The “BEAT”


THe BEATWINTERHAVEN – The Union Pacific Railroad called in a theft Tuesday morning around 7:30 a.m. from their yard in Winterhaven on Yuma and Rodenbaugh Road.


A Union Pacific representative said that a white 4×4 Dodge Pickup with a short bed was seen driving eastbound towards Yuma loaded with their railroad ties. The tire tracks were parallel to their railroad tracks.


According to the sheriff’s logs, it appeared as if two people were involved in the theft.


Sheriff’s office would be on the lookout for suspect vehicle.


WINTERHAVEN – A deceased person was discovered in a RV parked at Quechan Casino in Winterhaven, Tuesday at 8:44 a.m.


Frye Chapel responded to the call as nothing suspicious appeared to cause the death.


IMPERIAL – A call reporting a fire came into the sheriff’s office on Tuesday. According to the caller, possibly five miles east from the intersection of Worthington and Austin a plane was spotted going down followed by a fire.


At the time of the call, the fire had gone out, but cars had stopped on the road to see what was happening.


Another call reported parachute flairs, according to the sheriff’s logs, possibly in the area of Forrester and Worthington.


The units sent looped from Worthington to Austin, Keystone, Austin, Emler, Huff, and Wheeler and nothing was spotted.


Dispatch spoke to NAF security who stated they had no navy plane activity, but they did have parachute flares being dropped over the range by others.