*** CASE UPDATE***
YAVAPAI COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES SOLVE THE CONGRESS VANDALISM CASE
YCSO deputies have had a break in the case involving the high dollar vandalism that occurred on October 9th in Congress in which over $100,000 in damage was done to a home that was under construction. With cooperation coming from the community, the deputies were able to develop their case and focus on two suspects.
On October 26th, YCSO deputies served two separate search warrants in the Congress area which yielded physical evidence further pointing toward these two suspects. Thanks to the information they received and further evidence collected during the warrants, deputies were able to arrest two juvenile males from the Congress area believed to be responsible for the crime.
The two juveniles were booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center in Prescott on charges of Burglary, Criminal Damage and Trespassing. Great work on the part of our deputies in solving this case so quickly.
A VANDAL CAUSES OVER $100,000 IN DAMAGE TO A CONGRESS HOME
On October 9, 2022, a contractor building a home in the 26300 block of S. Alva Lane in Congress reported to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that someone had entered the residence and caused substantial damage to the property.
Upon examining the scene, the investigating deputy learned that between 5 PM on October 7, 2022, and 9:30 AM on October 10th the suspect(s) broke in through a kitchen window and proceeded to destroy the interior of the home. The damages included paint poured and thrown on the walls, the stove, the dishwasher, and the floors. The floors were littered with broken tile and glass from broken light fixtures. Most of the appliances in the home were damaged or destroyed. Fan blades from the ceiling fans were broken off and shoved through the walls. Almost every wall and floor in the home had some degree of damage done to them.
The cost of the damages is upwards of $100,000. Yavapai Silent Witness is offering up to a $600 cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this extreme case of vandalism. To earn this reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at www.yavapaisw.com. All calls and tips are anonymous. You never have to give your name.