Former Flagstaff Mayoral Candidate Victor Varela Sentenced To Probation

Former Flagstaff Mayoral candidate Victor Varela was sentenced to two years probation Friday after pleading guilty to a felony count of presentment of a false instrument for filing as part of a plea deal. The 59-year-old was indicted by a grand jury on 12 counts, including fraudulent schemes and practices, presentment of false instrument for […]

Yavapai Silent Witness’s Day 8 “Catch 22” Suspect Arrested In San Diego

A member of Yavapai Silent Witness’s “Catch 22” list has been taken into custody. After several months of investigation, deputies from the U.S. Marshal Service’s Fugitive Task Force found 41-year-old Aubrie Lee Howell in San Diego, California. She was Day 8 of this year’s “Catch 22” list. On April 26th, 2019, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s […]

Day Five Of “Catch 22” Focus On A Man Who Assaulted An Elderly Man In Sedona

Tuesday is Day Five of the “Catch 22” program with Yavapai Silent Witness. Today we focus on finding 41-year-old Brian Allen Curtis. On April 28th, 2019, Curtis and two other adult males, assaulted an elderly male in a tunnel near a business located in the 19-hundred block of West State Route 89A in Sedona. During […]

“Catch 22’s” Day 19 Suspect Arrested In Phoenix

A man who was wanted on a probation violation, and was Day 19 of Yavapai Silent Witness’s “Catch 22” program, has been arrested in Phoenix. Officials were looking for 20-year-old Matthew Scott Bywater, who was wanted for a probation violation stemming from charges of first degree burglary and false reporting to law enforcement. In August […]

Day 21 Of “Catch 22” Focuses On A Man Who Assaulted A Woman In Cottonwood In 2018

Today is Day 21 in Yavapai Silent Witness’s “Catch 22” program. Today we focus on the search for 24-year-old Jonathan Sterling Mansfield. Between September 9th and 15th of 2018, Mansfield stole a vehicle from the UHAUL store in Sedona. On September 15th Cottonwood Police located the UHAUL truck pulling a trailer in the area of […]

Day 13 Of “Catch 22” Focuses On A Man Who Skipped Probation After A Drug Arrest

It’s Day 13 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ “Catch 22” program. Today we feature 25-year-old Ladarrian Acy. The 25-year-old was the rear seat passenger in a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate-40 near Ash Fork on October 24th, 2016. Following a probable cause search by Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies, several duffel bags were found with about ten […]

Day 20 Of “Catch 22” Focuses On A Rimrock Woman Who Has Violated Her Probation

Today is Day 20 of Yavapai Silent Witness’s “Catch 22” program. Today we focus on 49-year-old Lisa Marie Belmares, who is wanted on a probation violation stemming from a conviction from charges of burglary, criminal trespass and trafficking stolen property. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say between June and September of 2017, Belmares entered the victim’s […]

Day 20 Of “Catch 22” Focuses On Letisha Ann Schmidt Of Chino Valley

Today is Day 20 in Yavapai Silent Witness’s “Catch 22” program. Today we focus on 34-year-old Letisha Ann Schmidt. Chino Valley Police are looking for Schmidt in connection with a probation violation stemming from an original possession of a dangerous drug charge from June of 2017. Her last known address was in Chino Valley and […]