Brawley Police Encounter Multiple Suspect Pursuits


brawley police badgeBRAWLEY – On February 12, 2014, at around 1:00 pm, a Brawley police officer attempted a traffic stop on the 1000 block of G Street for a traffic violation.

As the officer pulled behind the vehicle, the two occupants jump out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

One subject, later identified as 29 year-old Cesar Lopez from Brawley, was immediately apprehended without incident.

The other subject, later identified as 39 year-old Richard Guillen from Brawley, was located in the rear yard of a residence a few blocks from the vehicle.

During the course of the investigation a loaded handgun was located inside the suspect vehicle. Both subjects were booked into the Imperial County Jail.


On February 12, 2014, at around 5:00 pm, Brawley police officers were conducting a probation compliance check at a residence on the 300 block of South 14th Street.

Officers attempted to contact 28 year-old Johnny Tapia from Brawley, but he fled on foot.

Brawley officers gave chase.

As Tapia approached the area of J Street and 13th Street, he attempted to carjack by force a female parked in a truck with her infant child in the backseat.

A relative of the female saw what was taking place and grabbed Tapia, pulling him out of the truck, and tackling him to the ground.

When police officers arrived Tapia was taken into custody without further incident.

Tapia was later booked into Imperial County Jail for possession of a controlled substance, attempted carjacking, and resisting/obstructing a police officer.