Imperial, California - The first of two opening days of California’s dove hunting season is fast approaching. This year’s season for mourning dove, white-winged dove, spotted dove and ringed turtle dove will run from Tuesday, September 1 through Tuesday, September 15 statewide, followed by a second hunt period, Saturday, November 14 through Monday, December 28.

El Centro, California – As of August 12, 2015, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office was issued with new phone numbers. Please be advised that the previous published numbers are still connected to allow the public the time to update their contact information. The main Sheriff’s Office phone number is now (442) 265-2000. For all emergencies, please continue to dial 9-1-1.

Imperial, California - The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office submitted a case involving the suspected animal cruelty of four horses in the Imperial area in early July.

Calexico, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near the downtown area approximately 18 miles east of the Calexico port of entry today.

Westmorland, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering packages of hard narcotics concealed in his vehicle today.

Imperial, California - The Imperial Irrigation District is requesting a reduction in energy usage during the critical hours of 1-7 p.m. as hotter temperatures drive energy demand this week.