YCSO seeking public’s help

Sheriff looking to recover unique items stolen from Cornville home in May


CORNVILLE – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) is seeking help from the public in locating tools and one-of-a-kind artworks that were stolen from a home during a burglary that occurred on May 8, in Cornville on Waddell Road.

Deputies say that an anatomically correct bronze skeleton in a dance position with its arms raised above its head that is leaping is the most unique item it is trying to locate.  The skeleton stands at about three-feet-tall, weighing about 30 pounds and is valued at over $6,000.

Another item of particular interest is a meteorite sphere that is about three-inches and valued at $2,500. A three-inch basalt sphere with clear tubes that is valued at $90 and a petrified wood sphere valued at $600, according to YCSO.

Pictured: Some of the spheres that were also stolen from the Cornville home, which are valued at over $3,000. A meteorite, basalt and petrified wood sphere were taken from the case. ( Photos courtesy of YCSO)

There was also and Epiphone acoustic guitar with a tan face and a black hard case stolen.

In addition to the artworks the victims claimed that several air powered tools were missing from the burglary.  They are: Makita Grinder, angled head with and 4.5-inch cutting wheel; two Harbor Freight quarter-inch angled die grinders; and a Harbor Freight 1/8-inch  straight die grinder.

“Detectives are working on leads while seeking help from the public in locating the tools and the artwork,” YCSO stated in a press release.

If anyone has information regarding this case and/or the whereabouts of the stolen property, please contact Detective Todd Swaim at 928-554-8605 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. If a tip to Silent Witness leads to an arrest in this case, the caller becomes eligible for a cash reward.

For more information or questions visit YCSOaz.gov or call 928-771-3260.