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Holtville Police Briefs: March 17-19

HOLTVILLE — The following reports were collected from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office call logs for the Holtville substation from March 17 through March 19.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 19
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.