Resisting an officer
A traffic stop ended with the officer throwing the driver to the ground in the bathroom of a Chinese food restaurant on Friday night, according to a police report.
The officer watched a 42-year-old man accelerate quickly from the intersection of Arrowhead and East Route 66 Avenue at about 8 p.m. A police report stated the officer had to speed up to 65 mph in order to stop the man.
The officer thought the man seemed intoxicated and as he was watching video of the stop in his patrol car to verify his speed, the man started walking away from his car toward the restaurant.
The man kept walking as the officer called after him. The officer eventually caught up with the man inside the business. The officer followed the man into the bathroom, and when the officer went to cuff the man, the man refused to put his arms behind his back. The man repeatedly grabbed onto the bathroom doorjamb and used it to try and pull himself away from the officer. Finally, when the man balled one hand into a fist, the officer kicked the man's left knee and then threw him to the ground and handcuffed him with assistance from an arriving officer.
The man is currently being held in the Coconino County Detention Facility on charges of resisting an officer. DUI charges are pending the results of a blood test.
A man was arrested for DUI just after midnight Saturday, after an Orpheum Theater employee called to say the man had been trying to make a left turn through the snow in their parking lot for two hours.
According to a police report, when the officer walked up to the large, Ford F-550 truck, the lights turned off and he noticed the driver with his head between his legs in the driver's seat.
Vomit covered the driver's body, the floorboards and the snow outside the driver's side door. There was also a large bottle of banana Schnapps with only a little bit left inside. The keys were on the seat next to the driver and the truck was stuck in the snow.
The driver gave nonsensical answers to questions and apparently refused a field sobriety test, according to the police report. The man vomited in the back of the police car on the way to the county jail and an officer later found 11 wet pills in the back seat. It was unclear if the man had vomited them up or dropped them, an officer wrote in a report.
Dustin James Lescoe, of 7100 Leupp Road, was booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility on charges of driving under the influence. Additional charges are pending the results of a blood test.
Charged with DUI
-- Mark Alexander Sylvester, 20, of 300 E. McConnell Drive, Apt. F32, was arrested by Flagstaff police and charged with extreme DUI at about 11:20 a.m. Friday. He was also charged with being under 21 and driving with alcohol in his system.
-- Kailyn Miller, 19, of Flagstaff, was arrested by Flagstaff police and charged with DUI at about 1:08 a.m. Saturday. She was also charged with being under 21 and driving with alcohol in her system.
-- Melissa Anne Gordon, 24, of 2723 N. Ellen St., No. 3, was arrested by Flagstaff police and charged with DUI at about 1:38 a.m. Saturday.
-- Yvonne Wheeler, 47, of 2251 N. Izabel St., No. 205, was arrested by Flagstaff police at about 1:49 a.m. Saturday.
-- Tyrone Harris Yazzie, 25, of Fort Defiance, was arrested by Flagstaff police and charged with DUI at about 1:58 a.m. Saturday.
-- Clarynn Elesia Tsosie, 22, of 6106 N. Christmas Tree Lane, was arrested by Flagstaff police and charged with extreme DUI at about 2:12 a.m. Saturday.
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