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Ministerio Publico Warns About Fake Uber Drivers

Yesterday, the Jalisco prosecutor’s office (Ministerio Publico) confirmed the detention of three men who, as part of a criminal organization, committed robberies while pretending to be Uber drivers. This is an increasing problem in areas of high activity of legitimate Uber drivers, such as malls, nightclubs, bars, event halls, and the Guadalajara airport. The criminals… Keep Reading


Police Capture Alleged House Burglar in Ajijic

Officials of the Directorate of Public Security of Chapala (police department) have caught a person alleged to be involved in several house robberies in Ajijic. After several complaints, the police carried out inquiries to find the person alleged to have of committed the robberies. Last Saturday, October 28, the police met with a resident who… Keep Reading


Parents of Alleged Sex Abuse Victims Complain of Threats

Parents of the children who allegedly suffered sexual abuse in kindergarten Fray Juan Ruiz de Cabañas and Crespo in San Nicolas (Chapala), have complained of alleged threats against them to force them to give up their allegations about staff members who, they say, acted in complicity, said Ramiro Navarro, one of the parents. “Yes I… Keep Reading


Phone Extortion Spikes at Lake Chapala

At least a dozen incidents of phone scamming of foreigners have been reported in the last month in the area. And it’s a man who speaks perfect English. He’ll pretend to know you, either directly (“I’m your neighbor, Michael, remember?”), or indirectly (a relative of your spouse, or a friend). There’s always a hard-luck story… Keep Reading


Ministerio Publico to Hold Public Meeting

A public meeting to discuss the process and status of complaints submitted to the Ministerio Publico (Fiscalia General de Jalisco) will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11am at the Chapala Malecon. Attendees will learn about the status of their investigations, referrals to other divisions, and psychological help for victims. They will also… Keep Reading


Perales: Crime Much Reduced at Lakeside

Gloria Perales is Chapala government’s expat liaison. Lake Chapala Reporter: While reports show that crime in Mexico in general is increasing, I have heard much less about crime at Lakeside in the last year or so. Is that true, or only an impression? Gloria Perales: It is true. We still get one report here, one… Keep Reading

Lake Chapala: The Perfect Place for Scams

The Lake Chapala area, recognized as one of the best places in the world for gringos to retire, is also a gold mine for scammers. Consider these factors. People come here with money; some of them, with lots of it. There’s a lot of gringo turnover here, both tourists and residents. Many of the gringos… Keep Reading


Mexico Capturing and Returning US Fugitives

The days of fugitives successfully hiding out in Mexico may well be over. The US Marshals Service and Mexico’s law enforcement agencies are working together to capture more criminals crossing the border than in the past. Click here for more information.   Keep Reading


Know Your Police Officers’ Vehicles and Duties

This article is geared mainly to residents of the Chapala/Guadalajara area, but it also applies to all of Mexico regarding the federal police agencies. It’s important to know what each law enforcement agency’s vehicles look like and what each agency’s job is so you know whom to call in the event of an emergency. It’s… Keep Reading

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