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Archive for July 8th, 2010

Three Failed Smuggling Attempts at Sea Yield 34 Illegal Aliens and Half Ton of Marijuana

Three Failed Smuggling Attempts at Sea Yield 34 Illegal Aliens and Half Ton of Marijuana

Federal officials apprehended 34 illegal aliens and seized 1,398 pounds of marijuana, after thwarting three smuggling at sea attempts along the San Diego County coastline, Monday and Tuesday. In the first attempt, at about 5 p.m. on July 5, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Marine Interdiction Agents and a CBP officer on maritime patrol intercepted a private vessel, the “Oh Yeah,” as it crossed into the United States from Mexican territorial waters. Marine Interdiction [...]

Holtville Businessman Found Dead In El Centro

Holtville Businessman Found Dead In El Centro

By Luke Phillips Holtville resident and owner of Pepe's Garage on Walnut Ave., Manuel Juarez was found dead in an El Centro motel Friday. Commander Jeff Mason with the El Centro Police Department says Juarez was found around Noon on Friday, June 2 by staff at the Great Western Motel on Adams Ave. Mason says staff made a regular check of the room after check-out time and discovered the body. Mason says Juarez's death is being investigated as a homicide for the time being. "There was enough [...]

CALEXICO CITY COMMISSION VACANCIES

CALEXICO CITY COMMISSION VACANCIES The City of Calexico has vacancies on various Commissions. If you are a citizen of Calexico and would like to serve on one of the Commissions listed below, please submit a letter of interest with your name, address, and phone number or a Commission Interest form to the City Clerk’s office located at 608 Heber Ave. in Calexico by Monday, July 19, 2010. Commission Vacancies are: ARTS COMMISSION 3 VACANCIES BEAUTIFICATION COMMISSION 2 VACANCIES ECONOMIC [...]

Forensic Experts Identify Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Suspect Through Unprecedented Use of Familial DNA

Forensic Experts Identify Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Suspect Through Unprecedented Use of Familial DNA

In less than two years, a new and controversial DNA searching program launched by Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has proven its worth by nabbing a man suspected of being the "Grim Sleeper" who carried out the murders of at least 10 women in the Los Angeles area over the past 25 years. Lonnie David Franklin, Jr., 57, of Los Angeles, was arrested yesterday on multiple murder counts after the state DNA lab uncovered a DNA link between the murder-scene material and Franklin's son, [...]

CBP Officers Seize Weapons, Ammo, Cocaine, and Arrest Nine for Alleged Immigration Violations during Fourth of July Weekend

CBP Officers Seize Weapons, Ammo, Cocaine, and Arrest Nine for Alleged Immigration Violations during Fourth of July Weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo port of entry seized rifles, handguns, ammunition, 10 pounds of cocaine, and arrested nine individuals for alleged immigration violations as part of enforcement actions carried out during the Fourth of July holiday weekend at international crossings. One of the most notable of the enforcement actions occurred on Saturday, July 3, at the Lincoln Juarez International Bridge when CBP Field Operations officers and Border [...]

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