Coconino County Sheriff’s Office authorities responded to more than 500 calls over the Memorial Day weekend throughout the county.
Last year, 455 people called the sheriff’s office, making this year’s amount a more than 11% increase in calls. Despite the increase, no death or serious fire accidents occurred, according to the sheriff’s media release.
The six calls that related to fire included a call for several small brush fires that were believed to be the result of dragged chains near highway 260. The fires were quickly put out. The other fire calls included a leaky propane valve, a vehicle fire and fire in a trash bin on private property.
The sheriff’s office initiated over 140 traffic stops, which resulted in 29 moving vehicle violation citations, 25 written warnings and 84 verbal warnings.
Several calls for search and rescue were made including for kayakers separated from their party at Antelope Point, stranded drivers near Havasu Falls and lost hikers.
“Fortunately, of all the calls received this weekend, all were resolved within a few hours and the persons returned safely,” the sheriff’s release stated.
The Coconino County Detention Facility in Flagstaff booked 111 people this weekend multiple northern Arizona agencies, which included four aggravated assaults, seven DUIs and 15 drug offenses.