San Felipe Community Information Network

Next Communitiy Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: THE FANDANGO(next to PEOPLE'S GALLERY)

Subject:: THE RECENT BURGLARIES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

The following was taken from the La Cronica, Mon 5/12/03


No tienen respuesta de la autoridad, dicen Piden turistas seguridad pública Por Samuel Murillo smurillo@lacronica.com San Felipe, Baja California

Miembros de una comunidad de norteamericanos que residen en el puerto de San Felipe, se quejaron ante el delegado, Raymundo Jiménez León, de varios robos que han tenido en sus domicilios y señalaron la nula respuesta de la Policías Municipal y Ministerial del Estado. En la página de Internet www.sanfelipe.com.mx los extranjeros exponen sus quejas sobre los servicios y situaciones que viven en el puerto, lo que podría ahuyentar a los turistas interesados en visitar este destino, mencionó una norteamericana que dice haber sido afectada en dos ocasiones por los ladrones. El delegado Municipal, Raymundo Jiménez, dijo que ya sostuvieron una reunión con un grupo de norteamericanos, pero que faltó la presencia de las autoridades de la PGJE, por lo que se volverán a reunir el miércoles para buscar una solución. Una representante de grupos de extranjeros con residencia temporal en el puerto, que pidió el anonimato, señaló que existen casos de norteamericanos en que los ladrones se han metido a sus casas hasta en ocho ocasiones. Sin embargo, el Ministerio Público del Fuero Común, Gerardo Andrade Espinoza, argumentó que en la agencia no se han presentado denuncias al respecto. Los sectores, cuyos residentes se quejan de los robos domiciliarios son el fraccionamiento Las Palmas, Las Villas de San Francisco y una parte de la comunidad del Rancho El Dorado, ubicados al Sur y Norte de San Felipe, respectivamente. Katherine Hammontre, quien tiene un negocio servicio de Internet, mencionó que el próximo miércoles sostendrán una reunión con autoridades del puerto para manifestar las inconformidades de los extranjeros y buscar una solución. Los norteamericanos se quejan de que la policía acude a atender sus denuncias después de pasada más de una y a veces hasta tres horas, lo que da tiempo suficiente para que huyan los ladrones. Agentes de la Policía Municipal argumenta que como preventivos no pueden hacer nada salvo que exista la flagrancia, por lo que recomiendan a los afectados que presenten sus denuncias en el Ministerio Público.


Here is a fair translation of the above article in it's entirety.

An article by Samuel Murillo/PN in the LA CRONICA stated that tourists are complaining that they are not getting answers from the authorities regarding public security. Members who reside in San Felipe complained before the Municipal delegate, Raymundo Jiminez Leon, of several robberies in their areas and they indicated that they are not getting any assistance from the Municipal Police or the Ministerial of the State.

Articles in the Internet www.sanfelipe.com.mx stated there have been several situations which have occurred in their areas which could drive away tourists interested in visiting this city said one North American who says they personally have had two problems with thieves.

The Municipal delegate, Raymundo Jiminez Leon said that they have already had a meeting with a group of North Americans which lacked the presence of a representative of the PGJE. For this reason they have decided to have another meeting on Wednesday to look for a solution.

A representative of this group of North American residents indicated that there have been eight occasions of robberies in their group alone. Nevertheless, the Public Ministry of the Common Law, Gerald Andrade Espinoza, argued that the agency was not aware of the matter. The areas whose residents have complained of robberies are in the division of Las Palmas, the Villas of San Francisco and in various communities located to the South and to the North respectively.. Katherine Hammontre, of the Internet, mentioned that next Wednesday they will have another meeting with authorities of the city to discuss this and to look for a solution.

The North Americans also complain that when they go to the police to explain the details, it often takes from one to three hours, which gives sufficient time for the thieves to flee. Agents of the Municipal Police argue that they can not take preventative measures until something has actually happened. They suggested that those who have been affected present their problems to the Public Ministery.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
How the police force works here in San Felipe
How to report crimes,
Safety information

Iinformation on recent robberies;

Mayor Raymundo Jimenez and Lic. Carrasco

The open format takes the form of question and answers and some current information will be disclosed at this meeting

Below is some standard information for assistance:

Crime in progress:

Call San Felipe Police Station (Commandancia) 577-1134 or dial 060 on any phone (this is routed via Mexicali).

The police department is next to the St James Infirmary

Always have specific address and landmarks to give the police so they know where to go.


Crime has occurred - needs to be reported:

Ministerio Publico (The District Attorney) 577-1110

The office is behind the Tourist Office off Calle Ensenada. Hours of operation are 8 a.m - 3 p.m. and 6 p.m to Midnight Monday - Saturday.

You must make a report in person at this office. Bring proof of identity and serial numbers/photographs of anything that will help investigators to identify stolen merchandise.

 

Crime investigation is conducted by Policia Judicial at 577-1204.

This office is beside the Tourist Office and someone is there 24 hours/day.

You will generally deal with these investigators after the reports have been filed with the Ministerio Publico.

 

The Administration

The Delegado (Mayor) is Raymundo Jimenez

Delegation Municipal Office is next to the Fire Station.

Tele 577-1021 or 1050.

The Office keeps standard business hours. (8-3 and 5-7 p.m.)

 

The housing developments of San Felipe and their web pages

El Dorado Ranch

La Hacienda

Las Arenas

Playas de San Felipe

Villas de San Francisco

Villa de las Palmas

 

 

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