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01 November 2018   Lynne LaMaster

Mingus student under arrest for making threats against another student.

A Mingus Union High School student has been arrested after she allegedly made threats.  

 
The incident occurred yesterday morning at around 10. Cottonwood Police Sergeant Monica Kuhlt says threats like these are always taken seriously. The 14 year old suspect made the threats via text messages.  The possible motive is the victim is or has dated the suspect’s ex-boyfriend.  The suspect has been charged with 2 counts of felony threatening or intimidating and booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center.  
 

Cottonwood Police have found another plastic soda bottle bomb. 

Yesterday morning officers responded to East Mingus Avenue for the 2nd day in a row because of a suspicious item.  The object turned out to be another plastic bottle bomb, but this time it was a 20 ounce size.  The 2 devices found Monday were made of 2 liter bottles.  This particular bomb detonated prior to officers being contacted.  The noise of it going off is what caused it to be located.  The cap blew off and was found 15 feet away.  No one was injured, nor was anything damaged due to these incidents.  Details on the contents of the bottle bombs are being withheld because the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone who has information on these incidents is asked to call Cottonwood Police at (928) 636-4246.   
 

Halloween pumpkins may attract some unwanted trick or treaters.  

Arizona Game and Fish Department officials are reminding area residents that pumpkins and other fall decorations, such as gourds or squash, can attract wildlife when displayed outdoors.  Jack-o-lanterns, uncarved pumpkins and cornucopias should be displayed indoors on window sills so they can still be seen from outside.  These items should be disposed of properly to help prevent encounters with wildlife.  In addition, unintentional or intentional feeding can cause problems for wildlife, such as obesity and malnutrition, and promotes the spread of disease.  
 
 

The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee will be doing some reorganizing for the new year.  

During its meeting at 8 tomorrow morning, the Committee is scheduled to hold an election of officers for 2019.  Prescott Valley Public Works Director Norm Davis is the current Chairman and City of Prescott Traffic Engineer Ian Mattingly is the Vice-Chair.  The Committee will also consider next year’s meeting schedule.  The 8 member committee meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Prescott Valley Library Auditorium on Civic Circle. Its primary responsibility is to conduct technical reviews and analysis regarding all work activity of the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program and the Work Program and any related issues, and to advise the Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Board.