BRAWLEY: Dogs seen at school
Police received a 7:35 a.m. report Monday about two pit bulls seen in front of J.W. Oakley Elementary School, according to a log entry at the Brawley Police Department. One of the animals was seen in the school yard.
Peace is disturbed
Someone called Sunday about a 7:10 p.m. disturbance involving as many as five people engaged in a heated argument at Brawley Union High School, but police were unable to find anyone.
Found wallet, returned
Someone contacted the Brawley Police Department on Sunday about a wallet found atop a trash can at a location in the 100 block of G Street.
The wallet contained $5 and other miscellaneous items belonging to the owner, identified as Jacob Carrillo. The find comes at a fortuitous time for Carrillo who turned 27 Monday.
— Silvio J. Panta, email@example.com
CALEXICO: Family detains man
A family arrived home Sunday evening to find a homeless man on their patio who then allegedly tried to assault a family member and flee, according to Calexico Police Department call logs.
Family members ran after the man and detained him until police arrived near the 1200 block of Paulin Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday. Juan Carlos Estrada, 30, was arrested and charged with the misdemeanors of assault and prowling.
Men attempt burglary in front of police
Calexico police arrested two young men early Saturday morning after they allegedly tried to rob the 7-Eleven on Imperial Avenue as an officer watched outside, according to Calexico Police Department call logs.
An officer on patrol saw two men walking down an alleyway and then into the convenience store, where they allegedly attempted to steal milk in different flavors, a 12-pack of beer and a sports drink around 1:42 a.m. Saturday. The suspects then tried to flee from the officer.
Calexico residents Joel Hernandez, 18, and Roberto Aguilar, 19, were charged with the felony of commercial burglary and the misdemeanor of resisting arrest.
Teenager receiving harassing phone calls
It was reported to Calexico police Friday morning that a 16-year-old girl has been receiving up to 66 calls a day for three days from an unknown male caller, according to Calexico Police Department call logs.
The caller made sexual comments and advised that he goes to Calexico High School “to see her from afar.” The teenager feared for her safety, according to the logs. The incident remains under investigation.
Man said to grab teenager’s throat
A man was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor charge of child cruelty after allegedly grabbing a 15-year-old by the neck Saturday, according to Calexico Police Department call logs.
Authorities received the child endangerment call shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday to the 1300 block of Sunlight Avenue. A woman and her live-in boyfriend had been arguing and the man appeared to have been drinking. The man was transported to Imperial County jail.
— Chelcey Adami, firstname.lastname@example.org
EL CENTRO: House is burglarized
A laptop and other items were burglarized Sunday from a residence located in the 500 block of Woodward Avenue.
El Centro police received the call around 3:30 p.m., according to police logs.
A silver Dell laptop worth $900 and other women’s products were taken, including a pink suitcase with clothes in it, the logs read.
Doors and windows were locked and no force was used to enter the residence, according the logs. The point of entry is unknown.
Various vehicles are reported broken into
At least three vehicles were broken into Sunday morning near St. Mary’s Church located in the 700 block of La Brucherie Road.
A grey Volkswagen Jetta, a brown Honda and a blue Mitsubishi Lancaster were burglarized, according to El Centro police call logs.
The reporting party, owner of the Jetta, parked at the church around 8 a.m., and 45 minutes later this person returned and found the driver side rear window broken, the logs read.
A debit card, a mobile phone, a purse, a Coach wallet worth $150 and an additional $112 in cash were taken from the Jetta, according to the logs.
No further information about the other cars appeared on the logs.
Vehicle is stolen
A green Honda Accord was reported missing Sunday evening.
The vehicle was parked in the north parking lot of Euclid Avenue and Adams Avenue before it was stolen, according to El Centro police call logs.
The report came in around 8 p.m. and no further information was available.
— Alejandro Davila, email@example.com
Power flickers on and off in small area
A Mylar balloon caused power to flicker for 809 people here when it touched power lines, an Imperial Irrigation District official said.
The momentary outage occurred at 10:30 a.m. and lasted for what spokesman Bob Schettler said was about a second when the helium-filled balloon came into contact with the lines at Fifth Street and Commercial Avenue.
The balloon material conducted electricity and sparked the brief outage, Schettler said.
— Silvio J. Panta, firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPERIAL COUNTY : Fire destroys work shed near Brawley
Various fire departments and personnel responded to a three-alarm fire Sunday afternoon on Carter Road in an unincorporated area near Brawley.
Brawley fire had responded to initial reports of a shed fire and quickly called for additional assistance once it was determined a large equipment shed was engulfed in flames, said Imperial County Fire Department Assistant Chief Rob Scott.
Firefighters and engines from El Centro, Westmorland, Calipatria, Calexico and Naval Air Facility El Centro assisted in dousing the blaze, Scott said.
The fire had also threatened a nearby office trailer on adjacent property, Scott said.
An exact time at which the report of the fire came in was not available, Scott said, but another fire official from Westmorland said his department received a call for assistance about 2:30 p.m.
The source of the fire remains under investigation and the total dollar amount of damages has yet to be determined, Scott said. Firefighters spent about an hour battling the blaze.
— Julio Morales, email@example.com
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