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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.

 
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LOCAL SUBJECT ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR

Over the past several months, Detectives with the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit have been conducting an investigation of sexual exploitation of a minor after receiving information from the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) indicating that known pornographic images of children have been flagged to a potential residence in Lake Havasu City.

On December 19, after pinpointing an exact location, Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3000 block of Whirlwind Lane where the suspect was residing. During the search warrant, multiple items of media to include cell phones, laptop computers and tabletswere located and seized as part of this investigation. The suspect, 27-year-old Lake Havasu City resident Larry Gene Henderson,was subsequently arrested after he was located at a separate location in Lake Havasu City.

As a result of this investigation, Larry G. Henderson was charged with twenty-three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. During his initial appearance, Henderson was held on a $100,000 cash-only bond and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that Henderson has had contact with any local juveniles and there were no locally known victims associated with this particular case.

Public Information Officer:  Detective Chris Angus

(928) 855-1171

Requesting the Public's help in Identifying

On 12-14-2019, at approximately 1156 hours, an unknown black male suspect committed organized retail theft at the 1900 block of McCulloch Blvd. The male used his backpack to conceal over $200 in store merchandise and left the store without paying.

Found Bike

This bicycle was found in the 600 Block of Thunderbolt Drive in early November.   Please contact the LHCPD and refer to Report # 19-06838 if this is your bicycle.  Owner must provide proof of purchase / ownership.

LOCAL CITIZEN STARTING FUNDRAISER FOR LHCPD K-9

Barbara Cross, a Lake Havasu City resident, has organized a fundraiser and is looking for the community’s support to fund a K-9 program for the Lake Havasu City Police Department.  These funds will be solely dedicated to the LHCPD’s K-9 program and are used for the purchase of the dog, training and equipment.

The initiative was jump started by multiple community members wanting to support the police department by donating money to a K-9 program.  The department did have a K-9 named “Cliff” from 2006 – 2012.  “Cliff” was a Belgian Malinois and served with the Lake Havasu City Police Department as a narcotics detection dog as well as a patrol dog.  The police department budget was not able to sustain a K-9 program after 2012. 

The dog currently being looked at is a dog named “Rocky”.  He is a two-year old Springer Spaniel.  “Rocky” is currently going through training and will be starting a two-week school in late January 2020 with a Lake Havasu City Police Officer still to be chosen.  Springer Spaniels are one of the best recognized sniffer dogs actively used for the detection of illegal drugs. These dogs are also known for their good temperament.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department welcomes the community’s support and would be able to use the K-9 as a tool in the fight against illegal drugs.   

To kick off the campaign, Cross will be having a fundraiser at Fugs 2068 McCulloch Blvd. N. on December 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Come down for chicken wings, a chance to win raffle items and an opportunity to bid on a private airplane ride over the Grand Canyon to support the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s K-9 program.   A representative from LHCPD will be at the event to answer any questions about the K-9 program.

Barbara Cross, a strong supporter of the program, will be matching all donations up to $25,000 given to this cause until the end of January 2020.   Individuals who would like to donate or are unable to attend the fundraiser can make checks payable to the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) Lodge #47,  2360 McCulloch Blvd. N. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.

Public Information Officer:  Sergeant Tom Gray

Requesting the help from public to report similar crimes

Attached is a photograph of an unknown male who is stealing a ring camera, reference DR# 19-07269.  Usually these are not isolated incidents. Any help the public can give in reporting any similar type of incidents would be greatly appreciated.

Requesting Public Assistance to Identify

Attempted vehicle theft near the 600 block of Apache Dr. on 11-19-19.

If you have any information please contact the Lake Havasu Police Department and reference case #19-07027.

Requesting Public Assistance to Identify

On 11-11-19, at 1700 hours, an unknown person committed theft by taking a clay yard turtle from the front porch of a resident in the 2600 block of Tradewind Dr. If your able to identify the subject please call the Lake Havasu Police Department at and reference case DR# 19-06897.

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 and reference DR# 19-06729.

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

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.

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.

 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

Booking photos: Taylor J. Merrick, Jason Drew

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.