Daily Archives: July 8, 2010

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.

CBP officers seized 1,398 pounds of marijuana from a fishing vessel, off the coast of California near San Diego, July 5.

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.

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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 suspicion surrounding the discovery of the body to cause us concern and lead us not to form the opinion that this was a suicide,” he said.
Mason says police will have more information and be able to form a better opinion after an autopsy is performed this Friday.
“It (the autopsy) will lead us to the conclusion if this was a suicide or a murder,” Mason said. “It’s not clear cut enough for us to label it one or the other yet.”

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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 DEVELOPMENT 2 VACANCIES
BUSINES IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 2 VACANCIES
PERSONNEL COMMISSION 2 VACANCIES
PLANNING COMMISSION 2 VACANCIES
POLICE COMMISSION 2 VACANCIES
RECREATION COMMISSION 2 VACANCIES
HISTORICAL COMMISSION 2 VACANCIES
LIBRARY BOARD 2 VACANCIES

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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.

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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.

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