The “BEAT”


sheriffEL CENTRO – A medical emergency was called into the ICSO Sunday, May 5, around 1:00 p.m. by the California Highway Patrol that a vehicle was in the canal at Austin and Evan Hewes.


People were still trapped in the vehicle when reported. Gold Cross Ambulance and Reach Air Ambulance were called, the ambulance arriving within minutes and Reach within 20 minutes.


CPR was administered.


Southbound traffic was closed on Austin and Aten.



WINTERHAVEN – At the Andrade Port of Entry in Winterhaven, the ICSO was advised that Immigration and Customs officials refused to prosecute a US citizen that was crossing the border with 48.92 pounds of marijuana.


The State responded by impounding the citizen’s vehicle.


IMPERIAL – The El Centro Police radioed for help from ICSO, Sunday, May 4, around 4:30 p.m. concerning a Hispanic adult male walking southbound on Clark.


According to the sheriff’s logs, the male shot at a passing blue Caravan.


The suspicious person had tattoos on his chest and his shirt was open.


The firearm appeared to be a small pistol.


The husband in the van saw the man pull the firearm out of his waistband.


Officers blocked Clark, both north and southbound lanes.


The subject was found and picked up.



car canalIMPERIAL – May 4th, Sunday afternoon, calls went out for a SUV that had rolled over into a canal.


A Hispanic female had lost control of her vehicle as it drifted onto the shoulder of Dogwood close to Worthington Ave., and as she overcorrected she lost control and the SUV flipped end over end landing 30 feet from initial entry into the canal.


The female was able to leave the vehicle on her own.



SEELEY – Five units responded to call that an ATV had crashed into a canal with two males. A Gold Ambulance and Reach also came to the scene.

The call came in around 6:30 a.m on Saturday, May 3.


According to the sheriff’s logs, two males were in the canal.


The logs stated that one boy was unresponsive and the other experienced shallow breathing.


REACH launched at 6:57 a.m.




IMPERIAL – Osterkamp Trucking Co. reported a theft of diesel fuel from their farm equipment yard.


According to the sheriff’s logs, the fuel was taken from an irrigation pump, approximately 200 gallons sometime between May 1 at midnight to 6:00 a.m, May 2.


It was estimated to be $700 worth of fuel and $150 of damage to the locking mechanism.