Tip leads to apprehension of fugitive in Grand Canyon National Park

Dark storm clouds hang above inner canyon cliffs in Grand Canyon National Park.
A tip from a concerned citizen led to the apprehension of a fugitive in Grand Canyon National Park.

NPS photo by C Schroll.

News Release Date: February 15, 2018

Contact: NPS Investigative Services Branch, (202) 379-4761

A concerned citizen called in a tip on February 9 to report the sighting of a fugitive in Grand Canyon National Park. The man was wanted on an outstanding warrant for burglary.

Upon receiving the tip, US Park Rangers coordinated with a Special Agent of the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) to surveil the area the fugitive was known to frequent. They located the man and made a plan to safely take him into custody.

Aaron Yazzie, age 24, was apprehended in the South Rim Village of the park on the morning of February 10 without incident. He was subsequently transported to Coconino County Detention Facility (AZ).

If you see something suspicious in any National Park Service site, stay safe and tell us about it. Talk to any NPS employee for help in reporting suspicious activity, or give the Special Agents of the NPS Investigative Services Branch a call. We understand that it may take time to reach park personnel and/or areas with cell or internet service. 
You don't have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know:

CALL or TEXT the ISB Tip Line 888-653-0009

www.nps.gov/isb and click "Submit a Tip"

e-mail us

MESSAGE via Facebook @InvestigativeServicesNPS or Twitter @SpecialAgentNPS

Remember - if you need to report an emergency, dial 9-1-1


ISB: the Investigative Services Branch of the National Park Service

Last updated: February 15, 2018