Holbrook, AZ: On February 11, 2022, at approximately 8:27 am, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 40 near milepost 295 in the Holbrook area. During the traffic stop, K-9 Zolton was utilized for a free air sniff of the vehicle. Zolton alerted...
Holbrook, AZ: On January 24, 2021, at 12:56 PM, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center became aware of a train that had derailed near Joseph City, AZ. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) reported to NCSO that there are no injuries, no hazardous material released, no danger to...
Holbrook, AZ: In February 2022, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) presented the local law enforcement agencies in Navajo County with an Mx908. This device is a multi-mission handheld spectrometer utilized by elite responders conducting chemical, explosive, priority drug, and HazMat operations around the world. This device will be...
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 March 10, 2022, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office and the Major Crimes Apprehension Team (MCAT) arrested Brian Andre Hubbard (19) of Phoenix, in connection to an armed robbery and kidnapping investigation out of Saint Johns County Florida. Navajo County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from the Phoenix Police...
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...
On December 30, 2020, MCAT Detectives obtained a Superior Court Search Warrant stemming from an ongoing drug sales investigation. MCAT Detectives along with Arizona Department of Public Safety Troopers and Detectives executed the search warrant at a residence on the 2000 block of Woods Drive in Heber, AZ. During the...
Although this does not currently look to be too impactful of a weather system from Wednesday night into Thursday, areas of slick roadways are possible along the Mogollon Rim and in the White Mountains during this period. Make sure to secure any outside belongings by Friday mid-morning, especially in...
Holbrook, AZ: On January 2, 2022, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation after receiving information of a possible explosive device at a residence north of Snowflake on Park Lane. Deputies arrived and spoke with Mark Blake (61), of Snowflake. Mark advised the Deputies that he had a live grenade...
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,...