The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying an auto theft suspect. On April 12, 2020, between 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM, an unidentified male subject entered a home in the 1700 block of Kerley Lane in Cottonwood and removed keys for a white 2011 Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The suspect then took the vehicle from the garage at the residence.
The vehicle was found abandoned the next morning near Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood. The subject was seen dressed in all black getting out of the vehicle and into a similar van of the same color and drive away on Camino Real towards Rio Mesa Trail.
Upon inspection of the stolen Chrysler, the Deputies discovered the engine to be damaged beyond repair. Deputies located a Speedway Gas Station bag with candy wrappers inside the vehicle, which did not belong to the vehicle’s owner. Deputies obtained video footage of the suspect from the Speedway Gas Station in Cottonwood where the candy was purchased. The male subject had entered the Speedway and purchased the items on April 12, 2020, just after 11 PM. The subject is described as a white or Hispanic male between the ages of 16 and 21 years old, 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 11 inches tall, approximately 150 pounds with black hair.
The subject is wanted on charges Theft of a Means of Transportation, Burglary, Trespassing, and Felony Criminal Damage.
If you provide information leading to an arrest in this case, you could earn a $300 cash reward. To earn your reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at yavapaisw.com. All tips are always anonymous.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260
or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov