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.

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.

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.  

Imperial, California - During a regular meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board today, Imperial Irrigation District General Manager Kevin Kelley and Imperial County Executive Officer Ralph Cordova pressed the water board for additional action at the Salton Sea.

Calexico, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East port of entry arrested a 34-year-old man Wednesday after stopping an alleged attempt to smuggle a pound of cocaine and almost three pounds of methamphetamine inside 30 individual energy bars.

Calexico, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry apprehended a fugitive on Saturday with a felony warrant for homicide and robbery.