The Beat



CALEXICO – On June 16 at approximately 1:08 a.m., Calexico Police officers were dispatched to the area of Third Street and Imperial Avenue in reference to a subject attempting to take the backpacks of several field workers. Officers contacted a male subject that matched the clothing description given by witnesses. The suspect was identified as Michael Gutierrez. A warrants query revealed that Gutierrez had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office. It was unknown if Gutierrez was the subject in question regarding the reported attempted theft of the backpacks. Gutierrez was transported to the Imperial County Jail.

CALEXICO – On June 21 at 7:30 a.m., Calexico officers responded to a report of a suicidal female at a residence on Heller Court. Upon arrival, it was determined a female had placed an electrical cord around her neck. The woman was taken into protective custody as per 5150 WIC and transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center for medical clearance and later turned over to Imperial County Behavioral Health Services for evaluation.