The founder of Veterans on Patrol and the recently shut-down Bravo Base homeless camp was arrested and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

Michael Lewis Arthur Meyer, 40, was arrested yesterday and booked into Pima County jail, officials say.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department arrested the Veterans on Patrol leader for the misdemeanors charges of disorderly conduct and residential picketing, which has to do with picketing before a residence with the intent to harass. 

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Meyer received national attention last spring when he claimed on social media that an abandoned homeless camp, near West Valencia Road and Interstate 19, was actually used for child sex trafficking. 

There is no more information on Meyers' arrest at this time.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.