Flagstaff police arrested a man accused of choking his girlfriend.
According to the police report, dispatchers heard a woman screaming on a 911 hang-up call from a residence in the 3800 block of South Yaqui Drive at approximately 9:30 p.m. last Friday. The victim told police her boyfriend was intoxicated and tends to get aggressive when he drinks. She was preparing to spend the night at a friend's house when he became angry, telling her not to leave.
The victim said he forced her to the floor and then choked her. He also tried to put a piece of clothing in her mouth so she could not scream. After the victim pushed him away, she ran to the bathroom, but the suspect forced open the door, which hit her in the head. The victim managed to close the door again and waited in the bathroom for the police to arrive.
Officers found bruises and red marks all over the victim's body, including finger imprints on her neck. She refused medical treatment. They found the suspect hiding under a mattress in the bedroom.
Javier Hilario Reyes, 24, was arrested and charged with domestic violence aggravated assault, criminal property damage and disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility.
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An unknown suspect stole a Flagstaff man's truck from an apartment complex parking lot this week.
According to the police report, the suspect left the vehicle in the Alpine Ridge Apartments parking lot, located at 901 S. O'Leary St., at about 11 p.m. Sunday. When he returned at 12:45 a.m., it was gone.
Officers found the vehicle abandoned in the 100 block of South Beaver Street about 3.5 hours later. The driver-side door lock and steering column were both damaged. All of the belongings the victim had left inside the were missing, including four firearms.
The investigation is ongoing.
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