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February 29, 2024

Petroleum companies ordered to pay $3M in civil penalties

Contra Costa Superior Court has ordered Golden Gate Petroleum Co., Bay Area/Diablo Petroleum Company and Westgate Petroleum Company, Inc. to pay $3 million in civil penalties related to the operation of underground storage tanks and management of hazardou

Repeat DUI offender found guilty

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.

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.

Police nab Salinas murder suspect in Soledad

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 — Published April 5

Police Briefs are obtained from the local police departments.

Monterey County Superior Court selects new court executive officer

Chris Ruhl has been selected to serve as Court Executive Officer for the Monterey County Superior Court beginning May 15.

Judge Maldonado announces retirement from Superior Court

Judge Albert H. Maldonado announced his retirement to Presiding Judge Mark E. Hood on March 2.

Police locate escaped inmate

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.

Customers warned of increased scams during tax season

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.

Police Briefs — Published April 12

Police Briefs are obtained from the local police departments.

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Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published Feb. 21, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. GREENFIELD Feb. 1211:00 a.m. Non-injury traffic accident on Palm Av.3:03 p.m. Distribution of explicit photos/videos...