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Flagstaff Police Department (2)

Stolen kiddie ride

Police are investigating the theft of a children’s ride from outside the west Flagstaff Walmart.

According to the police report, a vendor for a Chandler-based entertainment company reported the theft at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. The coin-operated novelty ride, known as “Snuffy the Plane,” had been installed in front of the Walmart located at 2750 S. Woodlands Village Blvd. The vendor told police he serviced the ride at approximately 3 p.m. Jan. 19. When he returned Friday at 3 p.m., it was gone.

The value of the stolen ride is estimated at about $1,000. The investigation is ongoing.

Meth arrest

Flagstaff police arresting a man on a warrant ended up finding thousands of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

According to the police report, officers pulled over a vehicle occupied by the suspect and his girlfriend to arrest both on warrants at about 2:20 p.m. Friday in the Wonderland Motel parking lot, located at 2000 E. Route 66. Police found a digital scale containing methamphetamine residue in the suspect's pocket. They also found a bag containing 50.8 grams of methamphetamine in the back seat.

The suspect admitted the meth was his after one officer allowed him to call his daughter for her birthday and kiss his girlfriend goodbye.

Aaron Dale Olson, 34, was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony warrant. He was booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility.

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, submit a tip online at www.coconinosilentwitness.org, or text the word “Flagtip” along with your information to 274637 (CRIMES). Rewards of up to $2,000 are given for information that leads to an arrest.

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