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4/4/2013 4:59:00 PM
Two charged with beating man with bat, third suspect sought by police
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Blythe Police arrested a pair of suspects in the baseball bat beating of a Blythe man on April 3, and are seeking a third suspect alleged to have been involved.

The incident began around 12:41 a.m. when officers responded to the 300 block of S. Third Street, in reference to a man who had been assaulted.

Responding officers contacted a 32-year-old man who had been beaten with a bat, and was having trouble breathing. The man was transported to Palo Verde Hospital and then was transported out of town due to the severity of his injuries.

During the investigation, officers discovered that the man had come to Appleby Park to meet with a woman identified as Elizabeth Orozco, 24, of Blythe. Once there, he was accosted by two men identified as Austin Armenta, 19, and Jesus Rivas, 24, both of Blythe. Officers learned that Orozco had conspired with Armenta and Rivas to lure the victim to the park, where Armenta struck him repeatedly with the bat. Once the man was on the ground, Rivas searched his pockets but found nothing to steal.

The three suspects fled the area in a red Chevrolet pick-up, southbound on Third Street. The beaten man was able to call out for help and a neighbor called police.

Officers checked various locations and found the suspect vehicle at a residence in the 400 block of N. Solano. Orozco was found at the location and taken into custody.

Later in the morning, officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of McKinley regarding a vandalism case. During that investigation, Armenta was contacted at the residence and taken into custody.

Orozco and Armenta were booked into the Blythe Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy. Rivas remains outstanding and a request for an arrest warrant is being submitted to the District Attorney.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Blythe Police Department at 922-6111 or anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 921-CARE (2273) or by email at blythepd@cityofblythe.ca.gov.




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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2013
Article comment by: Law & Social what is your job?

@EL PICA BUYAS

I'm a grandmother with my hands tied. I have a grandteen who his parents are divorced and
one of parents started a new picture perfect family. The teen is currently headed in the wrong direction. We have talked to the police, sheriff and probation, and nothing gets done. Is it too hard for our local system to help teens turn around before they beome adults with a record and end up on the streets begging for a dime? Why do you suppose the system turns and looks the other way? There are too many drugs getting to our kids.



Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

This is the sign of the times we live in, it will get much worst than it is today. Was it for revenge or hate? Or was it for money or drugs? Maybe in time we will know. As in some instances some will write he or she was a good boy or girl, so what happen. We can't blindly lay blame on the parents for everything that their offsprings do. Maybe the blame is with all of us (society).

Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Article comment by: david jonathan

This was an act of violance its a little boy mentality also the girl needs to locked behind bars right along aide of thise little boys, it has made me sick to see some of the comments on here mostly by the low life scum that lives in blythe, justice will provail and we will not stop pursuing it until these immature wanna be thugs gets what coming to them, (deleted) same on you trashmouth people talking your junk. Grow up be adults.

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Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Article comment by: truth truth

The thrid suspect has been arrested (Truth) Truth, suspect has not been charged with anything related to the man beaten with a deadly weapon (non-firearm) nor with attemped robbery nor consp to commit theses crimes against the People of Ca. The People of the United States.( Hate Crime-PC 422.55) Question? Why is the thrid suspect not pictured or named as the other two Suspects. From intel. the thrid suspect has a list with DOJ in convictions.

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013
Article comment by: Court Jester

When are people going to demand a ban on bats? Lets make them smaller and licensed.

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013
Article comment by: Lois Lane

Thank you, PVVT. Much better.

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013
Article comment by: really ill teach you how to dougie

what kind of insensitive comment is that, he would keep it in his socks????

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013
Article comment by: Lois Lane

REALLY?! Really PVVT?!? A clip art of an actual baseball bat?! Somehow to me, that just seems wrong! I would think a better picture, would be of the scene, where this unfortunate crime happened.Somebody get Jimmy Olsen down there right away!!

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013
Article comment by: A bunch Of LOSERS

(deleted) sadly all three will be out soon (deleted) if people have bad habits they need to get JOBS to satisfy them instead of trying to steal from someone else. How low can someone be to beat a disabled person? Wow! I must say these (deleted)Site Administrator's note: A portion of this comment has been removed because it violated our Terms of use Agreement. Personal attacks are not tolerated, and are a direct violation of these Terms of Use.

Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Article comment by: Kid Carlito Strummer

It gettin' dangerous out herrrrrrr mah bros, Stay Frosty!

Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Article comment by: samantha lopez

nobody has caught jesse even tho there has been numrous phone calls to local pd on his where about??

Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Article comment by: Family Member

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