Imperial, Arizona -  IID Board President Erik Ortega: "Today the House Natural Resources Committee and Senate Energy Committee introduced legislation to authorize the federal Drought Contingency Plan.

El Centro, California - Imperial County Behavioral Health Services is partnering with Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System to bring Jackson House, a short–term acute residential mental health and addictive disease treatment facility, to El Centro.  This will add much needed behavioral healthcare beds to the community.

El Centro, California - Today, a troubled person climbed a structure/tower at 5th and Broadway and indicated his dire wishes to officers and crisis negotiators on scene. Just prior to 6:30 PM, the man came down from the structure and was safely taken into custody. He will be taken to the appropriate local facilities through Imperial County Behavioral Health Services who equipped to deal with suicidal persons.

El Centro, California - This morning, at approximately 2:16 AM, Officers from the El Centro Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of East Holt Avenue regarding a call of a traffic collision. The collision involved a vehicle which crashed into a house in the area. Prior to the officers arriving at the location, ECPD Dispatch radioed the officers and advised the driver of the vehicle was last seen walking south from the location of the accident.

Imperial, California - Imperial Irrigation District: Prepared Remarks by Erik Ortega, President IID Board of Directors, on DCP, March 18, 2019:

El Centro, California - Last night at 10:11 PM, Officer Daniel Crankshaw from the El Centro Police Department attempted to conduct a stop a Hispanic Male Adult (HMA) on a bicycle in the area of 1000 N. Imperial Avenue. The officer had seen the suspect in the area of Imperial and Villa with two other males on bikes prior to attempting his stop. The officer followed the suspect for a short distance in the area prior to attempting to stop him. When ordered to stop by the officer, the suspect refused, and the officer pursued him and was able to catch up to him in the area of #2 southbound lane of Imperial Avenue.