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July 20, 2024

Law enforcement agencies to announce breakthrough in South Monterey County double homicide, King City mass shooting and Salinas armed robbery cases

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, King City Police Department and Salinas Police Department have scheduled a joint press conference Friday morning to make a major announcement involving three ongoing investigations. Officials are planning to unveil “significant developments” related to the double homicide that...

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published May 1, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY April 54:49 a.m. Door ding incident on Broadway St.11:33 a.m. 72-hour vehicle tag on N. Third St.1:23 p.m. Vehicle blocking driveway on Canal St.1:41 p.m. Non-injury traffic accident on N. Vanderhurst Ave.2:00 p.m....

Monterey County Superior Court announces retirement of Judge Anderson

Judge Marla Anderson
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Superior Court Presiding Judge Carrie Panetta has announced the retirement of Judge Marla Anderson, effective April 30, after nearly 30 years of service on the Monterey County Superior Court. In 1995, Anderson was appointed to the Monterey County bench by...

Gonzales man found guilty of animal abuse for killing high school 4-H lambs

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GONZALES — Gonzales resident Jose Marquez, 31, was found guilty of animal abuse with an allegation that the crime involved a deadly or dangerous weapon, resisting a police officer and burglary, all of which are felonies. A Monterey County judge further found true enhancements for...

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published April 24, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY April 18:31 a.m. Citizen assistance on Bassett St.9:20 a.m. Vandalism on Broadway St.1:09 p.m. Stop sign violation on Maple St.4:19 p.m. Suspicious person on Jayne St.4:27 p.m. Loud music on Windsor Ct.4:51 p.m....

Monterey County joins national commemoration of 2024 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

County of Monterey
MONTEREY COUNTY — During the week of April 21-27, crime victims, survivors and those who serve them will join together across the United States to promote victims’ rights and services, and educate communities on the devastating impact crime has on victims, neighborhoods, schools and...

Military ordnance found in Soledad prompts evacuation, bomb squad response

Soledad military rounds
SOLEDAD — Officers from the Soledad Police Department were responding to a call for service on April 15 when they were notified of a potential threat to the community — a possible bomb in the bed of a nearby truck. They responded and located what...

Police announce connection between King City mass shooting and double homicide near Soledad

Police crime
SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and King City Police Department investigators announced Thursday that they have developed information connecting the deadly mass shooting in King City and the double homicide near Soledad. On March 3, 11 residents were shot during a mass shooting...

Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published April 17, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY March 239:45 a.m. Missing person on N. Vanderhurst March 249:42 a.m. Stolen vehicle report (unfounded) on San Antonio Drive.3:44 p.m. 911 hangup on Jayne St.9:00 p.m. Missing person on Mustang Ct. March 251:08 a.m. Agency Outside...

Soledad man sentenced for DUI murder

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SOLEDAD — Soledad resident David Merino Ramirez, 32, was sentenced April 11 to 15-years-to-life in state prison after a jury in February convicted him of murder and vehicular manslaughter. On Aug. 21, 2020, around 9 p.m., Ramirez was driving northbound at speeds exceeding 80mph on...

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Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published July 17, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY June 1212:14 a.m. Reckless driver on Meyer St.12:31 a.m. Suspicious person on Willow...