Holbrook, AZ: On the evening of January 25, 2021, and into the morning of January 26, 2021, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office in a coordinated effort with Heber/Overgaard Fire, Overgaard Public Works, and Coconino County Sheriff’s Office performed a rescue of a 72-year-old man, and his 35-year-old son, both from...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, Apache County Sheriff’s Office, Show Low Regional Public Safety Communications and White Mountain Apache Tribal Police Department have just rolled out a new instrument to keep our citizens safe and all have the capabilities to support Text-To-9-1-1 Services in our Emergency Communications Centers (ECC’s)....
White Mountain DUI Task Force will be conducting their Annual White Mountain DUI detail as an ongoing effort from December 24th to January 1st, 2021. The detail will work the highways from Hondah Casino to Snowflake, including the area from Show Low to Linden and Show Low to Cibecue. The...