Bart Mendoza 5 a.m., Dec. 8
Border News Translations: $39K Found; Good Sam; Screwdriver Used to Get 50 Pesos
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Luis Gerardo Andrade, 5/10/11) – $39,000 was found in an abandoned vehicle in the area east of the city. No arrests were made. The second military zone report received thanks to an anonymous complaint. The car, an F-150 Ford pick up, stood abandoned in the calle Montes Olímpicos de la colonia Loma Dorada, en la delegación Cerro Colorado. On first sight, they observed a Colt pistol .38-caliber handgun in the truck interior. In addition to the cash, there were 15 packages of marijuana weighting approximately 500 grams each and 15 marijuana cigarettes. The military indicated that there were no detainees because the vehicle was abandoned, however it is expected that relevant authorities will investigate the case.
ROSARITO BC (Frontera, Carmen Gutiérrez, 5/10/11) - Defending a woman who was struck by a man on the street, led to Isidro Meza, 44, getting injured himself when hit by the madman at the Red Cross premises. The now injured man was visiting a friend when he realized an individual dressed in black shorts and a brown sweater was beating a woman. Without thinking, he rushed to the subject in an attempt to stop the beating, but far from doing so, the attacker, Carlos Canales, 28, took a piece of wood and struck him in the right eye. The injured man went to the police station to report the incident and waited there for an ambulance. The paramedics transferred him to hospital de la benemérita institución. Meanwhile, the Municipal police patrols looked for an individual matching the description of the attacker. Touring the area, they located the alleged aggressor in an abandoned house and he was arraigned before a judge.
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Luis Gerardo Andrade, 5/10/11) – Rather than give his mother some flowers; a man threatened his mother with a screwdriver because she didn’t give him money to buy drugs. The Municipal police reported the detainee as Luis Miguel Marentes Martinez, 26, who was arrested at the home of his mother on calle Palmera de la colonia El Florido Primera Sección. The victim stated her son used a screwdriver to threaten her and demanded 50 pesos ($4.25) to buy drugs. She fled her home to avoid injury and contacted officers on calle Sauce of the same colony. Officers went to her home and located the accused as he was leaving. In the pocket of his trousers, they found the screwdriver.