Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Select Page

Police Report | Viking at U.S. Capitol breach sentenced to prison


Jacob Anthony Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, 34, of Phoenix, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison for his criminal conduct during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the U.S. attorney reports.

The breach disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of counting electoral votes for the presidential election.

The defendant – wearing a Viking hat and carrying a six-foot spear – was among the first 30 rioters in the building.

According to court documents, Chansley was among the crowd that passed the police line at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. He was shirtless, wearing a Viking hat with fur and horns, covered in red, white, and blue face paint, and carrying an American flag tied to a pole with a sharp object at the tip and a bullhorn.

Chansley was arrested Jan. 9 and has been in custody ever since.

He pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia on Sept. 3 to obstruction of an official proceeding.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Royce C. Lamberth ordered him to pay $2,000 in restitution. He also must serve a period of three years of supervised release following completion of his prison term.

In the 10 months since Jan. 6, more than 675 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states, including over 210 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Navajo Co. Sheriff’s report – Oct. 31 to Nov. 13

HOLBROOK – The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity from Sunday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 6.

On Oct. 31, responding to a report of a verbal domestic disturbance, deputies arrested Miles Kaye Shaw, 25, for disorderly conduct – fighting.

On Oct., at a traffic stop near Motel 6 in Holbrook, Jermaine Bahe, 26, of Keams Canyon was arrested and booked into Navajo County Jail for DUI-related charges. Christopher Woody, 34, of Holbrook, Duane Begay, 45, of Winslow, and Macarthur Chee, 38, of Indian Wells were all arrested for open container in a vehicle.

On Oct. 31, responding to a disorderly call in Joseph City, deputies arrested Marco Dixson Sr., 38, for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. Marco Dixson Jr., 19, was arrested for assault/domestic violence. Both were booked into Navajo County Jail.

On Oct. 31, a call about an assault on a detention deputy at Navajo County Jail resulted in Penelope Jenks, 30, of California, being rebooked and charged with aggravated assault.

On Oct. 31, during a traffic stop in Holbrook and after a DUI investigation, Irvin Yesslith, 49, of Keams Canyon, was arrested and booked into Navajo County Jail for aggravated DUI and open container.

On Oct. 31, responding to a domestic violence call in Lakeside, deputies spoke to the victim, who said Alexander Napier, 28, of Show Low, hit her. Napier was arrested for assault/domestic violence, disorderly conduct/domestic violence, and criminal damage/domestic violence.

On Nov. 1, in Show Low a vehicle was stuck on the side of the road. The driver, Brantly Wright, 32, of Show Low, was arrested and booked into Navajo County Jail Annex for open container and furnishing to a minor.

On Nov. 3, a female in Show Low called 911 but hung up. Anthony James Peaches, 39, of Show Low, was arrested and booked into Navajo County Jail Annex for disorderly conduct/ domestic violence and criminal damage/domestic violence.

On Nov. 4, a traffic stop on State Route 77 near milepost 346 was done due to a vehicle driving erratically. After DUI investigation, Jason Allen Lindstrom, 37, of Show Low, was arrested and booked into Navajo County Jail Annex for possession of drug paraphernalia, endangerment, aggravated DUI, and child abuse.

On Nov. 5, a traffic stop in Show Low resulted in the arrest of Catrese Kinlincheenie, 35, of Show Low, for DUI-slightest, DUI-extreme and open container.

On Nov. 6, a traffic stop in White Mountain Lakes resulted in Matthew Deplae, 26, of Show Low, being arrested and charged with DUI.

On Nov. 7, deputies noticed a single vehicle on the side of the road in Pinetop. The driver, Karen Marie Grandson, 52, of Kayenta, was arrested for DUI-related charges.

On Nov. 9, deputies were called to a single-vehicle rollover in Winslow. The driver, Vonica Marie Benally, 44, of Winslow, was arrested for aggravated DUI while license is suspended and aggravated DUI.

On Nov. 9, deputies checked a trespassing report in Winslow. The reporting party advised Ryan David Padilla, 24, of Winslow, was hiding on their property. Padilla was arrested for two outstanding warrants.

On Nov. 10, during a traffic stop in Holbrook, the driver, Macie Brianna Williams, 28, of Holbrook, was arrested for prohibited possessor in possession, weapons offense and open container.

On Nov. 10, a call about a domestic dispute in Heber resulted in the arrest of Danielle Marie Vincent, 35, of Heber, for assault/domestic violence, and Aaron Bencomo, 32, of Heber, for assault/domestic violence.

On Nov. 11, a vehicle was reported that drove off the road. The driver, Jamie James, 26, of Winslow, was arrested for DUI-related charges.

On Nov. 13, a domestic violence call in Lakeside led to the arrest of Joshua Blake Dickinson, 35, of Lakeside, for assault/domestic violence.

Watch for travel scams

PHOENIX – The FBI Phoenix Field Office is warning the public of travel scams ahead of this holiday season.

“We are encouraging the public to be aware of travel scams, and actions you can take to help prevent yourself from falling victim,” the FBI said in a Tuesday news release.

“It is that time of year where many will look for deals on flights home for the holidays,” the release said, “and if you haven’t booked yet, you are already ‘late to the game.’ Scam artists know the desperation and will take advantage any way they can.”

Travel scams come in many forms – emails, cold calls, social media and submit or play-to-win drawings.

Many scam artists will send the same fake deals through both email and text.

Before you book that discounted hotel room, car rental, or flight reservation, review these tips from the Federal Trade Commission:

Say no to robocalls. If you answer your phone to an automated message, hang up and ignore it.

Be aware of unexpected emails and text messages. Ignore and delete messages.

Research a company before booking with it. Look up reviews and ratings to see if other customers were satisfied with the services. What may have worked for a friend, may not work for you.

Know the cancellation policy. Before booking, take time to ask about the company’s refund policies for flight reservations, car rentals, and hotel bookings. Get these policies in writing.

Pay with credit card. This will give you more protection than paying with cash, check, or a debit card.

If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

If you believe you have been the victim of an online scam, please contact FBI Phoenix at 623-466-1999. Victims should file a complaint at ic3.gov.


Weather & Road Conditions

Window Rock Weather


70.0 F (21.1 C)
Dewpoint: 32.0 F (0.0 C)
Humidity: 25%
Wind: Southwest at 5.8 MPH (5 KT)
Pressure: 30.35

More weather »