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Trump Admin First Step Act of 2018 Releases Begin

Sedona AZ – Today, thanks to a provision within the bipartisan First Step Act of 2018, more than 2,000 people will be released from federal prisons and return home to their families and communities. Already, thousands of individuals and their families have benefitted from the First Step Act, but more must be done to ensure the law’s success. If fully and properly implemented by the administration,... 

Injured Woman Rescued from Lava Cave

Coconino County AZ Search and Rescue team responds to Lava River Cave emergency call. Sedona AZ – On July 13, 2019, at 11:55 a.m., the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue received a Lava River Cave emergency call for help. The lava tube cave is off Forest Service Road #171 in northern Arizona’s Coconino National Forest and is managed by the USFS. The emergency caller... 

AZ State Trooper Facing Numerous Felony Charges

Sedona AZ — On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, after an internal audit and investigation, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detectives arrested Pedro Javier Aguila Muniz, 27, at the department’s headquarters. Aguila had been assigned to the Highway Patrol Division’s Metro [Phoenix] Bureau for approximately two years. Aguila was booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office 4th Avenue... 

AZ Firefighters July Fourth Weekend Extremely Busy

Sedona AZ – The Fourth of July 2019 holiday weekend kept Arizona firefighters extremely busy. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management reports, between Thursday (July 4) and Sunday (July 7), firefighters responded to forty-six wildfires across Arizona on all land jurisdictions: The 46 fires burned a combined total of nearly four thousand acres. Most of the fires over the holiday... 

Red Cross Urges Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness Now

Sedona AZ – The American Red Cross Southwest urges everyone to make sure they are prepared for a disaster like earthquakes and not wait until an emergency occurs and it’s too late. An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year,... 

Search and Rescue Performs Mountain Snow Rescue

View of San Francisco Peaks, site of the Humphries Trailhead and Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff AZ. Sedona AZ – On June 28, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a call about stranded hikers on the Weatherford Trail near the Humphreys Saddle, Flagstaff. The two adult hikers from Flagstaff activated the SOS feature on their satellite emergency notification... 

Cold Case: Missing Person Cameron John Sequeira

Cameron John Sequeira has been missing from Forest Lakes, Arizona for nine years and the public is being asked to help solve the case. Sedona AZ – Today marks the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of Cameron John Sequeira from the Forest Lakes, Arizona community. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Cold Case Squad are requesting assistance from the... 

AZ Couple Facing Charges After Defrauding Victims

Sedona AZ  — On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detectives arrested and booked 42-year-old Kent Burton and his wife, 36-year-old Carly Burton and charged them with the following: • Aggravated taking the identity of another or entity • Forgery • Fraudulent schemes and artifices • Fraudulent schemes and practices/willful concealment • Perjury by inconsistent... 

Woodbury Wildfire Evacuation Order Lifted

Sedona AZ – With the lifting of Woodbury Wildfire evacuation order for the Roosevelt Lake Communities, the local Red Cross Shelter at Lee Kornegay Intermediate School in Miami, Arizona, has officially closed effective today. We continue to work closely with our local partners and emergency management officials to coordinate any recovery efforts moving forward. Trained Red Cross volunteers and staff... 

Juvenile Charged in 2018 Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest fires

Sedona AZ – A 16 year old male from Glendale, Arizona, pled guilty to starting three fires on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest outside of Forest Lakes, AZ. The 2018 fires were started on May 27 and 28, in the area of Forest Road 178: The first fire (May 27) was reported at approximately 7:30 in the morning and burned about eleven acres before fire crews could... 
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