(Suspect in custody)….42 year old Joel Cortez Obeso was arrested Wednesday.
He is suspected of fleeing an incident Tuesday night. In that incident, an El Centro Police Officer and the suspect were scuffling in the 1000 block of Imperial Avenue, when both were hit by a vehicle. The officer was flown to Desert Regional Hospital for treatment of what turned out to be minor injuries. He was later released. The suspect fled on a bicycle. Tuesday, Brawley Police found Cortez Obeso awaiting a court hearing on another case. He was placed under arrest. El Centro Police Commander Aaron Reel says he will be booked for pending charges surrounding Tuesday night’s incident.