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DATE/TIME: December 4, 2018/ 2:40 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC 288(a) Lewd Acts With a Child

LOCATION: 80 block of S. Valley Mesa Havasu Lake, California

SUSPECT: Michael Anthony Smith, 50 years old, resident of Havasu Lake, California

VICTIM: Confidential

In July 2018, an investigation of lewd acts with a child under 14 years old was initiated by deputies at the Colorado River Station, involving an 11-year-old female victim. Detectives assumed the investigation that led to the contact with the suspect, Michael Anthony Smith of Havasu Lake, California.

On December 4, 2018, Smith was interviewed and subsequently arrested pc 288(a) Lewd Act with a Child. Smith was booked at the West Valley Detention Center with a $250,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detectives Caronna or Preston by calling the Colorado River Station at (760)326-9200. Those wishing to remain anonymous, can call the We-Tip Hotline at (800)78-CRIME (27463) or leave information online at

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Refer: Detective Nick Caronna

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (769)326-9200

Case No. 101800239

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department