Deputies investigating series of home robberies near Prescott

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PRESCOTT - The following is a press release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:

On June 23, 2009, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 4 burglary reports in the Williamson Valley area, just outside of Prescott.Deputies were also dispatched to a home alarm call which is likely connected to this crime series.

Deputies contacted residential burglary victims in the 4800 block of Nancy Drive, 2700 block of Bard Ranch Road, 7300 block of N. Old Cornfield Lane, and the 14000 block of N. Warbonnet Lane. The alarm call occurred in the 10000 block of Nookside Lane. All homes were in proximity to Williamson Valley Road. The homes on Warbonnet Lane and Nancy Drive are in proximity to each other in neighborhoods north of Road 2 South. The home on Nookside Lane, where the alarm was activated, is just north of Outer Loop Road. The homes on Bard Ranch Road and Old Cornfield Lane are located closer to Prescott and adjacent to Williamson Valley Road.

The burglaries occurred between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM on Tuesday the 23 rd. The suspect(s) mainly focused on master bedrooms and stole firearms, jewelry, credit cards and electronics. The suspects entered the homes in various ways including through a " doggie" door and breaking out the glass insert in a French door to access a lock. The home on Nookside Lane was found with a screen pushed out and open window. It appears the alarm activation dissuaded the suspects from entering.

Some of the stolen items reported so far include a 40" Samsung LCD television, 2008 National Finals Rodeo Bag, a black "Edgewater" casino bag, and prescription medications. This is only a partial list as final inventory information is pending from the victims and will include firearms, jewelry and electronics. Some victims were unable to supply serial numbers for the firearms. This is a reminder to always document firearm model and serial number information in case of theft.

It is likely the suspect(s) knocked on the doors of these homes to determine whether or not they were occupied. If anyone had contact with persons identifying themselves as solicitors or who appeared in these neighborhoods with no obvious legal business during this time frame, please contact YCSO immediately to report the information.

Detectives and Evidence Technicians from the Criminal Investigations Section were called out to each of the crime scenes to gather evidence. Detectives are attempting to determine if these burglaries are linked to the same suspects.

YCSO is urging anyone with information regarding these burglaries to contact the Sheriff's Office at 928-771-3260, Detective Ross Diskin, or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.