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Many Arrests Made in Proactive Drug Action


May 13, 2012

BLYTHE, Calif On Friday, May 11, between the hours of 6:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon, 15 arrests were made in town crimes including those involving drugs, illegal possession of dangerous weapons, and outstanding arrest warrants.

Five probation and five parole compliance checks were also completed. Sixteen arrest warrants were cleared from the system.

As a result of the operation five people were arrested for felony crimes and 10 others for misdemeanor crimes. They are listed below:

  • Lindsay Boyens, 25, from Blythe, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant.

  • Travis Settle, 56, transient, was arrested for three misdemeanor warrants.

  • Austin Armenta, 19, from Blythe, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant.

  • Rosana Cavazos, 29, from Blythe, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

  • Ashley Jaejer, 28, from Blythe, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Meredith Dawn James, 39, from Blythe, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

  • Michael Lee Lawson, 19, from Blythe, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant.

  • Vadon Lee Phillips, 22, from Blythe, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant.

  • Antonio Lucero Santiago, 58, from Blythe, was arrested for two misdemeanor warrants.

  • Rafael Coronado Saiza, 28, from Blythe, was arrested for possession of a dangerous/illegal weapon, violation of probation and a misdemeanor warrant.

  • Francisco Anthony Romero, 46, from Blythe, was arrested for possession of a dangerous/illegal weapon and a misdemeanor warrant.

  • Franklin Devon Brodkin, 20, from Blythe, was arrested for a felony warrant.

  • Jose Antonio Serna, 29, from Blythe, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant.

  • Michael Angelo Morales, 30, from Blythe, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant.

  • David Anthony Soto, 24, from Blythe, was arrested for two misdemeanor warrants

This proactive effort was solely a focus on daytime drug-related activities occurring throughout the Blythe and surrounding community areas.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


BNET is a multi-agency narcotic task force participated in by law enforcement agencies in the Blythe, Palo Verde Valley area. BNET's primary mission is to disrupt narcotic sales and diminish the availability of those drugs, thereby increasing public safety. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity or information that could lead into the arrest of subjects involved with any criminal activity. Call the Colorado River Station at 760-921-7900 or the Blythe Police Department at 760-922-6111.



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