CALEXICO — Police here this morning were investigating whether there was any connection between a gang fight across the street from the police station Monday and the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy Saturday.
Calexico police Sgt. Jim Neujahr said a detective was driving past a vacant lot in the 400 block of Fourth Street, adjacent to the police station, around 3:30 p.m. Monday when the detective saw the fight.
Additional police units were called in and those involved in the brawl — about five people — fled the scene.
One of the individuals, later identified as Eduardo German, 20, of El Centro, fled in a vehicle, leading police on a short pursuit through the city's downtown.
During the chase, Neujahr alleged, German threw an item out of the vehicle, which police were able to recover. He alleged the item was a package of the illegal narcotic rohypnol, also known by the trade name Roche.