This week in the Imperial Valley BOS declares an emergency, Calexico reports an attempted kidnapping and Jackson's probation is reinstated.
- The Imperial County Board of Supervisors adopted a proclamation of the existence of a local emergency for Niland caused by the fire that displaced approximately 150 residents Sunday, June 28. The proclamation opens the possibility to receive funding and aid from the State and federal government. Additionally, the Board voted in favor of the utilization of $100,000 from the Ag and Community Benefit Funds to address the immediate needs of the displaced families. However, the board may vote at a later date to expand the funds. County CEO Tony Rouhotas said, “That is my main concern — to continue to make sure these people do not become homeless.”
- The Calexico Police Department issued a press release regarding an attempted kidnapping at the 1100 block of Rosas Street in Calexico. Police responded to the kidnapping attempt Monday, July 6, at 10:34 p.m. - just four minutes after the 911 call was made. As the victim was grabbed from behind and brought toward the car, she fought free. Potential kidnappers fled the scene. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is encouraged to call the Calexico Police Department at (760) 768-2140, extension 0.
- Jason Jackson appeared via video conference call at the Imperial County Superior Courthouse in Brawley Friday, June 26, for a sentencing hearing. Judge Christopher Plourd found Jackson guilty of three general violations including two traffic citations and perjury for falsely stating in a declaration that he had committed no crimes during his probation. Jackson’s probation was reinstated on all of the same previous terms and conditions, and was sentenced to perform 10 hours of community work service through the Probation Department to be completed before the probationary period ends. Jackson was also ordered to pay a revocation fine of $300.