A Lake Havasu City man was arrested July 5 after he allegedly injured his live-in girlfriend, threatened to burn her with a hot baking sheet and threw her cat against a bookshelf. Police said Alan Majerus was jailed on misdemeanor charges of assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend, injuring her hand and leg, and damaged items inside their home. Majerus, 28, allegedly had been drinking when the couple got into an argument about laundry. During the argument, he picked up the woman’s cat and threw it against a bookshelf. The cat bounced off the furniture and ran away. Majerus then pushed the woman onto the couch and held her down by her wrists, the police report said. He bent her finger back, causing injury, and then bent her leg up to her stomach, the report said. While arguing, Majerus smelled food burning in the kitchen, so he went into the kitchen and removed a hot pan from the oven. He allegedly came after the woman with the hot baking sheet, threatening to burn her. The woman locked herself in the hallway bathroom as he banged on the door, possibly causing damage, police said. She hid in the bathroom for 30 minutes, and when she eventually emerged, she found Majerus waving a 9mm handgun around and yelling at her. At one point, he pointed the gun at her, police said. He then put the gun away and grabbed a large butcher knife from the kitchen and began chasing her. He put the knife down and grabbed the cat, picked up a knife, and threatened to kill the animal. He then grabbed her hair dryer and threw it, causing it to smash into pieces, police said. Eventually, the woman was able to get her car keys and run outside, where she ran to her car. Mujares followed, with a knife in his hand. She put the car in reverse and quickly left the driveway, police said. Mujares denied the accusations and told police he was afraid the woman was trying to kill herself.

3 arrested on drug charges

Three people were arrested on July 5 after the police department’s Special Investigations Bureau was contacted by a probation officer about drugs at a house on Gold Dust Drive. According to a police report, Probation Officer Phil Shannon told Havasu police officers he was conducting a probation search on Steve R. Edwards, 64, when he saw what he believed to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The alleged drugs weighed 2.6 grams and tested positive for meth, police said. Shannon also said he saw a marijuana pipe with residue on a dresser in Edwards’ room. When SIB officers arrived, they found Edwards, with Dena Elizabeth Hall, 45, at the home. Hall told officers she used meth earlier that day in the house. Officers later talked with another woman, Denalee Rea, who also lived at the home. She allegedly admitted the marijuana pipe belonged to her. Edwards and Hall face felony charges of possession of marijuana and dangerous drugs. Rea faces a single felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

They hate my mail!?

Police investigated a hit-and-run accident involving a mailbox. Police said a resident on Chesapeake Boulevard reported that his stucco-and-foam mailbox was damaged by a car, leaving pieces of it scattered around his yard. No suspects were identified, but it appeared the vehicle was traveling east on Chesapeake and went off the road, police said.

Other arrests and citations

-Laura Christina Gomez, 58, of Claremont, Calif., was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop at South Palo Verde Blvd and State Route 95 Tuesday night.

- Jerry Dean Shackelford, 48, was cited after his dogs were allegedly found running loose and attacked another dog. A police report says a woman was walking three dogs on Smoketree Avenue when a brown pit bull left a nearby yard and attacked one of her dogs. He was cited for having an aggressive animal, a dog at large and 2 citations for dog licenses.

- Nikayla Reanne Martin, 22, was cited for speeding and driving on a suspended license on July 9. Martin was allegedly driving at 85 miles per hour in a 55 MPH zone on SR-95 near South McCulloch Boulevard.

-David Andrew Miranda, 31, was arrested on a misdemeanor failure-to-comply warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Consolidated Court.

- Levi John Standiford, 35, was arrested on a misdemeanor failure-to-comply warrant issued by Lake Havasu Municipal Court on an original charge of theft.

- Darryl Emmons Moredock, 52, of Lake Havasu City, was arrested July 5 on a misdemeanor failure-to-comply warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Consolidated Court on an original charge of drug paraphernalia possession.

-Philip Juan Ruiz Ortega, 32, of Lake Havasu City, was cited July 6 for driving on a suspended license.

-Barbara Joyce Hoffman, 53, was arrested July 5 on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. According to a police report, police were called after Hoffman got into an argument with her 14-year-old granddaughter.


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