SEELEY — A woman was arrested this week on suspicion of arson of an inhabited building after a fire burned a manufactured home in Seeley in February.
Kimberly Ann Counts-Lineses, 42, was arrested at her new residence in San Diego on Tuesday evening following an investigation into the fire that occurred Feb. 1 in the 1900 block of Evan Hewes Highway in Seeley.
She was arrested on suspicion of arson of an inhabited building, fraud and insurance fraud, all related to the fire and the subsequent insurance claim, said Sgt. Jimmy Duran with the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office.
The county Fire Department had called the Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 1 because it was determined that it was a suspicious fire, Duran said. It was later determined that the fire was not accidental in nature, and it was most likely that an accelerant was used.
After locating physical and circumstantial evidence, and obtaining testimony to corroborate the investigation, Counts-Lineses was arrested. She is being held at the Imperial County jail on $250,000 bail.
Agents arrest gang member
CALEXICO — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a known member of the Surenos 13 gang Wednesday morning.
Around 9:30 a.m., agents arrested Mexican national Jose Ismael Herrera-Rodriguez, 26, after he illegally entered the country nine miles west of the Calexico downtown Port of Entry.
Agents later determined he’s a member of the Surenos 13 gang, a criminal organization out of Santa Barbara. He also has an extensive criminal history and had previously been deported.
Herreras is in Border Patrol custody and facing removal proceedings.
Man stabbed on birthday
EL CENTRO — A man was stabbed in his left shoulder on his birthday Tuesday evening in the 400 block of Main Street, according to El Centro police call logs.
The victim, Anthony Sabal, 28, was brought in to the hospital by his mother, who told hospital staff he arrived home with the stab wound.
He told police he didn’t know who did it and there wasn’t a prior altercation.
Man steals facial creams, silverware
A man stole about $500 in facial creams and $120 in silverware from Wal-Mart late Tuesday, according to El Centro police call logs.
Police were contacted at 10:21 p.m. that the man, described as being Hispanic male, about 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 240 pounds, was pushing a shopping cart away from the store.
He was very aggressive toward the reporting party and possibly under the influence. A report was taken, and police have a possible suspect based on a previous incident.
Doctor’s office vandalized
Someone threw a brick into the office window of a dermatologist sometime over the weekend, according to El Centro police call logs.
Police were contacted Monday morning by the office manager of dermatologist Dr. Arjang Miremadi that the office’s north glass door was shattered by a brick.
There was no suspect information immediately available but a report was taken.
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Juveniles throw eggs from building
HEBER — A group of juveniles was reportedly throwing eggs at passing vehicles near the intersection of Dogwood Road and Hawk Street on Tuesday.
The juveniles were throwing the eggs from a two-story building about 8 p.m., according to Sheriff’s Office logs. They were gone when sheriff’s deputies arrived.
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