San Diego Woman Arrested in Havasu for Identity Theft and Drugs


Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alice Laurene Kruse, 57, of San Diego, CA, early Monday (5/9) morning for taking identity of another, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies. Late Sunday (5/8) evening, at about 11:55 p.m., deputies observed someone walking around a property with a flashlight in the 3500 block of London Bridge Road. A week prior, the homeowner requested extra patrol in the area as no one should be on his property. Deputies contacted a male subject carrying the flashlight and he advised that he had permission from the woman inside the residence. Deputies contacted the female subject identified as Kruse. Later, the male subject was identified as a neighbor and the homeowner declined to press charges of trespassing. The homeowner advised that Kruse had permission to be on his property.

Deputies requested identification from Kruse and Kruse advised her ID is in the truck. Deputies followed Kruse to a garage where she opened the driver’s side door of the truck and started looking for her identification. Deputies observed a pouch in the compartment of the door. Deputies observed marijuana inside the pouch and a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance. Kruse advised that she could not find her driver’s license. Kruse was taken into custody without incident. A search of Kruse’s purse revealed four torch lighters, a clean pipe and three California driver’s license. Two of the driver’s license were not Kruse. She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

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