Aggravated assault

Three people are accused of beating a man so badly he had to be placed in the intensive care unit.

According to the police report, the officer met the victim in the 3500 block of East Route 66 around 4 p.m. Tuesday after a woman he knew called police. The victim told police three Native American men he had just met attacked him at least an hour earlier. They punched him repeatedly until he fell to the ground, where they continued to hit and kick him. The victim said he lost consciousness during the beating. He was not able to provide the suspects’ names or the exact location of the fight, though the officer later located dried blood droplets near a bus stop at the intersection of East Route 66 and North Fanning Drive.

The victim had blood coming out of his left ear, his face was swollen, his eyes were swollen shut, and his upper body was covered with scrapes and bruises. Medics transported him to Flagstaff Medical Center, where he was placed in the intensive care unit to be treated for facial fractures and a brain hemorrhage.

The investigation is ongoing.

Restaurant break-in

Someone broke into a downtown Flagstaff restaurant this past weekend.

According to the police report, a Criollo employee had just come out of the back of the restaurant when he saw an unknown person exiting through the previously locked front door around 1:10 a.m. Saturday. The front door lock was broken on the ground and the suspect was hunched over as if he or she were carrying something. The employee tried to catch the suspect but was unsuccessful. The manager later told police it appeared the only thing that may have been stolen were a couple bottles of wine worth around $30. The cost of repairing the door lock was estimated around $150. The investigation is ongoing.

Charged with DUI

— Veva Janell Holtz, 35, of Kachina Village was arrested by Flagstaff police and charged with extreme DUI around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday.

City and county residents who want to report a crime but wish to remain anonymous may call Silent Witness at 774-6111 or (877) 29-CRIME. Rewards of up to $2,000 are given for information that leads to an arrest.

 

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