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Flagstaff Police Department


A man was arrested for a DUI, theft of transportation and leaving the scene of an accident on Saturday after he turned into oncoming traffic at 2231 E. Route 66.

He attempted to run away after the crash and was arrested after police noticed that the man had extremely slurred speech and balance.

He refused a breathalyzer test and blood was drawn via a judge’s warrant.

The man was charged with auto theft after his grandfather called police stating that he did not allow the man to drive his car.

The man was identified at Devon Laban.

— Marcala Whitehair was arrested for an aggravated DUI with a suspended license on Saturday at the intersection of Aspen Avenue and Sitgreaves Street. Blood was drawn via a judge's warrant after she refused a breathalyzer test.

— Jessie Singer was arrested for an aggravated DUI with a person under 15 and leaving the scene of an accident on Friday after she was involved in a hit and run incident on Cherry Avenue and Park Street.

Police found her car on Beaver Street and Oak Avenue where they found Singer and two small children in car seats, crying in the backseat.

Singer repeatedly told police that she was not involved in a car accident despite significant damage to the front of her car.

Police found an empty bottle of malt liquor in the vehicle.

Singer refused a breathalyzer test and blood was drawn via a judge’s warrant.

Bike theft

A man reported his bicycle stolen on Saturday in the 120 block of South Milton Road. The bike and the bike lock were both gone when the man went to get his bike the next day.

Aggravated assault

A woman was arrested for aggravated assault of a police officer and disorderly conduct on Friday. The woman got into an argument with her mother after the woman and her boyfriend arrived intoxicated.

The woman, who was a passenger, refused to step out of the car and talk to police. When police tried to escort her out of the car she slapped an officer on the hand. The officer gave her a warning.

After the woman was put into handcuffs she kicked an officer in the stomach.

When the woman arrived at Coconino County Detention Facility she pulled the jail’s fire alarm after she got out of a pair of loose-handcuffs.

The woman was identified as Desbah Clah.

Criminal damage

Graffiti was reported at Mountain View Church on 2150 E Linda Vista Dr. on Monday. The logo “3TW” was spray painted on the signs around the church. Stickers with the same logo were stamped on the front door.

Police did not identify any suspects.

Drug offenses

A woman was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia on Monday after she attempted to enter Flagstaff Shelter Services at 4185 E. Huntington Dr. with a meth pipe.

The pipe was discovered in the woman’s sock as she attempted to enter the shelter.

The woman told police that the pipe was hers.

She was identified as Shirley Yoney.

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, 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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