Downtown Needles, CA: Local transient man was arrested last Tuesday night for trespassing and committing battery on a police officer with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release)

Downtown Needles, California: A local transient man was arrested Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 for trespassing and committing battery on a police officer with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

According to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 9:23 p.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department responded to a report of a battery near the 800 block of BNSF Road.

When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered that Pedro Pena had bit the victim, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Police Officer, causing injury.

The Officer was treated at the Colorado River Medical Center for the injury.

Pena was consequently arrested for PC 243(C)(1) – Battery on a Police Officer and PC 602(O)(1) – Trespassing on Private Property.

Pena was transported to the Colorado River Station jail for booking and remains in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with a bail amount of $50,000.00, awaiting a court hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact Deputy A. Gonzalez of the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at http://www.wetip.com.

For press releases, news, and information, follow the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department on Facebook and/or Instagram @SBCSDColoradoRiverStation or Twitter at: @CORiverStation.

Refer: Deputy A. Gonzalez

Press Release: https://local.nixle.com/alert/9537255/

Station: Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 212200642

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

ZachNews and the people of the Colorado River Tri-State area hope the police officer with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway gets heal and well soon, and great work to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

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