Press Releases

Vehicle Pedestrian Accident

Release Date/Time: 10/5/2013 8:49 AM
Incident: Vehicle Pedestrian Accident
Report #: 13-100189
Date: Friday, 10/4/2013
Time: 11:09 PM
Location: North Main Street and Iris Drive

A 53 year old Hispanic male pedestrian was originally in the Sherwood Gardens Shopping Center when he attempted to run eastbound across North Main Street near the intersection at Iris Drive. He nearly made it to the other side but was struck by a pickup truck traveling in the northbound #3 lane. The pedestrian sustained major injuries and was given CPR at the scene. He was pronounced deceased on the way to the hospital. The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene.  He was properly licensed and did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Release Authorized by: Commander Dave Crabill
Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Homicide

Release Date/Time: 10/5/2013 2:20 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 13-100196

Date: Friday, 10/4/2013

Time: 10:07 PM

Location: Cortez St / Mae Ave

On Friday evening at approximately 10:05 pm Officers responded to a report of a victim of a shooting near the intersection of Cortez St. and Mae Ave. On arrival they found Alex Hernandez (27) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hernandez was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Two suspects were seen running from the area after the shots were fired. This incident is being investigated as gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are still looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Kenneth Schwener at 831-758-7276 or Detective Arlene Currier at 831-758-7442.  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

Homicide

Release Date/Time: 10/5/2013 2:34 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 13-100196

Date: Friday, 10/4/2013

Time: 10:07 PM

Location: Cortez St / Mae Ave

On Friday evening at approximately 10:05 pm Officers responded to a report of a victim of a shooting near the intersection of Cortez St. and Mae Ave. On arrival they found Alex Hernandez (27) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hernandez was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Two suspects were seen running from the area after the shots were fired. This incident is being investigated as gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are still looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Kenneth Schwener at 831-758-7276 or Detective Arlene Currier at 831-758-7442.  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

Homicide

Release Date/Time: 10/5/2013 2:27 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 13-100196

Date: Friday, 10/4/2013

Time: 10:07 PM

Location: Cortez St / Mae Ave

On Friday evening at approximately 10:05 pm Officers responded to a report of a victim of a shooting near the intersection of Cortez St. and Mae Ave. On arrival they found Alex Hernandez (27) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hernandez was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Two suspects were seen running from the area after the shots were fired. This incident is being investigated as gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are still looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Kenneth Schwener at 831-758-7276 or Detective Arlene Currier at 831-758-7442.  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

Homicide

Release Date/Time: 10/5/2013 2:27 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 13-100196

Date: Friday, 10/4/2013

Time: 10:07 PM

Location: Cortez St / Mae Ave

On Friday evening at approximately 10:05 pm Officers responded to a report of a victim of a shooting near the intersection of Cortez St. and Mae Ave. On arrival they found Alex Hernandez (27) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hernandez was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Two suspects were seen running from the area after the shots were fired. This incident is being investigated as gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are still looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Kenneth Schwener at 831-758-7276 or Detective Arlene Currier at 831-758-7442.  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

Homicide

Release Date/Time: 10/5/2013 2:13 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 13-100196

Date: Friday, 10/4/2013

Time: 10:07 PM

Location: Cortez St / Mae Ave

On Friday evening at approximately 10:05 pm Officers responded to a report of a victim of a shooting near the intersection of Cortez St. and Mae Ave. On arrival they found Alex Hernandez (27) suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hernandez was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Two suspects were seen running from the area after the shots were fired. This incident is being investigated as gang related.

Salinas Police Detectives are looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may information regarding this incident. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Detective Ken Schwener at 831-758-7276 or Detective Arlene Currier at 831-758-7442.  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

Armed Robbery Suspect

Release Date/Time: 10/3/2013 8:22 AM

Incident: Armed Robbery Suspect

Date: Thursday, 10/3/2013

Time: 8:18 AM

Location:

On Wednesday, September 18th at 8:30 pm an armed robbery occurred at the Dollar City & More Store on Williams Rd. On Thursday, September 19th at approximately 10:00 am the Super Cakes Store on East Alisal St. was also robbed. A short time later, at about 12:43 pm, another armed robbery occurred at the Neighborhood Marked Store on East Market St.

Salinas Police Detectives believe these three robberies were perpetrated by the same individual and are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult about 25-30 years old with black hair and brown eyes, 5'-9” and approximately 170 pounds with acne and a dark thick mustache. The suspect vehicle is a dark colored 4-door import.

If you recognize this suspect, please call Detective Currier at the Salinas Police Department at 831-758-7125. 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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Armed Robbery

Release Date/Time: 10/1/2013 9:21 PM

Incident: Armed Robbery

Report #: 13-100043

Date: Tuesday, 10/1/2013

Time: 7:58 PM

Location: 347 E.Alisal CVS Pharmacy

The victim clerk reported that an unknown race male suspect entered the store and brandished a large knife while demanding the money.  After the robbery the suspect fled on foot toward Griffin Street. The suspect was described as an unknown race male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and a baseball cap with a yellow bill.  An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.  Nobody was injured.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crime or has information about the crime is asked to contact the Salinas Police Department at 831-758-7321 or the tip-line at 831-775-4222 or We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Release Authorized by: Cmdr. Dave Shaw

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Death Investigation

Officers responded to a report of a person lying on top of a shopping cart on the sidewalk in front of 393 W. Market. When officers arrived, they found a 58 year old female lying face down on top of a shopping cart filled with recyclables.  The woman was found to be deceased and her death appeared to be recent. There was no obvious sign of trauma that would give indication of the cause of her death.



Video surveillance in the area shows an unidentified subject pushing the shopping cart with the woman lying on top eastbound on W. Market just minutes prior to the call.  This person is described as a White or Hispanic male wearing a white long sleeve shirt and blue pants.  The exact cause of the 58 year old woman's death is pending an autopsy.  The deceased identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

Anyone with information that may aid in this investigation is urged to contact the Salinas Police Department Investigations bureau at 831-758-7226.  You can also call anonymously at 831-775-4222 or via the WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

All media inquiries shuold be directed to Commander Vincent Maiorana at 831-758-7350

Death Investigation

Officers responded to a report of a person lying on top of a shopping cart on the sidewalk in front of 393 W. Market. When officers arrived, they found a 58 year old female lying face down on top of a shopping cart filled with recyclables.  The woman was found to be deceased and her death appeared to be recent. There was no obvious sign of trauma that would give indication of the cause of her death.



Video surveillance in the area shows an unidentified subject pushing the shopping cart with the woman lying on top eastbound on W. Market just minutes prior to the call.  This person is described as a White or Hispanic male wearing a white long sleeve shirt and blue pants.  The exact cause of the 58 year old woman's death is pending an autopsy.  The deceased identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

Anyone with information that may aid in this investigation is urged to contact the Salinas Police Department Investigations bureau at 831-758-7226.  You can also call anonymously at 831-775-4222 or via the WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

All media inquiries shuold be directed to Commander Vincent Maiorana at 831-758-7350

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