Articles Tagged With ‘Salinas’




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Salinas, like Santa Maria, rife with gang violence

Salinas and Santa Maria, two cities similar in size and demographics, are experiencing epidemics of gang violence. Both cities had record homicide totals last year. [KSBY] In 2015, there were 13 murders in Santa Maria... (Continue reading)

Salinas DMV employee traded drivers’ licenses for bribes

A Salinas DMV employee pled guilty Tuesday for her part in a conspiracy to sell class A commercial driver’s licenses to people who had not passed the required tests. Five other people, including two DMV... (Continue reading)

Salinas mothers found guilty of torturing girl

A Monterey County jury found two Salinas women guilty Friday of torturing, starving, and chaining an 8-year-old girl inside their home. [Monterey Herald] In March 2014, Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the 8-year-old girl who... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles robber preying on Payless Shoes

A Salinas man accused of having an obsession with robbing Payless Shoe stores is the suspect in Sunday evening’s robbery of the chain’s Paso Robles store. Kelly Shawn Grimm, 40, allegedly robbed Payless Shoe Source stores in King... (Continue reading)

Child enters the world in Salinas Wal-Mart bathroom

Salinas baby Asali Asante Robins exited her mother’s womb, not in a hospital bed, rather on the floor of a Wal-Mart bathroom. [Californian] Wal-Mart employee Rosaline Madrid, 38, gave birth to Asali late last month... (Continue reading)

Gang member crashes into cop car in Santa Maria

A Northern California gang member crashed his car into a police cruiser in Santa Maria on Saturday, causing moderate damage to the vehicle. [KEYT] Salinas resident Marcello Alvarez, 35, reversed his car into the police... (Continue reading)

Salinas interpreter molests deaf students

A former sign language interpreter for deaf students at North Salinas High School pled no contest to sexually molesting three underage students, officials announced Friday. On March 14, school authorities contacted the Salinas Police Department... (Continue reading)

Drivers airlifted from crash near Shandon

A California Highway Patrol helicopter airlifted two drivers injured in a three-car crash on Highway 46 near Shandon Tuesday morning. CHP officers responded to a collision on Highway 46 east of Shandon at about 9... (Continue reading)

Court rules the names of officers involved in shootings are public

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that in most cases police departments must divulge the names of officers involved in on-duty shootings. [KXBW] In the past, departments claimed officer safety as a reason for withholding... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for Morro Bay man’s murder

A Salinas man was arrested Thursday for allegedly murdering a Morro Bay man in December. Salinas Police officers arrested Hector Martinez at the Monterey County Courthouse where he was appearing on an unrelated case. Officers... (Continue reading)



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