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AZDPS Former Employee Arrested by FBI

Sedona AZ — On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in coordination with Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS), arrested former AZDPS employee Rene Algara as a result of an FBI criminal investigation. Previous to his arrest by the FBI, Algara was terminated by the Department of Public Safety. Algara was arrested on 21 felony charges related to money... 

Tip Leads to Stolen Vehicles at Maricopa Chop Shop

Sedona AZ — On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the Arizona’s Border Strike Force (ABSF) Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) investigation lead to a search warrant resulting in the recovery of several stolen vehicles, stolen car parts, the arrest of one suspect, and the dismantling of a chop shop. James M. Zavala, 46, was booked into the Maricopa County Jail for ten counts of theft of means of... 

Death and Stabbing on AZ 89 North of Flagstaff

Gray Mountain AZ is north of Flagstaff AZ on SR 89. Sedona AZ – The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate an AZ Highway 89 death and stabbing near Gray Mountain, Arizona on August 5, 2019. As the incident occurred on a state highway and involved moving vehicles, the Arizona Department of Public Safety was charged with assisting the CCSO investigation. Detectives have... 

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... 

Thirty Fallen Arizona Troopers to be Honored

Sedona AZ — The public is invited to attend the 2019 Trooper Memorial Ceremony at the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) headquarters building, 2102 West Encanto Boulevard, Phoenix. The ceremony will commence at 9:00 in the morning, Monday, May 6, 2019. Hosted by the Arizona State Troopers Association, the event pays tribute to the 30 AZDPS law enforcement officers who have died in the line... 

California Felon Killed in Arizona Traffic Stop

Christian Albarran dies while fleeing California Highway Patrol after crossing state line and entering Arizona community. Sedona AZ (January 25, 2019) – On January 24, 2019, just before 1:00 p.m., the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) received notification from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) regarding a vehicle several California law enforcement agencies had pursued, beginning... 

Flagstaff Traffic Stop Turns Deadly

Gishal Sedona AZ (January 23, 2019) – On January 23, 2019, at 7:42 p.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper attempted to stop a black 1990 Isuzu Amigo SUV for a traffic violation. The driver initially yielded and stopped in the Maverick gas station on Kaibab Lane. After the trooper exited his patrol car, the driver fled the scene at a high rate of speed in the SUV. The suspect... 

Salt River Policeman killed by texting motorist

Sedona AZ (January 9, 2019) – The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is investigating a fatal collision involving a Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community police officer, that occurred on January 8, 2019, at 6:04 p.m. The Salt River Police Department officer was struck by a distracted motorist while he was standing by the driver’s side door of the passenger car he had stopped. At... 

Don’t Drive Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

Sedona AZ (December 26, 2018) – Northern AZ Law Enforcement Agencies wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. We want to remind you, as always our Officers, Deputies and Troopers will be patrolling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep our communities safe. As New Year 2019 approaches, we know there will be many parties and festivities. We will have increased enforcement patrols during... 

No lives lost on Arizona highways during Thanksgiving holiday

Sedona AZ (November 28, 2018) – The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is reporting no collision fatalities on state highways patrolled by AZDPS during the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday, from Wednesday evening November 21, through Sunday evening November 25. This success is due to the combined efforts of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Arizona Department of Transportation,... 
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