Monday, April 30, 2012



Note: anywhere and everywhere except AZMEX border.

Arizona National Guard unit preparing to deploy
by Associated Press (April 27th, 2012 @ 8:06am)
MARANA, Ariz. -- An Arizona National Guard helicopter unit is
preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

A deployment ceremony will take place Sunday at the Silverbell Army
Heliport in Marana for A Company of the 285th Aviation Regiment's 1st
Attack Reconnaissance Battalion.

The company is scheduled to depart Arizona on May 4 for what will be
its second deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The unit will initially go to Fort Hood in Texas for pre-deployment
training prior to departing for Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, the
company's primary mission is to provide aerial coverage in support of
ground troops.

Teen takes plea deal in case of stolen NPD assault rifle
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 8:34 am
Nogales International

The first of four teenage suspects has pleaded guilty in the case of
an assault rifle that was stolen from a Nogales Police Department
vehicle last summer and recovered days later at one of the city's
most opulent homes.
The suspect, a Nogales resident who the NI is not identifying because
he was 17 at the time of the alleged offense, agreed to plead guilty
to one count of theft during a hearing on April 16, court records
show. He is set to be sentenced by Judge Anna Montoya-Paez on May 14.

According to the plea deal, he could be sentenced to up to two years
in prison and up to three years of probation.
He and another local teenager, also 17 at the time, were charged last
summer with theft and trafficking in stolen property after an M4
rifle, along with a Glock pistol, ammunition magazines, a ballistic
helmet, gas mask, bulletproof vest and other items were stolen on
June 2, 2011, from an NPD vehicle that was parked at an officer's
home in Nogales. The vehicle's back window had been smashed.
The rifle was recovered two days later at 432 Crawford Street, a
residence popularly known as the Wilson Mansion.
According to police reports, the rifle had been hidden under the
floor panels in a bedroom closet.
The second teen has a review hearing scheduled in Montoya-Paez's
courtroom on June 25. Both were charged as adults in the case.
As the investigation continued last year, two other teenagers were
charged in the case: Sean Patrick Beall, who lived at the Wilson
Mansion; and Alan Palau of 1779 West Meadow Hills Drive. Both were 18
at the time of the incident.
In a complaint filed Dec. 8, 2011 at Nogales Justice Court, county
prosecutors charged Beall and Palau with one count each of
trafficking in stolen property, a Class 3 felony; tampering with
physical evidence, a Class 6 felony; theft, a Class 6 felony; and
weapons misconduct, a Class 6 felony.
Palau is also charged with one felony count of first-degree burglary.
Both have had their cases bound over to Superior Court, and Beall
pleaded not guilty during an arraignment on March 26, court records
show. Palau is awaiting arraignment in the gun case, and is also
awaiting a preliminary hearing in Justice Court on an unrelated
resisting arrest charge stemming from an alleged underage drinking
incident on May 21, 2011.
Police reports show that on Jan. 4, acting on information provided by
Palau and with the help of a police dog, NPD officers recovered the
missing police pistol in an area between the Wilson Mansion and an
Elm Street residence.
Police reports also show that officers recovered other stolen items,
including the gas mask and helmet, from a shed on E. Lincoln Street
on June 6, 2011.

Posted in News on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:34 am.

Border Patrol agents arrest sex offender
April 27, 2012 6:38 PM
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender
Thursday night.

According to a news release issued by the Yuma Sector Public Affairs
Office, Yuma Station agents discovered a set of footprints near
County 15th Street and the Colorado River.
Agents tracked the footprints and eventually caught the suspect, who
had entered the country illegally, swimming across the Salinity Canal.

After apprehending the him, agents ran a records check and learned he
had previously been convicted on multiple child molestation charges
and deported from the U.S.

The suspect, a Mexican national, was detained for prosecution.

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