CALIPATRIA — A Los Angeles woman was arrested Sunday after Calipatria State Prison officers observed that she had what turned out to be methamphetamine hidden in her mouth, according to a Calipatria Prison official.
Veronica Delgado, 25, was visiting an inmate around 1:20 p.m. when an officer approached her about something in her mouth. Delgado then gave up three bindles from her mouth and the bindles tested positive for methamphetamine.
The methamphetamine weighed a total of 2.8 grams, and Delgado was arrested, to be charged with introduction of a controlled substance into an institution, and transported to Imperial County jail.
Loma Bakers gang member apprehended
CALEXICO — El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an active member of the “Loma Bakers” street gang affiliated with the Southern California “Sureños” criminal organization Sunday night, according to a press release.
Around 6:45 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station arrested a 33-year-old Mexican national who crossed into the United States illegally seven miles east of the downtown Calexico Port of Entry.
Agents realized upon further investigation that the man had an extensive criminal history and served 16 months in prison for receiving stolen property and another 10 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter.
He was released in February 2008 and deported to Mexico.
The gang member is being processed for criminal prosecution for re-entry after deportation.
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Hay bales stolen
HOLTVILLE — More than 75 bales of hay were reported stolen Monday near the intersection of Blodgett and Slayton roads north of Holtville.
The 77 bales were reported stolen about 9:30 a.m. Monday, according to Sheriff’s Office logs. The value of the hay was estimated at $1,169. The reporting party requested more patrol checks in the area.
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Female hit by vehicle
IMPERIAL — A female in her mid-40s had to be airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after she was hit by vehicle over the weekend near Highway 86 and Second Street.
Police got the report around 7:25 p.m. Saturday, according to the logs, which note that victim’s husband said his wife was unconscious following the accident.
One police officer who responded to call confirmed the female was unconscious and that both her legs were possibly broken, according to the logs.
The vehicle involved in the accident, a Ford Explorer with Mexican license plates that was driven by a 51-year-old male, sustained moderate right front damage, the logs read.
No further information was available.
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