The U.S. Forest Service released an environmental review Friday that paves the way for the creation of one of the largest copper mines in the United States, against the wishes of a group of Apaches who have been trying for years to stop the project. The Forest Service now has...
On May 11, 2022, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit arrested Emmanuel Becerra (24) of Litchfield Park, AZ for trafficking dangerous and narcotic drugs. Emmanuel is currently being held on a $250,000.00 surety bond and a $25,000.00 cash-only bond. At approximately 1:38 pm, the Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a...
On July 13, 2021, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting two individuals had fallen near the Chevlon Bridge off Territorial Road. When Deputies arrived, they located the two male subjects stuck in a crevasse along the creek. It was learned that four individuals, all from...
On Saturday, January 9th, 2021, the Forest Service provided results from the initial investigation of horse deaths, including confirmation of four deceased horses due to bullet wounds. The ASNF continued the investigation based on a tip from the public about a possible fifth deceased horse. The most up-to-date and...
Holbrook, AZ: On February 3, 2022, Deputies were patrolling the Kayenta area in conjunction with the aggressive traffic enforcement campaign that the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are performing. Deputies made a traffic stop on Highway 160 at milepost 283, near Kayenta. A...
Biologists from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will be conducting helicopter deer surveys and elk captures in areas surrounding the White Mountains to the Arizona-New Mexico border beginning mid-January into February. During this time residents in surrounding areas may notice several daily flights of a low-flying helicopter over...
On May 13, 2022, at approximately 9:57 pm, Deputies responded to a single motorcycle collision, Frank Girardi (45) of Lakeside, succumbed to injuries from the crash. Next of kin has been notified. On the night of May 13, 2022, Deputies along with Timber Mesa Fire District responded to Sherwood Drive...
On June 30, 2021, at approximately 3:36 pm, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a single vehicle motorcycle crash which occurred on Lone Pine Dam Road near Burton Road in Linden, AZ.The reporting party advised he was traveling on Lone Pine Dam Road near Burton Road...
The Arizona Department of Health Services website had a glitch on Tuesday that temporarily allowed anyone to register for a COVID-19 vaccination. Various sources told AZ Family that people outside of Phase 1A were able to register for the vaccination. The website allowed anyone, those who who were not over the...
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...