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Cottonwood Police have been busy.

Prescott Police seek grant funding for sexual assault victim advocacy training.

The Prescott Police Department could be getting more grant funding for sexual assault victim advocacy training. According to Police Chief Gerald Monahan, in September 2014, Council approved a funding application through the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families. Last February, Council accepted the first year of funding of nearly 17 thousand dollars. That same amount is available this year. The funding will provide ongoing training for detectives, dispatch and command staff. There’s a specific focus on investigation, prosecution and victim advocacy regarding sexual assault cases. Reimbursement for the training will be made by the Governor’s Office on a quarterly basis. Council will consider the grant renewal during its voting session, which starts at 3 this afternoon at City Hall on South Cortez Street.

Humboldt School District has a decision to make regarding property they have.

The Humboldt Unified School District Board has some options to consider regarding a future school site. Ten years ago, the Town of Prescott Valley deeded property in the Pronghorn subdivision to the District for a future middle school site. Now Antelope Village LLC wants that land back. If the District considers this option, this would require further legal counsel input regarding real estate law and school policy. If the District decides to hold on to the land for future use, legal counsel will need to come up with a response. A third option is to deed back half the land and keep the rest for future development. Further legal consultation would be needed as to the legality of this action. The Board will consider this item as part of its voting session at 6:30 tonight at Liberty Traditional School, located on Lake Valley Road in Prescott Valley.

How about a 2-year calendar for PUSD students?

Parents in the Prescott Unified School District can plan ahead once the calendars for the next 2 school years are in place. Superintendent Joe Howard says the proposed calendars are very similar to those used for the past 5 years. An additional spring holiday has been maintained in order to keep the final exam and teacher checkout days the same for a total of 180 instructional days. In addition, the first semester ends prior to the winter break, fall and spring breaks occur at the end of a grading period and are a full week and the school year ends before Memorial Day. School Board members will consider the 2016-17 and 2017-18 calendars during a special meeting at 3:30 this afternoon in the District Office Board Room, located on South Granite Street.

Prescott Valley Police Foundation receives generous donation.

The Prescott Valley Police Foundation has received a generous donation. Matt and Sherrie Seibert, owners of the Insight Firearms Shooting Center on Highway 69 held raffles as part of the Center’s grand re-opening last month. A rifle, knife and a year long range membership were among the items that were raffled off. Seven hundred forty dollars was raised, but the Seiberts raised that amount to 1 thousand dollars. Town Councilman and Foundation member Marty Grossman, Foundation Board members Kay Giles and Diane Erickson and Deputy Police Chief James Edelstein accepted the donation yesterday. The Foundation supports police officers and support staff by raising funds to make purchases of non-budgeted equipment. It’s a standalone group from the Police Department. For more information, visit pvpolicefoundation.org.

Cottonwood Police investigate a suspicious death.

Cottonwood Police are releasing more information on a suspicious death that occurred almost 2 months ago. Police were called to a home on Pioneer Way on November 21st after 61 year old Pamela Shepherd failed to show up for work the previous day. Officers were let into the locked home by a family member and Sergeant Tod Moore says Shepherd’s body was found there. Moore explains this incident remains under investigation. It appears there was some sort of struggle at some point inside the home. Stubbs was seen at the home the morning the body was found. He was later located at a motel and booked on a felony probation violation warrant and a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay. Stubbs is facing 2 counts each of identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

An alleged fight with Cottonwood Police ends in arrest.

A 32 year old man has been arrested on numerous charges after he allegedly fought with Cottonwood Police officers. Sergeant Tod Moore says officers were sent out to look for James Daugherty after he had assaulted a woman in Clarkdale. Moore explains officers entered the business in the area of Main and Mingus in Cottonwood Saturday and found Daugherty in an employees’ only area. Sergeant Tod Moore says Daugherty is now facing a number of charges.

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