A Lake Havasu City man wanted in multiple criminal investigations was apprehended Friday evening at a Winterhaven Lane residence.
According to the Lake Havasu City Police Department, 22-year-old Camilio D. Gutierrez was wanted as of this month on charges of robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful use of a means of transportation and possession of dangerous drugs.
Police say Gutierrez was known to officers due to prior arrests, including a 2018 arrest on charges of possession of dangerous drugs. Gutierrez was also arrested in 2017 for his alleged role in a rash of graffiti incidents reported throughout Havasu. When officers saw him Friday on Winterhaven Lane, the report said, they recognized him immediately.
According to police, Gutierrez turned and fled the scene on foot when he saw officers at the scene. Officers gave chase, the report said, before Gutierrez disappeared into the residence and shut the door behind him.
Officers surrounded the home, and additional units were called in case Gutierrez barricaded himself within, the report said. Shortly after, police say, officers heard loud “banging” sounds inside. Officers demanded that Gutierrez exit the residence, but he refused. Two women emerged from inside and approached officers, the report said, and allegedly indicated that Gutierrez may be attempting to escape into the building’s attic.
According to the police report, the temperature at the time of the incident was more than 100 degrees.
Officers entered the residence with weapons drawn as police maintained a perimeter around the building. When officers turned into a hallway of the home, Gutierrez allegedly emerged.
He was covered in insulation fibers and sweating profusely when he surrendered himself to officers, the report said.
A search of Gutierrez’s person allegedly yielded a plastic bag containing suspected heroin. When later questioned about the alleged heroin, Gutierrez told detectives that it wasn’t his, the report said.
Gutierrez was wanted by police in a June 28 incident in which he allegedly fled from officers while driving a silver sedan which was reported stolen. During that incident, according to police, Gutierrez fled in a short pursuit that ultimately resulted in Gutierrez crashing his vehicle and fleeing on foot. Officers were unable to locate him at that time.
He was also wanted on charges of robbery and aggravated assault after a June 9 incident. According to police, Gutierrez struck a victim multiple times, breaking the victim’s nose. After the alleged assault, police say Gutierrez took $100 of the victim’s money before leaving the scene. When questioned about the alleged robbery, Gutierrez allegedly told detectives he acted in self-defense, but denied taking the victim’s money.
Gutierrez has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful use of a means of transportation, possession of narcotic drugs, reckless driving, unlawful flight from law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia.
As of Tuesday evening, Gutierrez remained in custody at Mohave County Jail without bond.