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June 22, 2024

Multi-agency police operation leads to 4 arrests in Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — South Monterey County Task Force served five search warrants in King City early Wednesday morning that resulted in the arrests of four local gang members for weapons-related charges, including the manufacturing of ghost guns. The Task Force, which includes the Soledad and...

Soledad Police arrest gang members on weapon charges

SOLEDAD — Soledad Police conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation March 19 at about 10:30 p.m., during which the officers immediately recognized all three of the vehicle’s occupants as active Norteno gang members.  After a search of the vehicle, three fully loaded...

Police arrest 3 after deadly shooting in Soledad

SOLEDAD — Three men have been arrested for murder after a double shooting in Soledad left one victim dead on Tuesday, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. On May 18, two people were shot on Bluejay Lane in the Riverview Estates neighborhood, located off...

Jury finds Greenfield man guilty of child abuse

GREENFIELD — A Monterey County jury has found 38-year-old Marcelo De Jesus of Greenfield guilty of child abuse. On Nov. 14, 2019, his 15-year-old daughter skipped school and went to the movies with her friends. When she got home, De Jesus brought her into a...

Search warrant leads to Soledad man’s arrest for drug and gun possession

SOLEDAD — A Soledad man was arrested on nearly a dozen gun- and drug-related charges following a multi-agency search warrant operation earlier this month. Officers from the Soledad Police Department, Salinas Valley State Prison, the Correctional Training Facility and the Department of Homeland Security served...

Soledad state prison’s South Facility to close by July 2022

Correctional Training Facility
SOLEDAD — The South Facility at Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad will close by July 2022 due to a decrease in the minimum-security inmate population, announced California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Tuesday. The Level I general population unit, also known as Facility...

Greenfield police arrest gang member after vehicle pursuit

GREENFIELD — On Feb. 26, at about 6:38 p.m., Greenfield police officers initiated a traffic stop for vehicle code violations in the 1200 block of Apple Avenue. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Jose Ponce Tinajero, fled from officers and a vehicle pursuit...

Greenfield teen arrested for 2020 murders

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police have arrested a local teenager in connection with two murders and an attempted murder, dating back to 2020. According to Greenfield Acting Police Chief Guillermo Mixer, Greenfield detectives arrested 18-year-old Jonathan Rojas in Salinas on Thursday after linking him to the...

Greenfield police officer faces assault charges

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield police officer has been arrested on felony charges related to assault. An arrest warrant was issued on June 10 for Christian Tapia, a four-year veteran of the Greenfield Police Department. He surrendered himself at the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office to face...

Police investigate New Year’s Eve murder in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Detectives from the South County Major Crimes Unit are investigating a homicide that occurred New Year’s Eve in Greenfield. According to a news release, Greenfield police officers responded to a report that a person had been shot in the 1100 block of Heidi...

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Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published June 18, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. SOLEDAD May 287:00 a.m. Property vandalism on Catskill Ct.9:00 a.m. Vehicle recovery on Viewpoint...