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For Immediate Release
Contact: Jon Paxton
Date: July 6, 2022
Phone: 928-226 -5089
Sheriff’s Office Independence Day Weekend Activity Summary
Coconino County, AZ; The 2022 Independence Day Weekend, encompassing July 1 to July 4, 2022, resulted in a significant increase in calls for service and incidents stemming from outdoor activity in Northern Arizona.
The Independence Day Weekend resulted in a significant number of calls stemming from outdoor activity in Northern Arizona. Sheriff Deputies worked closely with United States Forest Service, National Park Service, Arizona Game and Fish, and other Northern Arizona public safety agencies to address the increased outdoor activity. Community and forest patrols increased the safety of the community we serve. CCSO concentrated on enforcement measures relating to off highway vehicle (OHV) operations as well.
For the period of July 1 through July 4 deputies responded to 970 calls for service, including both citizen and officer-initiated activities.
Activity/Nature of Call for Service
Total Number by Call Type
Attempt to Locate
Disturbing the Peace
Domestic Violence Related Incident
Emergency (911) Hang-Ups
Emergency Medical Calls
Forest and Community Patrols
National Forest Assist
Search and Rescue/ Missing Persons
Total Traffic Stops
Here are some notes on statistics and noteworthy events that occurred over the weekend:
Traffic Stops/ Traffic Enforcement: Deputies throughout the county conducted 126 traffic stops during the holiday weekend, resulting in 13 arrests and 38 citations.
Off Road Vehicle (OHV) Activity: Deputies contacted 58 Off Highway Vehicles over the weekend, which resulted in 13 OHV related citations. There were 5 OHV related crashes that CCSO responded to. CCSO is pleased to announce that none of these crashes resulted in serious injury or death.
Impaired Driving: Deputies made 2 arrests for driving while impaired. Both of these arrests resulted in misdemeanor charges. The average breath alcohol content of the arrests was .224 BrAC. The legal limit in Arizona is .08 BrAC.
Detention Facility: The Coconino County Detention Facilities received 79 total booking for the four day time frame.
COCONINO COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY (Flagstaff)
PAGE DETENTION FACILITY
TOTAL BY DAY OF WEEK
Significant Events: 07/04/2022 at approximately 0751 an inmate completed suicide; please refer to the press release from Commander Matt Figueroa for additional details.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all those individuals and our partnering public safety agencies who assisted with responses to the incidents during this holiday weekend and in helping to keep our community safe.
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Note: The above cited statistics are the best estimates at the time of this media release and is based on field reports from deputies, detention, and dispatch information that is entered in at the time of the call for service.