On January 27, 2013, in the city of Salinas, Julio Cesar Garcia was involved in the shooting death of Jorge Perez (17). Perez was found shot in the chest in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 52 La Posada. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Salinas Police Detectives identified Garcia as one of the suspects in this Homicide, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Salinas Police believe that the killing was gang related.
Because of the joint investigative efforts of the Salinas Police Department, Deputy U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of California, and authorities in Mexico, Mexican Agents were able to locate and apprehend Garcia on August 26, 2013 at approximately 9 p.m., in Mexicali, Mexico. Garcia was apprehended and taken into custody without incident. Garcia, who is a United States citizen, was turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officers at the Calexico Port of Entry and booked into Imperial County Jail, El Centro, CA, where he will await extradition back to Monterey County.
Salinas Police Detectives are still looking for additional witnesses to this homicide or anyone with information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Byron Gansen at 831-758-7137 or Detective Dale Fors at 831-758-7124. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can also call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 831-775-4222 or the We-Tip-Line at 1-800-78-CRIME.
Release Authorized by: James Arensdorf
Telephone: (831) 758-7250
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A note of thanks and gratitude for sending three of your officers, three of your best, to participate in our Grand Fiesta at Closter Park on June 30, 2012. Officers Jeffery Lofton, Richard Lopez and Melanie Coffin were an asset and a huge hit with the kids as well as the parents... they interacted with the kids, always with a smile and a few words of encouragement. The radar race was a great ice...
~ Sandra M. Whittle, Rotary Club of Salinas Alisal
What can I do if I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?
The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.
The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem: