Release Date/Time: 1/12/2016 6:11 PM
Incident: Burglary, Conspiracy, Resisting Arrest
Report #: 16 01 0659
Date: Tuesday, 1/12/2016
Time: 2:17 PM
Location: 13000 Block of Jackson Street
Thanks to the involvement of a concerned community member three suspects were caught and arrested in the commission of a residential burglary.
The anonymous community member called the Salinas Police and reported seeing three male adults donning masks and sneaking up to a residence on the 13000 block of Jackson Street. Officers responded and were able to surround the home while the suspects were still inside. One of the suspects came out of the home and jumped the back fence where officers were waiting. When he did not heed commands and attempted to escape he was tased. While officers were taking the first suspect into custody a second suspect ran out of the home and began jumping fences in the area of nearby Santa Rita School with officers in pursuit. The school had already been locked down. During the foot pursuit, and while being challenged at gunpoint, the suspect pulled what was later determined to be an airsoft pistol from his clothes and tossed the weapon. The suspect was tased, and a K-9 was deployed when he continued to resist, and he was taken into custody. The last suspect changed clothes inside the residence, attempted to casually walk out and play off his role; he was identified as the third suspect and was taken into custody. Daniel Contreras (22), Jesus Nieto (23), were treated for minor injuries and booked into Monterey County Jail for burglary, conspiracy, and resisting arrest. Miguel Nieto (19), was booked into County Jail for burglary, conspiracy, and resisting arrest. All stolen property was recovered.
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone: (831) 758-7250