For the second time in a week, an accident has caused traffic tie-ups on Highway 69. Prescott Police Lieutenant Ken Morley describes what happened at around 2:30 yesterday afternoon.
The man who was heading down heather heights suffered a head injury and was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center. Two people had to be extricated from their vehicles and a total of 5 people were taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center. One other person refused medical treatment. Prescott Police assisted the Arizona Department of Public Safety with this accident, as did Prescott Fire, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police. Morley says law enforcement officers have the same goal when dealing with an accident like this.
Last Thursday afternoon, a cement truck overturned and struck an SUV, causing traffic backups at Highway 69 and Prescott Lakes Parkway.
At the same time Yavapai County law enforcement and emergency officials were dealing with a 5 car accident on Highway 69 in Prescott, the Camp Verde Fire Department was dealing with a 2 vehicle collision. According to Fire officials, yesterday at 2:30 a vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 260 in Camp Verde when a second vehicle made a left turn onto Finnie Flat Road in front of it. Four fire units responded to the scene and the accident caused the intersection to be closed for 1 hour. One person had to be extricated from his vehicle and he was transported by helicopter to a Phoenix hospital. The other driver refused medical transport.
The Dewey-Humboldt Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee will be discussing Butte Street Park, and you can get a progress report at 3 this afternoon. In June, the Committee approved the purchase of equipment for the park, including picnic and game tables, two benches, a bike rack and a barbecue pit. Other items that will be installed at the park include a drinking fountain, 2 trash cans and a doggie bag stand. The committee had been seeking the donation of truckloads of dirt, but found it was not available.
However, a citizen has offered outside storage of the park equipment on their property, as well as a large piece of pipe if it can be used. The Committee has agreed to use the storage area and the pipe. The meeting will be held in Council chambers on south Highway 69.
A Chino Valley man has been arrested after child pornography has allegedly been discovered on his computer. A computer repairman observed what he believed to be child pornography images on a computer belonging to 50 year old Andrew Schaffer. The technician told Chino Valley Police about this and the computer was seized and a search warrant was served. It has been confirmed by Police detectives that at least 10 pornographic images were on Schaffer’s computer. In addition, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found during a search of the suspect’s home. Schaffer has been booked on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and 1 count each of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.