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Border News: Beach Trash; 2 Arrested; Medical Appointments Available
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Laura Durán, 6/5/11) - About seven tons of trash were removed from Playas Tijuana during the Limpiemos México campaign involving a thousand people. The end of the event was held at noon today and was attended by the Mayor of the city, Carlos Bustamante who congratulated TV Azteca, a company that for the third consecutive year promoted this laudable campaign. According to TV Azteca executives this year, a thousand people participated and collected 220 sacks of garbage. This was more volunteers and trash than last year. With music, an exhibition of toys from recycled materials and a fashion show ended the activity that brought people together at the foot of the lighthouse of beaches of Tijuana.
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Luis Gerardo Andrade, 6/5/11) - Criminal proceedings were exercised against two men charged with violent robberies in different cases. In one of them, a culprit made as if he was ill and raided the doctor who attended him. The General Office of Justice of the State (PGJE) reported the first detainee is Miguel Ángel Estrada Velasquez, 37. The man is connected in another robbery that occurred on October 23, 2010 at a self-service store located on avenida Panamericano in colonia El Tecolote. According to the ministerial declaration of the victims - On that day, there were many people in the store. The employees were very busy. At the time, they two men entered and went to the refrigerated area at the back of the stor and they took a carton of beer and two bottles of 600 milliliters of soft drinks. The men waited until they finish serving other customers before leaving the box, then one of them pulled out a gun, which he pointed at the employees. The other offenders demanded cash, managing to steal an amount of 3,932.50 pesos and 50 centavos ($337) and 8 for cell phone cards. Witnesses of the theft said the subjects fled aboard a black Ford Mustang with California plates. Immediately the victim filed a criminal complaint, by which the agent of the public prosecutor's Office requested a warrant from Juez Décimo de lo Penal and completed by ministerial officers. In a second case, Olimán Saúl Méndez Guardado, 38, was apprehended for his alleged responsibility in a violent robbery that occurred on January 27, 2011 in a pharmacy located in colonia Libertad. The victim reported that everything was stolen from the consultation of the pharmacy area. When the doctor received a supposed patient, he suddenly moved in with a knife under his clothes. With this knife threatened the doctor with death and said it was best to give him all the money and belongings. The victim agreed and gave him a Citizen watch, a gold bracelet, two gold rings, a cell phone and 3,500 pesos ($300). He also forced the victim to give him clothes and get into the bathroom while he escaped. Witnesses said he fled in a yellow Caprice sedan with no plates. He was arrested later the same day. The injured party filed a criminal complaint with the public prosecutor who would ask the Juez Tercero de lo Penal for it, was provided and completed by ministerial officers on May 30 in Otay. In both cases, detainees were interned in the penitentiary of the Mesa in Tijuana being available to the corresponding courts to determine their legal status.
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Angela Torres, 6/5/11) - The jurisdiction of health services in Tijuana appointment management program will begin for patients due to an increased demand for attention in the 37 city units in addition to Tecate and Rosarito, said Ernesto Macareno Alvarado, head of jurisdiction. The Director explained that scheduled medical appointments would allow scheduled consultations and reduce waiting times for patients. It would, as well allow the provision of medical care and the ability to give priority to users with greater complications. Macareno Alvarado referred patients who come to the units very early, will be able to access a file, avoid long lines, and have a program for patients who come on a regular basis for treatment. He added that the services that can be added with consultations for hypertensive and diabetic patients. The patients allowed into the program are for baby care, prenatal consultation, patients with tuberculosis and provision of contraceptive methods. To set up an appointment, it is necessary to go to the nearest health unit. It is necessary to arrive 15 minutes of the scheduled appointment, present at the reception module. Arrive with good personal hygiene and wait for the nurse to call you for consultation, said the head of the jurisdiction of health services in Tijuana. For more information, call 688 3804 extension 2142.