Robbery, Attempted Robbery, Officer Involved Shooting

Today Charlene Hale was released from a bay area hospital to the custody of Salinas police detectives.  Hale is the suspect of an armed robbery and attempted armed robbery of customers at the City Suds Laundromat on Pajaro Street.  Following the attempted robbery and robbery, Hale was shot by a Salinas police officer when she ignored the commands of the officer and brandished a weapon she had.

Hale was questioned at the Salinas Police Department.  She was then booked at the Monterey County Jail for robbery, attempted robbery and the brandishing of the weapon.

Any inquiries from media should be directed to Commander Vince Maiorana at 758-7350.