Deputies are seeking to identify/locate a suspect who burglarized properties in the Bensch Ranch area off Highway 69 between Mayer and Spring Valley. One of the victim’s lives in the 15000 block of E Upper Ridge Lane. 

The investigation regards a string of burglaries that occurred on August 28, 2019, between midnight and 5 AM and involve a house, vehicle and RV trailer. The suspect apparently also accessed 6 additional properties while in the area. Stolen items include an Amazon tablet from the home, unknown specific items from the vehicle, and a 42” TV from the RV trailer. 

Deputies were able to obtain security video from one of the residents and are hoping someone will recognize the suspect. He is described as a white male, over 6’ tall, skinny, with ‘sleeve’ tattoos on his left arm and a tattoo on his right calf. In the video, the suspect has pulled a shirt over his face in an attempt to conceal his identity and he used a flashlight. It appeared the suspect used the back gate of Bensch Ranch and may have had a vehicle waiting for him on Antelope Creek Road. 

Deputies have collected evidence and are continuing their investigation. If anyone has information regarding the suspect, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or you may report a tip anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Tips may be submitted online at yavapaisw.com. A tipster who provides information directly to Silent Witness is eligible for a cash reward. Refer to case 19-029927.