Planet Fitness Outdoors Tussle Leads to Arrest … and Work Out » Holtville Tribune

Iel centro -Twenty-nine-year-old Roque Silva sweated profusely in front of El Centro’s Planet Fitness after a heated workout with local police and a man recording cell phone video, which ultimately resulted in a somewhat “less-than-lethal force” . Option” to take him into custody.

According to an El Centro Police Department press release, around noon on Friday, April 26, El Centro Police were searching for a missing person in the area of ​​1900 North Imperial Avenue when an officer went to Planet Fitness to look for the person.

According to the press release, 1910 N. While at the fitness center on Imperial Avenue, Silva approached the officer and began arguing for no apparent reason, and, “to de-escalate the situation, the officer explained to Roque why he was there and began walking away. done.

As the situation unfolded, a nearby gym goer started recording on his cellphone. Silva allegedly focused his anger on her and stole the cell phone from the gym goer’s hand, the release said. A physical altercation began between Silva and the gym-goer when Silva tried to get his cell phone back, the police release said.

According to the press release, the officer intervened and tried to separate them when Silva engaged the officer and became physically aggressive.

Less-lethal force was used to capture Silva, who was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, assault against a police officer and robbery for taking a cell phone. He was booked into the Imperial County Jail.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Five arrested in drug vehicle call

EL CENTRO – Five drug arrests were made apparently through reports of suspicious activity made to El Centro police over the course of a few hours and resulted in a man fleeing from officers.

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El Centro Police received an initial call of suspected drug activity shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, where a vehicle was described, but none were found at that time.

A few hours later, at 1:42 p.m., officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the 1500 block of North Imperial Avenue for a code violation, according to a press release.

As the vehicle stopped, a passenger, later identified as Reginald Giles, ran away. Officers set up a perimeter of the area, and Giles was captured, the release said. According to the press release, Giles was arrested on suspicion of evading arrest and booked into the Imperial County Jail for the warrant.

Four other people in the vehicle were detained. The press release said El Centro Police Department dogs were alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle, Jacob Rodriguez, was arrested on drug charges.