UPDATE: Suspicious package suspect arrested

UPDATE: Suspicious package suspect arrested

YUMA, Ariz. – A woman was arrested after police say she placed a suspicious backpack at the main entrance of the police department.

Officers say they arrested Renee Tagliafero in the area of of 16th Street and First Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Police found the backpack around 7 a.m. Thursday and issued an advisory to keep an eye out for Tagliafero to all law enforcement. The backpack turned out to have non-threatening objects inside according to officers.

Tagliafero was arrested for the hoax and is scheduled for court Friday at 1 p.m.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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