The Mexicali Police Department announced that there were no major issues on Dec. 24.
The holiday season is the busiest time for the police department as they have to make sure people are safe while traveling. The good news came from the Mexicali Police Chief Christmas morning announcing that there were no fatalities on Christmas Eve.
Officials said that there were no major crime or transit issues during Christmas Eve since residents stayed at home and saw that traffic jams were reduced after 6 p.m.
“People went shopping last minute stuff for their dinner but went back to their homes as we saw a significant reduction in mobility around the city after that,” said Mexicali Police Chief, Alejandro Lora Torres.
Mexicali police reported they had to respond to some fights and break up some gatherings of people that had bonfires. The police received 106 calls denouncing people that had loud music or parties. Mexicali police had more surveillance in shopping malls, money exchange places, and stores where more people usually gather.
“Compared to other years this was a calm evening but we continued to answer calls like we normally do,” Lora Torres said.
The police department thanked the residents for doing their job of staying at home and invited everyone to have safe holidays.