Wednesday, March 5, 2014



Note:  mostly of local interest, plus couple with AK clones and Sinaloa body count update 

Parks service assault suspect pleads not guilty
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 4:42pm

BISBEE — The suspect in the near-fatal assault last August of a National Park Service employee pleaded not guilty to charges, including attempted first-degree murder, in Cochise County Superior Court on Monday.
Gil Gaxiola was indicted in January on multiple charges in connection to the Aug. 28, 2013, assault of Karen Gonzalez, a National Park Service employee. She was found unconscious inside a public restroom near the Faraway Ranch Trailhead in the Chiricahua National Monument, suffering from head trauma. Gonzalez was airlifted to University of Arizona Medical Center for treatment.

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Note:  usually only cartel associates have this many resources.  No radios?   

Unified Comand arrests couple with two ' horns '
Details Published on Wednesday March 5, 2014 ,
Written by Editor / El Diario 

They had two assault rifles and 14 magazines, 198 rounds of ammunition, and a pistol.

Through intelligence work performed during coordination between members of the State Public Security Police belonging to the Police Unfied Command in Rio Altar area and staff of the 45th Military Zone was secured to a couple for possession of weapons.
Those arrested were identified as Eliseo Armenta Buelna and Varela Navarro LoydaDeniss 33 and 26 years old respectively .   Both were arrested by personnel of the PESP and the Third Regiment Motorized Cavalry when riding in a wagon type vehicle , Cherokee, on a dirt road leading to the Ejido Cerro Prieto Township Saric .

Eliseo Armenta Buelna tried to escape out of the vehicle, however was caught by the personnel that makes up the operation finding him with a gun tucked in the waist, .45 caliber and 9 cartridges.
Also inside the vehicle on the passenger seat was found to LoydaDeniss Varela Navarro, who subsequently found with the guns apparently AK -47 .
Taking appropriate action checked the car where firearms wewe seized two AK -47 type rifle with their magazines and cartridges.   Also secured a tactical vest with ballistic plate , 2 masks , one mag pouch,  12 metallic magazines for AK -47 and 198 rounds of ammunition 7.62x39 caliber.

Because of the seized material ,  proceeded to the arrest of two people who were to be transferred to the Public Prosecutor's Office where he will continue with the investigations .
Meanwhile, the Unified Police Command continue in the area of ​​Rio Altar where in coordination with the bodies of the three levels of government will continue with the operational strategy to strengthen security in the region.


Note : one of several shootings in Empalme & Cd.Obregon in past few hours .

PEI chief attacked in Empalme
Details Published on Wednesday March 5, 2014 ,
Written by Editor / The Journal

The Group Head of State Police Investigating Empalme hovering between life and death after being shot at by several subjects while in the garage of his home .

Reports of the PEI said the incident occurred around 07:20 pm yesterday in Colonia Libertad , when Commander Abelardo Gil Castelo , 45 years old , was in the garage of his home aboard a pick up of Ford, model 2008 , which is an official unit of this force.
 Being in that moment when several individuals on board a vehicle which repeatedly shot the police chief and took flight to an unknown destination .
After armed aggression , Gil Castelo , who suffered several gunshots , requested support from his elements, which immediately came to the place and took him to a hospital in Guaymas, where stabilized later move via area to a hospital in Hermosillo . The health status of the Head of the PEI group is reported as serious but stable .  In the scene  secured several long gun shell casings.
Brother killed in Nogales in 2011
In September 2011 , the brother of Gil Castelo , Faustino , 41 years old, also agent PEI , was killed by gunmen in Nogales.   In attempting this , also killed the Deputy Chief of the Municipal Police agent Nogales and PEI, Raúl Suárez Gabriel , 35 years old.


Note:  more action from AP, said to be not locals.  

State Authorities seize 40 kilos of Marihuana 
Written by Editorial
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 19:12
Arrested 4 subjects who manned the car where it was located

Agents of the State Public Security Police ( PESP ) managed to seize 40 kilos of marijuana and the arrest of 4 subjects aboard a car used to transport it.

The incident took place Sunday afternoon in the streets of the colony Infonavit Alamito when uniformed surveillance conducted a tour , watching a white Chevrolet Malibu that showed irregularities in the license plates .

The car had 4 people nervous and evasive , which led the officers to check the unit thoroughly .

In the trunk of the unit were located four packages wrapped in tape containing green grass with physical characteristics marijuana with an approximate weight of 40 kilos .

The arrested were identified as Omar Melendrez Guadalupe , José Alonso Melendrez Castro, Javier Jimenez and Carlos Gonzalez Asael Alexis Jimenez Cortez who now face charges of drug possession , to the agent of the Public Prosecutor's Office .


Note :  From Sinaloa.   Reloading ?

Homicides down 37 % after capture "El Chapo " Guzman
In the 10 days that have passed since his arrest were 22 intentional homicides committed in the state, while in the previous 10 days were 32 
CULIACÁN._ During the 10 days after the capture of Joaquin "El Chapo " Guzman has committed 37 percent fewer homicides than in the same period prior to his arrest .

Guzman Loera was arrested on Saturday February 22 at the Miramar condos in Mazatlan.

In the 10 days that have passed since his arrest were 22 intentional homicides committed in the state, while in the previous 10 days there were 32.

In the days following the capture of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel there were 10 homicides less than in the same period prior to apprehension .

The daily average dropped from 3.2 to 2.2 people killed .

The day that elements of the Navy arrested him, in Culiacan two murders were committed.

After the arrest , the most violent day was Feb. 28 when four crimes were committed , three in Culiacan and one in Ahome.

In the days leading 15 intentional homicides in Culiacan , in Ahome six were committed in Guasave three in Mazatlan two in Navolato two in El Fuerte , El Rosario , and Mocorito Esquinapa one in each municipality.

In the days after were recorded in Culiacan 12, El Fuerte Four, Rosario two, in Mazatlan two, in Ahome one, and Navolato one .

This year, 188 murders were committed in the state, of which 98 were January , 80 in February and 10 were in the first four days of March.

January 98
February 80
March 10 

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