From the daily archives: Friday, October 14, 2011

Temecula, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 15 checkpoint near Temecula arrested a 36-year-old male U.S. citizen hours after he allegedly stole a vehicle from its owner at knifepoint in San Diego County.

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Border Patrol agents arrested an individual after he allegedly stole this vehicle at knifepoint from its owner.
Border Patrol agents arrested an individual after he allegedly stole this vehicle at knifepoint from its owner.

Sunday night at approximately 9:40 p.m., agents encountered the suspect driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla as he arrived at the checkpoint. During inspection, agents became suspicious of the man’s nervous demeanor and referred him for a secondary inspection.

While agents questioned the man, they noticed the handle of a knife protruding from between the driver’s seat and the center console. Agents asked the man to step out of the car while they conducted records checks on the vehicle. The records checks revealed that the Corolla had been reported stolen earlier that evening in Chula Vista.

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Border Patrol agents arrested an individual after he allegedly stole this vehicle at knifepoint from its owner.
Border Patrol agents arrested an individual after he allegedly stole this vehicle at knifepoint from its owner.

The suspect, vehicle, and all of its contents were taken into custody and subsequently turned over to the Chula Vista Police Department.

To prevent illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on major corridors of egress away from our nation’s borders. The U.S. Border Patrol also maintains strong collaborative partnerships with other law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in border communities.


Otay Mesa, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry foiled an alleged smuggling attempt with an unusual concealment: narcotics hidden inside cans of jalapeños and cheese sauce.

Meth hidden inside a can of jalapenos.

At about 12:05 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, a 27-year-old female U.S. citizen and resident of Tijuana, Mexico, drove a blue 1996 Nissan 200SX to the border crossing.

A CBP officer inspected the trunk of the vehicle and found two cans of cheese sauce and one can of jalapeños. Based on observation techniques, the CBP officer noticed the can goods appeared abnormal and the officer used a density meter to inspect the cans which confirmed the can goods were altered.

A CBP agriculture specialist screened the cans in an x-ray machine and detected anomalies with the contents.

Officers then opened all three cans, and discovered a package in each containing a total of seven pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $140,000.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and narcotics and turned the suspected smuggler over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.


Turning Point Men’s home will be having a fundraising BBQ this Saturday October, 15th. They will be serving Tri-Tip, Chili, Rise Pilaf, Salad and a Roll all for $10.00. This will be there 6th annual BBQ Tri-Tip drive through. Each year this event gets bigger and this year is looking to be the largest so far. They will be preparing 500lbs of Tri-tip with the hope of serving 700 plates. The Tri-tip will be marinated for three days in a special recipe of marinade that has been used over the last 6 years. Food critics have stated “It’s the best Tri-tip in the valley a must eat”

The Drive through BBQ will be located at 449 Pine Avenue in Holtville. The plates will be served between 5 to 7 pm. Peach Cobbler will also be available as a desert. If you can, come out and support this ministry, and enjoy a very tasty dinner.




2011 – 2012





February 19, 2012 Holtville Public Works Yard 222 W. Fourth St. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.






2011 – 2012






19 de Febrero, 2012 Holtville Public Works Yard 222 W. Fourth St. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Rabies in Imperial County



Rabies cases have occurred in Imperial County off and on for many years.  From 1959 to 1968 there was a large outbreak occurring mainly in dogs and spilling over into other species.  A few cases occurred in cattle, horses, cats, and one in a human.


 In 1969 the disease was controlled in dogs, but it started to spread in the skunk population.  Alarming numbers of skunks were diagnosed with rabies; and as a result, the skunk population decreased due to a vigorous trapping program.  Nevertheless some skunk cases still occur in Imperial County.


On November 25, 1980 a dog was diagnosed with rabies in the City of Calexico.  This was the first case in dogs in Imperial County in 10 years.  Since then, there have been a considerable number of positive cases in dogs, cats, cattle, skunks, and bats.


Animals with rabies do not respect boundaries; therefore, the problem is international.


The situation is serious but not disastrous, yet with your help we can control rabies.


Help Control Rabies!


Protect Your Pet

Vaccinate your dog and cats against rabies.  The law requires that every

Year all dogs over 4 months of age be vaccinated against rabies and licensed.


Confine Your Dog

City and county laws prohibit dogs from roaming.  A dog in his own yard is less likely to get into mischief or to be exposed to rabies.


Avoid Wild Animals

 Avoid all wild animals specially those that seem tame, ill, or otherwise act abnormally. All warm-blooded animals are susceptible to rabies but skunks, bats, dogs, foxes, wildcats, coyotes and raccoons are the most important.

Report strays or animals acting in an unusual manner!


If You Are Bitten:

1.      Wash the bitten area thoroughly for 15 minutes with soap and water.

2.      Report the bite to local authorities (Police Department or Animal Control).

3.      Call your doctor for further advice.

4.      Keep the animal located until an officer arrives. If the animal is a stray, have someone follow it until an officer arrives.


Imperial County Environmental Health Services

Animal Control

1329 Sperber Road

El Centro, CA 92243

(760) 339-6291




Rabia en el Condado de Imperial



Casos de rabia han ocurrido en el Condado de Imperial a intervalos durante varios años.  De 1959 a 1968 la epidemia de rabia ocurrió principalmente en perros, transmitiéndose a otras especies de animales.  Los casos de rabia han ocurrido en ganado, caballos, gatos y en un humano.


En 1969 la enfermedad fue controlada en los caninos; pero empezó a transmitirse en la población de zorrillos.  El número de zorrillos diagnosticados con rabia fue alarmante y como resultado la población de zorrillos fue reduciendo considerablemente dado por un programa vigoroso de entrampamiento.  Sin embargo, algunos casos de rabia en zorrillos siguen ocurriendo en el condado.


El 25 de Noviembre de 1980 un perro fue diagnosticado con rabia en la ciudad de Calexico.  De 1970 a 1980 este fue el primer caso en perros ocurrido el Condado de Imperial.  Desde entonces  han ocurrido casos considerables en perros, gatos, ganado, zorrillos y murciélagos. 


La rabia en animales no respeta fronteras, por lo tanto el problema es internacional. 


La situación es seria pero no devastadora, con la ayuda del público podemos controlar la rabia. 


¡Ayude a controlar la rabia!


Proteja a su mascota

Vacune a su perro y gato contra la rabia.  La ley requiere que cada año todos los perros mayores de 4 meses de edad sean vacunados contra la rabia y obtengan una licencia.


Mantenga su perro seguro

Leyes de la ciudad y del condado prohíben que su perro ande suelto en las calles.  Cuando un perro  se encuentra en su propia yarda es menos probable que se meta en problemas o que sea expuesto a rabia.


Evite animales silvestres

Evite todo contacto con animal salvaje o silvestre, especialmente si se ven mansos, dóciles, enfermizos  o actuando anormalmente.  Todo animal de sangre caliente es susceptible la rabia pero zorrillos,  murciélagos, perros, zorros, gatos silvestres, coyotes y mapaches son portadores principales de rabia.                                                          


Reporte animales vagando y descarriados actuando de modo inusual.


  Si usted es mordido:

1.       Lávese con agua y con jabón la área de la mordida por 15 minutos

2.       Reporte lo sucedido a las autoridades (Departamento de Policía o Control de Animales)

3.       Consulte a su médico

4.      Procure mantener al animal localizado;  si el animal anda vagando, trate que alguien lo siga hasta que llegue un oficial.

Imperial County Environmental Health Services

Animal Control

1329 Sperber Road

El Centro, CA 92243

(760) 339-6291




Alexander P. Meyerhoff, AICP

City Manager


City of Holtville

121 W. 5th Street

Holtville, CA 92250

760-356-4574 office

760-336-1880 cell


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