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Drug arrest leads to two men in Prescott Valley being jailed on multiple charges

Dakoda Middleton, 22, left, and Andrew Johansen, 18, were arrested and booked into the Yavapai County jail on a combined total of eight felony charges and 60 misdemeanor counts. (Courtesy)

Dakoda Middleton, 22, left, and Andrew Johansen, 18, were arrested and booked into the Yavapai County jail on a combined total of eight felony charges and 60 misdemeanor counts. (Courtesy)

A misdemeanor drug arrest ultimately resulted in Prescott Valley police arresting two men on many felony and misdemeanor charges.

After a drug arrest the night before, the Prescott Valley Police Department Criminal Investigation Section developed probable cause and executed a search warrant in the 7100 block of Sunrise Vista, according to a news release Thursday, Oct. 18.

Two suspects, Andrew Johansen, 18, and Dakoda Middleton, 22, were arrested and booked into the Yavapai County jail on two felony counts of possession of stolen property; two felony counts of theft; 15 misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen property; and 15 misdemeanor counts of theft. Between both suspects a total of eight felonies and 60 misdemeanor counts were charged.

Police withheld some information from the news release, such as when these arrests occurred, because of the ongoing investigation, PVPD spokesman James Risinger confirmed.

The Prescott Valley Police Department wants to remind all citizens to be vigilant in securing their personal property, vehicles, residences, and the use of property or motion lights during nighttime hours to prevent being victimized.

“Our Criminal Investigations Sections (CIS) stress the importance for our citizens to document their property by marking, engraving, photographing, documenting the (make, model and serial numbers) and creating an itemized list of their valuables which enable police officers to identify owners’ property easily,” the news release states. “The Prescott Valley Police Department encourages the community if they ‘SEE Something, SAY Something.’”

The Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at 928-772-9267 for non-emergencies, and 911 for emergencies.