Matthew Lickona 11:49 p.m., Dec. 10
Baja & Border News Translations: Mota Hidden in Vehicle Engine; Dangerous Thief Captured
Mota Hidden in Vehicle Engine (El Mexicano, 12/11/12 by Said Betanzos)
TIJUANA, BC - The driver of a car and his two companions were arrested in possession of a bag of marijuana hidden in the vehicle's engine, reported Municipal police.
The men were Manuel Ibarra Hernández, 27; Jesús Ramírez Montaño, 34, and Rosalba González Lugo, 36.
According to authorities, the three traveled aboard a white Honda Civic, whom officers intercepted on calle Sacramento in fraccionamiento Las Palmas.
Searching the vehicle, officers found glued to the engine, a clear plastic bag containing marijuana. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/22/policiaca/2012/12/11/635395/escondian-mota-en-el-motor-de-vehiculo.aspx
Dangerous Thief Captured (El Mexicano, 12/11/12)
TIJUANA, BC -Municipal police, in the '“Blanca Navidad” y “Cero Tolerancia” operational action, arrested Omar Edmundo Reyes Lara, 24, and Cristian Gerardo Castillo Jimenez, 22, who yesterday afternoon raided the Oxxo Terrazas de la Presa.
Castillo Jimenez was involved in at least 23 thefts with violence to that chain of stores. Around 4 p.m. the of the Secretariat of Municipal Public Safety (SSPM) Radio Center received a report of an assault in the above mentioned store located on avenida Terrazas de la Presa. The complainant asserted that two young men threatened him with a gun to make him hand over money and fled in a blue Passat car.
Immediately Municipal police launched a search of the thieves and soon afterwards intercepted the vehicle on avenida Huapango. Conducting a precautionary review of the two crew members, a fake gun was found on the waist of Reyes Lara.
In addition, in the auto they located a tiger head shaped hat and a neoprene mask used to commit robberies and not be recognized. Even so, they were fully identified as the perpetrators of the Oxxo store robbery.
There are firm indications that Cristian Gerardo Castillo Jiménez has committed more than twenty robberies with violence to that chain of stores that will be investigated by the Public Ministry. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/22/policiaca/2012/12/11/635476/apresan-a-peligroso-ladron-cometio-25-robos-a-comercios.aspx