Murder Suspect Encountered During Routine Patrol in Yuma Sector

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Station arrested an illegal alien with an extensive criminal history and who is wanted for murder in Portland, Oregon.

At about 12 a.m., Border Patrol agents discovered footprints of four subjects near County 17th Street who appeared to have crossed the international boundary illegally. After tracking the footprints, agents arrested two of the individuals who were illegally in the United States. The individuals were taken to the Yuma Station for processing. Through fingerprint checks, it was discovered that Isreal Torres-Medina had a warrant for his arrest for murder in Portland, Ore. He also had a warrant for flight to avoid apprehension from the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Thousands of Hunters Expected at Dove Season Opening

California’s split 2010 dove season will be open from Sept. 1-15, and again from Nov. 13-Dec. 27, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced.

The season includes white-winged and mourning doves, for which the combined bag limit is 10 birds and the possession limit is 20. Hunters can also harvest Eurasian collared doves, which are now common in some parts of the state. There is no daily bag limit or possession limit for this species.

CBP Thwarts Human Smuggling Attempt at Sea

San Diego — The crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) marine interdiction vessel stopped a human smuggling attempt off the coast of San Diego netting seven illegal aliens on Sunday afternoon.

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Boat seized by CBP that was hauling seven illegal aliens from Mexico.
Boat seized by CBP that was hauling seven illegal aliens from Mexico.

ECRMC Lab Implements New Positive Patient Identification System

EL CENTRO, Calif. – August 31, 2010 – In an effort to continue to enhance patient safety, ECRMC has announced the implementation of the SoftID Positive Patient Identification System to the Robert J. Westcott Memorial Clinical Laboratory, located at El Centro Regional Medical Center.

The Positive Patient Identification System allows for organized, seamless recording of patient identification and confirmation of orders for laboratory samples during collection. This is one of several advanced technologies ECRMC has committed to for the Imperial Valley community.