Woman jailed over stolen plate, lies to Havasu officers

May 26, 2019

A Lake Havasu City woman was arrested for theft and false reporting to law enforcement, according to a police report.

Police ran a records check on the license plate of the car Samantha R. Donnell, 37, was driving during a civil traffic stop on May 17. The plate was registered to a different vehicle, and according to the report, Donnell told the officer that the license plate was on her vehicle when she bought it and didn’t know how it got there.

After further investigation, Donnell admitted to Lake Havasu Police the next day that she stole the license plate from the bedroom of someone whose house she used to help work on, according to the report.

Lake Havasu City Police report that the victim told police that Donnell has stolen tools from her before, and she believes Donnell stole the license plate as well.