Crime/Emergency Services

Found body still not identified

The Yavapai Sheriff's Office hopes someone will recognize a representation of a man whose remains were found last year.

The skeletal remains were found in the vicinity of Stoneman Lake in May 2005. Investigators believe the remains, when found, had been in the area from one to five years. They still have not yet been identified.

An artist's depiction of the victim's features was developed based on skull reconstruction.

The victim is said to be a male ranging in age from 20 to 28 years old and approximately 5-0 to 5-4 in height. The unidentified subject is believed to be of Caucasian, Asian or Hispanic ancestry.

Anyone with possible information into the identity of this victim is asked to please contact the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office at (928) 771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232.

Woman with throwing knives

Camp Verde Marshal's deputies were called to a Cloverleaf Ranch Road home where a woman, Anna Cole, 20, was allegedly disorderly and wielding two throwing knives.

The complainant told officers he and Anna had been living together but had broken up, and he was trying to get her to move out.

Cole reportedly picked up a vehicle rim off the ground and threatened to break out the back window of his 1987 Porsche, but he wrestled the rim away from her.

She then picked up a skateboard and allegedly struck the vehicle, breaking the right rear tail light. Again, the man tackled Cole and took away the skateboard.

She then, reportedly, grabbed a metal fence post off the ground and stuck it in the ground by his feet and told him to kill her. He told her he was not going to kill her.

She then picked up a metal pan off the porch and threatened to hit him. She then told him to kill her or she was going to. She then threw the pan at his feet.

Cole had gotten two throwing knives when officers arrived.

She admitted threatening to break out his car window and breaking the tail lamp, and sticking the metal fence post in the ground at his feet, and threatening to hit him with the pan. She admitted getting the knives out of the trailer, but said she was not going to hurt him or her self with the knives.

Anna Cole was arrested for assalt and criminal damage and was transported to the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde.

Another lost hiker

The Yavapai Sheriff's Office reports another case of a person hiking alone in unfamiliar terrain, without a map, compass or GPS and a limited amount of water.

They received a call Monday morning from Sharon Herzing, 52, of Pennsylvania, saying she had gone hiking on Sedona's Dry Creek Trail and was unable to find her way back.

Herzing, who is a part-time Sedona resident, was on a hilltop and could not use her cell to call home. She couldn't see any roads and was unable to regain the trail. The situation was compounded by thunderstorms and rainfall.

At 2:30 p.m. YCSO and the Verde Search & Rescue Posse's Hasty Team arrived along with Forest Service employees. The victim's spouse said he was going to get help from a local helicopter concessionaire, Arizona Helicopter Adventures.

Through combined efforts of the ground teams and the helicopter, the victim was located and found in good condition. She was accompanied out of the area and back to the trailhead and safety.

YCSO reminds hikers to take every precaution. Be sure you know the area, carry adequate water and supplies, and always be sure someone knows where you will be hiking and will return. It is also wise never hike alone.


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