Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery.

On Thursday, January 26th, Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department responded to Family Dollar in Lakeside for an Armed Robbery. A male came into Family Dollar and threatened to shoot staff, implying he had a firearm. Officers worked tirelessly, canvassing the town and following leads. In under 2 hours, the suspect had been apprehended, and the items stolen […]

Deputies seize over 16 pounds of Fentanyl

On August 31, 2022, Navajo County Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 40 at milepost 252 near the Winslow area that resulted in two arrests. Lorenzo Antonio Romero Lopez (33) and Veronica Layva Montes (27), both of Phoenix, were arrested and booked into Navajo County Jail for two counts of Child Abuse, […]

26 pounds of Marijuana is still illegal

On August 19, 2022, Navajo County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 40 at milepost 291 for civil traffic violations. Marc Kenley Eliazar (30) of Knoxville, TN, was arrested and booked into Navajo County Jail for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, and Transportation of Marijuana. During the traffic stop, Deputies recognized […]

Arizona trooper shoots, kills suspect in Apache County, DPS says

APACHE COUNTY, Ariz. – A suspect was shot and killed by an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper on the night of Saturday, June 18. The shooting happened near US 191 in Sanders, near the Arizona-New Mexico border around 10:15 p.m. It’s not known what led up to the shooting, but DPS says the suspect […]

Married Couple Sexually Victimizes Juvenile

On May 27, 2022, Steven John Peterson (33), and Kristen Ann Sanderson (31) both of Lakeside were found guilty of multiple charges relating to sexual conduct with a minor. Steven was remanded to the Navajo County Jail and Kristen was instructed to report to probation. Sentencing for both is scheduled for June 2022. On December […]

2 Killed After Small Plane Crashes In Show Low, Officials Say

The small aircraft crashed in the meadow near Show Low Creek south of 18th Place, officials said. Two people have died after a small plane crashed in Show Low on Wednesday, according to the Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District. Officials said around 6 p.m., Timber Mesa Fire and Medical and the Show Low Police […]

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug And Weapon Arrest

On May 24, 2022, Deputies arrested Artemio Badello Vazquez (40) of Mexico. Artemio was booked into the Navajo County Jail for Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Transportation of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Firearm during a Drug Offense. At approximately 6:51 am, while Deputies were […]

Arizona Game and Fish Department to perform flow tests on West Fork Black River in late May and June

Starting later this week, people may notice the West Fork Black River and its tributaries temporarily colored green for brief periods in certain reaches of the stream. This is because Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists will be conducting a temporary dye flow test beginning at the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest […]

Over 1 Million Dollars Worth Of Drugs Seized On Traffic Stop

On May 17, 2022, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on State Route 87 at milepost 340, south of Winslow, for civil traffic violations. Edward Jose Tovar-Gonzalez (31) of Phoenix, was arrested and booked into Navajo County Jail for Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale, […]

MCAT conducts “Operation Clean Communities – Show Low”

On May 12, 2022, the Major Crimes Apprehension Team (MCAT) arrested four individuals, all booked into Navajo County Jail for drug charges. The MCAT Detectives conducted a traffic stop in the Show Low area for civil traffic violations. Richard Blodgett (46) of Concho, and Britain Peters (42) of Eager, were both taken into custody after […]