Below are just some of the arrests in the past week that ended with suspects being booked into the El Centro jail.
Members of the Calexico Police Department said they responded to a call about a stabbing which took place on Sunday night. The victim was reportedly stabbed in the neck. His injuries were severe and he needed to be flown to a hospital via helicopter. Suspects Jorge Ibarra and Michael Jiminez were arrested and charged with attempted murder. Both men were booked into the El Centro jail. Bail information was not immediately available but it will likely be enhanced due to the pair having potential gang ties. Gang enhancements have the potential to raise bail substantially. If the defendants wish to be released pending arraignment they would want to contact a trustworthy bondsman in Calexico. The bondsman may require a cosigner who is a homeowner and/or has excellent credit. A payment plan on the fee to purchase a bond may or may not be available.
The following day members of the US Border Patrol reportedly arrested a man who was found to be transporting more than $70,000 worth of methamphetamine. Persons arrested for attempting to transport drugs across the border will need to arrange federal bail bonds if they wish to get out of jail. These differ from criminal bonds and require additional training and expertise on behalf of the bondsman.
Additional men were arrested later in the week. The first for transportation of narcotics. During the second incident three men were taken into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Three men were transported to the El Centro Jail. One had his bail set at $50,000 whereas the others had their bail set at $20,000 each. It is unclear whether the trio remain in custody.