The “BEAT”



SALTON CITY – The US Border Patrol found 15.7 grams of black tar heroin, .36 grams of methamphetamine, 5 needles, a meth pipe, and two spoons that tested positive for heroin at the Hwy 86 checkpoint Wednedsday morning at 11:30 a.m.


The suspects were driving a white 4 door Taurus. They were apprehended and their truck towed by Dickerson’s Tow, according to the sheriff’s logs.


HEBER – A call reporting a car on fire came the to the sheriff’s department on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.


Offers found a man outside of the burning vehicle removing articles.


When the fire engine arrived the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The fire engine had the fire out at 5:30 p.m. according to the logs.



WESTMORLAND – On Wednesday, a 911 call from Westmorland reported a Hispanic male with no shirt sitting on a canal bank with what appeared to be a 9 mm hand gun and no vehicle close by.


The area was between Loveland and Forrester and Andre Roads. The officers found no weapons and the person sent home.


WINTERHAVEN – During a vehicle check by a sheriff’s officer of a vehicle parked on the side of I8 eastbound, found a 4-year-old child with a seatbelt wrapped around his neck.


The child had reportedly wrapped the seat belt around his neck and the seatbelt had locked.


Although the seatbelt was not tight around the neck, according to the logs, it was tight enough to keep it from slipping off over the child’s head.


The seatbelt had to be cut off, and there were no injuries.


Nevertheless, medical aid was requested to check out the child.


HEBER – A call came into the sheriff’s office of 2 suspicious people outside of Kennedy’s Market in Heber on Wednesday, with one dancing nude in the street.


The caller reported she was unable to give a clothing description of the one dressed and she was unsure if either had weapons.


Three sheriff’s units and one fire engine arrived around 10:00 p.m. however the vehicle, a light colored Ford Explorer, older model, 1997-98, left going south on Dogwood from Hwy 86. The officers checked the baseball field off of Hawk, but were unable to locate the two suspicious persons.