California woman run over and killed in Cabo San Lucas

Translated by Fulano from an article in Colectivo Pericú.

Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S.- State Ministerial Police assigned to the Central Homicide Command, based in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, reported that at approximately 7:35PM, they had reported to them via radio from personnel from Module C-2, that there had been an automobile accident on the Transpenisular Highway at kilometer 2.8, on the stretch between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, where a female was run over and killed.

Immediately going to the location, elements of the Homicide Command, accompanied by the Public Minister investigator on duty and investigators assigned to the the Investigative Servivces Office, corroborated the report. They observed at the cordoned off location, personnel from the Office of Public Safety, Preventative and Municipal Transit police, firemen and Red Cross personnel. They performed a visual inspection of the site, and observed the lifeless body of a female, lying on her back. Beside the body was a black handbag, which identified the deceased with a photo ID that coincided with the physical description, who was Sandra Miller Giezelle, 52 years old, and originally from California, USA. Taking notice, the body was ordered removed for an autopsy, and the cause of death was reported by the doctor examiner on duty as severe head trauma.

The lieutenant assigned to the Federal Preventative Police, having knowledge of the accident, said the deceased suddenly tried to cross the road at kilometer 2.8 of the stretch between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas Baja California Sur, in front of the Costco, and was runover by a green Ford Ranger pick-up, with license plates ZMW-9935, driven by Omero Barranco García, 40 years old, and she was killed.

The official investigator determined that the cause of the accident was due to the victim’s negligence in crossing the street on foot. The driver of the vehicle remains under police arrest and will be placed at the disposition of the Public Minister.


Homeless man dies in Guyamas hospital courtyard after waiting 5 days for medical attention

Translated by Fulano from an article in


MEXICO CITY – A 38-year old man, originally from Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, died Monday morning in the courtyard of the General Hospital of Guaymas, Sonora, where he had waited five days for medical attention, which had been denied due to lack of availability of medical services and his lack of money.

José Sánchez Carrasco arrived at the port of Guaymas days earlier, however, due to the fact he became dehydrated from walking in the sun, he showed symptoms of malnutrition, and although he went to the General Hospital for medical attention, it was denied and he died there.

It should be noted that Sánchez Carrasco was treated days earlier, however when it was learned that he did not have any social security program and no money, he was told to leave as he could not be given proper treatment since it cost money. The homeless man decided to stay in the hospital courtyard so his situation would not become worse.

After remaining there for five days, literally laying on the ground in the General Hospital courtyard, the unfortunate homeless man died without any doctor providing even minimal attention.


She was busted, but not that busted

Translated by Fulano from an article in


Customs and Border Patrol authorities arrested Naily Alvarado, 19 years old, when she was crossing the Mexicali border station towards Calexico trying to pass a load of drugs among her breasts. She was discovered by the fine nose of a canine agent.

Naily arrived at the border crossing around 7:30PM last Monday, and got in line like all the rest of the people, and came up to the customs inspector and stated her citizenship and showed her identification. But she was trembling and so was sent to secondary review, where a dog indicated there was something abnormal with her breasts.

She was sent to a second review and in the little cubicles were found two packages of methamphetamine hidden in her oversize bra. There was a little less than 300 grams, which based upon its quality would have earned the drug traffickers $16,000.

The girl admitted she knew what she was doing and that she was to be paid $100 for making the crossing. She was arrested and sent to the Imperial County Jail while they set a date to appear before a federal judge and face charges of importing controlled substances.


Cartels hang a message from Tijuana bridge, threaten police

Translated by Fulano from an article in El Mexicano.

Tijuana cartel message

TIJUANA. – A criminal group which named itself “The New United Cartel Group of Tijuana,” threatened to murder Municipal Police officers if they capture any of their members or seize their drugs.

The warning was made with a banner hung on the vehicle bridge which connects the highway to Playas de Tijuana with the El Mirador subdivision. Municipal police took down the banner yesterday, around 7:20PM.

The message written with black letters was signed by lower-level members of the team: Atlante, Aquiles, Chans, Charro, Chapito, Travi, Javier Beltrán Beltrán.

A citizen called the anonymous complaint number 089, and alerted the operators that the people who hung the banner were two men, who were armed and arrived in a SUV.

In the matter of the signer named Javier, it is assumed he was murdered a week ago, according to officials from the State Attorney General.

A few weeks ago, Abel Galván Gallardo, head of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Unit, reported that Alfonso Lira Sotelo is “El Atlante,” and that some 25% of the murders in Tijuana are linked to a battle he is having with rival street drug dealer gangs.

“El Aguiles,” is identified as one of the men who at one time was collaborating with the Sinaloa Cartel, when it was headed by Teodoro García Simental, “El Teo”, who was battling the Tijuana Cartel, headed by Fernando Sánchez Arellano, “El Ingeniero”, for the fight for Tijuana and drug smuggling.

Other police sources say that a few days ago members of the Arellano Felix Cartel got out of prison, and they decided to regroup with the people who signed the banner as the New Tijuana Cartel.

As a result of the threats, municipal police have started to patrol the city in groups, as occurred in 2008 and 2009, when more than 40 police officers were murdered during the so called “drug war” between drug trafficking groups.

A few months ago there were also several banners hung in the city, where they asked the state government to stop the state preventative police from extorting money from them.


Another myth busted: Baja California Sur actually has a higher than average crime rate

Translated by Fulano from an article in Octovo Día.

La Paz, Baja California Sur – The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), reported in their last National Survey of Victimization and Perception on Public Safety 2013 (ENVIPE), that in Baja California Sur, 27 of every 100 inhabitants were victims of a crime during 2012.

ENVIPE indicates that the state, contrary to the speeches from Governor Marcos Covarrubias, is in the national mid-range of common crime victims, and higher than states like Sinaloa, which has 26,141 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, Veracruz, with 18,744, Michoacán, with 20,354, and Guerrero with 26,789 cases per 100,000.

In an interview with personnel from the INEGI delegation in Baja California Sur, the accuracy of the information was confirmed, and they said the results of the survey do not include drug trafficking victims.

The results of the survey, carried out during March and April, 2013, also reveal that crime rates per every 100,000 inhabitants grew 7.5 percent between 2011 and 2012, going from 28,884 to 31,049.

The perception of crime in the state among the citizens has also increased 23 percent from one year to the next, as in 2012, 24 percent of the population over 18 years of age felt unsafe, compared to 30 percent in 2013.

The INEGI analysis reports that in the entire country, more than 21 million people were victims of one of the 28 million crimes which occurred in 2012, with a median of 1.3 crimes per victim.

In Mexico, cites the survey, 92% of the crimes are not reported as citizens believe that it is a waste of time, and of the 7.9% of crimes for which an investigation is initiated with the authorities, a small percentage are solved.