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Calexico Police Briefs: Aug. 9-17

CALEXICO — The following reports were collected from the Calexico Police Department call logs from Aug. 9 through Aug. 17.


9:40 a.m.: Police took a vandalism report after a man in the 1200 block of Sterling Avenue reportedly kicked in the door of a residence and began yelling obscenities. The suspected door-kicker fled inside a nearby home when police arrived and refused to speak with officers. The damages to the door were valued at an estimated $400.

11:24 a.m.: Police responded to the 1000 block of Kloke Road after a motorist struck a pedestrian in a wheelchair. The pedestrian was thrown to the ground as a result of the collision and was later taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center.

8:16 p.m.: A man was arrested on the 700 block of Emerson Avenue for outstanding warrants out of the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office for possession of methamphetamine and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Ramirez was cited for his previous failure to appear in court and signed a promise to appear in court at a future date.


6:55 a.m.: An employee at Mayo’s Candy Shop in the 200 block of Imperial Avenue called police to report that a cash register had been stolen from the business during the night. Surveillance video revealed that an unknown male subject had entered the business through an unsecured opening in the roof, grabbed the cash register and exited through the opening in the roof. The cash register was valued at $300 and contained $250 cash.


4:47 p.m.: A man was arrested in the 1100 block of Imperial Avenue for possession of methamphetamine and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Police conducted a traffic stop on the individual’s red Mazda after noticing that it had expired tags. Officers found a bag containing 2.7 grams of methamphetamine in his pocket and a search of his vehicle revealed a used methamphetamine pipe. The man was later released on a promise to appear in court at a future date.


3:25 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Cesar Chavez Boulevard in reference to a stabbing that had just occurred at a homeless camp. When police arrived, they found one victim with cuts to his face and his right buttock sitting on a mattress inside a makeshift cardboard home. The man told police that an unknown subject had come into the home while he was sleeping and began to stab him for no reason without saying anything. The man said that he didn’t see the assailants and wasn’t able to provide a description. Police found another victim nearby with a laceration to his eyebrow who likewise couldn’t describe the assailants or provide any information. One of the victims was treated at the scene for his injuries before being transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center. The other man refused medical treatment.

12:55 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Johnson Street after a neighbor reported an unusual smell coming from a residence. Officers conducted a welfare check at the residence and found a deceased man in a backyard storage shed. The man was identified by his Mexican identification card and was 27 years old. The deceased individual had no visible injuries and police couldn’t find any immediate signs of foul play. Officers attempted to contact the owners of the home but were not able to locate them.

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