Lake Havasu City Police are reminding the public to keep their vehicles secure as detectives investigate recent reports of stolen vehicles and thefts throughout the city. Police say the thefts have primarily occurred at night and are believed to involve vehicles left unlocked while parked in residential areas.

Police say several of the stolen vehicles have been recovered after they were found abandoned, and because of the proximity and time frames of the crimes, are believed to involve a group of suspects working together.

The police department is recommending that residents park vehicles in well-lit areas, install motion lights or anti-theft alarms, as well as security cameras. Police say security cameras should be positioned in locations that can observe all valuable items, including cars and boats, that are left unattended.

Anyone with information about the thefts should call Lake Havasu City Police Department at 928-855-1171. Havasu Silent Witness will pay a $2,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of any suspects, police say. Anonymous information can be called into Havasu Silent Witness at 928-854-TIPS (8477). Citizens can also use Havasu Silent Witness’ anonymous text messaging service by texting your message to “CRIMES” or 274637. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online at www.tipsoft.com or via the “TipSubmit” mobile application.


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You can thank the Havasu court for the increase in crime. It’s a basic catch and release system at Havasu municipal court. Our police department arrests the criminals and the court basically releases them. The court releases criminals with a promise, by signing a contract, they’ll pay fines and attend counseling when ordered. Just look at the warrant list and you’ll see the thousands who don’t fulfill their contract. Many of the people on the warrant list are addicts and support their habits by committing crimes of opportunity. When they get arrested, on a warrant or for committing a new crime, the circular door keeps spinning. Instead the court needs to start taking the criminals freedom, then just maybe, they’ll learn they’re not welcomed here and hopefully they’ll move on.



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