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Community Notification: Sex Offender Residency in Yavapai County | Prescott Valley Times local news

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is required to release the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Sex Offender Community Notification Law: The offender in this publication resides in an unincorporated area of ​​Yavapai County. Community notification is the responsibility of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer's Office with jurisdiction over the offender's place of residence. Notification must be given when a particular sex offender is released from an Arizona prison, accepted under an interstate compact, or released back into the community from a county jail. Offenders are classified into three levels: Level 1 (low risk to the community), Level 2 (moderate risk to the community), and Level 3 (high risk to the community).

The individual listed on this notice, Harold James Furch, age 42, has been convicted of a sex offense that warrants community notification. This sex offender has notified the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office that he will be residing at 19356 E. Albins Way, Black Canyon City Az, 8324. At this time, this individual is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

On September 17, 2004, in Gila County, a 22-year-old offender was convicted of attempted sexual conduct with a minor and sentenced to 10 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. The victim was a 12-year-old female known to the offender.

This notice is not intended to increase fear; rather, the Sheriff's Office believes that an informed community is a safer community. It will not be tolerated for citizens to misuse this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass sex offenders.

YCSO would like to inform the public that a Sex Offender Registration and Notification Program is available. Click here for detailsThe registry allows anyone to enter a local address and will display a list of sex offenders registered in Yavapai County who live within a one-mile radius of the address entered. The registry also provides information about specific sex offenders registered in Yavapai County. Additionally, a free email notification program is available that will alert you to any sex offenders registered in Yavapai County who live within one mile of the address entered during registration.

To learn more about this important public service tool, view the online presentation by clicking on the Sex Offender Registry link at the top of the YCSO homepage. Click here for details.

The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit can be contacted at (928) 771-7441 and can assist with joining or starting a Neighborhood Watch program as well as provide helpful personal safety information. If you have any information regarding the current criminal activity of this or any other offender, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232.

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