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Two young men face charges involving ATV

CHINO VALLEY – A detective from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) has recovered a stolen ATV (all-terrain vehicle) in Chino Valley and arrested two men on felony charges.

A report from the YCSO states that just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, a YCSO detective noticed a truck pulling a three-wheel ATV, which didn't have any license plates and did not appear to be street legal.

The detective recognized the person riding on and steering the ATV as 18-year-old Ryan Pearson of Paulden. He pulled the truck over and began talking with its driver, 19-year-old Joshua Campbell of Chino Valley.

Neither Campbell nor Pearson had driver's licenses or proof of in-surance, and they didn't have registration information for the ATV.

The YCSO detective called the Chino Valley Police Department (CVPD) for help. A CVPD officer arrived, and he recognized the ATV as one on the list of Chino Valley stolen vehicles.

A search of the truck revealed a metal tin with two pipes containing burnt residue and another tin containing marijuana, the detective reported, and Pearson admitted that he owned the items.

The YCSO detective arrested Pearson on two counts of vehicle theft, possession of marijuana, possession/make/manufacture of dangerous drugs and driving on a suspended license. He arrested Campbell on two counts of vehicle theft and driving on a suspended license.

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