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Meth Smuggling Attempts

Border Patrol agents at the El Centro Sector and Calexico Station seized more than 33 pounds of methamphetamine in three separate incidents over the Labor Day weekend. The first incident occurred at around 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 5, when a man, 20-years-old, driving a white Infinity... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

Woman Arrested For Smuggling Meth

A woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine in her vehicle by Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Aug. 23. At approximately 7:44 a.m., the woman approached the checkpoint in a black Nissan Versa. During initial inspection, a Border Patrol... — Updated 9/8/2020

 

Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $1 Million Worth of Drugs

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized $946,472 worth of drugs in three smuggling attempts at the Highway 86 checkpoint over the weekend. The first incident occurred on Aug. 14 at 3:45 p.m., when a man driving a black Chrysler Sebring approached the checkpoint. A Border... — Updated 9/8/2020

 

Twenty-Two Pounds Found in Tire

Agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint seized methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire on Aug. 17. At around 4:40 p.m., a man driving a black Toyota Tundra approached the checkpoint. After the Border Patrol canine detection team alerted agents to the vehicle, it was sent to... — Updated 9/4/2020

 

Agents Arrest Ten People

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested 10 undocumented people fraudulently using social security numbers on Aug. 12, according to a press release. At around 7:40 p.m., a group of vehicles caravanning together approached the checkpoint. During the immigration... — Updated 9/3/2020

 

Meth, Syringes, Pipe Seized

Two people were arrested at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Aug. 4 after attempting to smuggle meth, syringes, and a glass pipe. A man, 41, and a woman, 28, approached the checkpoint in a white 2006 Chrysler 300. A Border Patrol canine alerted the agents to the vehicle, and was sent... — Updated 8/28/2020

 

El Centro Border Patrol

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling meth on Aug. 3. At around 7:20 a.m., a woman with three other passengers approached the checkpoint in a silver 2006 Hyundai Elantra. They were waived to secondary inspection... — Updated 8/24/2020

 

Meth Worth $87K Seized

Agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man smuggling methamphetamine in his gas tank on July 30, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident happened at around 12:50 p.m. when a 25-year-old man in a silver 2010 Chevrolet Malibu approached the... — Updated 8/24/2020

 

Earthquake Flare Up

The Salton Sea was hit by a large number of earthquakes, with the strongest being a magnitude 4.6 on Aug. 10. This area is one of the most seismically active in California. The first set of quakes happened at 1:39 a.m. Most were weak, ranging from 2.0 to 4.0, according to the... — Updated 8/21/2020

 

Lynn Clifford "Charlie" Watson

Nov. 15, 1946 – July 21, 2020 Lynn Clifford "Charlie" Watson was born in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, on November 15, 1946, and attended the Tonkawa campus of Northern Oklahoma College where he met his future wife, Pamela Lavelle. He... — Updated 8/11/2020

 

Meth Worth $24K Seized

Border Patrol Agents at the El Centro Sector arrested two people and seized methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint on July 20. The incident occurred at around 10 a.m., when a woman driving a black 2013 Acura approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents... — Updated 8/7/2020

 

El Centro Border Patrol

Agents at the El Centro Border seized methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint on July 23. The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m., a commercial passenger bus approached the checkpoint. The bus was referred to secondary inspection, after Border Patrol canines... — Updated 8/7/2020

 

"Thundering Trucks"

Why are these huge trucks coming through our town? It used to be one truck each way every hour, now it is two. I have been told that they are taking rubbish from Carlsbad to the Salton Sea, and are dumping it there. I have also been told that the trucks are illegal and come... — Updated 8/7/2020

 

Firearm, Ammo, Meth Seized

Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested three people who attempted to smuggle meth and a loaded weapon/ On July 11, a woman driving a white Honda Accord along with two passengers approached the checkpoint and were sent to secondary... — Updated 8/3/2020

 

Salton Sea Prison

The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Tribe plans to build an 8,400-bed prison on its reservation by the Salton Sea. This prison would be one of the largest in the state and the country. The Tribe would then lease it to the state, th... — Updated 7/30/2020

 

Liquid Meth Discovered

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint seized liquid methamphetamine July 7. The incident occurred at around 11:46 a.m., when a man driving a green 1996 Ford F-150 and a passenger approached the checkpoint. During the secondary inspection,... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

Gang Member Arrested

Agents at the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member believed to be “dangerous” on July 6. At around 1 a.m., agents encountered the man who was entering the United States approximately 29 miles west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry near the Jacumba Mountains. The... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

Niland Devastated

Residents were left to pick up the pieces, after a massive brush fire that killed one person and destroyed 37 homes, torched its way through Niland, just east of the Salton Sea, on June 28. The fire started near Highway 111 and... — Updated 7/20/2020

 

Salton Sea Authority Elects New Officers

A new slate of officers will assume leadership positions of the Board of Directors at the Salton Sea Authority (SSA) to guide the joint powers agency in what promises to be a dynamic year of progress toward recovery for the Sea. Officers appointed by the SSA Board for the new... — Updated 7/16/2020

 

Borrego Health Clinic: Facts Are Facts

Fix it… The Borrego Sun investigation into the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) began as an attempt to understand what was going on at the Borrego Springs clinic with the dismissal of critical resident providers. The concern extended to the three-month absence of the... — Updated 7/16/2020

 

Body Carriers Arrested

Three people suspected of smuggling methamphetamine were arrested on June 25 at the Highway 86 checkpoint. The incident occurred when a man driving a green 2004 Honda Accord with two women approached the checkpoint. Border Patrol canines alerted agents to the vehicle, which was... — Updated 7/9/2020

 

Fifty Pounds of Drugs Seized

Agents at the El Centro Sector Border Patrol made a major drug bust at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City. The incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. on June 23, when the suspect in a gray Acura SUV approached the checkpoint. After being alerted by the Border Patrol canine... — Updated 7/9/2020

 

CBP Seize Heroin

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling heroin. The incident occurred on May 22 when a 53-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman approached the checkpoint in a 2007 Chrysler 300. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted... — Updated 6/10/2020

 

Teens Smuggle Two People

Two people were arrested for smuggling a man and a woman into the United States by El Centro Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to the Highway 111 checkpoint. The incident occurred on May 27 around 9:15 a.m. when a Border Patrol agent spotted a vehicle attempting to go around... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 By Bella Murphy    News

The Yeti on the Mountain

The last time we visited the Ranchita Valley Market in the March 5 issue, owners Kemi and Mike Pavlocak had just opened a beer garden in front of their market, making the local gem with a yeti even brighter. That was back in February. The last three months have changed a lot of... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

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