On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the Palo Verde Valley Rural Crime Team conducted an operation to identify and arrest suspect(s) involved in the recent agricultural thefts in the area. During the operation, a Honda Generator and Makita grinder were stolen from a farmer’s work truck. The suspect fled the scene in a gray 2018 Ford Fiesta. The vehicle drove into a field where deputies contacted the suspect and recovered the stolen property. The male suspect was identified as Rafael Guido, 40-years-old of Blythe. Guido was subsequently arrested and booked at the Blythe jail.
The Palo Verde Valley Rural Crime Team is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy White at the Colorado River Station by calling (760)-921-7900.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.
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