Heroin Sales Arrest
Bullhead City Police arrested Alberto Alvarez, 25, after he seriously injured innocent bystanders while attempting to evade law enforcement with a sales quantity of heroin.
On Monday, November 9th at approximately 12:15 p.m., a parked traffic officer observed a silver SUV speeding in the area of Highway 95 and Meadows Drive. The officer turned on his lights and siren to give the SUV a visual warning to slow down as the SUV proceeded north bound on the highway to approach a red light. The traffic officer then saw the SUV run through the red light. When the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the SUV, driven by Alberto Alvarez, sped off. The officer was unable to catch up to the vehicle, but soon came across a motor vehicle accident at Lakeside Drive and Marina Boulevard, where the suspect’s SUV had crashed into another vehicle.
The two occupants in the other vehicle were flown to a Las Vegas, NV hospital for further treatment due to the severity of their injuries.
After the crash, Alvarez fled on foot in another attempt to flee from law enforcement. He was later detained by citizens until police arrived. While attempting to detain Alvarez, he started removing items and threw them in a nearby yard on Harbor Drive. Police recovered a plastic bag, which contained about 35 grams of heroin. Alvarez was also trying to destroy his cell phone prior to police arrival.
A search warrant was obtained for his vehicle and police located more heroin, several drug paraphernalia items and a handgun.
Alvarez was arrested for transporting narcotic drugs (heroin) for sale, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and in possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug offense. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.