Welcome to the website for the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. As Prosecuting Attorney I take my responsibility as a prosecutor, county attorney, law enforcement leader, and community partner very seriously.
I have assembled a first-rate team of professionals who are committed to our mission of protecting the community and facilitating a well-functioning County government by pursuing justice and providing accurate and ethical counsel with dedication, courage, and integrity. We work to inspire confidence in the criminal justice system and county government by:
Working to reduce crime in Canyon County while pursing justice
Educating and engaging the community
Creating respectful and credible partnerships with all constituents
I am very excited that you have taken the time to visit this website. We need YOU to be an involved citizen of this community. You are the most powerful crime-fighting tool my office has. Because of you, this site was created. Its purpose is to provide you and all citizens of Canyon County and Idaho with an open and transparent look into the criminal justice system, and in particular, this Office. It is important for you to recognize my commitment to transparency and accountability in local government.
I encourage you to navigate through the different links on this site where you will find detailed information regarding the criminal justice process, victim’s rights, budgeting and purchasing, and much more. It is my hope that this information will assist you in not only evaluating the performance of my Office but also facilitate your helpful involvement in the criminal justice system.
The vision I have for my Office is that it be regarded as the best and most professional Prosecution Office in the State of Idaho. Each of my employees is empowered to “be the change they want to see” and work every day to prosecute and prevent crime and to facilitate a well-functioning County government. I ask you to engage in this vision as together we can strive to achieve justice for all residents of Canyon County.
While we can’t stop all crimes, by working together we can create a safer, freer community. Together, we are far more powerful than any one of us can be alone.
Thank you for your participation and partnership.
The mission of the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is to protect the community and facilitate a well-functioning County government by pursuing justice and providing accurate and ethical counsel with dedication, courage and integrity.
The Prosecutor's Office works hard every day to create a safer, more productive County.
Lester E. Palmer, age 55, will spend a minimum of 15 years in prison for two felony counts of Lewd Conduct with a Child Under 16
Joy Phillips-Heinbach, age 33, will spend a minimum of 4 years in prison for the felony crime of Battery with the intent to Commit a Serious Felony.
Christopher Clendenon, age 50, will spend up to life in prison for felony Lewd Conduct with a Child Under 16
Shawna Larsen, age 55, will spend a minimum of 3 years in prison for felony Injury to a Child
Paul David Offerdahl, age 54, will spend a minimum of 5 years in prison for Trafficking in Methamphetamine
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