Fraud charges

A Flagstaff woman was arrested in connection with a fraudulent check incident at a local bank Monday morning.

According to Flagstaff police reports, officers were called to the Arizona Central Credit Union, 2521 N. West St., on a call of a woman attempting to pass a fraudulent check. When officers arrived, bank staff pointed out the woman. The woman had a warrant out for her arrest. After her arrest, the woman told police that a friend had given her the check to cash. She declined to talk further about where she received the check. The signature on the check did not match the signature on file, according to reports. Police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a backpack she was carrying.

The owner of the check told police that he had some checks stolen from an unlocked truck several days before.

Heather Lemons, 30, 6045 N. Mountaineer Road, was booked into the county jail on charges of possession of a forged instrument, passing a forged instrument, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and an arrest warrant.

Auto theft

A Flagstaff man reported a vehicle theft Monday afternoon.

According to Flagstaff police reports, the victim told police that he had parked his blue 1984 Toyota Supra, with license 404RAF, at 4910 N. Hwy. 89 because it was having engine trouble. When he returned to get the vehicle after several days, it was gone. There is no suspect information and the vehicle has been listed as stolen.

Charged with DUI

-- Matthew H. Sanchez, 46, 2806 N. Center St., was arrested by Flagstaff police and charged with DUI at 1:45 a.m. Monday.

-- George Begay Jr., 26, of Shonto, was arrested by Flagstaff police and charged with DUI at 12:51 a.m. Tuesday.

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.

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