Three young men were arrested in Brawley for possession of stolen property and resisting a peace officer after a vehicle check in the city on Tuesday, January 12, 2010.
The suspects, Brian Perez, 19, Jorge Ibarra, 18, and Jose Saldana, 18, all of El Centro, were caught after a vehicle check in an alley north of the 1000 block of Main Street, said Cmdr. Brett Houser
The vehicle, a Kia Spectra, had been reported stolen from El Centro earlier that day.
A vehicle check at around 8 pm discovered the vehicle was stolen and the three suspects ran on foot in different directions.
When additional units were brought in for the search, all three were captured at different locations and brought to ICJ.
Also on January 12th, Brawley officers responded to a possible burglary in-progress on the 1300 block of I Street, said Houser.
When officers arrived, they found the suspect, Johnny Rubio, 39 of Brawley, inside a storage structure on the facility.
Rubio was taken into custody without incident and sent to ICJ on charges of burglary, said Houser in a statement to the press.
Sad…sad condition of our youth. Wishing your locals would do more for the youth. They need positive outlets and re-direction whether we believe it and /or like it or not! It is reality!
Agree Ody!! There is nothing for the kids to do in the Valley.. I remember growing up! I did nothing but stupid things just to keep busy.. I now Promote and Produce bands!! But yet there is NO ALL AGES VENUES for Bands to play.. The kids out there have nothing positive to do.. And what they do have is so minimal.. Kids eventually get bored of going bowling and to the Movies… What else is there??
OMG when i think of the stupid stuff we would do when we got bored…. WOW… But, no one I knew ever turned to this!
Xochitl you have been fortunate & your friends too for that matter; unfortunately, not too many people can say that. IV has been trying so hard for decades to continue to exist/stay afloat financially & not turn into a Ghost Valley that it has forsaken our youth & focused on building houses–which is great, but along with that you’d think they’d … See Moreinvest money in creating uplifting/positive distractors for our youth.
A family therapy counselor once told me that he receives more referrals for youth-related drug addiction in IV than in SD where he also practices his profession.
More needs to be done & it is in the best interest of ALL involved…
Thank you Fernie for voicing this grave concern of ours. I, too, managed to get myself into trouble. Fortunately, I was never involved in drugs and/or drinking or other self-destructive activites, but I saw many who did and did eradicate it out their lives successfully. However, I did become another type of statistic–teenage pregnancy–inspite of … See Morebeing taught at home to hope and dream for more. More needs to be done for the youth…It’s been 28 years since the birth of my first born, and 10 since I left the valley, but nothing much has changed. Sadly.
@ Ody.. You know the lack of positive activity for kids in the Valley is a problem. I know, I lived it!! I’m lucky to be successfull. But I could of been a statistic. Let me tell you, Out of all the peeps I used to hang out with in High School here is a reality!! I know more prisoners in our prison system than Correctional officers!! And as you … See Moreknow, most everyone who lives in Calexico with a good job is a C.O. or works for the Government as jobs are so scarce down there. Some of those are doing life in prison, some are dead over stupid shit, and others are homeless and Drunks wich just continued from their drinking and partying at such an early age!… They never learned… I do believe that if the Valley had more to offer our kids this would not be as big as a problem down there. Just so you know, I do know More than 10 correctional officers and about 8 Government workers and the numbers in the Prison system of people i know, outnumbers that!!
Ody I’m assuming you’re still in the Valley and obviously Fernie you left. I myself hit the grown running and finished my last year in San Diego and to this day I admit I have only come back for the occasional funeral and sneak in sneak out hugging of the family, but growing up in a border town the politics haven’t changed just new players. If you … See Morewant to see things change THEN CHANGE THEM! start at the top. One voice makes a difference. It always has. History is filled with one voice. The Politicians are counting on you not exercising your strong voice!
@Xochitl–No thankfully I am one of those that moved out of the valley succcessfully, but my heart is for the youth in IV most particularly because my children live there & have personally seen what it has to offer our youth there. Not much! Unfortunately, we are old enough, educated enough, experienced enough to know that one person does not make … See Morea difference, however collectively we might. But, in the words of Hillary Clinton, “It Takes A Village”. Whether you agree with her political views or not the truth remains the same…I grew up in a time in Calexico where it was relatively safe to walk withfriends to little league games, the downtown stores, friends homes, not true anymore. It’s not the same place and like you only travel there for family functions and can’t wait to leave. Sadly…
@ Fernie: I hear ya loud & clear on that! I, too, have many friends & family members in law enforcement or in the teaching profession. However, I don’t of know any prisoners, personally–Crossing fingers!!! :)
Hillary Clinton… not the name of the Village… That’s my point. It starts with one. We as a collective group can do it… Hey, I love the Valley. That’s my home my heart is there. My family and dear friends are still there and if I can give back I will. But when kids do wrong they need to learn consequences. Other hard working people shouldn’t … See Morehave to pay for “kids being bored” bull! Good kids shouldn’t be punished for bad kids and labeled because the Valley has good kids too. If the Politicians would back the schools and give proper funding… well that would show a start.
@Xochitl: Well, Hillary didnt invent the concept of the “Village” someone else actually wrote on it before she did, but it has since then been coined as hers. People shouldnt be so quick to throw the baby out with the bath water.
And at no point, did I ever mention allowing anyone not face consequences for wrong choices. I simply alluded to the … See Morefact, that we as society should have more compassion & empathy for our youth whom have made wrong decisions in life. Everything isnt so cookie-cutter in this life. I have lived long enough to know that we can no longer pass the buck around to anyone else…We Will encounter/face misdirected/misguided individuals in our every day to day one day sooner or later. I have also learned that just because someone voiced an idea doesnt mean someone else had not been thinking about it already. No man is an island…life’s full of wonderful experiences and not just for knowledge sake. What does it gain a man to win the whole world, riches included, if he/she lacks love & compassion?