Update: Assault on Peace Officer

Published by The Bee News

March 5, 2020

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Update Suspect was located and taken into custody at 11:30pm on 3/4 at a gas station in Lake Havasu City without incident.

On Wednesday (3/4) at approximately 1920 hours, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office was advised that The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a vehicle northbound on Highway 95 into Mohave County near the Bill Williams Bridge. The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office further advised that they were continuing to pursue the vehicle, which turned into Cattail Cove State Park off of Highway 95, south of Lake Havasu. The vehicle entered into Cattail Cove, then immediately attempted to exit the park. A Deputy with the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office staged near the entrance to Cattail Cove, as the vehicle was attempting to exit. The Deputy positioned himself outside of his vehicle attempting to stop the suspect. During this attempt, the Deputy suffered injuries to one of his legs. The vehicle exited onto Highway 95 where it continued northbound at a high rate of speed. With this information, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office attempted to intercept the vehicle at McCullouch Blvd South and Highway 95, in Lake Havasu City. Spike strips were deployed, but the vehicle avoided them. Deputies lost sight of the vehicle in the area of Highway 95 and Oro Grande. A search ensued, but at the time of this press release the suspect has not been located.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for the suspect in this incident, Patrick Kalember, who resides in La Paz County. Patrick was driving a 2016 white Mini Cooper bearing Arizona plate CMP9678. Citizens are advised not to approach the suspect or vehicle, and to notify law enforcement immediately. Patrick is wanted for the charges of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer. No shots were fired at law enforcement or by law enforcement during this incident. The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Deputy who was injured during this incident suffered only minor injuries and was released from the hospital.

Attached is a picture of the suspect, Patrick Kalember.

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