CRIME & SAFETY
The Beat - Police Logs (September 25)
EL CENTRO — A hit-and-run collision occurred at Imperial Ave & Aurora Dr, involving a large white work truck that fled the scene after colliding with a fire hydrant on September 25. The vehicle's license plate information was recorded. Two-Vehicle Collision. EL CENTRO — A traffic collision occurred involving...
2007 homicide case resurfaces
EL CENTRO — Devin Lee Rintye, the suspect allegedly in connection to the December 2007 homicide of Mary Kathleen Oliverio, was scheduled for a preliminary readiness conference/bail review at the Imperial County Superior Court House in El Centro on Tuesday, September 12. As per court minutes, the defendant was...
El Centro FD to use Narcan nasal sprays to combat fentanyl overdoses
Fentanyl overdoses continue increasing in the valley, but the El Centro Fire Department (ECFD) will soon put a new program to the test. The post El Centro FD to use Narcan nasal sprays to combat fentanyl overdoses appeared first on KYMA.
Irrigator Robbed, Shot While Tending Field Near Imperial
IMPERIAL — An irrigator asleep in his vehicle as a field was being watered was shot in a brazen robbery on the outskirts of Imperial not long before midnight on Sunday, Sept. 24. The suspect got away and is considered armed, but the irrigator is in good shape, sustaining...
Carjacking suspect arrested by Calexico Police Department
According to the Calexico Police Department (CPD), the suspect, a 23-year-old Calexico man, was taken into custody after he was caught at the Calexico Port of Entry. The post Carjacking suspect arrested by Calexico Police Department appeared first on KYMA.
Weekly Safety Report: Carjacking, Illegal Driving, Drug Possession in Calexico, California
In Calexico, California, several incidents occurred this week. A carjacking took place, but the victim was not seriously injured and the vehicle was recovered. Calexico police are actively investigating the case. Additionally, the police department dealt with various car-related incidents, including illegal driving maneuvers and alleged theft. A suspect, Joel Alberto Salcido, was found guilty of possessing methamphetamines and driving a stolen vehicle. Lastly, packages of methamphetamine and heroin were discovered hidden in a pickup truck at a port of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are investigating the case.
Four Injured in El Centro Accident
A two-car accident Friday night resulted in injuries to four people. The accident occurred at 7:30 p.. at the intersection of Imperial Avenue and Broadway. According to El Centro police there were four people transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center with a variety of injuries. Southbound traffic on Imperial Avenue was shut down for a time as emergency crews worked at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
Weekly Safety Report: Accident and Shots Fired Impact El Centro
This week in El Centro, California, two incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. The first incident involved an early morning accident at 5th and Main, resulting in injuries to two individuals. The driver of one of the vehicles involved was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence. The second incident involved shots fired, where a blue Chevy Cruze shot towards a gold Chevy SUV. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male adult, fled the scene. Authorities attempted to locate the victim at local hospitals for gunshot wounds.
Sheriffs' pocket another win with successful barbeque
IMPERIAL– The Imperial Valley Fairgrounds has been bustling this month, with the 32 annual Sheriff Barbeque being no exception. Volunteer groups, comprised of residents of all ages, have been selling BBQ plates to thousands of supporters who sought a taste of heartwarming cuisine on September 24. "People really enjoy...
5 Car Accident, 1 Arrest
A five-car accident sent one person to the hospital and another to jail. The accident occurred shortly before 7:00 p.m. Sundy at Danenberg and Dogwood Roads in El Centro. Five vehicles were involved. One person was transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in the accident. A 68-year-old man driving one the vehicles admitted to investigating officers that he had been drinking at a near-by bar. After a blood test showed that his Blood Alcohol Content was over three-times the legal limit he was booked into Imperial County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence.
CHP arrests impaired driver for driving the wrong way
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrested a driver driving the wrong way on Interstate 8 by Seeley Monday afternoon. The post CHP arrests impaired driver for driving the wrong way appeared first on KYMA.
Two Injured in El Centro Accident
Two men were injured in a Sunday night traffic accident. The accident was reported shortly after 10:00 p.m. at Imperial and Pico Avenues in El Centro. The driver of each car in the wreck was transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center for treatment. The accident remains under investigation.
Joel Alberto Salcido Found Guilty
(The District Attorney's Office announces verdict)....In July Salcido was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. This month he was found guilty of driving a vehicle without the owner's consent and receipt of a stolen vehicle. The D.A.'s office says Salcido had been arrested in Calexico after police located a stolen vehicle out of Los Angeles. The Calexico Police also found a vehicle stolen out of Hemet in the same area. Sentencing for Sacido was set for October 18th.
Have Coffee with a Cop
(County Sheriff's Office will participate in a meet and greet)....It will be National Coffee with a Cop Day. It is on Wednesday, October 4th. On that day local Deputy's will be at several locations for some coffee and conversation with the community. The hours will be from 8 to 10 am. Deputy's will be at the Salton City West Shores Senior Center, Niland Cooling Center, Holtville Civic Center, Ocotillo Community Center, The Coffee Shop in Winterhaven and at the 4th Street Starbucks in El Centro.