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July 18, 2012

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Page 10 On June 21, 2012, Quartzsite Police arrested and booked Quartzsite resi- dents Jennifer Hayes, 31, and William Buckley Jr., 47, into the La Paz County Jail on the following charges: Jennifer Hayes: Molestation of a Child, a class 2 felony, Sexual Conduct with a Minor, a class 2 felony, Trans- ferring Drugs to/Involving a Minor in a Drug Offense a class 2 felony, Four counts of Child Abuse, a class 3 felony William Buckley Jr.: Four counts of Public Sexual Indecency to a Minor, a class 5 felony, Transferring Drugs to/Involving a Minor in a Drug Of- fense a class 2 felony, Accomplice to Molestation of a Child, a class 2 felony, Accomplice to Sexual Conduct with a Minor, a class 2 felony, Four counts of Child Abuse, a class 4 felony Buckley began on June 8th, 2012, when offi cers from the Quartzsite Police De- partment assisted Child Protective Services in removing Hayes' four mi- nor children from her custody. During forensic interviews conducted by child victim advocates and Lake Havasu City Police Detectives at H.A.V.E.N. Fam- ily Resource Center, the children re- vealed information about the conduct of Hayes and Buckley while they lived together in the Las Casas De Quartz- site Apartments. The LHC Police De- The investigation into Hayes and Quartzsite couple arrested for child abuse tectives discovered evidence of several crimes allegedly committed by Hayes and Buckley and referred the matter back to the Quartzsite Police Depart- ment for further investigation. Investigating Offi cer Richard Paterson, of the Quartzsite Police Department, conducted interviews with several wit- nesses, and on June 21st Offi cer Pat- erson arrested both suspects and they were transported to the La Paz County Adult Detention Facility in Parker. La Paz County Justice of the Peace Williams ordered the pair held without bond following their initial appearance on June 22, 2012. The La Paz County Attorney's offi ce presented the case to a La Paz County grand jury on June 26, 2012. Offi cer Paterson testifi ed before the grand jury which indicted Hayes and Buckley on the aforemen- tioned charges. Offi cer Paterson is continuing his in- vestigation and has identifi ed as many as 8 other alleged victims of similar criminal conduct to date. As evidence is uncovered, the Quartzsite Police De- partment will be submitting its inves- tigative fi ndings to the La Paz County Attorney's Offi ce for consideration. If anyone knows of additional inves- tigative leads or of other potential vic- tims involving these individuals, they should contact the Quartzsite Police Department immediately either by calling La Paz County Central Dispatch at (888) 818-4911 or by calling the De- partment at (928) 927-4644. DENTURES $350 Full Set • US Military trained w/ 30 plus years experience • Satisfaction Guaranteed! • Partials starting at $175 QUARTZSITE SNOWBIRD SPECIAL: Same Day Dentures and 1 Hour Reline/Repairs!! Dental Laboratory Service Call: 623-444-4013 • Goodyear, AZ Got something to share? • Birth • Obituary • Anniversary Place it FREE in the: Desert Messenger! 541-218-2560 By Justin Carmack, M.B.A Director of Clinical Operations La Paz Regional Hospital As many of you may already know, Dr. George Franklin is now practicing at La Paz Medical Services in Quartz- site and the Bouse Medical Clinic in Bouse. He is available at the Quartz- site location Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. On Tuesdays he is at the Quartz- site clinic from 8:00 to 12:00 and the Bouse clinic from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. We also have a Nurse Practitio- ner, Thao Le, at the Quartzsite and Bouse clinics. In other news from the La Paz Re- gional Hospital family of clinics is the addition of Dr. Afroze Ahmad to the Tri-Valley Medical Center in Salome. Dr. Ahmad is certifi ed in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. She is now seeing patients in Salome and you can call 928.859.3460 to schedule an ap- July 18, 2012 La Paz Regional Hospital updates pointment with her. We are also pleased that we can of- fer a lab draw station and imaging ser- vices at the Quartzsite location. Our Quartzsite Imaging is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and offers CT, X- Ray, and Ultrasound. The draw, or selling point, for the Imaging Center is that there is often no wait for servic- es and it is convenient to Quartzsite, Bouse, Blythe, Salome, and other area residents! The Phlebotomy Draw station in Quartzsite is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. There is no appointment necessary, you just need to bring an order from any doctor – you don't have to be our pa- tient, and there are short wait times! Come see us at any of our locations. We will try our best to exceed your ex- pectations for health care! Pearl Louise Gardunia Pearl Louise Gardunia of Quartzsite, Arizona passed away June 21, 2012 in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was born February 9, 1920 in Emmett, Idaho to Williams and Elizabeth Fackler. Pearl married Eugene Rowe on June 6, 1996 in Estes Park, Colorado and resides in Quartzsite, Arizona. Pearl was very creative and enjoyed making wire wrapped jewelry. She loved to dance and attended the local Jams with her husband. Pearl loved being out- side and spent countless hours working in her yard. Pearl was a loving mother to her children and a loving wife to her husband. Pearl is survived by her husband, Eugene Rowe; her sons, Bill (Wife-Joan) Gardunia of Idaho, Tony Gardunia of Idaho, Bob (Wife-Mercy) Gardunia of Texas; daughter, Vivien Darden of Idaho; step-children, Cheryl (Husband- Clayton) Roberts of Colorado, Wanda (Husband-Bob) Sturgeon of Texas; sister, Bernice (Husband-Dean) Richardson of Utah; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth Fackler; brothers, William, Delbert, Merial and little brother David. A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Allnutt Drake Chapel in Fort Collins, Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Havasu, Arizona or Path- ways Hospice of Fort Collins, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526.

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