From the daily archives: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CALEXICO, Calif. – On Tuesday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station seized 238 pounds of marijuana with the help of Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS).

 

The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m., after agents operating the (RVSS) observed two subjects attempting to swim across the All American Canal, each towing a large backpack.  Both subjects appeared to be having difficulty swimming and towing their backpack; one subject finally abandoned his pack and swam to the north bank of the canal.  Agents safely apprehended both subjects and recovered the three backpacks filled with bundles of marijuana.

 

Both men Mexican citizens’ ages 39 and 47 are present in the U.S. illegally.  The packages of marijuana weighed approximately 238 pounds with an estimated street value of $190,800 dollars. Border Patrol agents transferred the illegal aliens and marijuana to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

The El Centro Border Patrol’s “See Something, Say Something” Campaign is a simple and effective program to increase the safety and welfare of the Imperial Valley by bringing public awareness to the indicators of crime and other threats.  The community plays a key role keeping our country safe by identifying and reporting suspicious or criminal activity.  We encourage Imperial Valley residents to report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.

 
Two of Imperial Irrigation District’s programs that assist income-qualified customers with paying their electric bill have recently been updated.
Under IID’s residential energy assistance program (REAP), which provides a discounted rate to income-qualified customers on their electric bills, the discount rate will be 20 percent starting with the June bills.
Additionally, under the district’s emergency energy assistance program (EEAP), which helps customers who face disconnection due to nonpayment, assistance will be available more frequently.
Under EEAP, customers qualifying for emergency assistance can now receive pledges up to $125 toward their electric bill four times a year (once each quarter). Previously, emergency energy assistance was available in the summer ($200) and winter ($150).
“The changes to the emergency energy assistance program increase the assistance our customers can receive throughout the year and, by offering assistance quarterly, could assist them in budgeting,” said Mario Escalera, manager of Operations and Infrastructure. “The updates are really about IID’s effort to reach more people who can benefit from our assistance programs.”
The changes to the emergency assistance program became effective in May.
 
About the programs
For both the REAP and EEAP programs, customers must qualify according to income. To qualify for EEAP, customers must be enrolled in REAP. Other restrictions apply.
The income guidelines are as follows for REAP:
Number in Household           Maximum Annual Household Income
1-2                                          $25,742.50
3                                              $32,427.50
4                                              $39,112.50
5                                              $45,797.50
Each additional person          $  6,685.00
REAP also provides a 30-percent discount for qualifying account holders who are 65 years in age or older. REAP senior customers must reapply every two years; non-senior customers must reapply for REAP annually.
For more information on these programs, contact IID’s customer service center at 1-800-303-7756 or 1-760-339-9032
 

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

TOTALS

11-82

Property Damage Collisions

This Year ‘12

1

1

2

4

Last Year ‘11

2

2

1

5

11-81 Minor Injury Collisions

This Year ‘12

1

1

Last Year ‘11

2

2

11-44

Fatalities

This Year ‘12

0

Last Year ‘11

0

DUI Arrests

This Year ‘12

1

2

2

5

Last Year ‘11

1

1

1

3

 

Final Statistics from the El Centro CHP Office for the Memorial Day Weekend.

 

  • Slight decrease in Property Damage and Minor Injury traffic collisions.
  • No Fatal Collision Victims this year.
  • Increase in DUI Arrests.

 

 

By: E. Ruedas #17246

 
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