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City planning director arrested

corporal injury to spouse alleged

December 14, 2001|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — City of Calexico Planning Director Ricardo Hinojosa was arrested Thursday for reportedly injuring his wife during an argument, police reported this morning.

Hinojosa was booked into county jail on suspicion of causing corporal injury to his spouse. He remained in custody this morning with his bail set at $25,000.

Calexico police Cmdr. Mario Sanchez, serving as acting chief, said police were called to Hinojosa's home in the 600 block of Grant Street by his wife about 11:30 p.m.

Officers took Hinojosa into custody. His wife was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Police declined to state specifically what injuries she suffered. They would not state in what way Hinojosa reportedly injured his wife.

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Sanchez did say police have obtained an emergency protective order and would seek domestic violence charges against Hinojosa through the District Attorney's Office.

Hinojosa has been the city's planning director since 1980.

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