Holtville, California - Saturday, Imperial County Sheriff Deputies assigned to the City of Holtville, where patrolling the area of Pine Avenue and 5th Street. The Deputies contacted Tina Sue Smith, who was suspected of a theft, which had occurred earlier in the day.

Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling at the Highway 86 checkpoint today after they discovered packages of methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle’s gas tank.

San Diego, California - An Imperial Valley businessman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a long-running conspiracy involving money laundering and the trafficking of millions of dollars of counterfeit cell phone parts.

Winterhaven California - On Tuesday, Sheriff’s Deputies located 29 year old Gregory Wayne Lopez in a residence located in the 1800 block of Firestone Street, Winterhaven.  Sheriff’s Investigators had been attempting to locate Lopez since June 18, 2015 after a shooting took place in the 600 block of Ironwood Terrace, Winterhaven, CA which resulted in a victim being hospitalized as a result of several gunshot wounds.

El Centro, California – The Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), awarded Imperial County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) with the Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program grant in the amount of $74,770. OJP guidelines and requirements were a competitive and stringent process. OJP received 285 application submissions. California was awarded with six (6) grants; ICSO was one of the awarded recipients.

Imperial, California - Today, at approximately 1:45am, The imperial County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a set of haystacks that had been set on fire in the area of Clark Road (P Street), 1 block south of Barioni Road.