On Dec. 9, the Mesquite Police Department received notification from Nevada Parole and Probation as well as the United States Marshals Service that a fugitive sex offender was in the Mesquite area. The fugitive had an active felony warrant of arrest out of Wisconsin for a sex offender registration violation.
Detectives were able to locate and identify the fugitive sex offender’s vehicle location at the Virgin River Hotel. Detectives began surveillance of the room and vehicle. After a short time, the fugitive exited his hotel room and was safely taken into custody.
Lloyd Robert Pitzen, 66, of Wisconsin, was arrested on the felony fugitive from justice warrant. Pitzen was transported to the Clark County Detention Center to await extradition back to Wisconsin.