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Police/News briefs for May 29


Traffic Closure

Prescott Valley - On Thursday, May 31, the traffic signal will be disconnected at Glassford Hill Road and Florentine Road from 9:00AM until 4:00PM to enable workers to reposition the signal light pole in conjunction with roadway improvements. The intersection will operate as a four-way stop while the signal is out and drivers may experience some delays.

Signs will be posted and for further information call the Prescott Valley Public Works Department at 759-3070.

(News release from the Town of Prescott Valley.)

Marijuana, child abuse in Mayer

On Sunday, May 27th, at about 6:30 p.m., the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous report of people smoking marijuana at Centennial Park in Mayer.

Deputies responded to the scene and located four persons sitting on benches at the park along with a five month-old infant in a stroller.  The four persons included RICHARD EUGENE BOYD, age 21, VICKIE WHITE-BROESCH, age 44, KENNETH M. BROESCH, age 17, and JESSICA L. STIRTS, age 16.  The infant boy was determined to be the child of Kenneth Broesch and Jessica Stirts.

Upon making contact with the group, it was found that Richard Boyd, Kenneth Broesch and Jessica Stirts, had been smoking marijuana.  A warm pipe with burnt marijuana was found in the pocket of Kenneth Broesch.  The three admitted to smoking marijuana near the baby.  They were later evaluated by a drug recognition expert who determined that they were under the influence of marijuana.  The mother of Jessica Stirts was summoned to the scene where she took possession of the infant child. 

While at the park, Vickie White-Broesch denied smoking marijuana or knowing of any drug use.  She did not appear to be under the influence of drugs and was excused from the scene.  During later questioning of the three suspects, deputies learned that Vickie had been smoking marijuana in the presence of the baby at the park.  Deputies returned to her home and arrested her on May 28th.  Following her arrest, White-Broesch did admit to using marijuana along with the others at the park.

Richard Boyd and Vickie White-Broesch were booked on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Child Abuse and Endangerment.  Kenneth Broesch and Jessica Stirts were transferred to the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center on the same charges.

(News release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.)

Unidentified body

On Sunday, May 20th, the body of an unidentified male was found in a wooded area near Dove Wing Drive outside of Sedona, in Yavapai County.  There were no signs of foul play at the scene, however the man was clothed only in a pair of shorts and had no identification with him.  Nearby residents reported that the man had been seen in the area before, and was possibly a transient.

The Yavapai Medical Examiner ruled the death a case of dehydration.  The man is described as a white male with tan skin.  He is possibly 30-40 years of age.  He has brown hair and blues.  The man has a treble clef music tattoo on his right shoulder.

Currently, there are no related missing persons cases filed with YCSO, Sedona Police, or the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

Any persons with information about the possible identity of the deceased man are asked to contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 771-3260.

(News release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.)




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