The Beat



HOTLVILLE- Imperial County Sheriffs were called into Holtville about a house fire near Palm and 5th Street April 17.  Two engines, one from El Centro and another from the county fire department, responded to the request for backup.  The fire was a an abandoned building, no residents were detected inside before the fire engines arrived.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

EL CENTRO- The El Centro Police Department has put out a warning and request for a runaway juvenile last seen on Saturday, April 16, on N. McDonald St.  10:15 PM.  The juvenile was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, has several scars, and has a history of suicidal tendencies.  He has made statements to his mother that he wanted to kill himself.