Cottonwood Police Arrest Two Tucson Residents For Meth Possession

Cottonwood Police arrested two people on drug charges during interdiction operations on Interstate-17 near Camp Verde last Saturday. At about 11:00 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Grey Toyota RAV4 for unsafe following distance. During the stop, the driver was identified as 53-year old Odilon Campana from Tucson. The passenger was identified […]

Cottonwood Police Warn Of Scammers Trying To Benefit Off Officers Death

The Cottonwood Police Department says scammers are trying to benefit off the tragic loss of Commander Jody Makuch last week. Authorities say scammers are calling people and asking for their credit card information representing themselves as someone from Law Enforcement Heroes or law enforcement on behalf of Jody Makuch. Law Enforcement Heroes, nor anyone else […]

Cottonwood Police Officer Jody Makuch Killed In An Off-Duty, Head-On, Accident

Cottonwood Police have lost one of their own. Police say Commander Jody Makuch (MUH-KOOCH) was riding his motorcycle, off-duty, through Cottonwood Monday when a vehicle drifted left of center and struck him head-on. Makuch was transported to Verde Valley Medical Center and passed away from his injuries. The driver, 41-year-old Jason Howard Engel of Camp […]

Two Arrested After Police Find Around Five Pounds Of Fentanyl Pills In Camp Verde

Two people were arrested after police find around five pounds of fentanyl pills and multiple weapons during a traffic stop Tuesday in Camp Verde. Officers were conducting highway interdiction operations on I-17. At around 12:56 p.m., officers pulled over a silver 2007 Honda Civic for expired registration. The male driver was taken into custody for […]

Suspected Shoplifter In Cottonwood Flees Store On Foot, Changes Clothes, Still Arrested

A woman was recently arrested in Cottonwood in connection with shoplifting after she fled the store, changed clothes and ended up being arrested afterall. Cottonwood Police were called to Walmart Sunday at around 2 p.m. on a shoplifting call. The suspect, 34-year-old Katherine Davenport, left the store, but was located a short time later near […]

Cottonwood Police Looking For An Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

Cottonwood Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl Thursday afternoon. Officials say the female student reported to police that as she was walking home from American Heritage School at around 3:45 p.m., a man tried to abduct her. Police say the incident happened in the area of East […]