(El Centro SWAT team called out)….It was to help serve a warrant.
El Centro Police say Tuesday the Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team, along with canine officers from the California Highway Patrol assisted patrol officers with a search warrant at the American Inn on Adams Avenue. The officers had been alerted of a wanted person possibly staying at the motel. Officers learned that 43-year-old Rito Garcia Jr of El Centro had a felony warrant for his arrest for drug violations. Commander Robert Sawyer says one of the barking dogs convinced Garcia to come out of the motel room, as requested by officers. He says the situation was resolved peacefully. The Commander wanted to thank the CHP for assisting his department.