Raid on The Creek
UPDATE 3: ”This investigation was for obtaining evidence of misuse of public funds as well as fraudulent schemes in connection with the city government and the fire departments,” the sheriff’s office said.
UPDATE 2: Sources report that Utah’s involvement is limited to providing support from Washington County in assisting Arizona law enforcement. Apparently Utah AG Shurtleff was unaware that this investigation was underway or that the today’s raid was to occur. Shurtleff has had evidence of corruption within Twin City Water Works in Utah for several months at least and has conspicuously failed to act. Arizona takes the lead here, but Arizona is limited by jurisdiction. Shurtleff needs to pull his weight and enforce the laws in Utah.
UPDATE 1: Hildale Public Safety Dept shut down after warrants served — not allowed to respond without approval of Washington County. Five warrants served, apparently pertaining to “misuse of funds.”
From a source close to the investigation:
A raid is being carried out right now in Colorado City, Arizona. Search warrants have been served and computers and other evidence seized. The execution of the search and seizure is ongoing and is expected to last into the night.
This effort is being carried out by the State of Arizona and Mohave County and is the culmination of a months-long investigation. The alleged criminal activities apparently are corruption related and may have to do with corruption within the water authority in Colorado City as well.
Kudos and godspeed to Arizona and Mohave County.