CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2009 |
A U.S. man found dead on a Tijuana street last week has been identified as 19-year-old Shane Pennington, according to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana. The Baja California attorney general's office, which has not confirmed Pennington's identity, said the body had suffered stab wounds and was left on a street near a beach-side bullring. Mexican authorities have not determined a motive and did not know why Pennington was in Mexico. Pennington worked at a restaurant in Orange County and was born in North Carolina.
August 15, 2002 |
A Mexican national suspected of involvement in a shootout in which a National Park Service ranger was killed was charged with transporting bullets into the U.S. U.S. Magistrate Bernardo Velasco ordered Dionicio Ramirez Lopez, 20, held after he waived a preliminary hearing in Tucson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
Sheriff's homicide investigators have contacted Mexican authorities, seeking help in tracking down the companion of a 72-year-old Manhattan Beach artist who was recently found slain in his home. Roberto Lopez, 27, is believed to have fled to an unspecified location in Mexico after the beating death of Lester Hunter, whose body was found on the floor of his home Jan. 14.
September 20, 2008 |
Authorities have cleared three men who were arrested in connection with a deadly grenade attack on a public celebration in western Mexico. The federal attorney general's office said in a statement issued late Thursday that the men had "no link" to the attack Monday on crowds gathered for Independence Day festivities in Morelia, capital of Michoacan state. Seven people died and more than 100 others were injured in the twin blasts, which Mexican authorities blamed on organized crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2009 |
A Mexican man wanted in connection with the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year has been arrested in Mexico and is being held pending extradition, according to U.S. federal authorities. This is the second time Mexican authorities have arrested Jesus Navarro Montes, a 23-year-old alleged drug smuggler who U.S. officials suspect drove a sport utility vehicle that ran over agent Luis Aguilar at the Imperial Sand Dunes in Imperial County on Jan. 19, 2008. After an intense, three-day manhunt, Navarro was captured in Mexicali, but Mexican authorities released him last June, drawing criticism from U.S. officials.
January 13, 2010 |
A Mexican drug cartel kingpin accused of dissolving victims in barrels of lye and waging a terror campaign that turned Tijuana into one of Mexico's most dangerous cities was captured early Tuesday in the port city of La Paz, federal authorities said. Teodoro Garcia Simental, blamed for a years-long campaign of massacres, beheadings and kidnappings that chased away tourists and caused social upheaval in northern Baja California, was arrested by Mexican federal police without the suspect firing a shot, and immediately flown to Mexico City.
October 13, 2012 |
The fatal shooting of a teenager suspected of throwing rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents has prompted strong condemnations from Mexican officials and human rights groups amid a sharp increase in agent-involved killings along the U.S.-Mexico border. The suspected smuggler was shot Wednesday night by agents after they ordered a group of youths near downtown Nogales, Mexico, to stop throwing rocks, according to U.S. officials. Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, died at the scene from several bullet wounds, according to Mexican authorities in the state of Sonora, which sits across the border from Arizona.
April 13, 2011 |
Mexican authorities Tuesday reported the discovery of 28 more bodies in a northeastern state, bringing to 116 the number of dead unearthed since officials began investigating mass kidnappings of bus passengers. As horror mounts over the savagery in Tamaulipas, federal officials said they had sent in more troops and would carry out "constant monitoring" of highways in the violence-ravaged border state. The government of President Felipe Calderon has poured troops into Tamaulipas after previous episodes of grisly violence.
July 20, 1990 |
The Mexican government said it would formally request today the extradition of two men who allegedly plotted the kidnaping of a Guadalajara doctor accused in the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique S. Camarena. The bulletin from the Mexican Foreign Ministry, released Thursday, also stated that the U.S. State Department has replied to Mexico's requests for information about the abduction and the return of the doctor for questioning by Mexican authorities.
June 24, 2009 |
Andres strengthened into the Pacific season's first hurricane, flooding homes, toppling trees and killing at least one person as it swiped Mexico's southwestern coast with wind and rain. The storm packed maximum winds near 75 mph, just over the threshold of hurricane strength, but weakened to below hurricane strength, and was expected to weaken further over the next day or two, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Mexican authorities posted a hurricane warning for the coastal strip from just south of Manzanillo to near Puerto Vallarta, and heavy rain flooded homes and wind blew down trees in the states of Jalisco, Colima and Guerrero.