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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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On April 7, 2020, at approximately 12:30, Mykel Stevens was arrested for multiple charges, including felony flight from Law Enforcement, resisting arrest and possession of a stolen vehicle.

On the above date and time, a La Paz County Deputy was on routine patrol and observed a vehicle parked behind bushes off Highway 72, between Vicksburg and Hope. He recognized this vehicle as matching the description of a vehicle that allegedly had been stolen by an armed suspect in Maricopa County.

When the officer attempted to make contact, the suspect fled the scene reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour. The vehicle pursuit ended when a La Paz County Sheriff’s Lieutenant used spike strips to disable the vehicle.

After hitting the spike strip, the suspect lost control of the vehicle and fled into the desert on foot. He was caught after a few hundred yards and was taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect was found in possession of a weapon and he is currently under investigation for a number of felonies in Maricopa County. He is being held in the La Paz County Detention Facility and will see a justice court judge later this morning.
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On April 7, 2020, at approximately 12:30, Mykel Stevens was arrested for multiple charges, including felony flight from Law Enforcement, resisting arrest and possession of a stolen vehicle. On the above date and time, a La Paz County Deputy was on routine patrol and observed a vehicle parked behind bushes off Highway 72, between Vicksburg and Hope. He recognized this vehicle as matching the description of a vehicle that allegedly had been stolen by an armed suspect in Maricopa County. When the officer attempted to make contact, the suspect fled the scene reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour. The vehicle pursuit ended when a La Paz County Sheriff’s Lieutenant used spike strips to disable the vehicle. After hitting the spike strip, the suspect lost control of the vehicle and fled into the desert on foot. He was caught after a few hundred yards and was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was found in possession of a weapon and he is currently under investigation for a number of felonies in Maricopa County. He is being held in the La Paz County Detention Facility and will see a justice court judge later this morning.

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Thank you La Paz County Sheriff's Office. I travel that road twice a week so I feel much better knowing this 🙂 And also knowing this..I will NOT stop for anybody on the road now.

Go La Paz Sheriff's!!!

Thank you LaPaz County Sheriff!!!! Getting bad guys off our streets!

Great job LCSO

Thanks!! Job well done.

Well done

Good job LPCSO

Good job LPCS!

Good job!

Job well done Lpcso

Nice!

Great work.

Keep him locked up!!

Thank you.

Thank you

Damn good work 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Thank you!

Nice work!

Would that be all the skid marks at Cienega Springs Rd... lol

GOOD JOB GUYS!!!!

Good job

Thank you LPCSO !

Right on!

Then he will be released

Yes!

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A Resident is a hero. The resident called Sheriff Risen to report he saw a wanted person. He had been told the suspect was reported as being armed and dangerous. This information went to dispatch who was able to identify the suspect. La Paz County Deputies responded to the last known location of the suspect. While La Paz Special Response Team was placed on standby, the suspect was taken into custody. Sheriff Risen thanks the resident for becoming involved in assisting in the arrest of a wanted suspect. ... See MoreSee Less

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LA PAZ COUNTY SO, The best!! Thank you Sheriff Risen and crew!!

Woot, yay resident! Thanks LPCSO for keeping us safe.

Great job thanks everyone.

A great job done well and sounds like no injurirs

Great people in La Paz County!

glad there was a good outcome

See Something, Say Something! Good JOB

Way to be alert 🙆‍♀️

Good job!!!

Good job !!

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Here’s an opportunity to see something you don’t get to see very often. An individual just outside of Quartzsite, walked approximately 100 feet back into a mine shaft and then fell 35 feet straight down. Another person attempted to save them and was also stuck, unable to make it back up from the drop.

The following emergency response agencies responded and worked together to coordinate the rescue. The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, Buckskin Fire Department, Quartzsite Fire Department, Mohave County Maricopa County, and Department of Public Safety.

The process involving a technical rope rescue like this is very detailed and difficult. They have to set up a stabilizer tripod and lower someone down to attach themselves to the victim (without causing further injury), and then be pulled back up.

Both subjects were recovered and treated for their injuries.
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It still surprises me that people don't get the excitement of exploring mines. Its equal parts history, adrenaline, and adventure. Just like diving or rock climbing you gotta take precautions and even then you may not make it. Nothing safe and easy is worth doing.

Enjoy watching our local La Paz County mines on YouTube... Just because they do it, doesn't mean you should. Glad everyone is safe

Darwin award candidates. As a retired USMC and second career in emergency services (police, EMS, and emergency management) I am always amazed at the stupidity of some folks who place responders in danger.

Started my working life at MId-Continent Coal. I have seen first hand the perils of being in a mine. That being said I know the thrill of exploring and spelunking. Like everything in life, one must use caution and have proper equipment when they set out on a dangerous journey. Thanks to first responders that saved these two that ventured into land of unknowen.

Normal work day for us, thank you guys for doing a great job, be safe out. Colorado Front Range Mine Rescue

Thank you and all the rescue teams that risked your life for these individuals! ❤️

So great we are very fortunate to have trained personal available to do such rescues. Thank you for being here and doing such a great job

Great work Emergency personnel ! Much appreciated. !

Everyone did a great job working together. Thanks

Great work you guys when will people learn not to go into mine shafts.....

All my years in Quartzsite, i never seen any mine shafts.

They must not have watched the Andy Griffith Show. 🤠

Thank you to all the first responders for saving these people.

It never ceases to amaze me that so many people just jump across that line between adventure and stupidity.

It’s a miracle the guy who fell wasn’t killed. EXCEPTIONAL rescue work by VOLUNTEERS WHO CARE ABOUT OTHERS!! 🇺🇸👏👍

Sooooo scary. When I was little in New Mexico, I would crawl into an old mine and feel the shaft and work my way around it. My Mother would have killed me if she ever knew.

Be sure to send them the Bill ..!!

So glad no one was seriously hurt. Thank you, for all you do!! God/Goddess' blessing to you all.

Cheez Whiz...I wonder if that's Tim and Glenn from the Park..he's been out checking out old mine shafts in the area. I woujld not be surprised if it was

And forced their rescuers to be closer than 6 ft apart! 🙄🙄

Glen Esterline this guy went on an adventure that he will not want to repeat. 😨😱😨🥵

I am happy and proud to know they have our backs

You guys rock 🤘 keep up the good work 👍

Glad they got them out, but they really should have known better

And now they owe the county half a million dollars each...

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Thanks Jenna McDaniel

We’re getting a lot of questions about river closure. At this time the, La Paz County Sheriff’s Office is not enforcing river closure. Please check with the Colorado River Indian Tribes for inquires about the waterway/beaches on Tribal land. We would like to remind everyone that the state has issued a "stay at home order" which should be observed unless you’re needing essential services. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just so you all know the local economy thrives and sometimes depended on out of state guests. I’m not saying it’s right for people to come in from out of town, but what I am saying is a lot of local business including rv parks need the business to stay alive through this. Practice your social distance and if you have an issue seeing out of town residents then stay home because that’s the only way to 💯 protect yourself

Now that its Friday night and the river is packed with PARTY BOATS and everyone has arrived at the Parker strip for there “river time” WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO KEEP US ALL SAFE!!!! Stay home is simple!!!! STAY HOME!!! It’s time for the sheriff deputies to fine all the violators!!! It’s NOT Party time !!!!

I live upriver and I pass the launch ramp everyday going and coming from work. I see California plates unloading and loading up like it’s summer vacation. I get social distancing but it doesn’t work when you have boats full of people that come from out of town.

THE BEACHES ARE CLOSED IN ORANGE COUNTY....RV PARKS ARE CLOSED ..IN CA..WTF ??LA PAZ COUNTY MUST “TEMPORARILY” CLOSE RIVER ACSESS.. (JUST LIKE OC IHAS DONE)TO ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING..AND PRESERVE OUR SO LIMITED SUPPLIES..AND STOP THE SPREAD?? MY BUISNESS HAS BEEN CLOSED HERE IN PARKER..CALIFORNIA IS HERE..JUST LIKE FLORIDA.😷

You should close it,so out of towners will STAY out of our town.

Thank you CRIT for trying to keep our community safe. 👍🏽

Is the Sheriff’s Dept going to enforce unconstitutional edicts ?

Why can’t ppl just do the right thing? Why can’t ppl just stay home? I hope the river and lake close. So much disrespect and disregard for others out there. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Ya so please stay at home and away from our water ways 😎 Thanks in advance!!!!!

Spoke with CRIT dispatch. Dispatch has stated CRIT will be patrolling water and issuing citations. CRIT PD will be pulling people over breaking curfew etc. on reservation land which is a checkerboard throughout town and includes the valley and Big River. Stay home people.

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