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State Trooper Rescues Girl During Traffic Stop

AZ State Trooper Otto rescues a missing California child runaway during routine traffic stop in Kingman area. Sedona AZ (January 20, 2017) – Due to relatively new training called Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC), a state trooper received valuable training that assisted him in identifying and rescuing a 16-year-old girl. On January 11, 2017, at 7:20 a.m., an Arizona Department... 

Drivers are key to reducing I-17 crashes north of Phoenix

Sedona AZ (November 21, 2016) – As the Arizona Department of Transportation seeks to identify and fund projects that will increase capacity on Interstate 17 north of Phoenix, drivers need to do their part by avoiding the poor decisions and inattention behind so many of the crashes that result in closures and backups – and worse, injuries and fatalities. The steep, winding stretch of I-17 between... 

Federally Required Annual Testing of Nuclear Plant Emergency Siren System

Palo Verde Generating Station nuclear plant Sedona AZ (November 4, 2016) – On Wednesday, November 9, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, in cooperation with local and State agencies, will test the 58 outdoor warning sirens located within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of the nuclear generating station. The annual testing will activate the sirens twice, once at noon and again at 12:30... 

CCSO Cold Case Unit Solves 22-Year-Old Missing Persons Case

Sedona AZ (October 28, 2016) – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit has solved the missing persons case of Brian Nez. Nez, a 19-year-old Native American male from Flagstaff, had been reported missing by his family on October 25, 1994. The information from the initial investigation found that Nez was believed to have last been seen at a party in Winslow, AZ in August or September... 

Citizens Shoot Possible DUI Driver on SR 87

Brandon M. Vongthongthip arrested Sedona AZ (June 28, 2016) – Two people are in custody and one person in stable condition after two citizens shot a suspected DUI driver on AZ SR 87 near milepost 278, near Flagstaff, Arizona. On Monday, June 27, 2016, around 2:30 in the afternoon, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) of... 

Missing ASU Professor Found Deceased

Debra Schwartz found deceased in canyon Sedona AZ (May 8, 2016) – Today at approximately 11:10 in the morning, the body of missing hiker Debra Schwartz was located in an unnamed slot canyon below the rim of Oak Creek Canyon. A three member technical rescue team that was tasked with checking the slot canyons located her. On this third day of this intensive search for the missing ASU Professor,... 

Woman Missing in Oak Creek Canyon

Debra Schwartz missing in Sedona area Sedona AZ (May 6, 2016) – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating an Arizona State University professor reported missing in Oak Creek Canyon. Debra Schwartz of Tempe, Arizona, was last seen camping by herself the morning of May 4 at Pine Flat Campground. According to the Sheriff’s Office, she was supposed to... 

GPS Directions Strand Desert Travelers

Sedona AZ (March 9, 2016) – On March 7, 2016, at 11:20 in the evening, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a family of four, a male and female adult along with their children, ages 4 and 1½ years, were lost and stranded near Alamo Lake. The family’s sedan was stuck in a ditch and they were concerned that an overnight stay would place the family in danger. Neighboring La... 

Search and Rescue to the Rescue

Sedona AZ (December 14, 2015) – On December 10, 2015, at about 9:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office was called to help find a  Manuel Ortega, 19, after he got lost in the dark between the communities of Cottonwood and Sedona, Arizona. Ortega was scheduled to be picked up at his home on Bill Gray Road by a family member, inside the Coconino National Forest, to go to work. When the family members... 

Armed Man Killed in Shooting

Sedona AZ (September 26, 2015) – PRELIMINARY INFORMATION – At approximately 10:15 on the night of September 25, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies, with assistance from the Department of Public Safety troopers, were dispatched to the 9200 block of South Steven Trail, Wilhoit, Arizona after receiving reports of gunshots fired from a residence. Callers identified the specific... 
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