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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Saturday July 7th, 2018 :: 08:48 p.m. PDT


Deputy Arrests Suspect for Child Endangerment and Transportation of a Controlled Substance

DATE/TIME: Friday July 6, 2018 @ 9:04 a.m.

INCIDENT: Transportation of a Controlled Substance & Child Endangerment

LOCATION: 2500 Block of Pashard St, Needles, CA.

SUSPECT(S): Paula McDow, 43, Mohave Valley, AZ.

VICTIM(S): Confidential
State of California

SUMMARY: On Friday, July 6, 2018, at approximately 9:04 a.m., Thomas was contacted on the 2500 block of Pashard St. and found to have a suspended driver's license and is currently on probation for possession of stolen property. While conducting a probation search of Thomas’ vehicle, Deputy Hernandez found a metal container under the passenger's seat, where McDow had been sitting. Inside the metal container was approximately one ounce of methamphetamine and eight grams of heroin. An eighth ounce of methamphetamine and one gram of heroin was also found in McDow's child's bag. McDow was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Colorado River Station jail, where she was booked for transportation of a controlled substance for sale and child endangerment. McDow is currently being held on $100,000.00 bail, pending a court hearing.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at (760) 326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer:​​Deputy Hernandez

Station:​​Colorado River Station

Phone No.​760-326-9200

Case No.​211800685

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department​

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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