Cottonwood Police Department

  • Agency: Cottonwood Police Department
  • Address: 199 S 6th Street, Cottonwood, 86326 AZ
  • Chief: Jody Fanning (Chief of Police)
Phone: 928-634-4246
Fax: 928-639-0611

Cottonwood Police Department is located at 199 S 6th Street, Cottonwood, 86326 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Jody Fanning. The Cottonwood Police Department phone number is 928-634-4246.

Cottonwood Police Department News

We'd like to introduce our newest members to the family. Tuesday evening during the City Council meeting our two newest employees were introduced to the community. Officer Brad King comes to us by way of Maryland where he was a police officer for four years. Brad moved to Arizona where he became a probation officer for Yavapai County. Brad liked what he saw in Cottonwood and decided to apply and the rest is history. Jessica Ojeda is a Communication Specialist for us. She recently moved to the area to be with family. Jessica comes to us with experience in a call center and is bilingual and fluent in Spanish. If you see Officer King or Communication Specialist Ojeda out and about please welcome them to Cottonwood.

Cottonwood Police Department recognized Jim Iacovacci at Tuesday's City Council meeting for his many years of creativity and commitment to Cottonwood's National Night Out event. Jim is a retired Lieutenant from Flint, Michigan and has been involved in NNO for over 30 years. Jim and his wife, Jodi, retired and moved to Cottonwood 10 years ago. Since then, Jim is the main reason Cottonwood is the largest NNO event in Arizona- for several years now. Thanks Jim, we appreciate your commitment to this community!!!

Citizen on Patrol Sean Mikolitis and Community Members Cole Tipton and Diane Huntsbarger were recognized Tuesday evening in front of City Council for their lifesaving efforts. During an August evening this year a van collided head-on with a truck in the 600 block of S. Main Street (between Safeway & Food City). The driver and occupant of the van were unresponsive and not breathing due to an opioid overdose. Sean Mikolitis was in the area on patrol as a volunteer for the Cottonwood Police Department. Also nearby, were Cole Tipton and Diane Huntsbarger. All three sprang into action and pulled the men from the van and performed life saving measures on them until EMS. These three individuals were instrumental in saving the lives of those two men. Cottonwood is lucky to have members like this in our community. Great job!!!

Cottonwood Police Department NEWS RELEASE 199 S. 6th Street - Cottonwood, AZ 86326 – 928.634.4246 __________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sergeant Monica Kuhlt Cottonwood Police Department (928) 340-2113 desk 56 year-old Cottonwood woman arrested after tenants find her inside their home Cottonwood, Ariz, November 6, 2017 — On Saturday the 4th around 11:00 pm, Cottonwood officers responded to the 200 block of N. 10th Street for a trespassing in progress call. The caller said they returned home from visiting neighbors and found Roger standing in their house wearing her daughter’s pajama bottoms. They called 9-1-1and officers responded. 56 year-old Cottonwood resident, Kristal Roger, was arrested and booked into jail for one count of criminal trespass in the 1st degree. Officers reported Roger appeared to be intoxicated when they contacted her.

Thanks to the Cottonwood Explorers: Rafael Quintero, Jaden Silvernagel, Jonah Ray and Juanio Martinez for helping with Fuel of Dreams. We also want to thank our Citizen on Patrol volunteers: Ruth Flynn & Nancy Hottinger and Officer James Repp, the department's coordinator for Special Olympics. These hard working folks helped raise $1,200.00 during this event. Thank you to all who donated and participated.

Chief Gesell participated in the Fall Celebration and Costume Contest in Old Town as a judge last night. Snapshot captured some of the contestants.

Several Yavapai County Police Chiefs and County Attorney Sheila Polk at their regional monthly administrators meeting held at the Historic Spook Hall in Jerome.

Please take a second to read. Please keep Officer Glock in your thoughts for strength and a speedy recovery.

Cottonwood Police Department NEWS RELEASE 199 S. 6th Street - Cottonwood, AZ 86326 – 928.634.4246 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Sergeant Monica Kuhlt Cottonwood Police Department (928) 340-2113 desk 22 month-old toddler dies after falling from a 3rd story window Cottonwood, Ariz, October 30, 2017 — Friday, October 27th, Cottonwood Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel responded to the 1700 block of East Elm Street during the early evening for a report of a toddler that fell from a third story window. It appeared the toddler was sitting on top of the couch when he fell backward through the screen of a partially opened window. The toddler was transported to Verde Valley Medical Center to be stabilized before being flown to Flagstaff Medical Center and eventually Phoenix Children’s Hospital where he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing pending the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s report. However, at this point, investigators believe this was an extremely unfortunate tragedy and not a criminal matter. No charges have been filed against the parent(s).

Thank you to all of the Officers and Police Explorers that participated in the 5th annual Fry's Fuel of Dreams. They helped pump gas and clean windshields at the local Fry's Food Store fuel station to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Arizona.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRONT OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED NOVEMBER 1ST, 2017 NO FINGERPRINTING / NO RECORDS CLERK NOVEMBER 1ST, 2017 Cottonwood, Ariz — November 1st, 2017 Cottonwood Police will not be fingerprinting due to staff training. We are sorry for the inconvenience. However, if you contact other agencies they may be able to accommodate your needs. Those that provide fingerprinting are: • Clarkdale Police (928) 649-7700 • Sedona Police (928) 282-3100 • Camp Verde Marshal’s Office (928) 554-3300 • Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (928) 771-3260 FRONT OFFICE CLOSED - Cottonwood Police Department will not have a records clerk Wednesday, November 1, 2017. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. This means reports will not be available for the public to obtain. The lobby doors will be locked. This means if someone comes to the police department to file a report they need to utilize the phones outside of the main doors. These phones ring down to Dispatch. Contact: Sergeant Monica Kuhlt Cottonwood Police Department (928) 340-2113 desk

Thank you CTS Office Supply for supporting the Cottonwood Police Department.

Cottonwood Police Department NEWS RELEASE 199 S. 6th Street - Cottonwood, AZ 86326 – 928.634.4246 __________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Diaz out on bond for burglaries and thefts is arrested again for committing similar crimes. Cottonwood, Ariz, October 20, 2017 — during the early morning of October 16th D&K Cycle was burglarized. It was discovered three dirt bikes and one 4 wheel ATV (quad) were stolen. All were recovered except a Red 2003 Honda CR85 dirt bike. During the investigation, and with the assistance from the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, three suspects were located and arrested: 24 year-old Taylor Diaz, 35 year-old Gregory Holm and 26 year-old Ashley Campos; all from Camp Verde. Taylor Diaz was out on bond after Camp Verde Marshal’s Office arrested him for several counts of burglary, theft and related charges. All three were booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center where they were charged with burglary and theft. If anyone has information that will lead the location and recovery of the Red 2003 Honda CR85 they are encouraged to call Cottonwood Police at (928)649-1397 or Silent Witness at 800-932-3232. The dirt bike has a red frame/gas tank and a unique Thor® decal on the back. Cottonwood Police are unable to provide better quality images at this time.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5 year-old attempted armed robbery solved using DNA Cottonwood, Ariz, October 19, 2017- In September 2012 an adult white male tried to rob a business in the 700 block of East State Route 89A in Cottonwood. The suspect wore a hooded mask and carried a wooden “club”. A struggle ensued between the employee/victim and the suspect. During the struggle the victim was able to disarm the suspect as well as remove his mask. The suspect fled on foot before getting any money. Officers never located the would-be robber. The club and mask were sent to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Northern Regional Crime Laboratory for analysis. On or about October 17, 2017 the DNA results confirmed 32 year-old Cottonwood resident Wesley Michael Robert Smith Jr. was the suspect. On October 18th detectives charged Smith with one count of attempted armed robbery, a felony. Smith was located at the Yavapai County Detention Center where he was in custody on unrelated charges. For More Information Contact: Sergeant Monica Kuhlt Cottonwood Police Department (928) 340-2113 desk