Police place school on lockdown to arrest drug suspects
Story by 13 On Your Side Newsroom
From left to right: Savanna Woodward, Victor Bravo Jr., and Raul Lopez Jr.
YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – Wellton police place a local elementary school while arresting a group of criminals close by.
It happened yesterday morning, while Wellton Elementary School students were in class.
Police, Border Patrol agents and Yuma County Sheriff's deputies teamed up to arrest 18-year-old Victor Bravo Jr. and two others who were involved in drug crimes.
Police say Bravo is known to be violent toward law enforcement.
They also had evidence to believe Bravo had stolen goods from recent burglaries in his possession, which he was going to sell in order to buy drugs.
Lieutenant Cannon Ball of the Wellton Police Department says, "Although no specific threat to the school was feared, we felt that having the school on lockdown was a reasonable and necessary precaution based on our previous contacts with Bravo. We are unaware of his current mental state, he has been aggressive towards officers and his family members in the past and his predisposition to flee law enforcement led to that decision."
Bravo is now behind bars for possession of a dangerous drug and paraphernalia.
His bond has not been set yet.
Two others were also arrested in the search-warranted bust.
Savanna Woodward, 19, and Raul Lopez Jr.,23, are behind bars on $50,000 bond each for several drug charges.
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