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Border Patrol Finds Gun, Meth

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man after finding a loaded handgun and methamphetamine in his vehicle on April 29. The incident occurred when the 26-year-old man approached the immigration checkpoint in a silver BMW. A Border Patrol canine alerted the... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Immigrants Found in Truck

A truck driver was arrested on May 6 after agents discovered six undocumented immigrants hidden in his trailer. The incident occurred at around 7 a.m. when the driver, 46, arrived at the Highway 86 checkpoint. While agents were checking his documentation, a Border Patrol canine... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Agents Seize 83lbs of Meth

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on April 4. The incident occurred at aroun 2:30 p.m., when the 57-year-old man approached the checkpoint in a Ford Explorer. A Border Patrol canine alerted the agents from the... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

Man Arrested Smuggling Immigrants

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City arrested a man suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants March 7. The incident occurred at 5:30 p.m. when a man driving a grey Chevrolet truck approached the checkpoint with four passengers. Agents interviewed... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Agents Seize $164K in Meth

El Centro Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine March 15. The incident occurred when a 22-year-old woman driving a Ford Fusion approached the checkpoint at around 2 p.m. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Heroin, Fentanyl Seized

Border Patrol agents seized nearly three pounds of heroin and fentanyl at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint near Salton City, Feb. 13. At around 10:20 a.m., a 19 year-old-man approached the checkpoint as one of the multiple people in a private taxi. During the secondary... — Updated 2/25/2020

 

Twenty-Six People Found in Tractor Trailer

Border Patrol agents found 26 immigrants inside a tractor trailer at an immigration checkpoint near the Salton Sea on Feb. 12. The incident occurred around 9:40 p.m., where the 32-year-old truck driver and all 26 immigrants, were later arrested. “The undocumented immigrants... — Updated 2/25/2020

 

Border Patrol Seize Liquid Meth

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration check-point in Salton City arrested two men in connection with smuggling methamphetamine Feb. 10. The incident occurred at around 2:55 p.m., when two men, a 25-year-old and an 18-year-old driving a blue Chevy Silverado... — Updated 2/25/2020

 

Meth Hidden in Spare Tire

El Centro Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Jan. 21. The incident occurred when a 35-year-old man approached the checkpoint in a Volvo V-50. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the vehicle, and it was sent... — Updated 2/11/2020

 

$220M For Salton Sea

On Jan. 10, Governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled California's $222 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2020 – 21. Included in the plan is the proposal for investment in the Salton Sea and New River. In the budget, there is $220... — Updated 1/28/2020

 

Teen Busted: Fentanyl, Firearm

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City arrested a teenager who was in possession of fentanyl and a loaded firearm in their vehicle. The incident occurred at around 7:58 p.m. Jan. 3, when an 18-year-old male driving a white Volkswagen approached the... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

Student Stabbed

West Shores High School went under a brief lockdown Thursday Nov. 7, following a stabbing of a student. The incident occurred when two students were involved in an altercation for reasons still unknown, when one student used a knife to assault the other student, which resulted in... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

Agents Seize Drugs

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint seized more than 50-pounds of illegal drugs. At around 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 29 at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint, a canine alerted agents to a black Infinity. During secondary inspection, they discovered 23... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

K-9 Sniffs Out Meth

A hidden stash of methamphetamine was sniffed out by Border Patrol canines at the Highway 86 checkpoint Tuesday Nov. 26. Agents say the dog alerted them to a Jeep Cherokee, which was waived to secondary inspection. During the inspection, agents found 89 packages of... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Riverside County

The first two human cases of the West Nile virus have been confirmed by health officials on Aug. 29 in Riverside County. The 65-year-old Mecca woman and 71-year-old Coachella man are expected to recover, according to Riverside University Health System. It is, however, not rare... — Updated 10/3/2019

 

Low Bid Exceeds Budgeted Funds for New River Parkway Project

It’s called the most polluted river in North America, and it seemed all was set for Calexico officials to award a Phase-1 construction contract as part of a long-term effort to clean up along the New River corridor in Imperial County between Brawley and the border with Mexico.... — Updated 10/3/2019

 

Foul Smell

An odor advisory for the Coachella Valley was extended three times, due to the continuous elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide which smells like rotten eggs wafting up from the Salton Sea. The South Coast Air Quality Management District first issued the odor advisory on Aug. 18,... — Updated 9/4/2019

 

$2.6M Seized at Checkpoint

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint in Salton City confiscated over $2.6 million worth of narcotics in separate incidents. The first incident occurred in the early morning of Aug. 4 at around 1:50 a.m. A 54-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman... — Updated 8/19/2019

 

Fourty-Two Pounds of Meth

Border Patrol agents seized more than 42 pounds of meth worth nearly $97,000 that had been hidden inside a car’s fuel tank, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The arrest took place at about 8:30 a.m. Monday Aug. 5 at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint... — Updated 8/19/2019

 

Back-to-School Giveaways, Sea View Elementary School

Wednesday Aug. 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (before FIND food distribution). All students receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a bike or a backpack filled with school supplies. Additionally, there are free shoes and socks for all children if their size is available. Sea... — Updated 8/7/2019

 

Seventy-Eight Pounds Seized

Within two days, El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested two people attempting to smuggle drugs. The first incident happened Tuesday July 9 at approximately 9:33 a.m., where a 29-year-old woman driving a blue Nissan Sentra... — Updated 7/30/2019

 

CVUSD To Increase Class Time, Professional Development

After two consecutive years of layoffs and the recent resignation of its superintendent, Coachella Valley Unified School District’s plan for the 2019 – 20 school year was put to a board vote June 26. The CVUSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), seeks to increase... — Updated 7/30/2019

 

Independence Day Celebration at the West Shores VFW

The West Shores Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3251 celebrated the United States of America's 243 years of independence and freedom from British rule Saturday July 6. Veterans representing all branches of our military attended this... — Updated 7/14/2019

 

Stop Illegal Dumping

To help stop the amount of illegal dumping on vacant lots and throughout our desert, it is important to clear up the misinformation about what the Burrtek Landfill will take for FREE. The Burrtek landfill will take all furniture items – couches, chairs, mattresses, televisions,... — Updated 7/14/2019

 

$30M Salton Sea Bill Passes

The United States House of Representative has passed H.R. 2740, an appropriations bill in support of a federal agreement to allocate $30 million for projects, addressing the environmental and health crisis at the Salton Sea. The bill passed by a vote of 226 to 203. “This bill re... — Updated 7/1/2019

 

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