Yuma, Arizona - This morning, at 11:16 a.m., 27 year old Edward Ornelas Jr. was arrested for aggravated assault on a Police Officer in the 400 block of S. 1st Avenue.
At 10:40 a.m. a Yuma Police Department Civilian Traffic Investigator stopped to assist a vehicle that was stopped in the middle of the roadway in the 400 block of S. 1st Avenue. The passenger of the vehicle, Ornelas Jr., started to get aggressive with the Civilian Traffic Investigator. The Investigator called for a sworn officer to assist and when the first officer arrived Ornelas Jr. started fighting with that officer. Several more officers arrived on scene and Ornelas Jr. was taken into custody and booked into Yuma County Detention Center.
Two Yuma Police Officers were injured during the incident and taken to the Yuma Regional Medical Center where they were treated and released.