Green Carrots: Conergy completes solar installation for Grimmway Enterprises

The world’s number one grower of carrots implements 230 kilowatts of clean solar energy

230 kilowatt ground-mounted power system at Grimmway Enterprises in California

“Grimmway avoids the emission of greenhouse gases thanks to the Conergy solar plant. We are both extremely proud and are pleased that both growers and customers will benefit from the greening of Grimmway carrots.”

- Conergy Project Development Manager, David Vincent

Two U.S. Border Patrol Agents Killed

Two Arizona-based U.S. Border Patrol agents died this morning as a result of an on-duty vehicle accident involving a train just south of Gila Bend, Ariz., in the Yuma Sector area of responsibility. The incident is currently under investigation.

The names of the agents are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

CBP at Imperial Valley Ports Intercept $1.3 Million of Hard Narcotics

Imperial Valley, California – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Imperial Valley ports of entry stopped approximately $1.3 million worth of hard narcotics from entering the U.S.

The first incident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Calexico downtown port of entry. A CBP officer inspecting vehicles and travelers referred a 42-year-old female Mexican citizen driving a 2003 Chrysler P.T. Cruiser for further examination after the officer noticed anomalies to the gas tank.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Hosting Law Enforcement Memorial Torch Run

On Saturday, May 14, 2011, El Centro Sector Border Patrol will host the Law Enforcement Memorial Torch Run. The relay run will start in Ocotillo and end at Clark Road and Highway 98.  The Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies will be participating in this event.

The relay race will be 28 miles long with ten runners per team running an average of 2.75 miles per leg.  Each 10 person team will carry a baton in memory of a fallen law enforcement officer chosen by the team.

US Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offender

El Centro, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a convicted sex offender Monday morning.


On May 9, at approximately 6:50 a.m., agents working 22 miles west of Calexico, Calif., apprehended Juan Rodriguez-Estrada who had illegally crossed the U.S./Mexico International border.


While being processed, record checks revealed that Rodriguez had a prior felony conviction for Sexual Battery in 1996 out of Fresno, California and was previously removed from the United States.