PRESS RELEASE: Man Arrested on Burglary and Vehicle Theft Charges


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On May 2, 2014, at approximately 7:18 p.m., Lake Havasu City Police Department officers responded to the 2800 block of El Dorado Avenue due to a report that a vehicle had crashed into a residence. Citizens reported seeing a man running from the crash towards North McCulloch Boulevard. Responding officers located the man running and chased after him on foot. The man was apprehended in the side yard of a residence in the 2700 block of McCulloch Boulevard North and identified as 33-year old Jack Weaver Jr.

Once Weaver was taken into custody he was found to display signs and symptoms associated with being intoxicated and there were several items of jewelry located in his pockets. It was determined that the vehicle Weaver had been driving, a 2000 Mazda Van, had been stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Powhattan Drive. Further investigation found that the residence had been burglarized and not yet reported to the police. Additional items inside the van appeared to have also been stolen, including a .38 caliber revolver. The firearm was determined to have been reported stolen earlier in the day from a residence in the 1300 block of London Bridge Road.

A 2005 Nissan Pathfinder was located in close proximity to the burglary in the 200 block of Powhattan Drive, in the desert, and was determined to have been stolen from a residence in the 1600 block of Kiowa Avenue after last being seen by its owner at about 5:30 p.m. A holster belonging to the .38 revolver was located in the Nissan. Weaver was found to be prohibited from possessing a firearm and his driving privilege had been previously suspended out of California.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau were called out and have taken over the investigation. The investigation is ongoing as detectives attempt to identify where additional items of apparent stolen property were stolen from.

Weaver Jr.’s charges consisted of burglary, aggravated DUI, criminal damage, trespassing, theft of means of transportation, weapon misconduct, leaving the scene of an accident, and resisting arrest related to four separate incidents. Weaver was held on a $22,500 bond at his initial appearance and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

Jack Weaver (33)

Jack Weaver (33)

DUSTIN TRILLA EXPLAINS: “22,500 BOND. which means this man would have to pay the FULL amount to get out of jail. This is not a bail where you just pay 10% and be released. 22,500 all up front cash.”