Aaron Scott Vigil, the Rialto police officer who last year was named in a three-count indictment by a federal grand jury for allegedly taking a $2,500 bribe–while serving on a Drug Enforcement Administration task force–from Mission Viejo attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe to tell Orange County District Attorney prosecutors that Witsoe's client was a DEA informant, was arrested last Saturday on suspicion of making threats against a captain and a lieutenant in the Rialto Police Department.
Vigil, a 41-year-old Highland resident, was arrested at his home by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputies, after the Rialto Police Department complained about threatening phone calls, according to authorities.
He was on unpaid administrative leave from the police department after the federal indictment came down on June 1.
The indictment charges both men with conspiracy and soliciting and accepting a bribe by a public official. Witsoe is charged with bribery of a public official.