Crime/Emergency Services, July 19, 2006

Domestic assault leads to jail

Yavapai County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a reported family fight on Arrowhead Lane in Cottonwood Sunday afternoon. Deputies contacted a 29-year-old woman who reported being assaulted by her boyfriend, Samuel Chung, 39. The victim told deputies that Chung became angry and had kicked and hit her. Chung reportedly left the house after the victim called 911.

A few minutes later, a deputy stopped a vehicle driven by Chung near Arizona 260 and Interstate 17, and Chung allegedly confessed to the assault.

Further investigation showed that Chung was possibly drug impaired. According to the report, the suspect admitted to using cocaine and marijuana one day earlier and he was found to be in possession of a partially burnt marijuana cigarette. A urine sample tested positive for cocaine and marijuana.

Chung was booked into County Jail on charges of domestic violence assault, possession of drugs, and DUI/drugs.

SWAT team called for domestic violence

Sedona Fire District received a 911 call Saturday and requested police to respond to a domestic violence situation in progress on Arrow Dr.

Shirley Mansfield reported her live-in boyfriend, Glenn Alford, 48, threatened her life with baseball bats and a heavy glass candleholder. She told the officers he was a chronic meth user and was reportedly high. Alford fled the main residence and was suspected of barricading himself inside a tool shed behind the residence. The Verde Valley Special Response Unit (SRU) was dispatched and entered the shed but it was not occupied.

At 2:45 p.m. Alford called Sedona Police Department and turned himself in without incident. He was charged with one felony, aggravated assault per domestic violence and two misdemeanors: threatening and intimidating per domestic violence and disorderly conduct per domestic violence. Alford was transported and booked into Coconino County Jail in Flagstaff.

Clarkdale man accused of assaulting officer

Al Earl Campio, 27, of Clarkdale was arrested after threatening to shoot an off-duty officer.

The officer was in his personal vehicle at a traffic light, when the vehicle behind him honked its horn. The passenger of the vehicle, Al Campio, stepped out yelling and waving his arms. He said he had a gun and would shoot.

At the officer's request, another motorist called 911 and the arriving duty officers attempted to arrest Campio. Police report that Campio was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident. He resisted arrest and began fighting with the officers

While arresting Campio, the on-duty sergeant was injured and was taken to the Sedona Emergency Center for medical treatment.

Campio was booked into the Camp Verde Jail. He was charged with one felony, aggravated assault on a police officer and four misdemeanors: assault (off-duty officer), disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and threatening and intimidating.

Traffic stop nets alleged meth user

On Monday evening, Regina Marie Rowton, 38, of Camp Verde, was arrested on drug charges after a routine traffic stop on Prairie Lane in Cottonwood.

The deputy reported that Rowton showed physical signs of drug use, though she denied any such activity. The department K-9, Aros, then sniffed the exterior of Rowton's car and alerted to the driver's side door. Once the door was opened, the dog further alerted to a purse on top of the center console area. A search of the purse reportedly revealed a syringe, a metal spoon and a clear plastic bindle containing a white crystal substance later identified as methamphetamine. The syringe and spoon also tested positive for methamphetamine residue.

Rowton admitted to having injected methamphetamine earlier that morning. A urine sample in the jail confirmed the presence of methamphetamine.

Bumper cars

The Verde Valley Fire District rescue crews were called to two highway collisions this weekend.

Friday, two cars collided at the intersection of Arizona 89A and Zaleski Road. One person was treated at the hospital.

A second two-vehicle collision occurred at milepost 210 on Arizona 260, just west of the Coury dealership Sunday night. That incident also sent one person to the hospital.

Juvenile partiers busted

Marshal's deputies broke up a juvenile drinking party at the old Camp Verde airstrip late Monday night.

The juveniles said they were just hanging out and talking, but the officer spotted a beer bottle in the back of the SUV. He then spotted other open beer bottles, and open bottles of tequila and Vodka.

A black truck contained an 18-pack of beer with five cans missing. Micheal Hann, 19, told the officer the beer had been purchased for him by an adult male.

The teens claimed none had been drinking but, when other officers arrived, the juveniles were checked to determine if they were impaired by alcohol. All who were referred to juvenile probation admitted to drinking some alcohol at the airport. Those referred included two 14-year old girls, two 17-year-old females, a 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old male. The juveniles were released to their parents. According to the report, the liquor was poured out after the evidence was catalogued.

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