El Centro Courthouse bomb threat
EL CENTRO – On Monday, January 9 at about 9:45 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a bomb threat at the El Centro Courthouse. Upon their arrival, deputies evacuated the building and searched the facility. According to the Sheriff’s logs, no device was found and the court returned to normal operation.

Fire reported at vacant building
SEELEY – On Monday, January 9, at about 5:01 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Evan Hewes & Drew roads where it was reported a structure was on fire. According to the Sheriff’s logs, the abandoned structure was fully engulfed, and was located near Gomez Market.  No one was seen in the area. The fire was contained and the case is under investigation.

Unmarked vehicle with activated red and blue lights stops vehicle on Highway 86
SALTON CITY – On Tuesday, January 10, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a person who was driving and had been approached by a vehicle directing her to pull over to the side of the road. According to the Sheriff’s logs, the victim stated an unmarked red truck with activated blue and white lights pulled the reporting person over while driving on Highway 86 and Treadwell. Once stopped, the truck parked behind the victim and then suddenly drove away after a few moments. The reporting person requested extra patrol checks in the area.  Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

Individuals posing as Dish Network employees attempt to gain access into home
CALEXICO – On Wednesday, January 11, at approximately 1:50 p.m. the Calexico Police Department reported a scam attempt in the 1100 block of Camino Del Rio. According to the police report, unknown subjects attempted to gain entry into a home by posing as Dish Network employees.  Residents denied entry to the two individuals, because no one had called Dish Network for service.  They then called Dish Network who advised the company does not send technicians to the homes of clients unless requested. Very little information was available regarding the suspect’s descriptions as the residents spoke behind a closed and locked door. However, the suspects were not dressed in technician type clothing nor were they driving a Dish Network vehicle.

The public is cautioned to be aware of individuals such as these trying to gain entry to their homes without prior authorization and notify their local police department immediately.