Originally Published: August 10, 2013 6 a.m.
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies are seeking information about the theft of valuables from a pirate ship replica on Hill Drive in Prescott.
The local landmark is used by schoolchildren who tour the homemade vessel, and was designed by the owner to promote reading and literacy in the tri-city area.
In late May, burglars forced entry into the ship and made off with a number of items, according to the property owner.
Stolen items, according to the YCSO report, include a long Uzbekistan knife, a pewter fishing knife, an antique wooden box filled with coins, a U.S. Marine sword, a U.S. Cavalry sword, Confederate silver dollars, a rapier sword, an Egyptian necklace, 20 Susan B. Anthony dollars, three gold coins, "pirate-like" faux pistols, and a Japanese machete from World War Two.
Anyone with any information on the thefts is asked to contact YCSO at 928-771-3260 or call Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232.
Silent witness callers remain anonymous but can become eligible for a cash reward if their tip leads to an arrest.