A Lake Havasu City man was arrested Sept. 6 on charges of aggravated domestic violence and failure to comply with a court order when he allegedly threatened to shoot his victim during a phone call last month.
According to police, 42-year-old Joshua Kalisz has been arrested in multiple incidents of alleged domestic violence since 2017. Kalisz’s girlfriend of seven years had left their relationship this January, but agreed to move back in with him in August after he told her that he had stopped abusing illicit drugs, the report said.
Shortly afterward, he had become controlling, according to statements allegedly made by the victim. She contacted law enforcement due to his alleged behavior, and police say Kalisz fled to California. On Aug. 20, Kalisz allegedly contacted the victim when his vehicle broke down on I-40. According to police, Kalisz refused to give him a ride, to which he allegedly threatened to shoot her when he returned to Havasu.
Police say Kalisz made multiple phone calls to the victim while she was giving her statement to officers, and had called the victim’s number as many as 20 times from the same phone number. The victim had an active order of protection against Kalisz at the time of the alleged contact, according to police.
According to the report, Kalisz admitted to contacting the victim during an interview with officers, despite the order of protection against him.