Police Briefs

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:

Flash Flood Warning for Imperial County, CA

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/

The Use of Interpreters in Federal Court Increased by 11 Percent in 2009

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.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS RESPONDS TO FOUR DISASTERS IN ONE DAY

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.

NEW TWIST ON COUNTERFEIT CHECK SCHEMES TARGETING U.S. LAW FIRMS

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.