Domestic violence incidents

Parker Police Department

On March 14th at approximately 4pm Parker Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence located on the 1500 block of Kofa Avenue. Once the police arrived they interviewed all involved parties and arrested Michael Ryan, 21, and booked him into the La Paz County Jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, per domestic violence.

The victim told police Ryan threw a telephone at her face and then threatened her with a knife. When she attempted to call the police Ryan made another threat that she would not make it before the police arrived. Ryan has prior domestic violence charges pending. The victim immediately received an emergency order of protection against Ryan. Ryan was notified and served the protective order while he was in custody. The order states Ryan must stay 250 feet away from the victim and named locations. As in all domestic violence cases the victim will be notified prior to the release of the suspect from custody.

On March 17th at approximately 12:30pm Parker Police received information that Michael Ryan was to be released from custody and notified the victim. Parker officers stayed in the immediate area as an extra patrol precaution. At approximately 12:50pm, 20 minutes after being released from custody, Parker Police found Michael Ryan within 100 feet of the victim’s residence and immediately arrested him for violating a court order.

Violence against Women

This incident is a reminder that men who punch, kick, and humiliate women are dangerous. The abuse may start with a shove but over time the violence can escalate to fits of rage leading to serious injuries or death. The victim of abuse rarely sees these symptoms or chose to ignore them. This is why it is vitally important that family and friends recognize the signs of abuse.

Reporting suspected domestic abuse is important. If you’re afraid of getting involved, remember that the report is confidential and everything possible will be done to protect your privacy. You don’t have to give your name. Most importantly you can protect the victim from further harm by calling for help.

Help, Treatment, Intervention and Prevention covers protecting yourself from domestic violence and leaving an abusive relationship safely, including restraining orders, shelters, staying safe after you’ve left, and dealing with the trauma of domestic abuse.

If you would like more information please call the Parker Police Department at (928) 669-2265 or visit ParkerPD.com. Our community is also fortunate to have the Colorado River Crisis Shelter located in Parker which can be reached at (928) 669-6118.

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