Originally Published: September 25, 2018 2:33 p.m.
In August, two burglaries occurred in the Juniper Woods area of Ash Fork. Both incidents involved the theft of property worth tens of thousands of dollars in total.
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) detectives have been investigating the incidents since the original reports and are now seeking assistance from the public. Anyone with information on either of the incidents is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. A direct tip to Silent Witness leading to an arrest becomes eligible for a $500 cash reward.
OVER $50,000 WORTH OF ITEMS STOLEN
More than $50,000 worth of valuables were reportedly stolen from a home in the 46000 block of Tanner Road in Juniper Woods on either Aug. 18 or Aug. 17.
Included was a black Glock 17 9mm handgun, .357 magnum silver revolver with pearl handle, white Kachina Doll with feathers valued at $3,000, various mechanics tools and cash, according to a YCSO news release. There was also a grey safe containing bearer bonds, gold and silver coins and coin sets, gems, and antique gold scales.
During a check of the area for additional evidence, deputies located the victim’s safe in a field behind the home. The safe was open and most of its contents were gone.
Deputies responded to the scene at about 9 a.m. Aug. 18. The home was reportedly intact as of the prior evening around 9 p.m.
GUNS, RV STOLEN
Another resident in the Juniper Woods area of Ash Fork reported a similar burglary on Aug. 28.
The owner of a home who had been out of town for several days returned to find his recreational vehicle missing and the interior of his home completely ransacked. An investigation revealed that unknown suspects cut open part of the homeowner’s fence and apparently drove onto the property.
A safe containing several guns including a revolver, two semi-automatic handguns and seven rifles, had been dragged from the home and into a vehicle, deputies reported. The suspects also went through and stole items from several sheds on the property.
The stolen RV is a 2006 Forest River Lexington, white in color with grey swirls, license BTJ0058.