Yavapai Silent Witness Offers Reward for Information Leading to an Arrest in a Paulden Arson Case

    Paulden Arson Fire

    The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying a suspect or suspects involved in an arson in the Paulden area. On Thursday, June 3, 2021, just before 5:30 P.M., a  YCSO deputy responded to the area of Grand Canyon Road in Paulden for a fire. The deputy arrived 3 minutes later and attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher but had little 

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    effect. Firefighters from Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) arrived a few minutes later. C

    The investigation to follow revealed the fire had been started intentionally. The suspect or suspects had also constructed a homemade incendiary device which luckily failed. Witnesses in the area reported seeing two juveniles on a red and white quad in the area at the time of the fire. 

    “We are well into fire season, and I can’t stress just how quickly things can get out of control. Just last month, 30 homes were lost after a fire started. Everyone needs to be responsible.,” said  Sheriff David Rhodes. “We want to take a moment to acknowledge the deputy and firefighters who responded to this incident. Without their quick response, this fire would be have been a whole lot  worse.” 

    Yavapai Silent Witness is offering up to a $300 cash reward for information leading to an arrest(s) in this case. To earn your reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932- 3232 or submit a tip at All tips are anonymous. 

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