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Black Canyon motel is scene of alleged armed robbery

BLACK CANYON CITY – The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is looking for information that may lead to the arrest of three suspects who allegedly robbed a Black Canyon City motel at gunpoint Monday morning.

According to a YCSO report, at around 5:45 a.m. the Mountain Breeze Motel manager heard a knock at the front door to the office.

Two Hispanic men, who were asking for a room, entered the office area. As the manager handed them a check-in form, one of the men allegedly pointed the handgun at his head and ordered him to lie on the ground and to tell him where the motel safe was kept, the report states.

After the manager told them there was no safe, the suspects allegedly kicked him in the head and told him not to look up.

At that point an additional suspect entered the office. Two suspects allegedly rummaged through the office and the private room of the manager and his wife, while the remaining suspect allegedly held a gun on the manager, according to a YCSO report.

The suspects reportedly took more than $7,000 in property, including a credit card processing machine, a digital camera, and numerous items of jewelry belonging to the victim's wife. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction without further incident.

One of the suspects stands about 6-feet tall, has a husky build and neck, short, dark-brown hair, is clean-shaven with a light brown complexion. He was possibly wearing bib-type overalls of unknown color and he held the weapon in his right hand. The victim was unable to describe the two other suspects but believes that they were both males.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident may call Dep. Brian Kite at 771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.

IN OTHER POLICE NEWS:

• The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the man who died in a Sunday car accident as 39-year-old Kevin Dean Stokes of Prescott.

According to a YCSO report, at around 5 p.m. YCSO received a report of a fatal car accident on Walker Road, about 3.2 miles from Highway 69 in Prescott.

The red Chevrolet had struck a tree, trapping the driver inside. The victim was a Yavapai College student. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

• A Sunday altercation has led to the arrest of a 53-year-old transient who is in custody on aggravated assault and other charges.

According to a Prescott Police report, at around 6 p.m. in the 400 block of Granite Street, Delfino Jose Reyes got into argument with a 26-year-old victim.

Reyes allegedly struck the victim in the stomach with a metal pipe, which he told police he was using to do some plumbing work at the house of the victim's mother.

The suspect allegedly admitted that he argued with the victim, but that he only pushed her in the process and then left the scene. Police caught up with Reyes a few blocks away as he was allegedly urinating in public, for which they also charged him. He allegedly was carrying the metal pipe, which police confiscated as evidence.

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