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...
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...
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,...
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,...
On May 16, 2022, Dashaun Tice Ballentine (27) of Rocky Mountain, NC, was arrested and booked into Navajo County Jail for two counts of Theft of Means of Transportation. Dashaun is currently being held on a $100,000.00 cash-only bond. Navajo County Sheriff’s Office received an attempt to locate (ATL) from...
The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for intermittent daytime lane restrictions on State Route 260 (known locally as White Mountain Boulevard) near Pinetop-Lakeside from Monday, May 16, to Thursday, June 9. Drivers should allow extra time and adjust their travel times accordingly while the following traffic restrictions...
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 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 April 27, 2022, a Navajo County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 40 at milepost 293 just east of Holbrook for a civil traffic violation. After consent was given to search the vehicle, Deputies located 14 pounds of Cocaine and 2 pounds of Methamphetamine. The estimated street...
Navajo County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Introduces Mobile Crisis Unit for Streamlined Mental Healthcare Response Holbrook, AZ – The Navajo County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (NCCJCC) is seeking to streamline and improve the care for mentally ill persons in Navajo County. In partnership with the NCCJCC, The Navajo County Sheriff’s...