Officer Jesus Arevalo made a quick appearance in court last Monday when the boyfriend of his ex-wife filed papers for a temporary restraining order in the courtroom of Judge Eric Goodman.
Delao filed an application for the restraining order for stalker, aggravated stalker and harassment, asking the judge to order the officer to stay away from him and his female companion, who was at one time married to the defendant.
Office Arevalo’s fifteen minutes of fame began when he assassinated Stanley Gibson during a stand-off where the police administration was proven to be negligent during last week’s fact-finding hearing.
Arevalo’s ex-wife, Catherine, stated that she heard her husband use derogatory statements and being abusive to her as well as others.
In the court papers, Delao explained that around 5:30 in the afternoon on February 2, two security guards at the church he attended had to restrain the police officer when he tried to attack Delao with the intent to do him bodily harm in the parking lot of the Canyon Ridge Church.
During the event at the church parking lot, one patrol officer, two shift sergeants, two detectives and two Internal Affairs officers responded to the location and took a police report, but Arevalo was gone by the time they arrived at the church.
The police report number is in a safe at the Las Vegas Tribune office in case anyone doubts the veracity of this article.
The Las Vegas Tribune tried to obtain a clean copy of the TPO affidavit from Justice Court, but was told that due to the sensitivity of the charges, they were not able to release the document, but they seemed very interested in knowing how the newspaper obtained the document in the first place.
On Monday, Arevalo asked Judge Goodman to keep the media out of the courtroom, but the judge postponed the hearing to April of this year and warned Arevalo to stay away from the defendant and his girlfriend in the meantime.
Arevalo’s request to keep the media out of the courtroom suggested the idea that it was not just the sensitivity of the case that made Justice Court deny the release of any information, but the fact that such release would naturally embarrass the abusive officer and add to the already ill reputation of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
In Nevada, journalists are protected with the reporters shield and are not obligated to release the names of their sources helping to fill in the blanks of a story.
The very day after Arevalo tried to attack his ex-wife’s boyfriend and threatened to kill him, Arevalo tracked down Delao’s daughter and started to harass her and her fiancé.
Delao and his girlfriend, Catherine, sounded very distressed and very concerned with the safety of their family, including themselves – and in the common parlance of “police talk,” the couple seems to be in fear for their lives.