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September 22, 2021

Salinas Valley State Prison investigating inmate death as murder

SOLEDAD — Salinas Valley State Prison officials are investigating the May 31 death of 25-year-old inmate Elazer Black as a homicide. At around 12:34 p.m....

Soledad man sentenced to 5 years in prison for vehicle theft

Joel Antonio Hernandez, 32, of Soledad, was sentenced to five years for vehicle theft by Monterey Superior Court Judge Pamela Butler on March 15.

Salinas Valley State Prison looking for missing inmate

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a state prison inmate who walked away from the minimum-support facility at Salinas Valley State Prison on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Greenfield operation leads to recovery of multiple firearms

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Department conducted a search warrant and probation check operation last week on two separate locations in the 3900 block of...

Police Briefs — Published May 17

Police Briefs are obtained from the local police departments.

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

SOLEDAD — The South Facility at Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad will close by July 2022 due to a decrease in the minimum-security...

Wrong-way driver kills Gonzales man near Salinas

On Oct. 1 at about 7:34 p.m., a collision involving four vehicles occurred on southbound Highway 101, north of Spence Road, killing a Gonzales man and injuring four others.

Man dies after being shot in the head in Soledad

SOLEDAD — A 35-year-old man has died after he was found shot in the head early Saturday morning in Soledad. According to the Soledad Police...

Police Briefs — Published Aug. 2

Police Briefs are obtained from the local police departments.

Escaped SVSP inmate apprehended in San Francisco

An inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) in Soledad was apprehended Sept. 16 in San Francisco, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

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Monterey County mask order still on the table

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors has moved forward with a countywide indoor face covering ordinance, which could take effect in late...