SLPD Traffic Stop seizes 1.2 million dollars in methamphetamine


On July 27, 2019 at about 1154 hours, San Luis Police Officers working Operation Stone Garden, in support of border security, conducted a traffic stop on a white 2016 Toyota Corolla by Los Oros Street and Main Street within the San Luis City limits.

During the traffic stop SLPD K9 Unit discovered a total of 68.04 pounds of Methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of over 1.2 million dollars. The dangerous drug was found in various compartments of the vehicle, wrapped in vacuumed seal plastic bags.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 18 y/o Sasha Tinoco Nunez from Calexico, California. Sasha was booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center for the following felony charges: Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs to transport for sale or import into the State, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

4th of July Weekend DUI Enforcement & Saturation Patrol


The San Luis Police Department will be conducting a DUI Enforcement Detail and (STEP) Traffic Enforcement Detail as part of the 4th of July Weekend. The details will start on July 3rd, 2019 till July 6th, 2019 in efforts to detect, stop, and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and conduct traffic enforcement activities to promote safe and attentive driving. Funding for these special details is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds help the San Luis Police Department to increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the City of San Luis with the goal of significantly minimizing the number of traffic related incidents. The San Luis Police Department would like to encourage all residents of the City of San Luis and visiting citizens to be safe and conscious drivers this 4th of July Weekend. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please use a designated sober driver.

San Luis resident arrest for possession of M30 pills


Today at 1339 hours, the San Luis Police Department K9 officers working the Operation Stone Garden and working alongside federal authorities arrested an eighteen year old male identified as Juan Francisco Neblina for being in possession of over 1200 “M30” Fentanyl pills.

Juan, a resident of San Luis, Arizona, was arrested at his residence, where the clandestinely made Fentanyl pills, with an estimated street value of over $20,000, were also confiscated.

Juan was booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention center for the following felony charges: Possession of Narcotic Drug for Sale, Possession of Narcotic Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

San Luis Police Chief Richard Jessup would like to remind the community that the SLPD along with all other local law enforcement agencies and federal agencies are determined to continue to fight the Fentanyl-Opioid problem within our communities.

 

 

M30 Fentanyl pills seized at local high school


Today at about 0924 hours, school resource officers at San Luis High School arrested two 18-year-old female students, identified as Noemi Hernandez-Madrigal and Alessandra Cardenas-Hernandez.

Hernandez-Madrigal had three separate plastic zip-lock bags containing more than 3,200 blue M30 pills. Random pills from each bag were field tested, and the result came back positive for the presence of fentanyl. Cardenas-Hernandez had possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic drug, and possession of illegal drugs in a drug-free school zone. A 16-year-old male juvenile was also arrested for the same charges.

The clandestinely made fentanyl showed a total weight of 373 grams.

Hernandez-Madrigal and Cardenas-Hernandez, both residents of San Luis, Arizona, were later booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Facility for felony charges and the male was booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Detention Center for felony charges as well.

This continues to be an on-going investigation and more information will be released at a later time.

 

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement & Saturation Patrol


The San Luis Police Department will be conducting a DUI Enforcement Detail and (STEP) Traffic Enforcement Detail as part of the Memorial Day Weekend. The details will start on May 24th, 2019 till May 27th, 2019 in efforts to detect, stop, and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and conduct traffic enforcement activities to promote safe and attentive driving. Funding for these special details is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds help the San Luis Police Department to increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the City of San Luis with the goal of significantly minimizing the number of traffic related incidents. The San Luis Police Department would like to encourage all residents of the City of San Luis and visiting citizens to be safe and conscious drivers this Memorial Day Weekend. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please use a designated sober driver.

 

National Take Back Medication Day


San Luis, Arizona – On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the San Luis Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the San Luis Police Department at 1030 E. Union Street. The San Luis Police Department cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or contact the San Luis Police Department at 928-341-2420. Lt. Marco Santana

South Yuma County DUI Task Force Detail


The South Yuma County DUI Task Force will initiate their DUI enforcement activities in addition to saturation patrol for speed enforcement this weekend. This DUI Task Force Includes the participation of the San Luis Police Department and the Somerton Police Department. The details will start on March 15th, 2019 till March 17th, 2019 in efforts to detect, stop, and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and conduct traffic enforcement activities to promote safe and attentive driving. Funding for these special details is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds help the San Luis Police Department and the Somerton Police Department to increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the City of San Luis and City of Somerton, with the goal of significantly minimizing the number of traffic related incidents. The San Luis and Somerton Police Departments would like to encourage all residents and visiting citizens to be safe and conscious drivers. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please use a designated sober driver.

DUI Enforcement & Saturation Patrol


The San Luis Police Department will be conducting a DUI Enforcement Detail and (STEP) Traffic Enforcement Detail as part of the 2018 holiday season. The details will start on December 26th, 2018 till December 31st, 2018 in efforts to detect, stop, and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and conduct traffic enforcement activities to promote safe and attentive driving. Funding for these special details is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds help the San Luis Police Department to increase the number of officers on patrol throughout the City of San Luis with the goal of significantly minimizing the number of traffic related incidents. The San Luis Police Department would like to encourage all residents of the City of San Luis and visiting citizens to be safe and conscious drivers this holiday season. If you plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please use a designated sober driver.

SLPD investigates Fatal Accident


Today at 0451 hours, officers from the San Luis Police Department responded to a two-vehicle collision at 10th Avenue and Los Alamos Street. The vehicles were identified as a blue 2007 Pontiac, driven by Brian Silva-Lopez, and a red 1998 Chevrolet Corvette, driven by Marco Bustamante-Grimaldi, both drivers are residents of San Luis, Arizona. At the time of the collision, the blue Pontiac was traveling northbound on 10th Avenue, when the red Corvette, which was traveling westbound on Los Alamos Street, was struck by the Pontiac in a T-bone manner. As a result of the collision, one fatality was sustained and one arrest has been made. At this time, there is an ongoing investigation still being conducted. Brian Silva-Lopez was booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center under charges of driving under the influence and 2nd Degree Murder and is being held on a $100,000 cash bond. The San Luis Police Department would like to remind our residents and visitors to be attentive to all traffic laws and road conditions during this busy holiday season.

San Luis Homicide Update


At this point the medical examinations of both deceased subjects have been concluded, and the homicide victim has been identified as Vicente Castro-Martinez, a resident of Gadsden, Arizona and the homicide suspect as Gilberto Flores, a resident of San Luis, Arizona. The San Luis Police Department continues to investigate the incident and has identified this as an isolated incident with no other public safety concerns to the community.