Prescott police find stolen weapon, meth in vehicle driving along Gurley Street
Both people in car booked on multiple charges
Two Chino Valley residents were booked into the Yavapai County jail Wednesday, Dec. 12, after police found a stolen gun and illicit drugs in their vehicle.
Prescott Police Department (PPD) officers pulled the car over at about 7:30 a.m. for a registration violation in the 1200 block of East Gurley.
In the car were Jimmy Penner, 31, and Kayla Long, 29.
Penner initially gave police a false name and provided false information in an apparent attempt to mislead officers and prevent them from discovering his true identify, according to a PPD news release.
The ploy didn’t work, however, and he was found to have several warrants for his arrest, including a felony warrant for theft of a credit card.
When asked if any weapons were in the vehicle, Long said there was a gun. Officers found a .22 caliber pistol that had been stolen out of Mesa, PPD reported. They also found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Long then admitted she was in possession of additional drugs and paraphernalia. Those items were recovered from her person upon arrival at the jail, PPD reported.
Penner was booked into the Yavapai County jail for multiple charges, including the outstanding warrants, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, criminal impersonation and multiple other misdemeanor charges.
Long was booked into the Yavapai County jail for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.