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If you have information about any of the crimes listed below you can utilize the police department’s anonymous text messaging tip service by texting LHCPD and your message to “CRIMES” or 274637. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a web page based tip service at tipsoft.com or via the “TipSubmit” mobile application for iPhone and Android based smart phones. You can also use the online form above.

You can also contact the Police Department by phone.

 
WARNING! Subjects featured on this web site may be armed and dangerous! Do not approach or attempt to apprehend any of the suspects yourself! WARNING! Subjects featured on this web site may be armed and dangerous! Do not approach or attempt to apprehend any of the suspects yourself!

Requesting the Public's help in Identifying a Shop-lifting Subject

On 09-09-20, at approximately 1310 hours, an unknown male subject committed shoplifting at the 5600 block of Highway 95 N, after he scanned approximately 71 items of merchandise valued at $509.68 from the self-checkout register, and then did not make any attempts to pay for the items.

 
The suspect is an older, white male, with lots of tattoos on his arms. The subject wears two rings on his right hand, and a silver-colored ring on his pointer finger, along with a gold-colored ring on his ring finger. The suspect has a black leather wallet with a chain. He appears to be a Vietnam, Army Veteran (based on the hat and tank top).  
 
If you have any information regarding the subject please call the Lake Havasu Police Department and reference file # 20-04886

Requesting the Public's Help in Identifying a Burglary Suspect.

On 09-09-20, at approximately 0643 hours, an unknown white male committed a burglary at the 3500 block of Chesapeake Blvd., by entering the residence and attempting to take items from the garage.

If anyone has any information regarding this case please call the Lake Havasu Police Department at 928-855-1171, and reference case #20-04874.

Requesting the Public's help in Identifying a fraud suspect(s) 

Requesting the public's' help in identifying a fraud suspect(s).

 
Between 08-08-2020 and 08-28-2020, an unknown person(s) committed fraudulent use of a credit card when they knowingly and intentionally used the victim's credit card at multiple locations in Lake Havasu City, and the Bullhead City area.
 
Please review the photos below, if you have any information on this please contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department and reference file #20-04716.

Lake Havasu Police Department 928-855-1171


Labor Day Traffic and DUI Enforcement 

The Lake Havasu City Police Department is conducting enhanced traffic and DUI enforcement during the Labor Day Holiday weekend, Friday, September 4, 2020, through Monday, September 7, 2020.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department reminds everyone participating in Labor Day Holiday festivities to enjoy the weekend responsibly. Participants are encouraged to arrange for a designated driver or utilize one of the many ride-sharing options available throughout the city. 

The Lake Havasu City Police Department’s mission is to ensure a safe and secure community. With an increased number of visitors expected in the community, we ask that you please be patient when traveling on the roadway, obey all traffic regulations, and watch for pedestrians using the crosswalks. Together, we can create a safe environment for our citizens and guests of Lake Havasu City.

Public Information Officer: Detective Chris Angus (928) 855-1171

 

Requesting Public Assistance to Identify 

On 08-31-2020, at approximately 1257 hours, an unknown male committed shoplifting at the 5600 block of Hwy 95 N, after he scanned several items of merchandise from the self-checkout register, and then made no attempt to pay for the items. The total estimate loss to the business was approximately $1071.00.

 Some of the items taken were: ASUS VIVIOBOOK and a IPAD.

The suspect was a younger white male, with light-colored short hair, wearing a black shirt, a dark chain with a silver-colored dog tag, light blue jeans, white sneakers, a black watch with a gold colored rim around the face, he also had a black silicone looking wedding band on his ring finger.

The male then left in a newer model dark-colored, 4 door truck, with custom rims, and a flat top covering the bed of the truck.

 If you have any information please reference file #20-04678, and call the Lake Havasu Police Department

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Requesting the Public's Assistance in Identifying

On 08-04-2020, at approximately 1514 hours, an unknown female committed shoplifting at the 5600 block of Hwy 95 N, after she scanned several items of merchandise from the self-checkout register, and then made no attempt to pay for the items. The total estimate loss to the business was approximately $150.00. Some items that were taken, which were skip scanned are:

*4 child-size life jackets
*Motrin
*2 Reeses cookie dough packs
*Black pants
*Ketchup
*Multiple flipflop sandals
*24 pack Steel Reserve Beer

Please examine the below photos of the female along with her tattoos. If you have any information please reference file #20-04319, and call the Lake Havasu Police Department.

Requesting Public Assistance to Identify

On 08-08-2020, at approximately 1538 hours, an unknown female committed shoplifting at the 5600 block of Hwy 95 N, after she scanned several items of merchandise from a self-checkout register, and then made no attempt to pay for the items. She then exited the building with a loss of $106.11 to the business.

Please examine the below photos of the female along with her tattoos.

If you have any information please reference file #20-04556,
and call the Lake Havasu Police Department.

Requesting the Public's Assistance to Identify

On 08-15-2020, at approximately 1153 hours, an unknown male and female committed shoplifting at the 5600 block of Hwy 95 N, after they scanned several items of merchandise from a self-checkout register, and then made no attempt to pay for the items. They then exited the building with a loss of $45.93 to the business.

 Photos include:
* Male and Female's faces
* Female's purse, which is a Dooney & Bourke Gretta Novelty Satchel handbag.
* Female's Tattoo of crown
* Male's upper right arm tattoo 

Reference file number #20-04546


Scam Alert

The Lake Havasu City Police Department wants to warn the community about fraudulent scams that are occurring in Lake Havasu City utilizing a mobile application form of payment. 

One of the current scams involves the victim being asked to send money to an unknown subject through the mobile payment application Zelle to take part in an investment opportunity. Once the Zelle transaction is complete, the victim receives a fraudulent check in the mail from the unknown subject, and in return, is asked to continue sending money through Zelle for additional investment profits.

A second scam involving the use of Zelle is occurring in the form of rental property scams. The victim attempts to rent property in Lake Havasu City and is asked to submit payment through the Zelle application to an unknown subject. Once the victim submits payment, the unknown subject then acknowledges receipt of the payment and confirms shipment of the property keys, however the victim does not receive the shipment. 

The Lake Havasu City Police Department encourages the community to use caution when using any mobile application payment method, and always attempt to verify the identity of the person you are attempting to conduct business with, and is a person you can trust. Be aware that scammers are constantly devising new schemes in an attempt to get your money, and the use of mobile payment applications are becoming more frequent. 

If you would like additional consumer tips of things you can do to avoid becoming a victim, or to find out about current scams, you can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts .

LHC Police Department is requesting the Public's help in Identifying theft subject.

On 07-01-20, at approximately 2:00 p.m an unknown male subject committed a theft at the Walmart at the 5600 block of hwy 95; after he exited the store without paying for an air conditioning unit that was valued at $271.36.

If you recognize this individual please contact the Lake Havasu Police Department and reference #20-03579.

Independence Day Traffic and DUI Enforcement

The Lake Havasu City Police Department is conducting enhanced traffic and DUI enforcement during the July 4th holiday weekend, Friday July 3 through Sunday, July 5, 2020.  Funding for this effort is provided by a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department reminds everyone participating in July 4th festivities to enjoy the weekend responsibly. Participants are encouraged to arrange for a designated driver or utilize one of the many ride-sharing options available throughout the city.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department’s mission is to ensure a safe and secure community. With an increased number of visitors expected in the community, we ask that you please be patient when traveling on the roadway, obey all traffic regulations, and watch for pedestrians using the crosswalks. Together, we can create a safe environment for our citizens and guests of Lake Havasu City.

 

Public Information Officer:  Detective Chris Angus (928) 855-1171

Fireworks Safety

The Lake Havasu City Fire Department would like to encourage everyone to leave fireworks to the professionals and enjoy our public display held on Saturday, July 4th over beautiful Lake Havasu.  

For those that choose to celebrate at home, we ask that you understand the risks of handling fireworks and know how to prevent serious injury.  Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day, but it is important to remember that they can be dangerous.  Each year, thousands of people are injured while using consumer fireworks.  Children younger than 15 years of age account for more than one-third of injuries. 

Not only is it important to understand the dangers, but you should also know what is legal in our city.  The use, discharge, or ignition of consumer permissible fireworks within city limits is only allowed from June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3 of each year on your private property, except when a federal or state agency implements fire restrictions on these dates.  Consumer permissible fireworks are ground-based devices that will only emit showers, flames, sparks, or smoke.

Novelty items are legal for sale and use throughout the year.  This includes sparklers, cone or cylinder fountains, toy smoke devices, snakes, and party poppers. 

Aerial devices and explosive firecrackers, which leave the ground, are prohibited at all times.  Some examples of prohibited aerial consumer fireworks are sky lanterns, bottle rockets, firecrackers, roman candles, M80s, and cherry bombs. 

Tips to celebrate safely: 

  • Never allow young children to play with, or ignite, fireworks, including sparklers.  Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit—hot enough to melt some metals.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy, in case of fire or other mishap. 
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move away quickly. 
  • Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks.  Soak them with water and throw them away.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.  Move to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never point or throw fireworks (including sparklers) at anyone.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding the device to prevent a trash fire.
  • Make sure you are only using fireworks that are legal in your area and only purchase fireworks that are labeled for consumer (not professional) use.

If you have any questions regarding the use, sale, or possession of fireworks, please contact the Lake Havasu City Fire Marshal’s office at (928) 855-1141.

 

Requesting the Public's Assistance in Identifying 

The Lake Havasu Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the individual pictured. If you have any information regarding this individual please call 928-855-1171, and reference file #20-03221.

The Lake Havasu Police Department needs the public's help to Identify

The Lake Havasu Police Department is seeking the public's help in trying to identifying the following subjects. If you have any information please contact Det. Shoemake and reference case number #19-06605 at 928-855-1171.

Subject Wanted for Shoplifting on 06-04-20

On 06-04-20, an unknown male subject committed theft at Action Sports when he removed $230 worth of merchandise from the store and exited the establishment without paying for the items.
Subject was a white male with a tattoo on the back of his right calf.

If you have any information please contact the Lake Havasu Police Department at 928-855-1171, and reference case number 20-3065.

Wanted Shoplifting Subject

On 04/24/2020, at approximately 12:57 pm, an unknown male committed shoplifting at the 5600 block of Hwy 95 (Walmart). The subject exited the business with an HP printer that was valued at approximately $160.32 without paying for it.

If you have any information please call the Lake Havasu Police Department and reference file number 20-03009.

928-855-1171

Four Subjects Arrested on Drug Charges

On May 28, 2020, Detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET), assisted Officers with the Mohave County Probation Office in a probation investigation at a residence in the 2900 block of Saddleback Drive. During the probation investigation, several subjects were detained and the investigation was subsequently turned over to the Special Investigations Unit Detectives.

On May 28, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Detectives served a search warrant at the Saddleback Drive residence.  During the search, a usable amount of heroin, a usable amount of methamphetamine, a usable amount of DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), a usable amount of marijuana, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were located.

As a result of the investigation, 22-year old Lake Havasu City resident Simon Dunham was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Simon Dunham is being held on a $5,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Sage Dunham, a 24-year old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sage Dunham is being held on a $5,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Justin Reaume, a 28-year old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, two counts of possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Reaume is being held on a $7,500 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Megan Aaser, a 30-year old Fullerton, California resident, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Aaser is being held on a $5,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Public Information Officer:  Detective Chris Angus (928) 855-1171.

Memorial Day DUI Enforcement

The Lake Havasu City Police Department will be conducting a DUI enforcement detail from Friday May 22, 2020 through Monday May 25, 2020 for the Memorial Day weekend.   Officers will provide enhanced DUI enforcement during the holiday weekend from a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department wants to remind everyone who will be participating in Memorial Day festivities to enjoy the weekend responsibly and arrange for a designated driver.  

Public Information Officer:  Detective Chris Angus (928) 855-1171

Search Warrant Leads to Guns and Drugs

Over the past two months, the Lake Havasu City Police Department Special Investigations Unit, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (A.T.F.) have been conducting an investigation into a subject making dozens of straw purchases of firearms in exchange for drugs.   A “straw purchase” refers to someone that is legally able to buy a firearm and then deliberately diverts the firearm to a person who is unable to legally purchase firearms.

On May 15, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the A.T.F. SWAT team along with Lake Havasu City Police Officers served a search warrant in the 3300 block of S. Palo Verde Blvd.  During the search warrant, two firearms, four artillery simulator explosive devices, a large amount of ammunition, 92 oxycodone pills, marijuana and approximately $2700 cash were seized.

Search warrants were also executed on two vehicles that were stopped leaving the residence prior to the search warrant being served at the house.  An additional $8,000 cash along with 100 oxycodone pills were seized from the vehicles. 

As a result of the investigation, the following subjects were arrested:

Dominic P. Zamora, a 43-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was charged with conspiracy to sell narcotic drugs, sales of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, misconduct involving a weapon, misconduct involving explosives, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  During his initial appearances, Zamora was held on a $100,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.  

Thurman L. Harris, a 45-year-old California resident, was charged with conspiracy to sell narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. During his initial appearances, Harris was held on a $50,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.  

Kevin A. Thompson, a 21-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a failure to comply warrant.  Thompson pled guilty to his charges and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fine payments. 

Public Information Officer:  Sergeant Tom Gray (928) 855-1171

Requesting the Public's help in Identifying

On 04/29/2020 at approximately 8:46 pm, an unknown male subject stole three cartons of Malboro cigarettes from the Food City, 1799 Kiowa Ave., and then proceeded to exit the location of sales without paying for the merchandise.

If you have any information, please contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department, reference DR 20-02407 at 928-855-1171.

TEXT-A-TIP

To text a tip to Lake Havasu Police Department, you must have text messaging enabled on your cellular phone and subscribe to a participating cell phone carrier. To begin your tip message, enter the number “274637” (which spells out the word CRIMES) in the phone number line. Then start your message with LHCPD (to ensure the tip is routed to the proper police department) and enter your tip with as much detail as possible.

Once you send your tip via text, the information is received by an independent party in service provider that will assign each tipster a random system-generated “alias.” The purpose of this is to ensure the anonymity of the tipster.

Tipsters will automatically receive a response text providing them their “alias.” Please be aware that the Lake Havasu Police Department will send a response text if more information is needed to process the tip.

However, the anonymity of the tipster remains secure because the information is sent to a third party service provider that is independent of the police department. The police department will only know the tipster by their “alias.”

If the tipster does not wish to participate in two-way communication with the police department they can text the word STOP to 274637 (CRIMES.) Doing so will block the Lake Havasu Police Department from responding.