Navajo Police issue more than 115 curfew violations

Coronavirus New Mexico

NAVAJO NATION (KRQE) – The Navajo Police Department issued more than 115 criminal nuisance citations for violations during the 57-hour weekend curfew.

The curfew started on Friday at 8 p.m. and ended at 5 a.m. Monday morning. Navajo Police report that throughout the seven police districts, over 120 officers helped enforce the curfew which included community PSA announcements, curfew saturation enforcement, and public service announcement checkpoints.

“The enforcement was successful in that we saw a decline in the number of people traveling during the weekend. An operation of this capacity takes a lot of planning and coordination and or districts did a great job in enforcement efforts,” said Chief Philip Francisco in a statement. “In addition, the success is also credited to the public who complied and stayed home. I also want to remind the public that the stay at home order and daily curfew orders remain in effect and we ask the public to continue to adhere to those orders.”

The stay at home order and curfew remain in effect until further notice from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. The Navajo Nation says overall, the curfew was a success because, despite some rule-breakers, they did see a decline in the number of people traveling during the weekend.

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