(Left to Right) Jesse A. Cutter, Sally J. Fichtelman . (Photo: LHCPD)
Crime

LHC Community Assistance Leads to Drug Arrests

(Left to Right) Jesse A. Cutter, Sally J. Fichtelman . (Photo: LHCPD)

LAKE HAVASU CITY — Over the past few 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 possible drug activity at a residence in the 200 block of Saguaro Drive.

This investigation was a result of several community-based tips that were reported due to suspicious activity at this residence.

Detectives with the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, contacted three people on June 19 at the residence in the 200 block of Saguaro Drive. Upon contact with the subjects, items of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana were reportedly located in plain view inside the residence. The residence was then secured pending a search warrant.

Detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant at the Saguaro Drive residence about 6:45 p.m. According to LHCPD, during the service of the search warrant, about five grams of marijuana, 25 grams of marijuana cannabis wax, 10.9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, four Sour Patch candies laced with LSD acid, Xanax and several items of drug paraphernalia were located throughout the residence.

As a result of the investigation, Jesse A. Cutter, a 25-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, three counts of possession of dangerous drugs and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. During his initial appearance, Cutter was released on a $10,000 bond.   

Sally J. Fichtelman, a 23-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. During her initial appearance, Fichtelman was released on a $10,000 bond.

Francisco Alvarez, a 26-year-old Lake Havasu City resident, was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Alvarez was issued a citation in-lieu of arrest and released at the scene.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department is thankful to the Lake Havasu City community for remaining proactive in reporting suspicious activity, which ultimately led to the arrest of these three subjects.

Anyone suspecting criminal activity can contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department at 928-855-1171. Anonymous information can also be called into Lake Havasu Silent Witness at 928-854-TIPS (8477).

Citizens can utilize the police department’s anonymous text messaging tip service by texting LHCPD and the 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.