Man arrested for assault of a child, theft

Indecent exposure among charges local man faces

On Oct. 4, at 10:31 a.m., Cottonwood Police were dispatched to Food City about a man urinating on the sidewalk and indecent exposure. The suspect was picked up and identified as Todd Rae Butricks, 45, of Cottonwood, who was placed under arrest for alleged indecent exposure, criminal littering and theft of items amounting to about $94 taken from Safeway.

Butricks was transported to the Yavapai County Jail Facility in Camp Verde.

Sedona man killed in collision

A single-vehicle collision on Interstate 17 killed a Sedona man Oct. 4.

The incident occurred at milepost 251.2, approximately nine miles south of Cordes Junction, at 7:17 p.m.

A white Subaru driven by Curt Teunissen, age 53, of Sedona, was southbound on I-17 when it went off of the roadway. The driver overcorrected, and the vehicle came back onto the road and rolled.

The driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was deceased at the scene of the accident, according to Department of Public Safety officials.

Telescope taken

Oct. 2, around 3:40 p.m., Cottonwood Police responded to a burglary report at 3420 Arizona 89A, #31.

The victim, a Cottonwood resident, indicated that the shed near her trailer containing many stored items had been vandalized,

She reported a telescope with a value of $300 as missing along with the clothing and toys.

The locking mechanism on the shed had not been tampered with, but the wood around the lock appeared to have been damaged, according to the police report.

The case is closed pending additional information.

Vehicle burglary in Cottonwood

Sunday, around 4:50 p.m., police responded to 75 Homestead Circle, Cottonwood, on a report of delayed vehicle burglary.

A 79-year-old Cottonwood man reported that he had borrowed the piece of equipment that he kept in the back of his 1988 Bronco. The Bronco was parked in his driveway on Saturday, and he accidentally left the passenger-side window rolled down. Sunday, he came out to get into his vehicle and noticed the equipment was missing. He said he notified the owner that his piece of equipment was taken and was asked to report it to the police department.

It appears that the suspect(s) entered the vehicle through the passenger-side door after gaining access through the open window. The owner had no serial numbers for the equipment but did confirm the value at approximately $1,200.

The case is closed pending further information.

Cottonwood man charged with criminal trespassing

Maxwell Brassfield, 18, of Cottonwood, was charged with criminal trespass on Oct. 3, after the police received a report of telephone harassment from a former girlfriend.

According to the police report, Brassfield had called the young woman several times a day stating that he wanted to date her again but that she always declined. According to the former girlfriend, he had called her home approximately 16 times within the last week and 10 times within one hour on one day.

The police picked him up near the victim's home.

Brassfield said that an unidentified Cottonwood police officer had previously cautioned him not to go over to the girlfriend's house or that he would be arrested for trespassing.

Brassfield allegedly admitted to knocking on the door to speak with the former girlfriend before police arrived and knew that he might get arrested for trespassing.

Brassfield was cited and released but ordered to appear in the Cottonwood Municipal Court in October.


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