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La Paz County Sheriff’s Mission Statement

The mission of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office is to maximize the quality of life to the citizens of the county we serve. To uphold the law fairly and firmly; to prevent crime; to address the problems of the county we serve; to pursue and bring to justice those who violate the law; to keep the peace of the county; to protect, help and reassure all people of La Paz County and to do this with integrity, common sense and sound judgment.

We will be compassionate, courteous and patient. We will act without showing fear or prejudice to the rights of others. We will be professional, calm and restrained in the face of fear, danger and/or irrational behavior.

We will strive to reduce the fears of the public and, in so far as we can, reflect its priorities in the actions we take. We will change and mold our office as necessary to maximize our service in meeting the needs of a growing county.


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Have you ever wanted to see how a person gets tested for COVID-19? Here’s a live video of Keith for KLPZ getting “swabbed” ... See MoreSee Less

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Think THAT'S bad, try having an "NG Tube (Nasogastric tube) for five days. Through the nose all the way down to the stomach! More fun than root canal without anesthesia!

Won’t catch me giving the government any more info. Covid is here. Be conscious and stop letting this “pandemic” control ppl

Imagine that everyone, similar to a flu test.....

I’m so glad he showed everyone that IT DOESN’T HURT. It just tickles. So go get tested!!!

hahahahahaha sure hope I never get COVID symptoms and have to endure that. I was gagging just watching.

Curt should do it!!!

Good job keith Take for the team 👍

Omg !! I sure don't need any test

Just have a few drinks first.

You’re a champ!!!

DO IT CURT!

No thank you!!

What does that worm fill like

turn the phone sideways smh

How many worms have gone up your nose? LOL

Good morning,.

Oh hell no 😝

Ah HELL NO!

Oh Lord God, nooooooo

I can’t no no no no no omg noooo

Wow!

Nope

Omg

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Located.

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He the one that burned down the property on Norris?

What did he do

โจรภพ เกิดในภพโจร

fast

Yay

Jim McElwain it’s your twin

He'll be out in no time

Thank you, La Paz County Sheriff's Department, for getting this person off the streets and making our county a safer place!

Just seen him last week at my work glad he's off the streets

Right on !

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Steven Harrington: suspected of arson.

Please help! The La Paz County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate an individual by the name of Steven Harrington. Harrington is a 42 year old white male adult, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is currently homeless in the Bouse area and is wanted for arson.
If you have any information on his location, please contact central dispatch at (928) 669-6141. If located, please be a good witness and do not attempt to make contact.
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Steven Harrington: suspected of arson. Please help! The La Paz County Sheriffs Office is attempting to locate an individual by the name of Steven Harrington. Harrington is a 42 year old white male adult, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is currently homeless in the Bouse area and is wanted for arson. If you have any information on his location, please contact central dispatch at (928) 669-6141. If located, please be a good witness and do not attempt to make contact.

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Now throw away the key!!!! This kind of crap has to stop....this is how small towns get bad reputations because of people like this on the streets smfh

Isn’t it hot Enough out there? Why does he want to start fires?

Mr. Harrington, stay out of Bouse. You have been notified.

Absolutely awesome Good job guys

Good they got him

Suspect has been taken into custody by La Paz County Deputies.

Now hopefully they don't let him back out....again.

Why do the homeless like to start Fires??

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Incident: Sexual Misconduct With a Minor, Molestation of A Child, Possession of Child Pornography

Location: Parker, Arizona

Summary:

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an alleged Sexual Misconduct incident involving a juvenile victim, under the age of 12. Through the course of the ensuing investigation, an arrest was made on Josue Gutierrez-Avalos of Gila Bend, Arizona. Gutierrez-Avalos was booked into the La Paz County Jail and a complaint has been filed with the La Paz County Attorney’s Office for the following charges: 14 counts of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor- a class 2 Felony, 3 counts of Molestation of a Child- a class 2 Felony and 1 count of Possession of Child Pornography- a class 2 Felony. Gutierrez-Avalos is currently in custody with a cash only bond of $150,000.

This is an active ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeremy Johnson, at the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Investigation’s Unit: 928-669-9645
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Incident: Sexual Misconduct With a Minor, Molestation of A Child, Possession of Child Pornography Location: Parker, Arizona Summary: On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an alleged Sexual Misconduct incident involving a juvenile victim, under the age of 12. Through the course of the ensuing investigation, an arrest was made on Josue Gutierrez-Avalos of Gila Bend, Arizona. Gutierrez-Avalos was booked into the La Paz County Jail and a complaint has been filed with the La Paz County Attorney’s Office for the following charges: 14 counts of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor- a class 2 Felony, 3 counts of Molestation of a Child- a class 2 Felony and 1 count of Possession of Child Pornography- a class 2 Felony. Gutierrez-Avalos is currently in custody with a cash only bond of $150,000. This is an active ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeremy Johnson, at the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Investigation’s Unit: 928-669-9645

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Great job Detective Johnson. I’ll see you at re-qual.

He needs to be put to death he has now ruined lives

I hope he drops the soap in prison.

Thank you!

Good work!

Amber Marie

Jasmine Bejarano

David Alexander

Good job detectives. Proud of that. Hope it doesn't fall apart in court. He needs to go away for a very very long time. Hope he gets a very strong judge. One with no bullshit.

He won't make it in prison. 😊

Glad he is off the street. I hope the evidence is enough for a long prison sentence. My thanks to all in the Sheriff's department for their good work

Hanging is a permanent cure for pedophilia.

Just put him away for a long time. No trial he'll keep doing it. He's a sick bastards and need out of society!

Great job detective, keep that monster behind bars.

Great job to all involved.. prayers for the victim

Maybe he’ll get some justice in jail!

Welcome to prison pretty boy!!!

If he moves to California Newsom will let him out of jail!

Last month it was a teacher at Quartzsite elementary school. WTF. LOCK THEM UP. 50 yrs or more.

There are at least 10 molesters living in Quartzsite.

Slime ball hope he gets his just dues in prison !

Let him out i will fix him right up thats the only real justice

Under the age of "12". Why???? A CHILD?! Sick F! HANG HIM!!

I hope he wrots in hell if guilty!!

POS waste of air. 😡

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And we have our third boating accident on the same docks. All in one weekend!!! ... See MoreSee Less

And we have our third boating accident on the same docks. All in one weekend!!!Image attachment

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We saw the first and second one. It was crazy!

I want to say that I sit down here regularly and the crowd has been completely crazy since Easter. We have been talking about how people are out of control with their boats and getting too close to these docks for weeks. The water was really high both days, so the rapids are totally unpredictable. Totally congested waves everywhere, whatever the reason it has to stop.

It was so crazy out there this weekend, the water was awful.

That dock has had a rougher weekend than a bachelor party at Cheetahs.

I think the county needs to install speed bumps in that area....

Tell the gal with the nice rack on the other side to put her top back on and problem solved... hey wait where is this ????

I think I’m come next weekend w a 30 pack and watch the carnage !! Be some good entertainment

Is this a new trend I hope I don’t need to catch up on?!?

Great durability marketing campaign for this dock manufacturer!!!

So is this more of a style competition or for air?

It needs to be posted to keep 30 feet away from docks !!!!!

Hope there ok .Please be safe on the water this summer. Slow down Enjoy the water chill out.

I contacted the Sheriff about this. Their response was, "we are spending all of our time responding to accidents leaving us no time for enforcement." I feel there are two new factors in the river that need to be addressed with the proper authorities. Having been a river boater, sailboater and larger power boat operator over the years in my opinion these two issues need addressed for everyone's safety.

I think it’s got a LOT to do with so many new boat owners (v-drive mostly). So many ppl on the water these days that have NO IDEA what they’re doing. I’ve seen: - Where do these plugs go? - How do you tie up to a dock? - How do you pick up a downed rider? - How to you load on trailer? - How do you go straight in reverse? - How do I anchor my boat? - What is a life jacket? No kidding y’all. Be careful out there. There’s a BUNCH of boating idiots out there.

A lot of people forgot how to drive Their cars in the last couple months and it would appear they also forgot how to do the same in their boats.

How about making a press release about the actual reason these happened rather than just posting pics causing endless speculation.

Has the dock been issued a citation? Seems to be the troublemaker. 🤣

Boater safety course

It’s so not even funny , just thinking people were there on dock! And these boaters are much much too close to each other! And how can these families tube multiple kids when so crazy like this. Just insane .

Seems odd! Hope all are okay

Don't they know how to use their brakes???

I heard one was reckless driving...?? Why the other two? Would be a good lesson to share if its known

Something wrong with the dock ?

I don’t get it. Do you know how many YEARS that dock/cabanas have been there, and then BAM 3 in 1 weekend same spot 🤔

That landing get a 6!

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