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HELP SOLVE A CRIME

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!

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.

Level 2 Sex Offender Community Notification 

The Lake Havasu City Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 13-3825 (Sex Offender Community Notification Law).  This offender has indicated he is living in Lake Havasu City. 

Paul H. Frantz resides at 3674 Hiawatha Drive in Lake Havasu City.  Frantz is a 47-year-old white male, 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 235 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  In 2000, Frantz was convicted of rape in the third degree in Hillsborough, Oregon, after he sexually assaulted an adult female.

Frantz has been convicted of and has completed his sentence for a sex offense. Frantz has registered with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as a convicted Level 2 Sex Offender and is currently residing at the listed address. Frantz is not currently wanted by the Lake Havasu City Police Department or any other police agency at this time.

“Megan’s Law” is the name for a 1996 federal law, and informal name for subsequent state laws, requiring law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders.  The law was named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, who was raped and murdered by a sex offender who lived in her neighborhood.  Megan’s parents demanded legislative action and believed every parent should have the right to know if a sexual predator moves into their neighborhood.

A risk assessment determines what level sex offender an individual is based on a series of questions and point values.  The purpose of the assessment is to try and gauge the offender’s likelihood of relapse into criminal behavior.  There are three levels of sex offenders in Arizona ranging from a low of 1 to a high of 3.  Level 1 offenders are not community notifiable by state statute and are considered to be a low risk to reoffend.   Level 2 and level 3 sex offenders are community notifiable, with level 2 considered an intermediate risk and level 3 considered a high risk and most likely to reoffend. 

This notification is not intended to cause fear; rather it is believed that an informed community is a safer community. Further information on crime prevention, personal safety or to help concerned citizens join or start a Neighborhood Watch Program is available by calling the Lake Havasu City Police Department at (928) 855-1171.  If you have any information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call Havasu Silent Witness at (928) 855-TIPS or the Police Department.

For more information on Level 2 and Level 3 Sex Offenders living within Lake Havasu City limits, please visit:  www.lhcazsexoffenders.com andwww.offenderwatch.com.

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

Lake Havasu City Takes Additional Steps to Promote Social Distancing

Lake Havasu City Takes Additional Steps to Promote Social Distancing

Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in an effort to maximize the health and safety of our residents and to limit the congregation of large groups in accordance with CDC guidelines, the City applies the following measures to City services:

  • Tinnell Memorial Skatepark is closed.
  • Events and group activities continue to be restricted at park ramadas.
  • Basketball, bocce ball, horseshoe, and volleyball courts at all City parks are closed.
  • All open spaces, trails, walking paths, dog parks, pickleball courts, and restrooms are open to public use during normal park hours with proper social distancing.

Residents and visitors are reminded to follow the guidelines of the Mohave County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for social distancing. Additional park amenities may be closed if deemed unsafe. Lake Havasu City Police Department is enforcing these restrictions. Anyone in violation is subject to civil sanctions, including a fine.

For more information, including a link to the Governor’s Executive Orders and other City services related to COVID-19, please visit our Lake Havasu City website at www.lhcaz.gov/covid-19

Requesting the Public's Assistance

On 03-23-20, between 5:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m, a unknown person(s) committed a residential burglary by entering the lower part of the residence at 2431 Tovar Ln., and removed a 1991 Harley Davidson motorcycle along with a .380 pistol, a AR15 rifle and a laptop all without the owners knowledge or permission.

If you have any information regarding this case please call the Lake Havasu Police Department at 928-855-1171, and reference case #20-01713.

Dog Licensing and Renewals

Due to health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus and to protect the citizens and personnel of the police department, all in person lobby transactions for dog licensing and renewals are suspended until June 1, 2020.  

Dog licensing transactions are sent in the mail to the Lake Havasu City Police Department, 2360 McCulloch Boulevard North, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 or completed online at https://www.lhcaz.gov/police/animals-pets

All late fees are waived for dog license renewals due between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020.

As a reminder, in order to ensure emergency services are available for priority calls, please do not call 911 for non-emergencies or for general questions about the Coronavirus.  The most accurate and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 is found utilizing the following websites:

Center for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/

Arizona Department of Health https://www.azdhs.gov/

Mohave County Health Department https://www.mohavecounty.us 

If you do not require immediate police assistance and it is NOT an emergency, please utilize our online services at www.lhcaz.gov to submit crime reports, request police reports, request crash reports, vacation security checks, traffic enforcement and more.   If it is not necessary to come to the lobby of the police department, please consider the website or a phone call to our non-emergency number 928-855-1171 to address your concerns.

City Street Improvements and Temporary Closures

To facilitate improvements to City streets and intersections, the City is temporarily closing the intersection to thru-traffic at Swanson Avenue and Smoketree Avenue, from 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 30 through 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31. Business access on Smoketree Avenue is maintained.

The public is requested to use caution, follow detour signs when traveling near the construction area, and use alternate routes accordingly. As always, your patience in dealing with these traffic impacts is appreciated.

Dates and construction activities may vary depending on weather and other unknown factors. For more information, contact Lake Havasu City at 928-855-3377.

Lake Havasu City Cancellations Update

In response to COVID-19 concerns, and based on discussions with and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the office of Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Mohave County Public Health Department, all City events, programs, and activities are canceled, including the Vetsgiving Brunch scheduled for March 29, and the Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager scheduled Friday, April 3.

The City will review options for future meetings and notify the public when the meetings will resume.

For more information, please contact the Mayor’s office at 928-453-4152.

Burglary and Vehicle theft suspect(s) wanted.

Sometime between 02-15-20 and 03-06-20, unknown suspects entered the residence of 3840 Vega Dr. and committed the offense of burglary after they removed multiple items including taking a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado truck that was parked inside the garage. If you have any possible information please contact the Lake Havasu Police Department at 928-855-1171, and reference case #20-01372.

Temporary Closure of McCulloch Boulevard -Annual Havasu Deuces Show and Shine Event

This Thursday, March 5, McCulloch Boulevard is closed to thru traffic from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., from Smoketree Avenue to Mulberry Avenue for the Annual Havasu Deuces Show and Shine event. Please exercise additional caution when traveling in these areas, and pay special attention to all signage, markings, volunteers and law enforcement.

LHCPD K-9 "Rocky" Assists in Drug Arrest

Lake Havasu City Police officers on patrol made a civil traffic stop on SR 95 near Oro Grande Boulevard at approximately 10:00 p.m., on Friday February 21, 2020. While talking with the driver, officers were able to utilize Lake Havasu City Police Department’s newest addition, K-9 “Rocky.” Rocky alerted on the odor of a narcotic drug inside the vehicle. 

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered approximately one pound of cocaine packaged for individual sale.  The cocaine had a street value of between $25,000 and $30,000. 

As a result of the investigation, Christian Nava, a 28-year-old Lake Havasu City resident was arrested and charged with transportation of narcotic drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After his initial appearance, Christian Nava posted bond and will appear in court on a future date.   

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

Level 2 Sex Offender Community Notification 

The Lake Havasu City Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 13-3825 (Sex Offender Community Notification Law).  This offender has indicated he will be living in Lake Havasu City. 

Bryan Davia resides at 2958 Marlin Drive in Lake Havasu City.  Davia is a 61-year-old white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  In December 2009, Davia was convicted in Clark County, Nevada, of coercion / sexual assault with substantial bodily harm involving an adult female victim.

Davia has been convicted of and has completed his sentence for a sex offense. Davia has registered with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as a convicted Sex Offender and is currently residing at the listed address. Davia is not currently wanted by the Lake Havasu City Police Department or any other police agency at this time.

“Megan’s Law” is the name for a 1996 federal law, and informal name for subsequent state laws, requiring law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders.  The law was named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, who was raped and murdered by a sex offender who lived in her neighborhood.  Megan’s parents demanded legislative action and believed every parent should have the right to know if a sexual predator moves into their neighborhood.

A risk assessment determines what level sex offender an individual is based on a series of questions and point values.  The purpose of the assessment is to try and gauge the offender’s likelihood of relapse into criminal behavior.  There are three levels of sex offenders in Arizona ranging from a low of 1 to a high of 3.  Level 1 offenders are not community notifiable by state statute and are considered to be a low risk to reoffend.   Level 2 and level 3 sex offenders are community notifiable, with level 2 considered an intermediate risk and level 3 considered a high risk and most likely to reoffend. 

This notification is not intended to cause fear; rather it is believed that an informed community is a safer community. Further information on crime prevention, personal safety or to help concerned citizens join or start a Neighborhood Watch Program is available by calling the Lake Havasu City Police Department at (928) 855-1171.  If you have any information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call Havasu Silent Witness at (928) 855-TIPS or the Police Department.

For more information on Level 2 and Level 3 Sex Offenders living within Lake Havasu City limits, please visit:  www.lhcazsexoffenders.com andwww.offenderwatch.com.

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.