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YCSO Conducted An Enforcement For Those Living On Public Lands Saturday

Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies conducted an operation Saturday for those living on public lands. Deputies, officers from the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and State Land Trust agents visited the public lands between Sedona and Cottonwood to address the ongoing issue of abuse of Forest Service and State Trust Lands in this area. The operation resulted in deputies issuing four citations for criminal littering, residential use of public lands, and preparations for an illegal campfire during the county-wide fire ban. Deputies also had an abandoned vehicle towed off State Trust Land. “The evidence of recent littering was disappointing, given community members from the Oak Creek Valley and Cornville Homeowners Association had recently conducted a clean-up operation in the area,” said Sheriff David Rhodes. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work with partnering agencies to ensure the public lands in Yavapai County remain safe.