EL CENTRO – The CHP responded to a call concerning a traffic collision, which occurred on November 4 at 11:30 p.m. on Highway 78 east of Gecko road. The officer found, upon his arrival, a 2006 white Chevrolet Aveo on its wheels on the north shoulder with visible signs of head-on collision damage. The 81-year-old male was traveling west on Highway 78 and for an unknown reason drifted to the left into the eastbound traffic. The Chevrolet sideswiped a travel trailer traveling east. After the collision, the Chevrolet continued west and collided head-on with a second travel trailer being towed by a Dodge pickup. After the second collision, the Chevrolet came to a rest on the north asphalt shoulder of Hwy. 78. During the collision, the 81-year male from El Centro sustained fatal injuries.
NILAND – At Montgomery and Highway 111, two sheriff’s units conducted a vehicle search after stopping and citing the driver for driving over 70 mph through Niland December 4 at 10:00 a.m. so she could visit a prisoner at the Calipatria Prison.
Non-documented men suspected of stealing
EL CENTRO – On December 3, at 9:00 a.m. three sheriffs units responded to a call of subjects in a white Hyundai with Baja California plates possibly stealing aluminum close to Cooley at Aten by El Centro. The Border Patrol sent an agent over to take detain them. The men were coming and going from work trailers and had no documents in their possession to identify them as U.S. citizens.
Border Patrol Discovers Narcotics in Car’s Rocker Panels
SALTON CITY – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling drugs in the rocker panels of his vehicle on Sunday.
The arrest occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m., when a 26-year-old man approached the Border Patrol checkpoint in a gray 2011 Chevrolet Malibu sedan.
As the vehicle approached the primary inspection booth, a Border Patrol K9 team alerted to the vehicle. The primary inspection agent referred the vehicle for secondary inspection.
During the secondary inspection, the K9 again alerted to the rocker panels of the Chevrolet. A search of the vehicle revealed 20 plastic wrapped bundles, which tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine.
“This seizure not only denies Transnational Criminal Organizations the money and resources needed to continue their illicit activities but also helps keep our communities safe,” said David S. Kim, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent.
The narcotics had a combined weight of 25.02 pounds with an estimated street value of $80,064.
The man, a Mexican national, the vehicle, and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.
Stolen vehicle located
CALEXICO – On December 4 around 2:40 a.m., Calexico police officers responded to the area of Kloke Avenue and Highway 98 in reference to a call from a stolen vehicle owner who had located his vehicle in Calexico. The victim’s vehicle had been stolen in Escondido, CA, along with his cell phone that was inside the vehicle. The victim was able to track his cell phone via GPS, which showed the vehicle, a Jaguar, located at the above location. Officers arrived on scene and located the vehicle in question parked at AM/PM. The vehicle was recovered and stored.
CALEXICO – December 4, around 2:34 a.m., a Calexico police officer responded to a call from Pioneers Memorial Hospital about a patient being involved in a domestic violence incident. The victim stated that her boyfriend entered her hotel room where she was currently staying and prevented her from leaving the room. During the altercation, the suspect, Jesse Olivas, slapped the victim multiple times. The victim had visible traumatic injuries. CPD coordinated with the Imperial Police Department on an attempt to locate Olivas at a residence. Olivas was subsequently located and arrested and turned over to CPD’s custody. Olivas was booked into the Imperial County Jail on felony domestic violence charges.
Wanted parolee arrested
CALEXICO – On December 4 around 3:04 a.m., Calexico police officer, J.C Ramirez, was dispatched to 324 Imperial Avenue in reference to a male subject that was shirtless standing near the gas pumps. Ruben Carrillo was contacted due to being outside without a shirt in 52 degrees weather. A records check revealed that Carrilo was a wanted parolee at large from CDCR. Carrillo was arrested and booked.
CALEXICO – Calexico police officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on December 4 around 6:00 p.m., on a red Ford Focus. During the course of the traffic stop, the officer located several Methamphetamine pipes and open alcoholic beverages. Three subjects, Josue de Jesus Valenzuela, Oscar Soto Buzane and Rodolfo Carrillo, were arrested.
MCCABE – The McCabe principal called the IC sheriff’s office to report a 13-year-old student drawing images of shootings around 1:00 p.m. A unit was sent to the school and an officer took a report stating the student was drawing pictures of the Columbine school shooting, December 2.
BRAWLEY – Four sheriff units responded to a burglary 911 call. The officers discovered a forced break in through the pried open door from the carport entrance. Missing were two semi-auto rifles, .308 Caliber Savage Arms rifle and a semi-auto .22 Rueger rifle all with unknown serial numbers. Latent prints were recovered from the gun safe. The robbery was suspected of happening between 5:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., December 2.