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8/22/2013 3:25:00 PM
Robber hits up Prescott Valley Credit Union

PRESCOTT -- Early Monday morning, the Credit Union West was robbed on Second Street in Prescott Valley. A suspect entered the bank through the north entrance facing Valley Road and approached a teller. He stated that he had a handgun, but never showed a gun.

The man was given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the back through the same north door.

Police are looking for a white man who is estimated to be in his early 50s who is clean-shaven with brown eyes, a medium build standing about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9 ands weighing 185 to 200 pounds.

The suspect has sun-aged skin. He was wearing dark color shoes, white socks, tan cargo shorts, blue denim shirt/jacket with red and white stripe across the rear back and shoulders. He also wore a grey bandana with a star-burst type pattern of grey, yellow and red.

The Prescott Valley Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying this bank robbery suspect. If you were in the area during that time and may have seen something or you have any information regarding this crime, please contact Detectives at Prescott Valley Police. Anyone with information can also contact Yavapai Silent Witness and remain anonymous.

Wreck on Cornville Road

CORNVILLE -- A single car injury accident was reported on Cornville Road, a mile and a half from the Interstate 17. Verde Valley Fire crews found that a car collided into the guard rail. The driver was treated by paramedics and was alert and oriented, but refused further treatment at the Verde Valley Medical Center.

Deputy rescues suicidal Bagdad man

On Saturday, Aug. 10, YCSO Deputy John Vanderhoven was on duty in Bagdad when a 911 call was received. Dispatchers say the line remained open but nobody was heard by the dispatcher.

When the deputy arrived there no answer at the door. Vanderhoven investigated and went into the back yard, where he found the body of a 34-year-old man hanging from a tree with a make-shift noose around his neck.

Vanderhoven cut the rope and lowered the man to the ground and found that the victim was not breathing and had no pulse.

Vanderhoven called for paramedics and began CPR. After a few moments the victim appeared to begin breathing, but quickly lost respiratory function and heartbeat.

The deputy continued with CPR until the arrival of the Bagdad Fire Department and Lifeline Ambulance. Prior to being air-lifted to John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, the man regained consciousness and was able to answer questions. It was determined that the man had placed the 911 call before attempting suicide.

The man is fully expected to survive.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Article comment by: Robin Holmes

I think a Medal of Valor is justified for Deputy Vanderhoven. Good job, and thank God we have Officers like him.

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