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Attempted Home Invasion Leads to 4 Arrests

January 8, 2016

BLYTHE, Calif On Tuesday, January 5 at about 4:30 in the morning, the Blythe Police Department received a 911 call from a resident in the 200 block of N. Fifth St. The caller told police he could hear someone trying to break into his home. Blythe Police Officers arrived in less than two minutes. As the first officer arrived he heard glass breaking and saw one of the suspects run away and get into a white van, which then pulled away attempting to flee. Responding Officers were able to stop the van in the 500 block of E. Murphy.

Officers detained the driver of the van, Miguel Urias (age 38 of Blythe), as well as two passengers, Jesse Parrish (age 28) and Monica Garcia (age 40) both of Blythe. During the investigation Officers located numerous items in the rear of the van that were stolen earlier in the morning from a trailer parked at a motel in the 600 block of W. Donlon. A loaded handgun was also found under one of the seats in the van that was identified as being stolen during a burglary of a home on Bruce Court a week prior.

Officers arrested Urias, Parrish and Garcia for conspiracy, possession of stolen property, attempted home invasion robbery and burglary.

When Officers contacted the owner of the van that the trio was found in, they discovered it was an unreported stolen vehicle. The owner of the van came to the scene of the traffic stop and told Police their son, Armando Levario Jr. (age 32 of Blythe) had stolen their van sometime during the night. Levario Jr. was later found and arrested at his residence. Additional property and evidence was discovered relating to the Bruce Court burglary as well as the burglary to the trailer parked in the Motel lot on Donlon.

Levario Jr. was arrested for conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property and grand theft vehicle.

Armando Levario Jr     Jesse Parrish     Miguel Urias     Monica Garcia

All four suspects were booked into Blythe Jail.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information regarding this case, or any other crime, is urged to contact Blythe Police Department at 922-6111, or they can give their information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273) or by E-Mail.

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