From the daily archives: Thursday, April 8, 2010

Holtville’s city flagpole in Holt Park was damaged in an aftershock Thursday morning. The pole was leaning, and city officials made the decision to have it taken down as a safety precaution:

 

“I was glad I was able to assist the citizens of Calexico and all agencies in this time of crisis.  From the moment the quake hit, I was on the phone with Governor Schwarzenegger’s office briefing them on the damage and requesting assistance.  I wanted him to see firsthand what has occurred in the District and City I represent and to get a full briefing on the situation around the County.  Many thanks to the strike teams and Emergency operations personnel that mobilized quickly Fire Chiefs, Police Chiefs, Planning and Building Inspectors, Staff at all levels for the daily briefings and assessments.  I will continue to work in helping draw down as much funds as we can from the State and the Federal Government for our Schools which also have been damaged substantially.  In the coming months, I ask for your support so that we may continue with this recovery and rebuild our great City of Calexico.

Once again, special thanks to those that have kept order in the downtown and worked tirelessly on the water infrastructure damage.”

 

National Library Week

April 12-15, 2010 @
Camarena Memorial Library
Monday, April 12th Staff Appreciation Day— Library Closed from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Ask for your FREE pen @ the front desk
Tuesday, April 13th
Preschool Open House all day
Wednesday, April 14th
Resume Workshop @ 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 15th
Teen Program @ 3:30 p.m.
~~~~~~~ “Open Minds” Poetry Club @ 6:00 p.m.
National Library Week
850 Encinas Ave. • Calexico, CA • (760) 768-2170
http://calexicolibrary.org

 

City of Holtville

Monday,

April 5

TROUBLE:

Someone called police to report that two subjects in a heated argument are becoming violent. The caller was unsure if the subjects had any weapons. No one was on the scene when officers arrived.

LOUD BLING:

Somone called police to report loud hip-hop music coming from a neighbor’s Mercedes. The owner was contacted and advised to keep the music down. He complied.

MUSTA BEEN THE WINDS:

Someone called police to report that someone or something had knocked over a lot of trashcans in the area. The caller didn’t see anyone knocking the cans over, and believes it may have been the wind.

Tuesday,

April 6

TROUBLE:

A parent called police to report that their son is under the influence and causing a disturbance and is refusing to leave. The subject was sent home and asked to not return by his parents. The young man complied..

NEIGHBOR TROUBLES:

Someone called police to report having an ongoing dispute with a neighbor over trash disposal. Both parties were counseled and advised to take care of the problem in a civil court.

GROUP TROUBLE:

Someone called police to report that a fight had broken out amongst a small group of subjects. The subjects left the area before an officer could arrive.

Wednesday,

April 7

PASSING THROUGH:

Somone called police to report an older transient man loitering at a local gas station and refusing to leave. The subject pan-handled for a while before leaving. The caller was advised of his options.

WE USE THAT WATER:

Someone called police to report that a subject in a white, 2-door vehicle had dumped trash near a canal during the night. The caller was advised to call back should the truck return to drop a second load.

CALM DOWN:

Somone called police to report that their brother is under the influence and causing problems. The caller stated that her brother doesn’t get too violent, but that he is still scary. The young man agreed to spend the night elsewhere.

City of El Centro

Friday,

April 2

LOITERING AND SCARING THE CHILDREN:

Someone called police to report that a male subject was standing on the sidewalk and scaring children by screaming at them while they’re on their way to school. The man, who was obviously not from the area, was not found. People in the neighborhood were advised to call police should he return.

SOMEONE’S HAVING A GOOD TIME:

Someone called police to report finding things in his home that do not belong to him. Signs of a break in were found. Officers checked the area, but no witnesses were found. The caller was advised of his options.

TROUBLESOME PACK:

Someone called police to report a pack of rabid dogs of different breeds in front of their home. The caller was asked to remain calm, and advised that animal control was on the way. The owner of the dogs was not found. All of the dogs were taken to the pound.

Saturday,

April 3

LOOKING FOR

SOMETHING:

Someone called police to report two suspicious subjects in an alley in the area. The caller thought that they may be looking for identity theft information. Officers contact the couple who claimed that they were just trash digging. They were asked to leave the area.

EIGHT TO NINE HOURS PLEASE:

Someone called police to report that another driver, who appeared to be asleep at the wheel, had almost hit him. The vehicle then went off the side of the road and stopped. Officers were unable to locate the subject or the vehicle.

Sunday,

April 4

ESCALATING ARGUMENT:

Someone called police to report that a couple, who have been known to have physical fights in the past, are arguing loudly. The argument turned out to be about the male half not taking the female half to Mexicali. They were both counseled.

GETTING SOME Z’S:

Someone called police to report that his friend, who is extremely drunk, is trying to get into his vehicle. When contacted, the subject stated that he was going to sleep in his car. The caller offered him the couch, which he took.

EVERY NOW AND THEN!:

A female subject called police to report hearing her car alarm go off and seeing a male subject running from the area. Though the male subject was never found, its always good to know that noisy alarms work.

Monday,

April 5

IT HAPPENS THAT QUICKLY:

A female subject called police to report that she had left her bike unattended for a few minutes while she picked up something from inside her home and it was stolen. The caller stated that the bike was a Huffy. A report was taken.

WATCH OUT:

A mother called police to report that her daughter had almost been hit by a car while horsing around with a friend. The young girl was counseled and asked to be more observant.

Tuesday,

April 6

RESTRAINING ORDER:

Someone called police to report that their brother is under the influence and trying to break into their home. The brother is on parole and has admitted to using methanphetamines. The man was not found in the area. The caller was advised of her options.

DRINKING AND FIGHTING:

Someone called police to report that a male subject, who had been drinking, was trying to pick a fight. The man was last seen driving off in a black Ford Mustang. The man was not found. The caller was advised  to call back should he return.

City of Brawley

Friday,

April 2

CAUSING TROUBLE:

Someone called police to report an intoxicated subject causing trouble in the area. The subject was asked to keep it down, but reacted rudely and only got louder. Officers found the subject and sent him home.

MOVE THE PARTY BUS:

Someone called police to report a few subjects in a red van parked in front of a neighbors house playing loud music and drinking. When the caller asked them to turn it down or leave, they told him that they were waiting for their friend. The group was gone by the time officers arrived.

LOITERING:

Someone called police to report three subjects looking into vehicles in the area. When contacted by an officer, they stated that they were just waiting for a ride. The caller was asked to call back if the subjects started to cause trouble.

Saturday,

April 3

WANTING SOME

TROUBLE:

A female subject called police to request extra patrols in the area because she believes someone may try to break into her car. The caller was advised of her options.

PUTTING THE FOOT DOWN:

A mother called police to report that her daughter was screaming, pushing, and hitting her because she had taken away her cell phone, laptop and vehicle. Officers made contact with the girl and counseled her.

Sunday,

April 4

RESTRAIN:

A female subject called police to report that her brother was acting violent and trying to get to her friend. The caller’s friend became especially scared when he stated that he wanted to kill her. She was advised to get a restraining order.

COMMON GROUND:

A parent called police to report that their son was out of control and throwing things around the house for an unknown reason.  Officers counseled and calmed the young man. He was advised to listen to his mother and father.

COULD BE FATAL:

Someone called police to report that an unknown subject had thrown a brick at his vehicle while he was driving. The caller did not see the subject and was not able to provide a description.

Monday,

April 5

SPORTS CAR:

Someone called police to report a subject driving recklessly and swerving in a white two-door vehicle. The caller is concerned that the driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Officers were not able to locate the vehicle.

CONCERNS:

The manager of a store called police to report a man in the store acting add and smelling of alcohol. The subject was gone before the police arrived.

Tuesday,

April 6

UP TO THE CIVIL COURT:

A male subject called police to report being concerned that his children are living with his ex-wife and her ‘gangster’ boyfriend. He thinks that its not a good environment. He was advised of his options.

BEER RUN:

An 18 pack of Miller Genuine Draft was reportedly stolen by a female subject who fled in a dark-colored 4-door vehicle. Officers were not able to located the subject. The caller was advised of his options.

City of Calexico

Friday,

April 2

TAKE IT TO

THE CIVIL COURT:

Someone called police to report that someone had slashed his tires during the night. The caller said that he had been feuding with a neighbor and believes they may be responsible. The situation was handled and documented. The caller was advised of his options.

T.G.I.F:

Someone called police to report a large, loud party in the area. Officers contact the host of the party and asked him to turn the music down. The host explained that it was a birthday party with drinking and karaoke, but he did agree to lower the music a bit.

MOVE IT ALONG:

Someone called police to report that a group of children were in the street blocking traffic. Officers were not able to locate any children in the area.

Saturday,

April 3

ANIMAL CRUELTY IS VERY SERIOUS:

Someone called police to report an on-going problem with a neighbor bothering and throwing objects at their dog. Officers made contact with the neighbors and counseled them and their children.

COUNSELED:

A female subject called police to report having a verbal argument with her ex-boyfriend. The caller stated that they were fighting about child custody and her ex harassing her mother. Both parties were counseled.

Sunday,

April 4

UNWANTED ATTENTION:

Someone called police to report that their garage door had been covered with spraypaint, most likely sometime during the night. A report was taken and the caller was advised of their options.

Monday,

April 5

BE ADULTS:

A man called police to report that his ex-wife was late dropping off their child. The caller stated that after his ex finally arrived, she lashed out verbally against his current girlfriend. The ex-wife was counseled.

PAN-HANDLING WINDOW WASHER:

Someone called police to report a male subject pan-handling aggressively at a local 7-11 store and refusing to leave.  Officers found the subject nearby, washing the windows of a truck. He was sent on his way.

Tuesday,

April 6

TRESPASSING:

A female subject called police to report that her grandson was trespassing at her residence and she doesn’t want him there. She stated that her grandson had been removed and warned before. The subject was gone before officers could arrive.

HUSBAND AND WIFE:

Someone called police to report an intense argument between a husband and wife in the area. The caller was unsure what the argument was about. The couple was contact by officers and the situation was handled.

 

San Diego/Imperial Counties, April 8, 2010 – The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, in partnership with other agencies, continues to provide assistance such as sheltering, hydration, feeding, health and mental services to those affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, which struck Mexicali on Sunday, April 4, 2010.

SHELTER RELOCATION:

The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter has relocated shelter operations to a new location in El Centro, California. The shelter at Kennedy Middle School, 900 N. 6th Street, El Centro, CA 92243 is now closed.

A new Red Cross shelter is now open at:

Ryerson Hall, Desert Trails RV Park

225 Wake Avenue

El Centro, CA 92243
The shelter located at Kennedy Middle School was shut down due to a problem in the boiler room of the shelter building.  In the interest of ensuring the safety and comfort of those needing assistance, the Red Cross and county officials have been conducting ongoing inspections on the buildings in the affected region to determine if the structures were compromised during one of the many aftershocks that followed the initial quake. For more information, please visit www.sdarc.org.

REQUEST FOR HYDRATION:

The city of Mexicali, Mexico has requested 90,000 liters of bottled water. Due to the generosity of United Packaging Group, the American Red Cross has been able to meet this request and is providing 90,000 liters of bottled water to the city of Mexicali, Mexico. The first shipment of water went out this morning and the final shipment will be made tomorrow, Friday, April 9, 2010.

The American Red Cross is currently accepting monetary donations to aid those affected by a disaster. If you would like to help, please donate online at www.sdarc.org to the San Diego/Imperial Counties Disaster Relief Fund (to aid those affected in California) or to the International Relief Fund (to aid those affected by the earthquake in Mexicali and other disasters worldwide). You can also mail your donation (in check or money order) to: The American Red Cross 3950 Calle Fortunada San Diego, CA 92123.

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

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Counties “America’s most prepared communities.” With the public’s ongoing support we provide life saving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit www.sdarc.org.

 
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