Prescott City officials are calling last Saturday's Dickens of a Holiday event the best of times and the worst of times. This annual children's event was held at the Courthouse Plaza. Despite chilly temperatures that dipped into the low forties and wind gusts up to fifty miles per hour, families still enjoyed the Ferris wheel, tea cups and train and pony rides. Special Events Coordinator Becky Garvin explains the City works hard to make this event affordable, fun and memorable for families in the region, but the one thing that can't be controlled is the weather. Due to high winds, the fireworks show had to be cancelled and the inflatable rides had to be brought down.
The Last Minute Non-Profit Stocking Stuffer Bazaar
Another holiday event, the Last Minute Non-profit Stocking Stuffer Bazaar is this Saturday from ten to four. More than fifty non-profit organizations, scout, school and service groups will be selling new one of a kind gifts, crafts and baked goods. The event will be held at the Prescott Activity Center on East Gurley Street.
K-9 Elliot Keeps Busy
K-9 Drug Dog Elliott continues to stay busy on I-40. During one traffic stop, Elliott located an Altoids container that had marijuana and a pipe. Inside the truck's camper, a Yavapai County Sheriff's Deputy located a vacuum sealed bag of high grade marijuana with an estimated street value of four thousand dollars wrapped in a sweater. A burlap bag containing fifteen hundred dollars and a plastic container holding over five hundred fifty grams of hashish was also discovered. The driver, thirty nine year old Oregon resident Tammy Davis has been arrested on charges of transportation of narcotics for sale and marijuana for sale. Elliott was also involved in the arrests of Kingman residents twenty-nine year old Anthony Hecker and twenty-six year old Vanessa Wise. Inside a backpack, a Deputy discovered eight personal use packages of methamphetamine, a glass meth pipe, digital scale, paraphernalia items and an open bottle of whiskey. The two were arrested on possession and transportation charges.
Suspects Wanted in Cottonwood Shooting
Suspects are wanted for questioning in a Cottonwood shooting. On Tuesday night just after ten thirty, Yavapai County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of South Mountain View Drive, Verde Village Unit Two. A car drove up and its passengers made threats against twenty-three year old David Evans. At least five shots were fired before the car fled in an unknown direction. According to Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn, nobody was apparently hit nor was there any damage, but there could have been:
The car is believed to have been driven by twenty year old Keith Offner, who is suspected of firing a handgun towards the apartment building where Evans was standing. The confrontation apparently resulted from a domestic violence incident between Evans and his girlfriend earlier in the evening.
The Arizona Sundogs skated away with a win last night, while fans walked away with Dan LaPerriere bobblehead dolls. The dolls were given to the first fifteen hundred fans in attendance at the first game between the President's Cup Champion Sundogs and the Texas Brahmas. Neither team scored in the first period, and forward Mark Kolanos got his team the first lead of the game.
Texas pulled even and took the lead before rookie forward Peter Cartwright tied it up again. Forward AJ MacLean got the only score in the final period and the Sundogs got the three to two win. Kolanos explains the Brahmas are a pretty competitive team:
Cartwright says it was good to get the first win of the series:
The two teams continue their series with games at seven o five Friday and Saturday at Tim's Toyota Center.
Catch 22 Suspect Ruth Cardoso-Gomez
Ruth Cardoso-Gomez is today's featured Catch-22 suspect. Gomez is wanted by Prescott Police for negligent homicide and child abuse. She is a twenty-six year old Hispanic woman who is five feet six inches tall and weighs about one hundred ten pounds. Her last known address was at 565 Lincoln Avenue in Prescott. Anyone who has information on this eighteenth Catch-22 suspect could earn holiday spending money in the amount of five hundred dollars cash. To earn the reward, call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 with the information within ninety days of this broadcast.Hear Bill Monroe on Northern Arizona's Source for News, Talk and Sports, KQNA 1130 AM .