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...
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 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...
On April 23, 2021, at approximately 3:20 pm, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls for a plane crash in the area of State Route 87 half a mile north of Interstate 40. Upon the Deputies arrival, Fire and Rescue, AZ DPS and Winslow Police Department were there securing...
On October 26, 2021, at approximately 1:50 pm, Deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision on Porter Mountain Road near Forest Service Road 223 in Lakeside, AZ. This collision caused Porter Mountain Road to be closed from 2 pm until 6:30 pm. During this time, school buses were re-routed...
Arizona is approaching the disbursement of the COVID-19 vaccine in a priority phased style due to a limited initial supply of medication. Navajo County is following this model and is currently vaccinating community members who fall into phase 1B.a and will continue to vaccinate those in the 1A category....
On March 23, 2021, at approximately 11:51 am, a Sergeant with Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop for traffic violations on 3rd Street in the Winslow area. Consent to search the vehicle was requested and granted. A search of the vehicle revealed 16...
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...
On March 21, 2021, at about 1:17 pm, a Sergeant with Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop for several traffic infractions on Interstate 40 at milepost 273 in the Joseph City area. After further investigation, the Sergeant deployed K-9 Zolton for a vehicle...