 for the burglary in Black Canyon City.