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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!

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.

Temporary Road Closure for Annual Line Dance on the London Bridge

This Sunday, February 23, the London Bridge is closed to thru traffic from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., for the Havasu Community Health Foundation’s Annual Line Dance on the London Bridge special event. Beginning at 2:15 p.m., the Lake Havasu City Police Department clears the London Bridge of pedestrians and traffic. Turn restrictions at the McCulloch Boulevard and Lake Havasu Avenue intersection are in place during that time frame.

Drivers are encouraged to schedule trips to and from the Island prior to or after the event to avoid unnecessary delays. Please exercise additional caution when traveling in these areas, and pay special attention to all signage, markings, volunteers and law enforcement.

Four Subjects Arrested on Drug Charges

Over the past several 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 the sale of illegal drugs at a residence in the 1600 block of Avalon Avenue. 

On February 11, 2020, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s SWAT team, with the assistance of the Special Investigations Unit, Criminal Investigations Unit, and the Street Crimes Unit, served a search warrant at a residence in the 1600 block of Avalon Avenue.  During the search, Detectives along with the assistance of the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s newest K-9 “Rocky,” located a usable amount of methamphetamine, a usable amount of marijuana, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia, in addition to several firearms. 

As a result of the investigation, 59-year-old Lake Havasu City resident Craig Stuart, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Stuart is being held on a $5,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Grant Foley, a 70-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm during a drug offense. Foley is being held on a $10,000 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Jerry Soyland, a 63-year-old Parker resident, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Soyland was released on a $1,500 bond after his initial court appearance.

Teresa Mitchell, a 49-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Mitchell is being held on a $2,500 bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Drive Safely During Winter Blast Event

The Lake Havasu City Police Department is conducting enhanced traffic enforcement during the Winter Blast Pyrotechnics event from Wednesday, February 12 through Sunday, February 16. 

Temporary reduced speed limits signs are set up along S.R. 95 near SARA Park due to the high volume of pedestrian and vehicle traffic expected and to ensure everyone’s safety.  The Lake Havasu City Police Department reminds everyone attending the fireworks show to slow down, drive with caution and obey all traffic control devices.   

For more info click on   https://www.westernpyro.org/events    

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

Havasu Silent Witness Seeks Additional Board Members

Havasu Silent Witness is seeking local residents to serve as volunteer members on the Board of Directors. Formed in 2000, Havasu Silent Witness endeavors to make a positive impact on crime in Lake Havasu City. Members are dedicated to creating a safer community by working in partnership with citizens, media, and the Lake Havasu City Police Department. While the Havasu Silent Witness Board works closely with the Lake Havasu City Police Department, it is a separate, community-based 503(c)(3) non-profit organization. All rewards paid out are funded through private donations from the community and community-based fundraisers.

Members of the Silent Witness Board support local law enforcement by encouraging citizen participation in the prevention and solution of crimes. The Board meets approximately six times a year and provides oversight of cash rewards, organizational fundraising activities, and receives information on local crime trends. There are four officer positions on the Board: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board also consists of at-large members that participate in the organization’s business decisions and activities.

Lake Havasu City residents interested in serving on the Havasu Silent Witness Board are encouraged to contact Lieutenant Joe Harrold at 928-855-1171 for an interview. Prospective Havasu Silent Witness Board members must pass a minimal criminal background check.

 

LHC Police Dept News-LHCPD K-9 Program Update and Fundraiser Announcement

Barbara Cross presents a check to Officer Brent Skancke for the Lake Havasu City Police Department's K-9 program. Her efforts, along with the support of the community, raised thousands of dollars at the last fundraising event in December, solely for the purchase of the dog, training, and equipment for the program.

“Rocky”, a two-year old Springer Spaniel Narcotics Detection K-9, and Officer Skancke, are currently going through training together and within a few weeks, Rocky will help in the fight against illegal drugs in Lake Havasu City. 

Barbara Cross, a Lake Havasu City resident and strong supporter of the program, is matching all donations up to $25,000 given to this cause, until the end of February 2020. Individuals interested in donating can make checks payable to the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) Lodge #47, 2360 McCulloch Blvd. N. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.

A second fundraiser is held at College Street Brewery, located at 1940 College Drive in Lake Havasu City, on February 17, 18, and 19. College Street Brewery is donating 10% of their total sales for the three-day period to the K-9 program.  Please come out, enjoy a bite and a beverage and help support “Rocky.”

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. 

William R. Deihl does not currently have a permanent address. However, he is known to frequent the Body Beach area at Highway 95 and Mulberry Avenue in Lake Havasu City. Deihl is a 39-year-old white male, 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes.  In 2001, Deihl was convicted of sexual assault of a child in Delta, Colorado.

Deihl has been convicted of and has completed his sentence for a sex offense. Deihl has registered with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as a convicted Sex Offender and is known to frequent the listed location. Deihl 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 and www.offenderwatch.com.

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

Temporary Closure Of McCulloch Boulevard for Winterfest Street Festival.

On Saturday, February 8, McCulloch Boulevard is closed for the Annual Winterfest Street Festival, from Acoma Boulevard to Smoketree Avenue, beginning at 2:30 a.m., and reopens at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9. The hours of the Winterfest event are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8 and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9.

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 Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce official website at: www.havasuchamber.com.

SCAM ALERT

The Lake Havasu City Police Department would like to make the community aware of two recent local scams that have been reported.   

In one of the scams, the caller indicates that your iCloud account has been compromised.  The caller has you access your phone settings to turn certain functions off and on.  The caller then asks you to access a specific website from your iPhone.  This gives the caller access to your personal device and all of the information on your phone. 

In another scam, the caller alleges to be from “Apple” (or some other computer technical service) and tells you that your computer has been hacked.  The caller then asks you to purchase a gift card, provide the gift card number and login to your computer to give the caller access.

Scammers use urgency and threats to convince victims to cooperate, telling victims to provide immediate payment by unconventional means or sharing their personal identifying information. Do not provide your address, phone number, banking, credit card, social security number or any other personal information to anyone that calls you unsolicited.  

A scam tactic called “spoofing” is used by scammers to make the caller identification appear to be from a local number or legitimate business.  If you did not initiate the phone call, be hesitant and use caution with any information you provide to the caller. 

The Lake Havasu City 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.  Additional consumer tips of things you can do to avoid becoming a victim and find out about current scams can be found at the Federal Trade Commission’s website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts.

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

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED TO IDENTIFY BOMB THREAT SUSPECT

Over the past six weeks, detectives with the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit investigated two incidents that occurred on November 25, 2019, at two retail stores located at 100 Retail Centre Blvd in Lake Havasu City. The two stores, Home Depot and PetSmart, received a letter from an unknown person that contained threatening statements of an explosive device being placed at the business unless a ransom was delivered to a specific location.    

During the course of the investigation, detectives located surveillance video footage that showed the vehicle and the male suspect entering and leaving from the two store locations. The suspect is described as a white male wearing a black ball cap, dark colored jacket and pants. The vehicle (unknown make and model) is an extended cab truck with a white brahma style camper shell.  Color photos can be viewed on the LHCPD App or on the Lake Havasu City Facebook page.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department at 928-855-1171.  Havasu Silent Witness pays a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved. 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 also download the LHCPD app and submit a tip through the app.

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

OLDER ADULT SAFETY PROGRAM

A free safety presentation for older adults is offered on Thursday, January 16, at the Havasu Regional Medical Center Learning Center, located at 1785 McCulloch Boulevard North.  There are two presentations to choose from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This one-hour interactive presentation is designed to keep community-dwelling adults over the age of 65 independent, active, and safe. 

Statistics show that unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury-related mortality among Arizona residents 65 years and older, accounting for thousands of hospitalizations, and an average of two deaths every day in 2016. Participants are provided printed resource information and activities that include self-fall assessment, home safety checklist and modification, medication management, exercise and balance training, vehicle safety, and more. 

This free presentation is provided by Banner Health Care and brought to our community by the Lake Havasu City Fire Department, Havasu Regional Medical Center, and Lake Havasu Firefighter Charities.  

For more information or to sign up, please call Gina Gutierrez at (928) 855-3609.

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.