Niland, California - Monday, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office responded to a brush fire in the area of Highway 111 and Alcott Road in Niland. Investigation revealed the fire was intentionally started by Donna Cobb, 40 yrs old from Niland, who had been seen in the area and had made threats to burn down a residence also in that area.

El Centro, California - Sheriff Raymond Loera nominated Mrs. Gaylla Finnell for the Volunteer of the Year with the American Jail Association (AJA).  AJA notified Sheriff Loera that Mrs. Finnell was chosen as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for AJA and will represent Imperial County.

Salton City, California - Thursday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station checkpoint arrested a man, for suspected drug smuggling after discovering more than 31 pounds of cocaine in the 1999 Jeep Cherokee he was driving.

Calexico, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Sunday arrested a man after discovering more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of liquid methamphetamine concealed in the fuel tank of the pickup he was driving.

Imperial, California - The State Water Resources Control Board gave notice on its website Friday of a public workshop to be held Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in response to the Imperial Irrigation District's petition regarding the state's unmet restoration obligation at the Salton Sea.

Imperial County, California - On Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station seized more than 230 pounds of marijuana near Bowker Road and Interstate 8.  It was suspected that the drugs were smuggled into the United States via ultra-light aircraft (ULA).