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Shoplifter Caught By Help Of Witnesses

WITNESSES FACILITATE FELONY ARREST OF SUSPECT

Between June 19, 2022, and October 7, 2022, an adult female subject committed four separate thefts totaling $2,700.00 from Home Depot and Wal-Mart within the Town of Prescott Valley, Arizona. During these four separate thefts, the initial responding Prescott Valley Police Officers, collected the required investigative information, collecting video surveillance evidence, completed a detailed written police report, and shared this information with the Criminal Investigation Division for follow-up.  

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On Thursday, October 6, 2022, a felony theft occurred at Home Depot, 5500 East State Route 69, Prescott Valley.  At approximately 6:45pm, twenty-five-year-old Chino Valley resident, Kaylin Forest, allegedly committed Organized Retail Theft, Shoplifting, and Assault. She scanned only two items worth $10 and passed all check out points with two shopping carts fully loaded with tools and equipment. When an employee attempted to stop her, she rammed a shopping cart into the employee causing bruising. Forest failed to stop and left the store with merchandise. 

During this incident, a witness observed that Forest had dropped her cell phone and another witness identified the vehicle and license number which Forest entered and drove away.  

Prescott Valley Police Detectives conducted additional investigation follow-up, confirmed the identity of the female suspect, and coordinated with other law enforcement agencies to attempt to locate the female suspect.  

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Thanks to the witnesses, Prescott Valley Police Detectives, along with Chino Valley Police personnel, Forest was arrested on Tuesday morning, October 18, 2022, in Chino Valley and booked into Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center for two warrants, two felonies charges and one misdemeanor charge. 

The Prescott Valley Police Department would like to thank those who are willing to be witnesses and provide information when they observe criminal activity. The police department also reminds residents that the person involved has not yet been convicted of a crime and is presumed innocent. The presumption of innocence shall continue until such time that the person(s) accused may be found guilty by a court of law. 

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Yavapai Silent Witness is 1-800-932-3232.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING! 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrescottValleyPD or @prescottvalleypd 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PolicePV or @policepv 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/prescottvalleypolice or @prescottvalleypolice

Silent Witness: www.yavapaisw.com or www.p3tips.com

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