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Posted on: May 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Office Memorial Day Weekend Holiday Activity Summary

CCSO Page Boat Patrol Memorial Day Weekend 2020_a

Coconino County, AZ – The extended weekend encompassing May 22 – May 25 resulted in a significant number of calls stemming from outdoor activity in Northern Arizona. Sheriff’s Deputies worked closely with US Forest Service, National Park Service (Lake Powell) and other Northern Arizona public safety personnel to address the increased outdoor activity. Community and forest area patrols included increased safety and enforcement measures related to off highway vehicle traffic violations, boating violations, and fire restriction violations.

For the period of May 22-25, 2020 deputies responded to 1407 total calls for service, including both citizen initiated and officer initiated activities. Deputies responded to 938 total calls for service during the previous weekend of May 15-18. The below chart shows a comparison of some of the more common types of calls during the holiday and non-holiday time frames.

Patrol Calls for Service:

Examples of Activity / Nature of Call for Service as Dispatched

May 15-18, 2020
(4 days)

May 22-25, 2020
(4 days)

Disturbing the Peace

36

60

Motorist and Public Assists

30

51

Emergency Call (911) Hang-ups

22

45

Emergency Medical Calls

25

38

Fire Related

22

25

Vehicle Collisions

8

26

Suspicious Activity

12

25

Attempt to Locate

13

19

Assist Other Agency

15

14

Message for Unit / Citizen Inquiries

19

15

Domestic Related Incident

7

6

Search and Rescue / Missing Person

8

8

Business Checks

92

128

Forest and Community Patrols

429

572

Traffic Stops

63

212

Field Interviews

28

69

Follow Up

15

17

All Other Categories

94

77

Total

938

1407


Traffic / Moving Vehicle Stops: Deputies throughout the county conducted 212 traffic stops during the extended holiday weekend, resulting in 7 arrests, 35 moving vehicle violation citations, 5 repair orders, and 31 written warnings. Many of the traffic stops were for off road vehicle traffic issues.

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Page Boat Patrol: Deputies at Lake Powell made contact with numerous vessels to address boat safety issues. During the contacts with boaters, deputies not only checked for impaired driving but also checked to make sure the right safety equipment was onboard and accessible.

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Detention Facility: The Coconino County Detention Facility Flagstaff Facility receives arrested persons from Coconino Sheriff’s Office, Flagstaff Police Department, Northern Arizona University Police, Williams Police, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and state and federal agencies in the area such as the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and Arizona Game and Fish.

During the period of May 22-25, 2020, a total of 72 persons were booked (5 of these were at the Page Facility). Of the total bookings, 27 were booked on felony charges.

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The Sheriff’s Office thanks all those individuals and other public safety agencies who assisted with responses during this holiday weekend and in helping to keep our community safe. 

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Note: Numbers are best estimates at time of data summary based on field reports from deputies, detention, and dispatch information.

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