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Baja & Border News Translations - Kidnapping Rescue; Flash Flooding
Woman Kidnapped in Tijuana is Rescued (ElVigia, 9/10/12)
Tijuana, BC - Directorate General Police and Municipal Transit agents rescued a woman, the victim of unlawful deprivation of liberty and battery by an apparently drugged individual, yesterday afternoon.
At 6 PM, a 9-year-old girl sought the help of police officers on routine patrol of Calle Durazno Street and Libramiento Ricardo Flores Magón in Colonia Pedregal de Santa Julia. She said a man came to her home and attacked then took her mother, Leticia Karina Hernandez Correa, 29.
She immediately led agents to the place where her mother was held and with the property owner’s authorization arrested Tomas Yunez Alpizar, 35. The woman told officials that she did not know why the accused choose her home and took her to that place, where he locked up against her will and made death threats.
After arresting Yunez Alpizar, officers searched him and found him in possession of a polythene bag containing green and dry grass, similar to marijuana. http://www.elvigia.net/noticia/rescatan-en-tijuana-mujer-secuestrada
UNQUANTIFIED DAMAGE – A Surprising Phenomenon: With brooms, shovels and buckets, water and mud is removed from all kinds of real estate (El Vigia, 9/10/12, by Andrew Perales)
El Rosario, BC - A flash flood that woke up residents of El Rosario had not occurred for 22 years and happened so quickly and early in the morning, there was no time to save personal property. An area delegate spoke for citizens who expressed their feelings about the flash flood, showing the sites affected by collapsed walls, vehicles under mud, as well as ruined homes.
Intending to avoid this type of situation, residents of the colony known as "Los Chinolas", had organized to solicit State and municipal authority support so that they could build a sewer and avoid this type of flooding. They mentioned they have united to seek a solution to their problems, as well as obtain materials to raise walls and recover losses.
Due to difficulty moving through the streets that had between 30 and 80 centimeters (1 to 3 feet) of mud, you could not travel to other colonies in the same situation and that had requested the assistance of heavy machinery, too. Women and men used brooms, shovels, mops and buckets to remove mud and water from homes, businesses and offices.
After the flooding stopped, the Rural Vinatacot Production Company began road rehabilitation work using heavy machinery to support El Rosario. Hector Espinoza said the company would make machinery available but the only thing required from the community would be diesel fuel for the machines and tractors.
On Sunday afternoon, units of the SCT worked in the area repairing the roads and sewers to prevent another flood. While the flood caused damage in the area, no municipal or federal authorities came to the delegation to show solidarity with the inhabitants. On the other hand, Mexican army personnel were available to local authorities to provide necessary work and to ensure watch at a checkpoint.
The population welcomed the intervention of San Quentin firefighters who inspected houses and shop structures once the flooding ended. In addition, Christo por su Mundo staff went to the delegation to assist in the rehabilitation and cleaning work government buildings. They worked to remove water and mud from the public park that was under water along with other tasks.
Three Civil protection units from Ensenada arrived in the community after 2 PM, once the problem was already been attended to by local authorities. Hector Espinoza Arroyo said that it will take between three to five days of work to repair all lines of communication and vehicles can travel normally. http://www.elvigia.net/noticia/sorprende-fen-meno
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