The “Beat”

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THe-BEATThe Imperial County Sheriff’s department has reported the first traffic report of the new year over the weekend with a large drop in DUI arrests and zero minor collision injuries.  DUI arrests dropped from 11 in 2015 to only three this year.  There were zero minor collisions this year in comparison with the two last year.   Property damage numbers were still the same.

HEBER- On January 5, Ruben Aguirre walked into an AM/PM in Heber stating that he was being threatened and followed by someone from Calexico.  He stated that several unknown suspects had taken his car while he hid inside the AM/PM in fear for his life.  He believes it was in relation to an unpaid rent.  The cashier stated to officers that there was no one following Aguirre into the store.