The Beat


CALEXICO – Calexico police officers responded to a call Thursday concerning an alleged vehicle burglary around 5:23 a.m. The police found the vehicle at 2441 Scaroni Road with a the driver’s side window shattered. The owner reported his tool bag containing hand tools was missing. No suspect information was reported.

HOLTVILLE – The California Highway Patrol reported a traffic accident Oct. 12 around 11:14 p.m. at the intersection of Interstate 8 and Highway 7 near Holtville. Five units responded including an ambulance. According to Sheriff’s logs, a semi-truck reportedly crashed into the guard rails shortly after 11:00 p.m. An ambulance immediately was called when they realized the driver went over the guard rails, according to logs.

BRAWLEY –The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office received a call Oct. 12 concerning the alleged theft of antique firearms and a chainsaw. The caller said they had been burglarized before. The theft occurred on East Rutherford Road and the call came in around 3:08 p.m.

EL CENTRO – A 911 call came into the Imperial County Sheriff’s station concerning three male subjects fighting. Five units responded along with a fire engine, Gold Ambulance and Reach air ambulance. One of the male juveniles reportedly was on the floor bleeding from the face, and the deputy reported they first believed the fight to be without weapons, just fist fighting, but it was determined later that a bat was allegedly used.

CALEXICO – A fire was reported by a 911 call to the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 12 at Highway 98 and Weed Road at a solar panel site. Twelve units answered the call, including fire engines. A trailer at the site was reportedly on fire with diesel stored nearby. The trailer was reported in the logs to be unoccupied.

ROAD CLOSURE – Imperial County Public Works will close Alamo Road between Meloland and Bell roads near Holtville due to road flooding from Oct. 12 until further notice.

ROAD CLOSURE – Cooley Road south of Huston Road to Aten Road near Imperial will be closed Oct. 16 through Nov. 13 due to gas pipeline improvements. A detour route will be posted.

ROAD CLOSURE – Near Holtville, Zenos Road between Alamo River Bridge and Melon will be closed Nov. 12 until further notice due to a water main break at Zenos Road.