The Sheriff’s Office was called in about 4 p.m. to help search the area around Senators Wash near Winterhaven for the unnamed Marine who voluntarily left Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, according to the logs. The man, with blond hair, blue eyes, weighing about 150 pounds and 5 feet, 8 inches tall, was last seen midnight Friday and did not report to duty.
No additional information was available from the Sheriff’s Office, and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma officials didn’t return calls by press time.
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Sheriff’s called to help with homicide suspect
Imperial County Sheriff’s officials got their own experience with a stabbing and shooting suspect out of Yuma as deputies were called out to assist Yuma police in case the suspect went to California.
The suspect of a homicide about 6 p.m. Friday was reportedly under the Fourth Avenue bridge in Yuma, but could have crossed to the California side of the bridge, according to Sheriff’s Office logs. The suspect allegedly stabbed and shot a victim.
No arrests were reported in the logs on the California side of the border.
Car running others off road in Winterhaven
A car was reportedly running people off the road near the intersection of York and Mehring roads in Bard, according to Imperial County Sheriff’s Office logs.
A group called the Sheriff’s Office after an unknown vehicle ran them off the road into a nearby canal, according to the logs. While the reporting parties didn’t need medical attention, they told Sheriff’s officials that the suspected vehicle was a white Mustang on the road about 4 a.m. Saturday heading toward Interstate 8.
Dog taken from El Centro home
A bull terrier was taken from a house on the 600 block of Woodward Avenue in El Centro, according to police department logs.
The white and brown 7-month-old bull terrier was taken from the backyard of a house as a suspect cut the fence in back between 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, according to the logs. The reporting party said the fence was cut with wire cutters and hot dog pieces were near the fence. He spoke with nearby kids who said they saw a Hispanic man wearing blue shorts walking with the dog on a leash through the alley.
Man sets fire in El Centro church
A group of church-goers assisted in restraining a man who set a fire in St. Mary’s Church, according to El Centro police logs.
A man was inside the church about 7 p.m. Friday and reportedly started a small fire inside while he was praying, according to the logs. The fire was extinguished, and the suspect ran from the location.
However, some in the church ran after the man, restraining him and taking him back to the front of the church, according to the logs.
Two kittens found in hose
Two kittens were reportedly found in a water hose Friday afternoon, according to El Centro Police Department logs.
One stray cat was taken out of the hose about 3 p.m. on the 600 block of Euclid Avenue, while the other reportedly escaped itself, according to the logs.
4 arrested on drug charges
El Centro police were on hand Friday afternoon as four people were arrested at a house in the 1000 block of South Seventh Street, according to El Centro logs.
The police were called out on standby while Child Protective Services checked on the welfare of four children at the home, according to the logs. The children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services, while police assisted in arresting the four adults allegedly in possession of two methamphetamine pipes and a syringe.
Shed fire reported in Brawley
A shed two people were living in at a residence in Brawley caught fire Saturday, destroying the property inside, according to fire officials.
A couple of people who lived in a shed at a residence in the 900 block of Martin Place left something burning as they went out Saturday, said Brawley Fire Capt. Jesse Zendejas. It caught some clothing on fire, and burned what was inside the shed about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Nobody was hurt, but the residents were a little scared after the incident, he said.
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