On April 11, Francisco Napoles Medina, 54, of Watsonville, was found guilty by a jury of felony driving under the influence of alcohol with three prior DUI convictions, two of which were felonies.
Joel Antonio Hernandez, 32, of Soledad, was sentenced to five years for vehicle theft by Monterey Superior Court Judge Pamela Butler on March 15.
A teenager was arrested last Wednesday at a relative’s home in Soledad for the murder of 43-year-old Jess Gonzales, who was shot and killed March 23 near North Main and Massa streets in Salinas.
Police Briefs are obtained from the local police departments.
Chris Ruhl has been selected to serve as Court Executive Officer for the Monterey County Superior Court beginning May 15.
Judge Albert H. Maldonado announced his retirement to Presiding Judge Mark E. Hood on March 2.
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials are looking for a state prison inmate who walked away from the minimum-support facility at Salinas Valley State Prison on Sunday.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warns its customers to protect themselves, their families and businesses by increasing their awareness of potential online and in-person scams.