From the daily archives: Thursday, January 21, 2010

City of Holtville

Friday,

January 15

KEEP ON ROAMING:

It was reported that 2 dogs both of which are wearing are collared were seen roaming the streets late last night. The caller stated that they might belong to someone in the neighborhood, the caller was advised to call animal control should she/he see them again.

PRIVATE PROPERTY:

It was reported that a group of teenagers might have been trespassing onto the caller’s land which is out in the country. The caller stated that he found empty beer cans and bags along with a burned out campfire, the caller was advised to call back should they return.

Saturday,

January 16

IT’S JUST NOT A GOOD HANG OUT:

It was reported that a group of subjects are loitering in the alley behind the caller’s home, the caller stated that they are acting suspicious. A patrol car drove up and down the alley but no one was found, the caller was advised to call back should they return.

UNSUPERVISED:

It was reported that a young boy is playing outside alone with no adult supervision; the young man was estimated to be no older than 5 years of age. The mother of the child stated that she had fallen asleep and didn’t realize her son was outside, she was advised to be more careful.

Sunday,

January 17

THE EX-BOY IS BACK IN TOWN:

It was reported that the caller’s ex-boyfriend is back at her apartment, she has told him to leave on several occasions but the young man persists. She was advised to obtain a restraining order, the caller will comply if he keeps it up.

SOMEONE ROLLED BY:

It was reported that an unknown subject has stolen his son’s mountain bike; the caller stated that he last saw it on the front lawn after his son had ridden it. The caller was advised to keep any belongings securely in the backyard, a report was taken of the incident.

Monday,

January 18

NOISY NEIGHBOR:

It was reported that the caller’s neighbor was making a lot of noise with his new tv set up(complete with surround sound). The caller did ask him to turn it down but they are not complying, the neighbor was contacted, he was asked to turn down the surround sound, he complied.

Tuesday,

January 19

SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT:

It was reported that a hispanic cholo type male was walking up and down the alley. The caller stated that he was looking into backyards; as if to steal something or to calculate the best way of getting in, the subject was gone on arrival, he was advised to call back should he return.

ENJOYING THE RAINY WEATHER:

It was reported that an elderly woman was causing ruckus at the caller’s home, the caller stated that she is yelling at passer by cars. The elderly woman was contacted and advised; her caretaker explained that she just wanted her to get some fresh air.

City of El Centro

Friday,

January 15

GRUDGE ROUND ONE:

It was reported, that someone has slashed the caller’s tires to his vehicle. The caller believes it was one of his neighbors since there has been a lot of feuding going on in the past few months, the situation was handled and documented, the caller was advised of his options.

GOOD DRINKING, BAD SINGING, PARTY!:

It was reported, that one of his neighbors is having a rather large party. The party host was asked to lower the music, the host explained that it was a birthday party and had drinking and karaoke, they did comply with lowering the music a bit.

Saturday,

January 16

WHO DUN THIS?:

It was reported, that the caller found two of his lights in the backyard broken, the ground was pilled with shards, the caller did not notice anything missing from his backyard, the caller was advised of his options.

HANDICAPPED:

It was reported, that a brown four door pickup truck was parked in a handicapped zone. The problem is that the truck is not showing a proper handicap license on its plates, after taking note, the situation was handled.

Sunday,

January 17

YOU KNOW, GLAMIS WAS PERFECT THIS WEEKEND:

It was reported, that a group of teenagers have a fire going in one of the trash cans in the area. Along with the fire the group is also breaking bottles and making a mess, the teenagers were asked to put out their fire and clean the glass.

GRAFITI PROBLEMS:

It was reported, that the caller and his neighbor have just gotten out of an argument, when contacted the caller stated that he believes his neighbor is vandalizing him home with graffiti, it’s an ongoing problem, he was advised of his options.

Monday,

January 18

MAD MONEY:

It was reported, that the caller’s 23 year old son is making a mess round the house. The caller and his son have been arguing for a while now, when asked what the topic of their argument was, they stated that it was about money.

JUST WANNA GO OUT:

It was reported, that a couple are arguing, the couple has been known to have serious almost physical fights in the past, when contacted,  the argument turned out to be about the male half not taking her to Mexicali, Mexico, they were both counseled.

Tuesday,

January 19

WHAT WAS THAT NOISE?:

It was reported, that the caller heard a suspicious noise outside, when the caller looked outside he saw a subject running outside away from the residence, the caller did not recognize the subject nor was anything stolen, the caller was advised of his options

HUSBAND AND WIFE:

It was reported, that the caller has noticed a husband and wife couple having an intense argument, the caller did not state what the argument was about, the subjects were contacted, he situation was handled.

City of Brawley

Friday,

January 15

MOVE IT ON:

It was reported, that the caller’s ex-girlfriend keeps bothering and harassing the reporting party. The reporting party just wanted to know what his options were and how to go about it,  the man was advised on his options.

CLOSE ENCOUNTER, WITH THE RECKLESS KIND:

It was reported, that a white vehicle tried to run the caller off the road, the caller stated that the subject driving the reckless vehicle appeared to be under the influence. The caller then added that the reckless vehicle got close enough to break one of the caller’s side view mirrors, a report was taken

I KNOW IT’S FRIDAY BUT…:

It was reported, that the caller’s son is being aggressive and irate, after having an intense argument over him violating his curfew, the young man was contacted and counseled. The caller was advised of her options and to call again should it happen again.

Saturday,

January 16

FOUND UNLOCKED:

It was reported, that the caller had locked the shed in the back before leaving and had found it to be unlocked in the evening, the caller stated that no one has access to it when he’s not around. The caller stated that nothing was missing; he was advised to keep his gates locked and keep a light on out there.

WEAVIN,IN AND OUT:

It was reported, that a slow moving vehicle was seen weaving in and out between lanes, the vehicle which was an apparent traffic hazard. The caller stated that he the vehicle’s driver seemed to be under the influence, the vehicle was not found.

SILVER SPOON:

It was reported, that the caller has found a few syringes with a container with what could possibly some kind of cooked drug. The items were found in the restroom of a local park; the items were retrieved and destroyed properly.

Sunday,

January 17

BEER RUN:

It was reported, that 2 subjects entered the gas station and has taken off with an 18 pack of Bud Light sometime last night, the subjects were seen running behind the location, the subjects were not found, and the caller was advised.

RECKLESS:

It was reported, that an orange vehicle has almost rear ended the caller’s vehicle twice, the caller also stated that the orange vehicle was also running stop signs, the vehicle was not found, the caller was advised of her options

Monday,

January 18

BURGLARIZED:

It was reported, that the caller came home and found that his home had been burglarized, the caller did not enter the home until an officer made a perimeter check, it was found that the entry point was a window which was located in the living room, the caller was advised of his options.

PRETTY SHINY HORSE:

It was reported, that the caller’s mustang was vandalized, the caller’s vehicle’s hubcaps and Mustang emblem were taken off of his car while it was parked at  a local shopping area, a report was taken, the caller was advised of his options.

Tuesday,

January 19

KEEPING US AWAKE:

It was reported, that the dogs in the neighborhood is barking and have been for about 20 minutes, the caller thinks that someone might have broken in somewhere and is causing the dogs to bark, it turned out that a subject was just found sleeping in the area, the man was asked to leave.

GONE ON ARRIVAL:

It was reported, that a male and female couple were having a rather loud argument sometime late last night, the couple were causing a lot of ruckus, the couple were gone on arrival, the caller advised to call back should they return.

City of Calexico

Friday,

January 15

LETS MAKE IT MORE OBVIOUS:

It was reported, that there is a male and female pair walking thru the alley, the caller thought they were acting suspicious and looking for identity theft information. When contacted it turned out that they were just trash digging, the subjects were asks to leave the area.

NOT MY MUT:

It was reported, that 3 loose dogs are on the road again, causing problems, when an officer contacted their supposed owner. He stated that he got rid of his dogs awhile ago, the dogs were taken to the pound.

Saturday,

January 16

SCUBA TANKS SERVE OTHER PURPOSES:

It was reported, that the caller’s under water gear was stolen from his garage while he was away. He states that he doesn’t remember whether he left the garage open or closed, either way, the caller was advised of his options,  a report was filed.

DOING THE RIGHT THING:

It was reported, that the caller almost hit an unknown vehicle, who appeared to be sleeping while driving. He then drove his vehicle off of the road where he stopped, the driver nor was the vehicle not found.

SOMETHINGS UP:

It was reported, that a group of suspicious subjects gather in the neighborhood in the middle of the night. The caller has no idea what they are doing, the group hasn’t been contacted, and the caller will keep an eye out, just in case.

Sunday,

January 17

NOT TO WORRY, I KNOW BETTER:

It was reported, that after a party one of the caller’s friends was getting into his car, extremely drunk, when contacted, the subject stated that he was going to sleep in his car, the caller offered him the couch, which he took.

SERVING ITS PURPOSE:

It was reported, that the caller’s car alarm had gone off, when she looked out the window, a male subject  was seen running from her car. Though the subject was never found, it’s always good to know that noisy alarms work.

Monday,

January 18

SANDWHICH BANDIT:

It was reported, that the caller had just gotten home when he noticed his front door wide open, an officer made an interior check and didn’t find anyone. Nothing was missing except for some food from the kitchen, the hungry burglar was not found.

THE GATHERING:

It was reported, that a group of young teenagers are fighting just three houses down from his place.  There is a lot of commotion and noise in the area, and that they are now dispersing, none of the teens were located for questioning, the caller was advised of his options.

Tuesday,

January 19

SUCH AN ODD THING:

It was reported, that a loud bang was heard from the neighbor’s home, the neighbor isn’t picking up or answering his door. An officer was able to make contact with the neighbor everything was okay.

ROLLING BY:

It was reported, that the caller left her bike unattended for 5 minutes while she picked up something from inside her home. The caller’s bike was gone when she returned, the caller’s bike was a dark purple mountain bike, fairly new, she was advised of her options.

 

Issued by The National Weather Service
Phoenix, AZ
9:54 am PST, Thu., Jan. 21, 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… SOUTHEASTERN IMPERIAL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA… THIS INCLUDES WINTERHAVEN… NORTHWESTERN YUMA COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ARIZONA… THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF… YUMA… SOMERTON… MARTINEZ LAKE… GADSDEN… FORTUNA FOOTHILLS… SOUTHERN LA PAZ COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA…

* UNTIL 100 PM MST/NOON PST/

* AT 950 AM PST… NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED HEAVY RAIN OVER THE WARNED AREA.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ARABY… BLAISDELL… KINTER… ANDRADE… LIGURTA AND WINTERHAVEN

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE… TURN AROUND… DONT DROWN.

TO REPORT FLOODING… HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN PHOENIX.

 

The number of federal court events requiring the use of interpreters increased by 11 percent in fiscal year 2009, the 12 months that ended on September 30, 2009. District courts reported that they used interpreters in 313,969 events, compared to the 282,733 events reported in FY 2008.

Spanish remained the most-used language for interpreters by far, with 302,959 events – 96.5 percent of all reported events. The number of languages requiring interpretation increased from 113 in 2008 to 120 in 2009.

Other frequently used languages in FY 2009 were Mandarin (1,543 events), Vietnamese (987), Portugese (776), Cantonese (733), Korean (618), Russian (594), Arabic (556), Haitian Creole (469), and Foochow (467).

 

San Diego County, January 20, 2010 – The American Red Cross is hard at work locally and responded to four residential disasters on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.  The incidents were located in the Alpine, Chula Vista, Lakeside and Logan Heights areas of San Diego County.

At 11:30am, a team provided emergency assistance to one adult in Alpine whose single-family home caught fire, supplying that person with lodging for two nights, food and groceries.

A Red Cross team responded at  2:10pm to a mobile home fire in Chula Vista, which destroyed a home affecting three families.  Lodging for two nights, food, groceries, clothing and shoes was supplied to the clients.

In the Lakeside area, 3 mobile homes were destroyed by a large tree when it fell onto them due to high winds and stormy conditions.  A Red Cross team responded at 3:37pm and provided emergency assistance consisting of food, groceries, clothing, and lodging for two nights for one client.

Finally, at 5:30pm on Wednesday, the South response team reported to an apartment in Logan Heights flooded by the storm, which caused major damage displacing a two families; seven adults and one child.  The Red Cross provided emergency assistance with lodging for one night, food and groceries, shoes, storage bins, trash bags, comfort kits, a teddy bear and referrals to other service organizations.

Volunteers from the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross are on call 24 hours a day and are trained in various aspects of disaster response, including casework interviews, damage assessment, shelter, feeding, health services, and crisis counseling. This chapter responds to a disaster nearly every 24 hours.

About the American Red Cross, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter

The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross is leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties “America’s Most Prepared Community.” As a charitable organization and not a government agency, the Red Cross depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The local chapter also provides nutritional counseling through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information, please call (858) 309-1200 or visit www.sdarc.org.

 

01/21/10—The FBI continues to receive reports of counterfeit check schemes targeting U.S. law firms. As previously reported, scammers send e-mails to lawyers, claiming to be overseas and seeking legal representation to collect delinquent payments from third parties in the U.S. The law firm receives a retainer agreement, invoices reflecting the amount owed, and a check payable to the law firm. The firm is instructed to extract the retainer fee, including any other fees associated with the transaction, and wire the remaining funds to banks in Korea, China, Ireland, or Canada. By the time the check is determined to be counterfeit, the funds have already been wired overseas.

In a new twist, the fraudulent client seeking legal representation is an ex-wife “on assignment” in an Asian country, and she claims to be pursuing a collection of divorce settlement monies from her ex-husband in the U.S. The law firm agrees to represent the ex-wife, sends an e-mail to the ex-husband, and receives a “certified” check for the settlement via delivery service. The ex-wife instructs the firm to wire the funds, less the retainer fee, to an overseas bank account. When the scam is executed successfully, the law firm wires the money before discovering the check is counterfeit.

All Internet users need to be cautious when they receive unsolicited e-mails. Law firms are advised to conduct as much due diligence as possible before engaging in transactions with parties who are handling their business solely via e-mail, particularly those parties claiming to reside overseas.

Please view an additional public service announcement posted to the IC3 web site regarding a similar Asian extortion scheme located at the following link, http://www.ic3.gov/media/2009/090610.aspx. Individuals who receive information pertaining to counterfeit check schemes are encouraged to file a complaint at www.IC3.gov.

 
%d bloggers like this: