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Holtville Police Briefs: March 1-8

HOLTVILLE — The following reports were collected from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office call logs for the Holtville substation from March 1 through March 8.


11:53 a.m.: A Holtville resident called police to report her husband receiving calls threatening to arrest him due to money owed. 

4:09 p.m.: A resident near the intersection of Sixth Street and Chestnut Avenue reported a suspicious black vehicle in the alley. The caller said they were concerned because of the ongoing drug issues at the park nearby.


5:38 p.m.: A dog attacked a citizen who was out for a walk near the corner of Cedar Avenue and Fifth Street.

5:50 p.m.: A citizen called police to report that his white 2000 cargo van was stolen while they were inside a local store. The reporting party’s cell phone and Queensland heeler dogs were inside the van when it was stolen. The car thief was described as a short male around 25 years old, wearing a green shirt and jeans.


8:14 a.m.: An Orchard Road resident called police to report hearing possible gunshots in the area. Police investigated and discovered that the sound was coming from a nearby farming operation that was setting off bird bombs.


Holtville residents lined up in front of the United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, to receive donated food items from church volunteers. | JULIO MORALES PHOTO

1:38 p.m.: An administrator at the Holtville United Methodist Church called police to request civil standby while exchanging keys with another member of the church. The caller advised police that the church’s members are not happy that the church has been closed and they expected that the exchange of keys may not be peaceful.*


5:55 p.m.: A resident on Wooldridge Avenue called police to report that a large tree had fallen and was blocking the sidewalk a one lane of the street. A city public works crew was dispatched to clear the tree.


2:56 a.m.: A Chestnut Avenue resident reported capturing a subject with a backpack on their security camera stealing an item from in front of their home. The subject was last seen walking south on Chestnut.

*This item is likely related to a 2020 lawsuit that forced the closure of the church. The story can be read here.