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Maneadero Police Scam


Police Scam Alert in Maneadero. It goes like this. The official police vehicle puts on the lights and pulls you over. After you pull off the road that vehicle leaves and two fake cops come up to your vehicle. (We didn’t figure right away that they were fake cops) One was on a quad and one on a dirt bike. Both are wearing motorcycle helmets. One of them has a cover on his face so you can only see his eyes So you can’t see their hair or face. They told us that we ran a red light. (Which we absolutely did not). Using a translator app on their phone they show you it in English. We argued with them that we did not run the light. And asked to go to the police station. They said it was 22 kilometers away. We kept telling them this is total BS. We did not run the red light. They took our license and registration and finally said for us to follow them back to the officer that says we ran the light. We drive back a few blocks and that police vehicle is there. He tells my husband that we ran a red light. Hubs says there is no way we ran it. Then the cop changes his story to say it was yellow when we went thru. Finally the fake cops say for us to drive a head. We end up at a building about 1/2 mile or so away. My husband goes in there with these guys and I sit in the car. He’s in the for quite awhile arguing with them. He asked them why they didn’t have badges and said he was going to report them etc. They are talking on two way radios to the original cop I think. They are saying we owe them 2,500 pesos for the tickets etc etc. They finally get so mad at my husband that they tell him they are going to lock up our truck and take the keys. He comes out of there with them pretty shook up. Tells me to go in the trailer and get the 2,500 pesos now. One of the cops motions to me for the keys and I told him no freaking way. I take all the keys with me to the trailer. Get the pesos. Give them to my husband who then goes back in to pay them. Then I think to take a picture of the stinking building which I will post below So I get out of the truck and take one picture. Get back in the truck and decide to take one more. So I get out again and take another picture. Right after that they suddenly tell my husband to just go. They hand him back the drivers license and registration and said take the money and go. All the while they are talking to someone on the two way radios which we assume is real cop. They didn’t take any of the money. Soooooooo folks. My conclusion is. Start taking pictures right away. There is no way they can stop you from doing that. If we had we might not have been harassed as much. I think they saw a new truck and camp trailer and saw dollar signs. Most people probably just pay them on the side of the road and go on their way. In the meantime as we are leaving we see the cop car pulling over someone else. Just be aware.

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Linda Nerison Gardner

Linda Nerison Gardner Scary, Sheila. Where is Maneadero?

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Gerald Hall

Gerald Hall Maneadero is at the south side of Ensenada where you turn to La Bufadora.

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes First town south of Ensenada.

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 · October 17 at 5:33pm

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola This has been happening with these two guys in Maneadero A LOT. happened to some local folks who are new here, but insisted on going to the station… and the motorcycle guy started to lead… at about 10 mph. Then the ATV guy met up with the motorcyclSee More

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 · October 17 at 5:18pm

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes No pics of them. Just the building. I will snap away from the beginning if it ever happens to us again.

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 · October 17 at 5:34pm

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola Lots of folks on here really recommend a dash cam… i dont have one, but may get one.

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Raul Sanchez

Raul Sanchez Is it possible to dial 911 from that spot? …maybe that should be done in that case.

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 · October 17 at 5:19pm

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola I think that would just go to local police… and most are crooked in Maneadero.

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola http://sindicatura.ensenada.gob.mx/servicios/denuncia.php. please file a report here. This is getting way out of control.

Estamos facultados para salvaguardar la legalidad, la…
SINDICATURA.ENSENADA.GOB.MX

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 · October 17 at 5:20pm

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Craig Allen Whipple

Craig Allen Whipple Did you post the pictures?

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola They hit up about 10 or 15 cars at a local tianguis last Saturday… said they were parked illegally and threatened to tow them.

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Sheila Hughes
Sheila Hughes Just translated the report page and this is part of it:
“We will contact you to schedule an appointment to which you must appear and ratify your complaint in a personal manner. In case you can not be contacted, this complaint will be invalid after 3See More

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes What is a tianguis ?

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Teresa Gross

Teresa Gross Sorry to hear you experienced that but glad you stuck to your story and took pictures. Thanks for the warning.

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes Here is where they took us.

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 · October 17 at 5:26pm

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Claire St James

Claire St James That is not the police station

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Ralph Schoneman

Ralph Schoneman That is the office of the delegado (Mayor) it is an official govt building.

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 · October 17 at 6:34pm

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Cheri Sicard

Cheri Sicard Those “fake” cops were carrying what looked like real guns when they pulled Mitch and I over. That really was the only reason we didn’t think they were actually fake. But the thought that they were fake crossed my mind. The vehicles were not police vehicles, their helmets were not police helmets, no badges or ID.

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Ann West

Ann West sometimes the cops down here use their own vehicles… but i haven’t seen one pull someone over that didnt have proper uniform, and badges etc.

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J Alain Preisser

J Alain Preisser If will be a big help if you can remember post the date and time and if possible any number in the patrol car.

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 · October 17 at 5:36pm

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola The Sindicatura report asks for that… as well as a physical description of the “officers.”

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Cheri Sicard

Cheri Sicard There was absolutely nothing identifying, no badges, the vehicles were not police vehicles in my case. I did not see a “real” cop.

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Cheri Sicard

Cheri Sicard Here’s what happened to me a few days ago, same 2 cops on the motorbike and the ATV. Just survived a crooked cop gringo shakedown. Got pulled over by a Mandeadero motorcycle cop and his buddy on an ATV. First they tried to say I was on a cell phone (ISee More

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 · October 17 at 5:37pm

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Donna J. Quinton

Donna J. Quinton Priceless always go to the police station… Great job!

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 · October 17 at 5:39pm

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes I think the official police station is in Ensenada. So they took us to the delegation in their little town of Maneadero. Total shitheads.

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 · October 17 at 5:41pm

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 · October 17 at 5:38pm

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Mitzi Mann

Mitzi Mann Wouldn’t ever give them my ID, tell them you’ll meet them at police station. Police don’t make big salaries , so if they are scammers..they leave, if legit you pay fine , dispute or whatever

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 · October 17 at 5:43pm

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Lynn Cranmer

Lynn Cranmer These things are NEVER a good thing for Mexico and the people that want to come….shame on them for doing this. they sure do know how to hurt themselves with this stradegy….sad….

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 · October 17 at 5:44pm

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Angel Christine

Angel Christine Good job. Never pay a bribe!

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes IF this was my first time coming to Baja I would have been done. That would have been it for me. They have no idea how bad this is for tourism.

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 · October 17 at 5:47pm

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola That’s why it’s so important to file a claim with Sindicatura. Someone in Punta Banda had a contact with the head of the tourism board… I will see if i can find it.

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 · October 17 at 6:03pm

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Ellen Gallant

Ellen Gallant Best thing to do is report it to the actual police station as that is the only way it will stop.

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 · October 17 at 5:49pm

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes That has been taken care of. The Mayor of Ensenada had been made aware. Apparently they are under his jurisdiction.

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Ellen Gallant

Ellen Gallant Good to hear and sorry this happened to you. We have had several instances of cops shaking us down for money (which we have never given any) and we always just keep repeating take us to the police station and eventually they give up.

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 · October 17 at 5:56pm

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Martin Overberg

Martin Overberg Very happy to have a dashcam with me. It was recommended somewhere here on FB and we felt much better with it, even if it didnt work all the time. Had no problems though, but never again without dashcam

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Marie Rowan

Marie Rowan I’m glad you made it thru. You could of been shot as well. Now that is scary! Things are changing in Baja……..

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 · October 17 at 5:58pm

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Cheri Sicard

Cheri Sicard I felt no such fear at all. They wanted money and in the grand scheme, not much. I would have had FAR more fear during a traffic stop in the states. FAR MORE.

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 · October 17 at 6:00pm

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola I think she’s talking about Sheila’s husband’s experience where they had him inside the building and were threatening them.

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Martha Macnab

Martha Macnab Oh boy. Got to love Mexico 🇲🇽

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 · October 17 at 6:02pm

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Vera Lopez

Vera Lopez Did you report it to the Rosarito cops??

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Mike Higbee

Mike Higbee Just call 411 and have them talk to them! If you report them when you see a federal police vehicle they will arrest them it’s a felony!the troops at all military check points will call there supervisor and have them arrested!

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 · October 17 at 6:07pm

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Mike Higbee

Mike Higbee If you send me your pictures I will forward them to the mayor of ensenada! My email is GreenEnergyBaja@gmail.com

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 · October 17 at 6:07pm

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Ralph Schoneman

Ralph Schoneman wouldn’t they work for the Delegado of Maneadero? That is the delegation building they were taken to.

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Lorena Aceves

Lorena Aceves Scary

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 · October 17 at 6:11pm

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Hermina Rosshandler Fernández

Hermina Rosshandler Fernández Print your id and drivers license and show that when required

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 · October 17 at 6:12pm

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes Good idea. Because then you can just leave when you want to.

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 · October 17 at 6:19pm

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Evan Louis

Evan Louis i’ve asked this question a couple of times before on talk baja…but never got a satisfactory reply…and the question is this…is it LEGAL to give a police officer a photo copy of your driver’s license and registration…Instead of the real things?

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Lisette Thran
Lisette Thran I drive a Truck and Trailer to Los Barriles for 10 years,
Yes I had ” Police ” stop me.
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 · October 17 at 7:58pm

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Darrell Kramer

Darrell Kramer I’ve used copies for ever, I even do in color and laminate

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Mike Higbee

Mike Higbee A police officer must return your id! If you suspect foul play call 411 and the officer if they are will be in deep shit! You are also allowed to get there I’d if they won’t give it to you call411 and tell them you are making a citizens arrest legal in the states and in Mexico!

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 · October 17 at 6:36pm

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Evan Louis

Evan Louis I had a cop in Loreto tell me I had passed a car illegally, which I had not…he asked for my license and registration, which I gave him, and then he said I could pick them up at the police station in the morning when I paid my fine…I was already 10 See More

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Lily Joplin Noonan

Lily Joplin Noonan Evan, you know, sometimes your time and energy is worth more than the $$$. I’m sure I’ll get some flack for saying that but it’s true. The shakedowns are frequent in Tijuana for Driving While Gringo. Most everyone I know knows to ask to be taken to the judge and generally will do that, but sometimes you just don’t want to hassle with it all.

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 · October 17 at 6:48pm

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Ralph Schoneman

Ralph Schoneman Not sure what is going on but they took you to the Maneadero town hall (an official govt building).

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes Yes, because I think their police station is in Ensenada. So someone at the delegation was in on it as well. There were two fake cops and one other guy in the delegation office so my husband was being grilled by all three of them in there alone.

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola Sheila, i just contacted Jared Gutierrez, Director of International Affairs in Ensenada. I sent him a screenshot of your post. He’s driving now but will follow up with this tomorrow. He says the best thing to do is to call 911 and report it while it’s See More

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 · October 17 at 6:56pm

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Evan Louis

Evan Louis this is all assuming that you speak decent spanish…calling 911 or 411

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Estaben Calabacas

Estaben Calabacas Evan Louis They have English speaking 911 operators

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 · October 17 at 7:08pm

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Chris Becker

Chris Becker I thought the police station is the newer building south of town next to the junk yards.

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 · October 17 at 7:03pm

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Ann West

Ann West be nice to get some pics of these 2 jokers, and make an informational post about what to do if they stop you and shake you down (call 911) etc.

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 · October 17 at 7:05pm

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes That’s why I posted this. Who ever is stopped next get that phone out from the get go. Take a pic of the real cop and his vehicle then the two fake cops etc. I was too little too late but never again.

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 · October 17 at 7:09pm

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola And immediately call 911 as the Dir. Of International Affairs suggests.

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Marie Manion Bowman

Marie Manion Bowman Sorry you had this happen Sheila. 411, 911, and a Dash cam all sound like good ideas.

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 · October 17 at 7:09pm

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes Yes. They do. I just wanted to put it on blast to let as many people as possible know what is going on so they can be prepared if it happens to them. Get that phone out first thing. That will stop this.

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 · October 17 at 7:11pm

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Marie Manion Bowman

Marie Manion Bowman Thanks for sharing.

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 · October 17 at 7:24pm

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Estaben Calabacas

Estaben Calabacas 911 is the emergency number, replaced the 066 number

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 · October 17 at 7:13pm

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes Hi Estaben. Do you need to speak Spanish to report ?

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Estaben Calabacas

Estaben Calabacas Nope, just ask for an English speaking operator

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 · October 17 at 7:19pm

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Oscar Short-Ridge

Oscar Short-Ridge These guys have been causing trouble for a while now it seems. I haven’t seen them. But then again I drive a car that’s nearly 30 years old and looks worse than most Mexican cars. I keep telling people to not show off their wealth because it is a lure for scams, thefts, kidnappings, etc… It isn’t just Mexico that you have to do this at, but everywhere. If you flaunt it someone will want it.

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 · October 17 at 7:27pm

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes Not trying to show off our wealth but just bought a new truck because our old one was getting old. It’s just a shame that’s all.

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Oscar Short-Ridge

Oscar Short-Ridge Sheila Hughes I have a feeling your idea of old and a Mexicans idea of old are two totally different things. I recommend that you try to think like a poor person when visiting poor areas. I do understand you want of a new vehicle, just try to understand the way they think too.

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 · October 17 at 8:11pm

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Kathleen Taormina Estay

Kathleen Taormina Estay send it to El Vigia

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 · October 17 at 7:41pm

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Benjamin Shamir

Benjamin Shamir I keep telling people again and again: DO NOT DRIVE WITHOUT A DASH-CAM! Buy one from Amazon for $20 to $99 and it will save your day (and money) again and again.

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 · October 17 at 8:00pm

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes Ordering one now.

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola What kind do you have Benjamin?

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Teri Hagen

Teri Hagen They do not like it when you get your phone out to take their picture! Sounds like it works every time! Happen to me too!

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 · October 17 at 8:44pm

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Josue Apolinar

Josue Apolinar The best thing you can do is just obey the laws…some people because they are in Mexico think they can break all the rules…real fines Can be very expensive….if you have outside licence plates….You are a target…all they want is your money….you have to fight for your rights……

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola They did obey the laws.

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 · October 17 at 8:45pm

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Mary Meyer Harper

Mary Meyer Harper They did obey the laws!

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Anne Mealiffe

Anne Mealiffe Very scary for you and Andrew! Sorry you had to have this happen! Like your ideas of taking pictures! And, we probably all need dash cams! Safe travels for the rest of your trip south!

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 · October 17 at 8:50pm

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Evan Louis

Evan Louis taking the cop’s picture with your phone…seems risky to me in some situations…as I’ve written before, I was pulled over quite a distance from loreto by a loreto police officer and accused of something I did not do. We both knew I didn’t do it. And See More

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German Espinel

German Espinel Call the federales. The municipal cops don’t have any authority on the federal highway.’

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 · October 17 at 9:54pm

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Linda Kuehl

Linda Kuehl Also in the past the municipal cops in Loreto haven’t carried guns.

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Billie Burk Brady

Billie Burk Brady Thanks for the heads up. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Liz Pedroza

Liz Pedroza Try and find out who your Delegado is in your area and inform them of what’s happening. Usually if you give a political persons name they also tend to back off

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Billie Burk Brady

Billie Burk Brady I carry in my car a business card for an attorney. Was pulled over once and said wait I need to call my attorney. They let me go right way😳😳😳

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Mary Jane Keehn

Mary Jane Keehn Oh my! So glad this had an OK ending. Scary & not good for Baja.

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Gio Ledesma

Gio Ledesma people have to be careful next time you go to mexico, the real danger is with cops trying to get your money… when something like this happens if they stop you try to stop where you see A LOT of people around, start recording a video and call 911 right away…

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Bill Bender

Bill Bender Does 911 work in Baja?

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Gio Ledesma

Gio Ledesma Bill Bender yes sir, they change the number to 911

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Debra Tilton Duvall

Debra Tilton Duvall You sure had an eventful trip down.

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes We sure as hell did. And later that day was the flat tire on the trailer ! ! ! ! !

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Jeannette Johnson

Jeannette Johnson Had that happen near LaPaz a year ago and as soon as I took a picture my license was returned and they said “no pictures” and they left.

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Jim GAllagher

Jim GAllagher That’s why I called it La Pus (as in purulent running sore) for awhile.

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Brenda Crompton

Brenda Crompton only give them photocopies of licenses and registration, then you can leave if needed

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Billie Burk Brady

Billie Burk Brady Never carry my real drivers license. Only a laminated copy of the front ‼️‼️‼️

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Evan Louis

Evan Louis Again…sorry to be a broken record…but does anyone actually know THE LAW…when it comes to giving a police officer a photo copy of a driver’s license and registration…I know several of you have stated that you have done it…but is it LEGAL? Can they just hand it back to you and ask for the real thing?

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola A Mexicana who assists gringos has said it is illegal… BUT i have never heard of them being rejected or of any negative consequences make sure it’s a good lamination!

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Brenda Crompton

Brenda Crompton Is It illegal for people to pretend to be police? If yes, then it’s OK to give copies to people that we believe are pretending to be police so they cannot hold us hostage with our formal documents.

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Susan Skripka Deakyne

Susan Skripka Deakyne Thank you for posting.

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Mike Cummings

Mike Cummings Exactly why we will never drive down the Baja again. I love Baja so we fly but all the hotels, eateries gas stations etc. miss out on what was a yearly 3 to 5 day driving adventure. Too much of this stuff goes on and the trans-peninsular businesses and people are going to suffer badly!

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes If this HAD been our first trip down Baja believe me it would have been our last. They are killing their already suffering tourism.

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Lalo Walker

Lalo Walker Mike. I thought you were driving your motorhome down?

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Ivette Castillo Cañedo
Ivette Castillo Cañedo ARTICLE 34.- Foreigners who are legally in the country,
may drive vehicles in the Municipality of Ensenada, when they exhibit
licenses and licenses issued by the authorities of your country of origin.
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Angela Guenter Lopez

Angela Guenter Lopez Can chocolate cars be insured?

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Angela Guenter Lopez

Angela Guenter Lopez If over 10 years?

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Estaben Calabacas

Estaben Calabacas Wonder when they will start enforcing Article 36 with all of the chocolate cars and cars with no license plates??

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Margaret Ann W

Margaret Ann W Yes. This happened to us on Dec 23, 2016 in Baja. We were newcomers, by ourselves, my husband is deaf, we paid 3500 pesos. We were very scared as we had never in our lives been in a “shakedown”, even in Vancouver where we are from. We now have copies of all ID and that is all they will get from us, and lots pics!!!!!

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Carol Nicola
Carol Nicola Sheila Hughes Cheri Sicard Mitch Mandell Hi all, I just wanted to update this thread with what we’ve learned about these guys since this was posted yesterday.
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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola Here are the photos SheilaCheriMitch…. If these are the same vehicles you saw I think you can use these photos in your reports, if you’d like to.

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Martha Yaeger

Martha Yaeger Thanks for sharing!!

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German Espinel

German Espinel They keep an eye on the several stop signs that are poorly marked there in Maneadero. Easy pickings for them. These douchebags have been doing this for a while now. Funny thing is when the Federales are the local cops never pull anybody over on the main highway.

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Carol Nicola

Carol Nicola German…. so it’s the guy on the small motorcycle and the one on the ATV that you are talking about?

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German Espinel

German Espinel I’ve seen several local cops on off-road bikes there in maneadero before. Struck me as odd that they would driving around in something other than a police vehicle. I haven’t been pulled over in a very long time because I never drive through maneadero dSee More

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Sheila Hughes

Sheila Hughes The guy on the dirt bike wears the “Balaclava” face mask thing.

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La Bufadora Eviction


Bajadock: Hard to decipher this article, but, it appears as if another eviction drama is in our future at La Bufadora.  September 2015 eviction article , shows the violence threatened when La Bufadora shop owners confronted police.  Good Luck, all.

elvigia.net

After six years of litigation, the Álvarez and Díaz families, settled in the ejido Esteban Cantú, for more than five decades, accredited the legal ownership of 380 thousand square meters of land, located in La Bufadora, after the ejido claimed the non-existence or nullity of a title deed.

As part of this process, the ejido protected against the acts of the First Judge of Civil and Public Registry of Property and Commerce, as they intended to be handed over more than 14 thousand square meters where the commercial area of ​​that zone tour.

However, the Seventh District Judge in the State of Baja California resolved the suspension of the process for lack of causes that justify the actions of justice.

The area also encompasses most of the commercial area, that is, part of the more than 14 thousand square meters claimed by the ejido and that at the time, official experts determined that the estates of the Álvarez and Díaz Durazo families were not inside of the polygon of Ejido Esteban Cantú, in addition to that this territorial extension is occupied by merchants that they show like possessors.

The document establishes as a conclusion that “the legal interest on the part of the petitioner of the amparo was not shown, failing to demonstrate reliably the existence of an act of authority that affects the property described in his application for amparo …”.

It is further specified that in the trial, various documentary and expert evidence in topography, offered by the parties to prove ownership of the property, were admitted and released.

Attorney Jaime Palafox Granados said that his clients (injured third parties), Francisco Álvarez Vargas and José Díaz Contreras have a property title dating back to 1963 and deed, validated by the Agrarian Reform Attorney (now the Sedatu).

In addition, the title is duly registered in the Public Registry of Property and Commerce (RPPC).

Yes there will be eviction
It is worth remembering that members of the ejido Esteban Cantú managed to have the Seventh District Judge issue an eviction order from Amparo’s 666/2010 trial, because “fraudulently” was omitted that third parties were harmed.

In other words, the landowners, who were not part of this trial, were unaware of the reasons and legal grounds of the judicial decision in the case.

In this sense, Palafox Granados indicated that the eviction order will have to be executed to comply with the judgment (at a date not defined and that will have to determine the corresponding authority).

He explained, when executed, will be given sight to who has the right; will be when Vargas and Diaz, will claim the excess in the execution.

The litigant indicated that, because the area of ​​its customers integrates a large part of the commercial zone, they have had to file legal remedies in the civil area so that the commercial premises are released to them.

Bajadock: this was the scene in 2015

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New Scenic Road Cracks


Bajadock: Joining “Drug Tunnel of the Month”, “Best Disfigured Corpse Displayed in Public of the Month” and “Public Works Project That Will Not Finish On Time or On Budget of the Month” is the “Scenic Road Crack of the Month“.

We reported in October 2014 that Mendoza Garcilazo and team were conducting fault zone studies at KMs  86, 88, 90 and 98(see map below).

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After recognizing that two new cracks were located on the Tijuana-Ensenada scenic highway, Cicese’s seismology researcher, Luis Mendoza Garcilazo, said that there is already one that already generates a jump when it transits the place in car and another that is reached to see with the naked eye.

The scientist of the Department of Seismology of the Earth Sciences division of Cicese, was invited to the Forum of Ensenada, where he also talked about earthquakes, their effects and the possibility of one in Baja California and California.

“In that road there are 8 identified sites, one appeared that was not on the list and now there is another.” He accepted that in this regard, and the government authorities are aware.

“The works that are carried out in the area change a lot the topography of the place, being located 5 different companies that are working. At a certain moment they will leave and the restlessness that they generate is that when they do, if new fissures appear, it is important to know that it has been done in the place, “Mendoza Garcilazo emphasized.

He recalled that experiences have already been generated about movements in the area that have impacted drivers, as in 1993 and it is important to avoid new surprises affecting the community.

I accept the importance that not only have an alternate road, “I wish there were several options to vent, to avoid new impacts, as they have already had.”

On the other hand, questioned about the atlas of risk, he said that it has been for 7 years, however, the question is how much the community knows it and if it is actually being used as a prevention measure.

Facts about tremors
Luis Mendoza, was detailed explaining the reasons that cause an earthquake, noting that the intense heat seeks to leave the earth’s crust. In Mexico one has the influence of two great systems of faults, one that extends from Central America to Colima, and another that comes from Colima to Baja California.

In fact, he detailed that 5 million years ago the peninsula was stuck to the continent, to the degree that La Paz connected with Nayarit. In Ensenada there are two major faults near the city, one is at the front and it is called White Water and another to Ojos Negros.

On the likelihood of having an earthquake alert for this city, he said that to register with an epicenter in either of these two flaws, are so close that there would be no time for prevention.

However, if the epicenter was in the San Andres fault, there would be a lapse of seconds for the population to prepare.

He said that a seismic alarm system is under development, but it is necessary to analyze the importance of the community being prepared to have it, because otherwise it is necessary not to generate a counterproductive effect.

Do not believe in false forecasts
On the other hand, he described the so-called predictions of Alex Backman, as a danger by the level of alarm that generates in the community.

The researcher was very clear in emphasizing that of the aforementioned, at all times there is talk of probabilities, because it is never feasible to predict an earthquake and made a call to the community not to be deceived by false rumorology.

Unfortunately, nowadays with the internet, many lies have spread, which generate unfounded alarm in the population.

Questioned about the forecasts that have had a high diffusion by Alex Backman, considered not to like to speak of those who are not present, but in fact, “this person is becoming a danger”.

He said that modern science has not been able to establish a link between solar storms and earthquakes. However, these broadcasts are alarming many people “and the worst of the case is that he is from Ensenada.”

Today it has generated a lot of impact, having predicted that it would tremble at different times in Mexico, but reiterated that it is not possible that with modern science, it can be announced what that person claims.

He acknowledged that the Cicese has been notified and announced it intends to go to the research center, however, already in 2010 awarded false predictions of earthquakes to the institution.

 

Tijuana Border Reopened Midnight Sept 24


Bajadock: Thanks, Russell, for being one of the first through, just after midnight and posting.

SDUT

A planned freeway closure at the international border in San Ysidro — one of the busiest border crossings in the world — will come to an early end, officials said Sunday.

Southbound Interstate 5 and Interstate 805 will reopen at midnight on Monday — 12 hours ahead of schedule, a spokesman with the U.S. General Services Administration said.

Both freeways have been closed at state Route 905 since 3 a.m. Saturday as part of a weekend-long project to refurbish and expand lanes of traffic into Mexico. The construction could have caused a gridlock of epic proportions, since tens of thousands of commuters use the crossing daily, but travelers largely stayed away from the area after extensive publicity.

The federal agency also announced that four instead three southbound freeway lanes will reopen in the area. One lane will still remain closed through Nov. 21 to allow for continuing road improvement and infrastructure work.

“Construction was well planned and executed during the closure with close to 300 people working to complete the project,” Anthony Kleppe, a program manager with the GSA, said in a statement. He went on to thank the public for their patience and local agencies for their cooperation “as we completed crucial work on the roadway.”

The construction did not affect northbound travelers who were still allowed to enter the United States, except during several brief closures. The border crossing in Otay Mesa also remained open.

During the around-the-clock construction, crews removed a large steel and canvas canopy that hung over some southbound lanes. Workers also planned to remove concrete crash barriers and install temporary paving and striping.

The work is part of an ongoing expansion and modernization project at the crossing that will ultimately double the number of southbound lanes — from five to 10 — into El Chaparral in Tijuana.

More inspection booths will also be added.

As the project continues, travelers were advised to continue monitoring signs and their speed while driving through the construction zone. Signs will be posted to announce changes in traffic patterns within the construction area, officials said.

The $741 million project is expected to be completed in 2019.

City News Service contributed to this report

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Carmageddon Border Closure Video


by staff construction specialist, HANNA HARDHAT 

This video shows the construction shutdown(“Carmageddon) from 3AM Saturday September 23 to noon on Monday September 25.  The vid is 11 +minutes long, likely the unedited version, so we’ll cut the reporter some slack.  Most of the info you might want is in first 3 minutes.

This reporter is lacking so many facts, but, this ain’t Walter Cronkite.  “New canopy” is mentioned.  Where the heck does he get that new information???  Matt Boone is obviously a big canopy fan guy.

From the sunlight and shadows, the vid was likely taken at approx 4-5PM Saturday.

At approx 2:12 to 2:22 of vid: “There are detours provided, if you are headed southbound on the 5 and the 805. There are ways to make your way down, you’re just going to have to follow the signs, be patient”.  Hmmm.  That needs a bit more detail…like 905 to Otay Mesa crossing, dontyathink???

If Matt had consulted this well-published map, he could have had discussed Phase 3 of the San Ysidro border construction in more detail.

Ok, I’ll cut this young reporter some slack, as it is one of the few vids showing the demolition/construction this weekend.

Here is friend’s photo, approx 9AM northbound San Ysidro, aka “ghost town”, Saturday September 23.

Matt Boone, 1o news reporter, certainly has a fast paced career trajectory, as witnessed just last week.  We can’t wait for his next eyewitness, hard hitting report.

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Chart outlines the Trusted Traveler programs offered by the Department of Homeland Security.

You can also use our new interactive program selector for guidance on selecting the best Trusted Traveler program for your particular travel needs.

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Bajadock: just got new vehicle SENTRI approved in 2 week time period.  Online reports of people waiting 3-6 months had me worried.  

When I first got my SENTRI, I had no idea about the airport TSA PRE check being included.  First time through, I was waved to a “special” line.  Thought I was in for extra screening.  No prob.  Shoes and belts stay on.  Laptop stays in bag.  Line in PRE is shorter than the line to coffee.

TSA PRE is a wonderful way to endure the TSA drama at airports.

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