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Commercial Truck Driver Intentionally Driving Wrong-Way on AZ I-40 Shot by State Trooper

Sedona AZ — On Friday, October 25, 2019, at approximately 7:35 in the morning, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper in a fully-marked patrol vehicle stopped a commercial truck and trailer on Interstate 40, east of Flagstaff, to conduct a commercial vehicle inspection. Prior to the traffic stop, the trooper observed the driver and front passenger suspiciously switch places with each... 

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... 

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... 

Courthouse and Law Enforcement Telephone Scam Alert

Sedona AZ (May 3, 2018) – Law enforcement departments and offices are alerting communities of a recent telephone scam: The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office advises new reports of a telephone scam that hit its county before. In the most recent report, the scammer represented himself as a police officer and even used the name of a CCSO staff member. The scammer also provided names of local... 

SOAZ and Coconino County Begin Stage II Fire Restrictions

Sedona AZ (April 30, 2018) – Come Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions across all Southern Arizona state owned and managed lands. Restrictions will impact Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties. On Friday, May 4, 2018, DFFM will place Coconino County, south of the Grand Canyon, in Stage... 

Don’t Be a Victim: Call the Police!

Sedona AZ (March 14, 2018) – If you know how scammers work, you will be better prepared to recognize a scam and not fall victim. Learn how to protect yourself from a scammer! Every few months, scammers re-try their tactics within a community they’ve already hit. Recent reports to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office include receiving a phone call identified by Caller ID as a local number.... 

New Year’s DUI Task Force Warning

Sedona AZ (December 31, 2017) – Happy Holiday greetings from your Northern AZ Law Enforcement Agencies. We are wishing everyone a happy and safe Holiday Season and reminding everyone that officers will be patrolling 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep our communities safe. As New Year’s Eve festivities approach, we know there will be many parties and festivities and have increased... 

Law Says Use Seat Belts and Car Seats

Sedona AZ (May 20, 2017) – In an effort to save more lives on Arizona roadways, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is joining the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and our local law enforcement partners to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws. The enforcement effort will run from May 22 through June 4, 2017. Arizona has a secondary seat belt law that allows officers... 

Arizona Double Homicide Leads to Colorado Criminal’s Arrest

Sedona AZ (May 7, 2017) – On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at approximately 9:00 in the morning, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Williams, Arizona man reporting that he had found his neighbor dead. Sheriff’s deputies from the Williams District responded to the property and discovered a man and a woman, both adults, deceased by suspected homicide. The Sheriff’s... 

422 Locals Contacted Sex Trafficking Sting

Sedona AZ (March 14, 2017) – Plan to join the conversation about human trafficking in the Verde Valley on Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 in the evening, Church of the Nazarene, 55 Rojo, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona 86351. Yavapai County law enforcement will be present to discuss what can be done to protect our children and grandchildren from traffickers. This presentation will cover definitions... 
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