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Weekly "Pressboard" or Crime Report from IB's Sheriff's Dept. is being added to News.

Jan 14, 2015 06:53PM ● By Paul Spear

One thing we all want is less crime and to feel safe. The San Diego Sheriff's Department puts out a weekly "Pressboard" to keep the community informed and crime and the Imperial Beach Sheriff's Department reports on crime here in Imperial Beach with their own "Pressboard" that gives us last week’s crime.

Before I go on further, I want to praise the people of Imperial Beach for keeping their eyes open and reporting crimes or possible crimes taking place. They do an excellent job and have a great "IB Neighborhood Watch" page up on Facebook. You should be applauded and acknowledged for the job you do. Keep up the great work.

I didn't start this publication with the idea of doing crime. I wanted to point out the good things going on in Imperial Beach and on the great citizen and Beach Town we have to try and keep IB the great community it is. However, part of that is help keeping it safe. So I have decided to start reporting on the IB Sheriff's weekly "Pressboard". The more we are aware of the crime going on around us, the better job we can do in helping reduce crime in Imperial Beach. So with that in mind, we are reporting on the "Pressboard" released January 13th that covers the previous week.

For the week ended January 12th, there were 37 incidents reported on the “Pressboard”. In some cases information is withheld for various reasons. Protection of a victim is a good example as the sheriffs may not want to give out their address for safety reasons or the investigation may be on going.

Note: Times used are when the Sheriff’s Department was contacted. The incident could hace occurred earlier.

Here are some incidents we should be aware of:

·        On January 5th, the Sheriff’s responded to an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon” the     victim, 27 year old woman, was not hurt. The incident took place in the 1500 block of Seacoast Drive around 11pm

·        There was an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon” on the 9th in the 1400 block o 13th St. it happen just before 7pm and they were able to make an arrest. The victim had an apparent minor injury. In the report it said there was no firearm but GBI (Great Bodily Injury) Likely (F)

·        Battery with a serious injury occurred in the 1100 block of Palm Ave on the 9th at around 4:30pm

·        $15,000 was reported stolen from a business on January 8th. Address withheld

·        A vehicle was reported stolen in the 1300 block of Hemlock Avenue on the 4th.

·        A stolen vehicle was recovered in the 700 block of Georgia St around noon on the 7th.

·        A Burglary in the 800 block of 9th St with about $400 of items stolen

·        A terrorist threat and vandalism occurred in the 1200 block of 15th St on the 9th

·        A $2,000 bicycle was stolen on January 5th in the 1000 block of Seacoast Drive just before 6pm.

·        A driver with a felony warrant was taken into custody on the 6th at the corner of Florence St & IB BLVD.

·        A report of Domestic Violence occurred in the 1200 block of Downing St on the 10th.

·        A temporary restraining order was violated in the 1200 block of Calla Avenue on the 7th

·        A “Grand Theft from a Building” occurred in the 1100 block of Cypress at 11pm on the 9th

·        A “Grand Theft, vehicle vandalized” doing $1,000 in damage in the 800 block of 7th St on the 10th.

·        A Vehicle Burglary occurred in the 1000 block of 4th St on the 10th at around 2:30pm. This one looks sad as it looks like the equipment a coach would have for a sports team.

·        A vehicle burglary was reported just before 8am on the 7th in the 300 block of Imperial Beach Blvd.

·        A vehicle vandalized in the 1300 block of Palm Avenue with about $400 in damage

·        Petty thefts were reported at the 700 block of Palm, in the 400 block of Delaware St., and in the 900 block of Calla Avenue.

·        Of the 37 incidents reported, 14 were related to drinking or drugs in some way. Of those 14 only 7 were in the last week. The other 7 were from December and may have been delayed until this last week. This could happen as a report was incomplete because the Sheriff’s may have had to wait for blood or other findings to come back before they could complete the report. Of the incidents above almost all happened on or just off of Imperial Beach’s three busiest streets, Seacoast Drive, Palm Avenue or Imperial Beach Blvd. This isn't surprising as anyone in IB has to travel on those streets at some point.

We all need to be aware of our surroundings all the time. If something doesn’t seem right or feel right, please call the IB Sherriff’s Department. Better to be safe than sorry. And, I want to say again, the community of Imperial Beach is doing a great job. Keep up the good work! 

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