Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious package located at a residence Sunday (6/18) evening. At about 8:10 p.m. deputies responded to the 2100 block of E Mescalero Drive.

Dispatch advised that the reporting said he recently got home and observed a suspicious package on his driveway. Dispatch further advised the RP further said that he opened the package and the suspicious item looks like an M-80 and he doesn’t know if it’s a prank or not.

The RP was advised to stay clear from the device. Upon arrival, deputies observed a package wrapped in red tape with a cylinder inside surrounded by crushed gravel.

The package was approximately 4 to 6 inches in width and 4 to 6 inches in length. All neighboring houses were evacuated and a perimeter of approximately 100 yards was set in every direction.

Desert Hills Fire Department, Lake Havasu City Fire Department and Lake Havasu City Police Department responded and assisted. Road closures were established to prevent the public from entering this area.

Lake Havasu City Police Department Bomb Squad responded and determined the device is not a fake bomb and was a real device. Utilizing their bomb box, LHCPD Bomb Squad was able to deactivate the device.

Approximately 20 houses were evacuated and the residents were allowed to return to their homes at about 11:00 p.m. This incident remains under investigation.