PRESS RELEASE: 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:
Agency Assist 14
Attempt to Locate 12
Business Checks 52
Disturbing the Peace 51
Domestic Violence Related Incident 8
DUI Arrests 2
Emergency (911) Hang-Ups 36
Emergency Medical Calls 47
Forest and Community Patrols 368
OHV/ATV Contacts 58
OHV/ATV Citations 13
National Forest Assist 59
Search and Rescue/ Missing Persons 7
Suspicious Activity 11
Arrests 13
Total Traffic Stops 126
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.
Friday 07/01/22 28
Saturday 07/02/22 21
Sunday 07/03/22 13
Monday 07/04/22 17
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.