Imperial Beach, California - On January 28, 2012, Imperial Beach resident Hector Arce (6-20-1975) was shot to death in the 1300 block of Imperial Beach Boulevard, Imperial Beach.
On September 3, 2014, after an extensive investigation by the Sheriff's Homicide Detail, the East County Gang Task Force, Investigators from the Sheriff's Imperial Beach Station, and Sheriff's Crime Laboratory personnel, three arrests were made in this case.
Shelly Villalobos (2-18-1988) of Imperial Beach was arrested at 6:42 AM near 9th Street and Holly Avenue in Imperial Beach. Reyes Cruz (10-5-1988) of Chula Vista was arrested at 3:45 PM at the South Bay Superior Court House. At 9:00 PM Adrian Lopez (7-29-94) of Chula Vista was charged while in local custody on an unrelated case. Each suspect was charged with one count of 1st degree murder.
This case has been submitted to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974- 2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200.