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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 Public Assistance to Identify

On 11-03-2019, at approximately 0058 hours, an unknown male subject committed aggravated assault at 477 Queens Bay (London Bridge Resort/Martini Bay), after he struck the victim multiple times in the parking lot which resulted in the victim temporarily losing consciousness and sustaining multiple facial injuries and a possible broken ankle.

The subject is described as a white male, between 30-40 years of age with a bald head and a thick black beard.

If you have any information please contact the Lake Havasu City Police department at 928-855-1171, and reference DR# 19-06729.


Temporary Closure of McCulloch Boulevard for the Veterans Day Parade

On Monday, November 11, McCulloch Boulevard is closed from Acoma Boulevard to Capri Boulevard from 6:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for the annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m., in the area of Acoma Boulevard and Main Street, and ends around 11:30 a.m. at Wheeler Park, where a ceremony honoring Veterans is held.

Please exercise additional caution when traveling in these areas and pay special attention to all signage, markings, volunteers and law enforcement.

For more information, please visit the website for the VFW Post 9401 at http://vfw9401.homestead.com/ .

CULVERT REPAIR REQUIRES LANE RESTRICTIONS AT LONDON BRIDGE ROAD

Lake Havasu City Public Works crews are repairing a drainage culvert at London Bridge Road near Mesquite Bay North, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, beginning at 7:00 a.m. This work requires road restrictions on London Bridge Road to a one-way lane with flaggers intermittently allowing traffic through the work zone. Work is expected to last for one day. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes, allow extra travel time, and follow all construction signage.

 

For more information, please contact the Maintenance Services Division at 928-855-3377.

LHCPD Awarded Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) awarded the Lake Havasu City Police Department a grant of $30,178 to be used to conduct increased traffic enforcement and to purchase radar tracking equipment.  The S.T.E.P. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) grant provides the Lake Havasu City Police Department the funds needed to increase traffic enforcement capabilities by assigning personnel on overtime to concentrate on speed enforcement activities. 

Increased traffic enforcement reduces incidences of traffic fatalities and injuries resulting from speeding, aggressive driving, red light running and other forms of risky driving behavior through enforcement, education and public awareness, which makes our roads safer for all motorists.

As part of the grant, the Lake Havasu City Police Department is required to maintain and submit statistics to the GOHS on a regular basis.

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

Multiple Subjects Arrested on Drug Charges

Over the past several months, detectives with the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET), have been conducting an investigation into a subject selling drugs from a residence in the 3300 block of Thunderbird Drive in Lake Havasu City.

On October 3, 2019, at approximately 8:35 p.m., the Special Investigations Unit, with the assistance from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit and SWAT Team, along with assistance from the La Paz County Narcotic Task Force K-9 Detectives, served a search warrant at the residence in the 3300 block of Thunderbird Drive. During the search, several prescription only pills and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were located.

As a result of the investigation, 36-year-old Lake Havasu City resident Thomas Nichols was arrested for possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rosemary Scott, a 22-year-old Parker resident, was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Martin Kennedy, a 54-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of prescription only pills and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lucky Thill, a 28-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. After her initial appearance, Thill was held on a $1,000 cash-only bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

After their initial appearance, Nichols, Scott and Kennedy remain in custody pending a conditional release agreement issued by the court. 

Charges are pending on two additional Lake Havasu City residents as this investigation continues. 

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

Booking photo: Thomas Nichols, Rosemary Scott, Martin Kennedy, and Lucky Thill.

Four Subjects Arrested on Drug Charges

Over the past month, detectives with the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET), have been conducting an investigation into subjects selling methamphetamine in the Lake Havasu City and Parker, Arizona area. 

On September 17, 2019, and with the assistance of the La Paz County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, a traffic stop was conducted in La Paz County, on a vehicle occupied by 29-year-old Lake Havasu City resident Tara Cosby and 49-year-old Lake Havasu City resident Clint Martin. As a result of the traffic stop, one pound of methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle, and Cosby and Martin were taken into custody.

On September 20, 2019, information was received that approximately two additional ounces of methamphetamine was located at a residence occupied by Clint Martin and Tara Cosby in the 300 block of Sunflower Drive. Patrol Officers with the Lake Havasu City Police Department were notified and seized the methamphetamine. At approximately 3:45 p.m., the Special Investigations Unit, with assistance from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit and Street Crimes Unit, served a search warrant at the residence in the 300 block of Sunflower Drive.  

During the search, two additional subjects were found to be living in a trailer on the property.  As a result of the search warrant, a usable amount of methamphetamine, a usable amount of marijuana, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were located.

 As a result of the investigation, Clint Martin was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held on a $5,000 cash-only bond in the custody of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office.

Tara Cosby was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held on a $5,000 cash-only bond in the custody of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. 

Paul Kornish, a 49-year old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kornish was held on a $5,000 cash-only bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Elysia Espinoza, a 27-year old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Espinoza was held on a $5,000 cash-only bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

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

 Booking photo: Clint Martin, Tara Cosby, Paul Kornish, and Elysia Espinoza.

Search Warrant Leads to Drug Arrests

Over the past couple of months, detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) have been conducting an investigation into subjects selling heroin and methamphetamine from a residence in the 3000 block of Erwin Lane in Lake Havasu City. 

On August 27, at approximately 4:45 p.m., the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s SWAT team, along with the Special Investigations Unit, Criminal Investigations Unit and Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant at that residence. As a result of the search, several grams of heroin, a half an ounce of methamphetamine, multiple narcotic pills, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, including items commonly associated with sales of illegal drugs, and proceeds from the sales of illegal drugs were located.  

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

Taylor J. Merrick, 24 years old, was arrested for possession of heroin for sale, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.   Merrick was released after she posted a $2,500 bond.

Jason Drew, 38 years old, was arrested for possession of heroin for sale, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.   During his initial appearance, Drew was held on a $15,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.  

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

Booking photos: Taylor J. Merrick, Jason Drew

Labor Day DUI Enforcement

The Lake Havasu City Police Department will be conducting DUI enforcement details from Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2, for the Labor Day holiday, per a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The Labor Day weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year in terms of nationwide drunk-driving fatalities according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Lake Havasu City Police Department reminds everyone participating in Labor Day festivities to enjoy the weekend responsibly and arrange for a designated driver.

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

Speed Limit Change on Cherry Tree Boulevard

In a continued effort to provide more uniformed traffic flows on Boulevard and Avenue corridors in accordance with the 2005 Small Area Transportation Plan, the current 25 mph speed limit on Cherry Tree Boulevard, between McCulloch Boulevard and Cherry Tree Place, will be increased to 35 mph, effective Wednesday, September 4th. This change comes as a result of a recent engineering review of both crash and speed data in the area.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at 928-855-3377.

Hit and Run Suspect

On 08/15/2019, around 1800 hrs, an unknown adult female suspect committed the offense of hit and run after she crashed into the victim’s block wall (in the 800 block of Beachcomber Blvd.), she then fled the area without leaving any information.

Suspect vehicle:
The vehicle appears to be a dark blue Porsche Boxter with a black soft top.

Suspect:
A witness described the suspect as a white female possibly around 50 years of age.

Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Drug Arrests

 

Over the past month, detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, which is part of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) have been conducting an investigation into subjects selling heroin and methamphetamine from a residence in the 800 block of Revere Drive in Lake Havasu City. 

On August 20, 2019, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s SWAT team, Special Investigations Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit served a search warrant at that residence where multiple subjects were arrested for a variety of drug related charges.  

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

Brandon D. Velazquez, 26 years old, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  During his initial appearance, Velazquez was held on a $5000 cash only bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.  

Kirstin E. Leigh, 23 years old, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a local warrant.  During her initial appearance, Leigh was held on a $5000 cash only bond for the drug charges and $4000 for the warrant.  She was transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.  

Zai R. Alirez, 23 years old, was arrested for possession of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and a local warrant. During his initial appearance, Alirez was held on a $5000 cash only bond for the drug charges and $4000 for the warrant.   He was transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.  

Alicia M. Heredia, 23 years old, was arrested for possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and a local warrant.  During her initial appearance, Heredia was held on a $5000 cash only bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.  

The Lake Havasu City Police Department would like to thank the Lake Havasu City community for remaining proactive in reporting suspicious activity.  If you suspect any criminal activity, you are encouraged to contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department at 928-855-1171.  Anonymous information can be called into Havasu Silent Witness at 928-854-TIPS (8477). Citizens can utilize Havasu Silent Witness’ anonymous text messaging service by texting your message to “CRIMES” or 274637. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a web page based tip service at www.tipsoft.com or via the “TipSubmit” mobile application. Anyone using Android, Windows or Apple platforms can download the LHCPD app and submit a tip through the app as well.

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

Booking photos: Brandon D. Velazquez, Kirstin E. Leigh, Zai R. Alirez and Alicia M. Heredia.

TELEPHONE SCAMS IN LAKE HAVASU CITY

The Lake Havasu City Police Department warns the community about a fraudulent telephone scam seen recently in Lake Havasu City.  Officers with the Lake Havasu City Police Department recently investigated a fraudulent telephone call where an unknown caller identified themselves as a member of the Lake Havasu City Police Department to the victim. The telephone number assigned to this call was the police department’s non-emergency number, (928)-855-4111, and the caller informed the victim that he was being investigated for criminal activity.

The unknown caller requested the victim to purchase gift cards from local businesses and then provide the caller with the gift card numbers to avoid further criminal action. The victim also received several additional calls from an unknown number, where the callers had personal information about the victim, including his banking institution.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department will not solicit any type of payment for alleged criminal activity over the telephone or in person. Fraudulent telephone calls are increasing in the Lake Havasu City area and citizens are urged to use caution when they are requested to make any form of payment in lieu of arrest, prosecution and imprisonment.

The police department encourages the community to report these types of fraudulent calls and be aware that scammers are constantly devising new schemes in an attempt to get your money.  Do not provide your address, phone number, banking, credit card, social security number or any other personal information to anyone that calls you unsolicited. In addition, do not purchase any gift cards or provide any caller with gift card numbers to avoid further action, as this is a common scam practice.

Caller identification can make it appear that the caller is local. However, this is just another tactic used by scammers.   Additional consumer tips of things you can do to avoid becoming a victim, or to find more information about current scams can be found at the Federal Trade Commission’s website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts.

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

Stolen Vehicle 19-02839

Bulletin Date : 05/04/2019
Make : Can-Am
Model : Maverik X 3
Body Style : Other
Year : 2017
Color : Black
State : Arizona
License Number : 1S1FMC

Distinguishing Marks:
Black and orange Can-Am Maverik X 3 with orange front and rear bumpers, black metal roof rack with a spare tire on top, stock rims, and stock interior.

Date Last Seen:    May 03, 2019

Last seen in 2100 block of Eagle Dr at 10:30 p.m. on 05/03/2019. If located please contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department at 928-855-4111.

BURGLARY 19-02872

On 05-05-2019 a male subject committed the offense of burglary at the AZ Auto Spa (3200 block of Maricopa Ave.) after damaging a couple of vending machines and taking money from them. This male was there for a few hours (between about 12:00 am and 02:30 am hours). Attached are pictures of the suspect gathered from the surveillance at the location.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION OR CAN IDENTIFY THE PERSON IN THE PHOTO, PLEASE CONTACT DET. TERRINONI AT THE LAKE HAVASU CITY POLICE DEPT. REFERENCE DR # 19-02872.

928-855-4111

BURGLARY-CRIMINAL DAMAGE 19-03217

Between 05-04-2019 at approximately 10:30 pm and 05-05-2019 at approximately 2:30 am, an unknown male subject commits the offense of burglary at the AZ Auto Spa (3200 block of Maricopa Ave) and Bashas' (3200 block of Maricopa Ave) after he is seen damaging, and removing money from vending machines in the area.

If you know the identification of the person pictured, please contact Det. Terrinoni at the Lake Havasu City Police Dept.. Ref DR 19-03217

Havasu Silent Witness will pay a $300.00 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect involved. Anonymous information can be called into Havasu Silent Witness at 928-854-TIPS (8477). 
Citizens can utilize anonymous text
messaging tip service by texting your message to “CRIMES” or 274637.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a web page based tip service at
www.tipsoft.com or via the “TipSubmit” mobile application. 
On your smart phone, you can also download the LHCPD app and submit a tip through the app as well.

928-855-4111

19-4445 Burglary Residential-Attempt Trespass

ON 07/11/2019 AT 0052 HOURS, AN UNKNOWN WHITE MALE ADULT COMMITTED ATTEMPTED BURGLARY OF A RESIDENCE AND TRESPASSING AFTER HE WAS OBSERVED ON SURVEILLANCE CASING THE RESIDENCE. THE SUBJECT THEN APPROACHED THE RESIDENCE FROM THE REAR OF THE PROPERTY, AND TURNED OFF THE POWER TO THE HOUSE AT THE BREAKER BOX LOCATED AT THE 2400 BLOCK OF SAN JUAN DR.

IF YOU KNOW THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE PERSON PICTURED PLEASE CONTACT DET. TERRINONI AT THE LAKE HAVASU POLICE DEPT., REF DR#19-04445

928-855-4111

19-01301 CRIMINAL DAMAGE 

ON 02-27-2019 AT APPROX. 11:28 PM, AN UNIDENTIFIED WHITE MALE COMMITTED CRIMINAL DAMAGE AND TRESPASS BY JUMPING THE CLOSED GATE ACCESSING THE DOCKS AND KICKING THE GLASS WINDOW ON A TOUR BOAT CAUSING IT TO SHATTER AT 0-100 BLOCK OF LONDON BRIDGE RD.

18-03973 BURGLARY

ON 6-8-18 BETWEEN APPROX. 07:00 AM AND APPROX. 11:58 PM, UNKNOWN PERSON(S) COMMITTED BURGLARY AT THE 2900 BLOCK OF SOMBRERO DR. AFTER THEY ENTERED A RESIDENCE AND STOLE MULTIPLE ITEMS WITHOUT THE VICTIMS KNOWLEDGE OR PERMISSION.

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.