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The New Mexico State Police responded to an officer-involved shooting April 16 near Prewitt, that left one person deceased — a suspect in an out-of-state homicide.

By Bernie Dotson, Navajo-Hopi Observer May 3, 2022
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Gibson Benally, 53, of Chinle, Arizona, was found unresponsive during a security and welfare check at Coconino County Detention Center in Flagstaff.

April 26, 2022
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Tuba City man sentenced to concurrent life sentences
Convicted of arson and first and second degree murder, Vincent Roy Tsosie, Jr. receives two life sentences

Vincent Roy Tsosie, Jr., 28, of Tuba City, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich to concurrent life sentences April 13.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer April 19, 2022
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On March 2, a Navajo County Sheriff’s Deputy, assigned to patrol the Navajo and Hopi Reservations, was requested to assist Navajo Nation Police Department with a burglary that occurred at the Rocky Ridge Market in Kykotsmovi Village.

March 15, 2022
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Authorities say Arizona state troopers have arrested a man wanted in connection with a Tennessee killing after a pursuit on Interstate 40 near Winslow.

By Associated Press February 15, 2022
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Three men were arrested on drug charges Feb. 3, near Kayenta, Arizona, after a traffic stop by law enforcement.

February 8, 2022
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On Oct. 21, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office received two 911 calls from the same phone number and when answered, the caller hung up.

November 2, 2021
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Roberta Ann Watchman was reported missing by her grandmother on June 18, 2021. She was last seen with her father, Ozzy Watchman, a registered sex offender from Sawmill, Arizona.

June 22, 2021
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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the death of David Russell, Jr.

March 30, 2021
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A Hopi law enforcement officer is recovering after being shot Feb. 3 while conducting a traffic stop in the first Mesa Community.

February 9, 2021
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A teacher at Winslow Junior High School has been fired and a criminal investigation has been launched following a tip from a concerned parent.

April 23, 2019
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The FBI is raising its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a 2014 killing on the Navajo Nation.

By Associated Press February 19, 2019
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FBI officials say a man has been killed on the Navajo Nation near Gallup, New Mexico and they are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

By Associated Press June 19, 2018
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Coconino County Sheriff deputies respond to Leupp, Arizona to assist the Navajo Police Department and the BIA Leupp School with a possible threat.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer May 10, 2017
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On Apr. 12, a federal grand jury filed an indictment against Kirby Cleveland, 32, a Navajo tribal member who is accused of killing Navajo Police Officer Houston James Largo.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer April 18, 2017
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Navajo Nation Council members are mourning the loss of five Navajo family members after the FBI reported Jan. 11 that they had located a missing family in a rural area on Santa Ana Pueblo land in New Mexico.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer January 17, 2017
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An active shooter drill will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Hopi Jr./Sr. High School. The drill will include all emergency services, including law enforcement and emergency medical, fire and transportation.

By Katherine Locke October 25, 2016
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On Sept. 19, the Law and Order Committee (LOC) received a report from the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety (NNDPS) regarding salary adjustments and pay scale pertaining to the 638 Contract funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for Navajo law enforcement officers.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer September 27, 2016
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Aug. 18, during a Law and Order Committee (LOC) hearing for the 2017 fiscal year budget, members issued a directive to increase the salary for law enforcement officers of the Nation to the proposed medium pay scale.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer September 20, 2016