Off-duty deputy helps Brawley police nab burglary suspects

December 13, 2001|By MARIO RENTERIA, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — Police here, with the help of an off-duty Imperial County Sheriff's Office deputy, arrested three suspects thought to have been involved in a car burglary

Brawley police Lt. Henry Graham said police received a call about 10:26 p.m. regarding a burglary in the rear parking area of Brawley Family Billiards in the 600 block of Main Street.

Graham said three suspects were seen breaking into a vehicle by the vehicle's owner.

The vehicle's owner, accompanied by other individuals, went back into Brawley billiards and told the off-duty deputy.

The deputy went outside and saw the suspects leaving in a vehicle. The deputy followed the suspects in his private vehicle.

The deputy eventually lost track of the suspects but he gave Brawley police enough information to pursue the alleged burglars.

Police later found a vehicle matching the description of the suspects near the corner of 13th and J streets. Police found the three suspects inside a residence, along with property stolen from the Brawley billiards parking lot.


The suspects — Gabriel Castro, 18, Roberto Arquieta, 18, and a 17-year-old boy — were arrested for burglary. The juvenile was taken to juvenile hall, while the adults were taken to county jail.

Information on bail amounts for the adults was not available this morning.

>>Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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