Category Archives: Police Beat

Who nabbed Paco?

Who nabbed Paco?

As all of us locals know there are an awful lot of dog lovers in San Carlos. And as many of us also know dog napping is a harsh reality here. That is why I couldn’t let this one go and decided to write a brief story about Paco. On a Friday night, the 9th… Continue Reading

Security is the last thing on the minds of Politicians in Guaymas; and it is with great regret I must say that San Carlos is less secure than ever

Security is the last thing on the minds of Politicians in Guaymas; and it is with great regret I must say that San Carlos is less secure than ever

    Julio Alfonso Alfonso was born in Cuba in 1921 and first came to Guaymas in 1945 to play for the Guaymas Ostioneros baseball team in the now extinct Pacific Coast Baseball League. Here Alfonso stayed for the rest of his life. He married a local girl and started a family. One of the… Continue Reading

Chihuahua’s restaurant, formerly Banana’s, mysteriously burns down last week, was it arson?

Chihuahua’s restaurant, formerly Banana’s, mysteriously burns down last week, was it arson?

It would be hard not to notice that Chihuahua’s, formerly Banana’s and if you want to really date yourself the place was originally called Stella’s by the Sea, restaurant recently burned. The big question is was it arson or an accident? This is not the first time that the palapa roof at this location was… Continue Reading

La Mordida: The holiday season is almost upon us so what should a person do if a local cop tries to extort money from you?

La Mordida: The holiday season is almost upon us so what should a person do if a local cop tries to extort money from you?

As the holiday season approaches I am reminded that the season of La Mordida is truly upon us. The only thing that is different at the moment from past years is that the new Governor, Claudia Pavlovich is all on this anti corruption campaign in Sonora now. She is even reportedly going after the last… Continue Reading

All calm on the western front

All calm on the western front

Things have been quiet in San Carlos lately. No drug shoot outs on the streets for months! The city of Guaymas bought a couple of cheap white cars and put police signs on them and they have patrolled the streets at night and during the day so I would suspect that Guaymas would argue that… Continue Reading

Two more bodies found in San Carlos

Two more bodies found in San Carlos

The body count just keeps rising. Last Thursday around mid afternoon in San Carlos at an arroyo called el Baviso, the where about of this arroyo I am not exactly sure of, two bodies were found stripped of their clothing. The bodies and clothing had been burned and were found in two separate areas that… Continue Reading