The Beat



SALTON CITY- Imperial County Sheriffs were contacted with concerns over a suspicious bag found in a trash can on the corner of Elayne and Sunset in Salton City on Friday, May 20.  The reporting party stated they had seen the trash can leaking blood and found the bag at the bottom.  They did not touch it and were concerned it was possibly a dead body.  Officers arrived on the scene and confirmed the bag held a dead dog inside.

NILAND- California Highway Patrol medical staff were called into Slab City on an emergency on Saturday, May 21, when Vincent Barrigan called in that a resident named John Greene was not responding.  Greene was diabetic and in one of the trailers across from Salvation Mountain.  Greene was confirmed dead on the scene and a coroner called.