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Holtville Police Briefs: March 11-19

HOLTVILLE — The following reports were collected from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office call logs for the Holtville substation from March 11 through March 19.


4:54 p.m.: A subject contacted the Holtville sheriff’s substation to request a check of a Pine Avenue residence. The subject told police that the home should be vacant but that a neighbor noticed that a window had been broken and that squatters were possibly living in the home.

1:45 p.m.: A theft was reported at the 7-Eleven store on Fifth Street. Employees told police that a male subject took beer and hid in the bathroom before slipping out the back door without paying. The suspect was reported to be wearing a long-sleeve plaid shirt, a gray hoodie, and blue jeans.

3:48 p.m.: A Holt Avenue resident called police to report that a subject who had stolen his bike the previous month had threatened his son with a rock in the alley behind Pine Avenue. Police were not able to locate the person who allegedly made the threats.


9:16 a.m.: Residents near the intersection of Fern and Eighth called police to report that several vehicles in the area had been egged.

10:25 a.m.: An additional resident of Fern Avenue reported that their vehicle had been egged and that the vehicle’s side mirror had also been broken.

11:37 a.m.: A Fern Avenue resident called police to report that he had paid his vehicle registration on a website other than the California Department of Motor Vehicles website and that he now feared that the documents he received were not authentic. Police were able to confirm that the man’s registration was up to date and that no crime had been committed.

7:23 p.m.: A cyclist was stopped near the corner of Ninth Street and Holt Avenue for not having light on their bicycle.


1:39 p.m.: A resident near the corner of Olive Street and Melon Road called police to report spotting a suspicious white van in the neighborhood. Deputies made contact with the driver of the van who informed them that they were waiting to pick up a child from the high school.

7:40 p.m.: A citizen coming out of the Family Dollar store reported seeing a male subject running from a nearby apartment complex. The caller wasn’t sure a crime had been committed but requested a patrol check of the area.

11:55 a.m.: A caller complained that a group of youngsters on quads were kicking up dust in an empty lot at Ninth Street and Holt Avenue.

6:46 p.m.: A concerned resident called police to report a loose pit bull jumping fences and chasing a boy in the area of Walnut Avenue and Sixth Street.

6:59 p.m.: A resident on West Eighth Street called police to report that a neighbor has a 3-month-old puppy tied up in their backyard with no food or water. Police investigated the complaint and found that the “puppy” was actually a small lion statue.

4:27 p.m.: A Holtville resident called police to report buying a cellphone that the seller claimed was unlocked, however, after the sale, the buy found that the phone was in fact not unlocked.