Deputies arrest BCC woman on charges she burgled bar
A video surveillance camera showed a Black Canyon City woman burglarizing a bar and convinced her to turn herself in to deputies, said Yavapai County Sheriff spokesperson Dwight D'Evelyn on Monday.
A Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a reported burglary at the Javelina Crossing Bar in the 34000 block of Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City on Friday afternoon.
The manager explained that when he arrived at the bar, he saw signs of forced entry and noticed several hard liquor bottles missing, along with food items which someone took from the walk-in fridge, D'Evelyn said.
The point of entry was a window which the manager found broken out on the south side of the building. The building's video surveillance system caught the burglary in progress.
The estimated damage and property loss was approximately $600.
The manager reviewed the video and identified the suspect as 22-year-old Cori Maynard, a former employee of the bar. Based on the video time stamp, the burglary occurred during the early morning hours of March 13, D'Evelyn said. The manager did not know where Maynard was currently living.
On March 15, the bar owner called deputies saying that he had learned that Maynard was expected to turn herself in within the hour. Deputies checked a mobile home in the area where Maynard was apparently living, but did not locate her.
A short time later, deputies found Maynard waiting outside the YCSO substation in Black Canyon City. D'Evelyn said Maynard had heard from several area residents that she had been caught on tape burglarizing the bar and decided to meet with deputies to admit the crime.
Deputies interviewed her at the sub-station and she admitted stealing liquor and food from the bar during the morning hours of March 13, D'Evelyn said.
As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested Maynard and booked her at the Camp Verde Detention Center on several charges including Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage, and Theft.
Maynard remains in custody and was due in court Monday morning.