El Centro, California - Today, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Tony Rouhotas, Jr. as the new County Executive Officer.  Mr. Rouhotas will begin serving in the new position on January 2, 2018.

Calexico, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender, who illegally entered the United States Sunday night.

Brawley, California - Former bookkeeper Claude Theodore Riley was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 24 months in prison for embezzling from his former employer and failing to pay taxes on the stolen funds. He was also ordered to pay $273,000 in restitution to the employer and $75,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Calexico, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico West port of entry arrested a SENTRI (Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection) member after discovering 251 pounds of marijuana concealed in an auxiliary fuel tank located in the bed of the pickup truck he was driving.

Imperial, California - During its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the IID Board of Directors was presented with a report that rebuts the November 26 news article published by the Desert Sun that claims the district “left millions on the table” when it agreed to sell 1,400 acres of farmland to a solar developer in 2011.

Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside his pickup’s gas tank on Friday morning.