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September 18, 2019

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WHAT'S INSIDE 3 Children's Library 3 Forklift vs. Motorized bike 4 Lane restrictions Hwy. 60 4 Children's Online Privacy 6 Editorial 8 Explorers Fundraiser 9 The Salvation Army 9 Restaurants 13 AZ Vaping Illnesses 14 Desert Blues Rock Fest 14 Rock Paining 15 Blood Drive 16 Puzzles 17 Travelogue 17 Herb Mama 18 Churches 20 In Memoriam 20 Nancy's Kitchen 21 OHV Non-Resident Decal 21 BLM LTVA Permits 22 Classifeds 22 Paul Winer's Cartoon • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, September 18, 2019 VOL. 16 # 305 Now in our 1 6 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! September SEE TEN WEST PAGE 2 Former DPS Trooper arrested on 61 counts of sex-related, kidnapping, fraud On September 10, 2019, after in- vestigating complaints made by the public, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detec- tives arrested 43-year-old Tre- maine Jackson on charges of sex- ual abuse, sexual extortion, kidnapping, harassment and fraud. Thus far, nine victims have been identifi ed. Jackson worked for AZDPS for 13 years and was most recently assigned to the department's Metro Motors District. In early June, the department received a complaint of misconduct against Jackson. The complaint alleged Jackson com- mitted an act of sexual assault against a woman during a traffi c stop. Jackson was immediately placed on administrative leave and an in- vestigation was immediately initiated. During the course of the inves- tigation, additional victims were discovered. Jackson was booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail on the following charges: • ARS § 13-1404.A. – Sexual Abuse; Two Counts • ARS § 13-1404.A. – Attempted Sexual Abuse; Two Counts • ARS § 13-1406.A. – Attempted Sexual Assault; One Count • ARS § 13-1428.A. (3) – Sexual Extortion; Two Counts • ARS § 13-1428.A. (2) – Sexual Extortion; Two Counts • ARS § 13-1412.A. – Unlawful Sexual Conduct; Peace Offi cers; Four Counts • ARS § 13-1303.A. – Unlawful Imprisonment; Eight Counts • ARS § 13-1304.A. (3) – Kidnapping; Eight Counts • ARS § 13-2921.A.1 – Harassment; Four Counts • ARS § 13-2002.A. (1) (3) – Forgery; Eight Counts • ARS § 13-2310.A. – Fraudulent Schemes and Artifi ces; Five Counts • ARS § 13-2311.A. – Fraudulent Schemes and Practices; Willful Concealment; Seven Counts • ARS § 13-2407.A.1. – Tampering with a Public Record; Eight Counts "The Arizona Department of Public Safety deeply regrets the rep- rehensible acts perpetrated by Tremaine Jackson. Jackson broke all trust with the community and the Department. If you, or someone you know, has been victimized by Jackson, please contact the AZDPS at: 602-223-2389 or submit information online at: Project would modernize infrastructure, strengthen energy grid in Desert Southwest PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Ten West Link Transmission Line project and proposed amend- ments to the BLM Yuma Field Of- fi ce Resource Management Plan and California Desert Conserva- tion Area Plan. The 500-kilovolt transmission line would connect existing sub- stations near Tonopah, Arizona, and Blythe, California. The proj- ect, which has been identifi ed as a priority under Title 41 of the Fix- ing America's Surface Transporta- BLM releases final EIS for proposed Ten West Link Transmission line project L���� B���: A����� P�������� A����������

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