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Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Briefs: Dec. 7-13

IMPERIAL COUNTY — The following reports were collected from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office call logs from Dec. 7 through Dec. 13.


8:31 a.m.: A concerned citizen requested a welfare check on an adult Hispanic male subject laying on rocks near the intersection of Evan Hewes Highway and Forrester Road with a plastic bag next to him. Deputies were unable to locate the man in the area.

2:27 p.m.: Deputies responded to Highway 86 at Norm Niver Road near Salton Sea Beach after a gold Honda was involved in a rollover accident, landing in the center divider.

3:48 p.m.: Deputies were called to Andrade Road in Winterhaven for reports of a Hispanic male adult last seen wearing black clothing and a black backpack trying to get into vehicles in the area.


8:56 a.m.: Deputies assisted the Brawley Police Department after a male subject brandishing a firearm barricaded himself inside an apartment and fired a round into the apartment upstairs.

2:51 p.m.: Deputies were called to assist the Yuma Police Department after a shoplifting suspect was involved in a hit-and-run accident with injuries and then fled across the Colorado River toward California. YPD advised that the subject possibly had multiple federal warrants.

3:34 p.m.: A motorist called deputies from Red Sea Avenue in Salton City to report that a White male adult driving a gray Toyota Tacoma cut them off and then shot at them. The shooter fled the scene on Black Sea Avenue.


5:30 a.m.: Deputies responded to multiple reports of a house on fire on Sand Knoll Avenue in Salton City.

12:46 p.m.: Deputies responded to the laundromat in Niland for reports of a suspicious male subject acting violently and throwing things around. The man was reportedly covered in a dirty white blanket. Deputies were unable to locate the subject in the area.

3:35 p.m.: A 7-Eleven store in the Calexico area reported more than $100,000 in fraudulent transactions at their fuel pumps.

10:29 p.m.: Deputies received a 911 call in reference to a 27-year-old male subject who passed out in the shower and was unresponsive. The reporting party told dispatchers that the man had been drinking prior to passing out.


2:37 p.m.: Deputies responded to the Brawley area for reports of a 50-year-old male subject laying in a field next to a tractor, possibly deceased.

2:46 p.m.: Deputies were dispatched to the Slab City area after dispatchers heard a woman screaming and crying on a 911 call. The woman was not answering questions and hung up the phone. She did not answer on call back.


10:35 a.m.: Deputies received a call from a resident of Sea Garden Drive in Salton City who advised that a woman was holding her husband hostage. The caller was crying and provided no further information.

7:38 p.m.: Deputies responded to the Slab City area for reports of a male subject trying to suffocate a female subject.


1:05 a.m.: The El Centro Police Department requested that deputies be on the lookout for a Hispanic male subject with a bald head who stabbed a victim with a black folding knife and fled the area in a teal Chevrolet HHR.

7:38 a.m.: Deputies responded to Thunderbird Avenue in Salton City for reports of a burglary in progress.

8:47 p.m.: Deputies responded to a haystack fire in the area of Krueger Road and Baughman Road near Westmorland.

9:52 p.m.: A man called deputies from Slab City to report that his girlfriend had killed a puppy. The caller was not making sense and told dispatchers that he was stressed out.


12:14 p.m.: California Highway Patrol officers advised deputies of a male adult with a full beard last seen wearing a blue dress and carrying a purse, walking in the middle of the road on Treadwell Boulevard at Highway 86 in Salton City.

10:59 p.m.: A resident of Drew Road in Seeley reported waking up from a nap to find an unknown male subject and an unknown female subject inside her home who refused to leave.

HOLTVILLE sheriff’s substation


3:02 p.m.: Deputies responded to an alley on west Fifth Street for reports of a white or Hispanic male subject swinging a machete.


8:51 a.m.: A Cedar Avenue resident called deputies after two pitbulls killed his chickens. The man told deputies that they had one hour to respond and then he would shoot the dogs.


1:35 p.m.: Deputies were called to the Orchard View Apartments on Fifth Street after a Hispanic male suspect, 18-20 years old and wearing a dark blue or black sweatshirt, took a set of keys from an apartment and stole a white Nissan Frontier.