A sheriff’s deputy said Wednesday the felony had been reported Tuesday. Manuel Garcia Soliano was walking on Imperial Avenue north of the city when a car pulled up and the thugs got out. They beat Soliano and kicked him, said Deputy Rudy Cardenas, and in the melee cut his finger with a knife. The robbers searched the victim’s pockets but found nothing, Cardenas said.
>> 40 years ago ? Four juveniles, ages 16 and 17, were arrested by El Centro police shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when they were caught allegedly smoking marijuana in an attic of the Sunday school building of the Episcopal Church, Sixth and Orange streets.
A fifth juvenile slipped out of police handcuffs and ran off but was arrested later in the evening.
Fr. Bartolome Alorda, pastor of the church, told police he heard voices from above while working in the Sunday school building.
What the voices were saying were not in keeping with proper theology, so he called police.