David Batterson 7:30 a.m., Dec. 12
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Celia Garcia, 5/19/11) - Opponents to the construction of the project at Plaza 11 de Julio threatened to take more radical steps to get the attention by Mayor of Tijuana, Carlos Bustamante Anchondo.
"If we are not heard, we will take the municipal offices," said Sabino Arellano, leader of this movement. Yesterday he interrupted an event organized for teachers on the Esplanada de Palacio Municipal as part of the activities carried out for the week of the teacher. One of the requests that he made to the city is that Benito Juárez be a protected heritage, established as a city park. He said that they have an appeal in process so the project should not remove a single tree.
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, 5/19/11) - Troops of the State Preventive Police (PEP) arrested members of a family in possession of a carbine-type long gun, 85 cartridges, and two modules for patrol car sirens. The arrest took place in an area located between Calles Las Pilas and Vallecitos Sur, in colonia La Jolla.
At the time PEP agents were patrolling the road, they noted a person carrying a gun in his hands. Said person became aware of police presence and tried to escape. He entered a home marked with the number 70. Agents continued his pursuit and arrested him in the back yard. He was identified as Carlos Samuel Hernández Chávez, 20. Hernández Chávez had thrown the gun to the ground. Officers identified the weapon as a Ruger carbine mark .22-caliber.
Immediately arriving at the place of arrest was a Lincoln Navigator occupied by Rosa Elvia Chávez Barajas, 54, Carlos Miguel Hernández Chávez, 20, and Charles Barba Jauregui, 53. The woman was said to be the owner of the home, and Carlos Samuel is her son. In addition to seizing the firearm on the property, they performed a precautionary search of the people who came to the site. The Preventive State Police conducted an inspection of the Lincoln Navigator, where they found a box containing 85 .22-caliber cartridges and other items. All the members of the family were arrested and their property was seized and placed at the disposal of the Federal Public Ministry, who will determine their legal status.
TIJUANA BC (Frontera, Ana L. Gomez, 5/19/11) - This morning you had a long wait at the Tijuana border crossing to United States via the San Ysidro entry gates, according to the Internet site of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP for its acronym in English). At 10 a.m., the wait was 1 hour and 45 minutes in the car crossing with 18 lines open and a wait time of 45 minutes at the pedestrian crossing with 14 lines open. At 11 a.m. at the Otay entry, they waited 30 minutes in the automobile crossing with nine open lines and 25 minutes at the pedestrian crossing with 5 open lines.