The Beat



NILAND – Sheriffs responded to a fire alert on Monday, March 21, in Niland.  A trailer was engulfed in flames at the residence but the officers reported there were no residents trapped inside.  Calipatria Fire Department responded to the alert and was on the scene to extinguish the fire.

WINTERHAVEN – On March 21 a man called the sheriff’s office in regards to a burglary at his residence.  He stated that two individuals, a man and a woman, dressed all in black broke into his house and threatened to harm him if he told anyone what had happened. However there were no signs of forced entry that the sheriffs could find.  The man could not explain why the couple would threaten him and stated that he thinks they are responsible for his lost wallet.  No further information was given.