Thursday, April 7, 2016



Note: The usual "harsh" sentences in SCC

Woman is seventh suspect arrested in home invasion case
Nogales International Updated 11 hrs ago (1)

A seventh person has been arrested for their alleged role in an armed home invasion in Nogales in January.

Priscilla Coronado, 37, of Nogales, was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday after investigators with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HDTA) Task force and Nogales Police Department tracked her down in Tucson near West Valencia Road and Calle Santa Cruz, NPD said in a news release.

Coronado was arrested without incident and transported in police custody to Nogales, where she was booked into the county jail on two felony charges of hindering prosecution and weapons misconduct.

NPD said Coronado is suspected of aiding a group of armed men who, while dressed in tactical gear, forced their way into a home on West Wise Street on Jan. 28 and confronted several people, including a 2-month-old infant.

Six others have already been arrested in the case: Joe Leneer Valencia, Miguel Huerta Zuniga, Armando Ruiz Valencia, Isaac Chaparro, Juan Ricardo Chaparro and Gabriel Maldonado. They were each charged with one count of first-degree burglary and five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Ruiz Valencia was charged with an additional count of impersonating a police officer.

Coronado was on probation at the time of her arrest Tuesday, having been convicted on March 9, 2015 at Santa Cruz County Superior Court after trying to smuggle 2.5 pounds of China white heroin, 12.76 pounds of Mexican brown heroin and 15.14 pounds of cocaine into the United States. Judge Anna Montoya-Paez sentenced her to five years of probation for the conviction, including 120 days in jail.


Note: video at link.

Arizona college imposes mandatory fee to fund scholarship for illegal immigrants
By Malia Zimmerman
Published April 06, 2016


College students using federal aid to offset tuition costs
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A private college in Arizona is charging students a fee to fund a scholarship for illegal immigrants, a controversial move supporters say gives a hand to those who need it but anti-illegal immigration advocates call irresponsible.

Prescott College is tacking a $30 annual fee onto its $28,000 annual tuition to establish an annual scholarship for "undocumented" students, as part of a policy first proposed by students and faculty from the undergraduate and Social Justice and Human Rights Master of Arts divisions. While students can opt out of paying the fee, if they do nothing it will be automatically imposed. Backers say it helps reverse what they call Arizona's reputation as a "national example of discriminatory politics."

"I am proud that our students take on the role of scholar activists," said school President John Flicker, adding that the university is committed to "broaden access to higher education for a diverse group of students" and "mobilize its resources towards social justice."

"It is beyond absurd that this college is going to force all the students to subsidize the education of a student who is in the country illegally," Vaughan

- Jessica Vaughan, Center for Immigration Studies
Supporters note that illegal immigrants are allowed to attend state and private colleges in Arizona, but in most cases cannot legally work or receive government grants or loans.

Making legal residents enrolled at the school pay for illegal immigrants' education is a slap in the face to a generation already facing its post-college years saddled with enormous debt, said Andrew Kloster, legal Fellow for the Center for Legal & Judicial Studies at Heritage Foundation.

Prescott College President John Flicker is proud his students are supporting illegal immigrant classmates.


PESP confiscates 315 kilos of marijuana on the El Saric road
Details Published on Thursday April 7, 2016,
Written by Cesar Barragan / El Diario


The drugs were found in an abandoned car.
Members of the State Public Security Police (PESP) secured 315 kilograms of marijuana were inside a vehicle located on the road to Saric.
According to reports from the PESP, this finding occurred around 17:15 hours when officers conducted surveillance tours on the Nogales-Saric road.
It was at kilometer 1 + 150, a Suzuki, gray XL7 model 2008, which was in apparent state of abandonment.

After reviewing the car found inside 36 packages containing pressed green and dry grass with physical characteristics of marijuana that yielded a weight of 315 kilos of that drug.
According to official tabulators it has been distributed narcotics retail, equivalent to 630 thousand doses, with value of more than 12 million pesos.
When querying vehicle data authorities were alerted that it had been reported stolen in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, dated 25 February 2015.
Due to the above facts, elements of the State Public Security Police proceeded to securing the vehicle and 36 drug packets, made available to the Federal Public Ministry.


Semar and PESP seize two weapons
Details Published on Wednesday April 6, 2016,
Written by Editorial Staff

They result of surveillance operations carried out in the south of the state, members of the State Public Security Police (PESP) and Secretariat of the Navy (Semar), assured two people for possession of firearms.
In events that occurred yesterday in the municipality of Vícam, the arrest of Jesus V. of 34 years was achieved.

It was in the Kino colony where they surprised a man walking wearing what at first glance looked like a firearm, after stopping they did the corresponding inspection and managed to secure the .45 gun.
They also said 30 rounds of ammunition, 40 wrappers with granulated substance, similar to the drug known as "crystal", plus 32 envelopes and a bag with green grass, with physical characteristics of marijuana.

Due to the above facts, the joint operation conducted and the person, who was at the disposal of the Federal Public Ministry for the appropriate inquiries.

In the municipality of Cajeme the arrest of Luis D. of 42 years for carrying apparently drug substance and possession of a firearm.
During tours of surveillance in the colony Ejidal Zone Pueblo Yaqui village, they surprised the subject who was asked to perform the corresponding inspection, finding 8 wrappers containing granulated substance and a pistol and five rounds of .380 ammunition .

Therefore, they proceeded to arrest the person who was made available to the Public Ministry of Federal Jurisdiction for the corresponding procedures.


Note: no info if it was a live grenade

Grenade found in an abandoned home in la Libertad

The house is located in the calle Rio Magdalena River between Montezuma and San Juan.
Neighbors said that army personnel were in the house but withdrew without taking the artifact, appearing that they did not bring the right equipment.
At the site are local elements who guard the area to prevent any curious approach.


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