Press Releases

Burglary Arrest

Release Date/Time: 1/23/2014 12:22 AM
Incident: Burglary Arrest
Report #: 14-010977
Date: Wednesday, 1/22/2014
Time: 5:18 PM
Location: 575 North Sanborn Road - Walgreen's

Yesterday, Officer Gibson investigated two vehicle burglaries that occurred in the parking lot of the business.  Today, he and Officer Ruben Sanchez observed Manuel Alarcon, 54, riding his bicycle in the area of the 500 block of North Sanborn Road.  Alarcon resembled the suspect and upon contact resisted the officers efforts to arrest him.  A methamphetamine smoking pipe was located and he was identified by the victim as the burglary suspect.  Alarcon was booked into Monterey County Jail.

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

Armed Robbery - Business

Release Date/Time: 1/21/2014 10:53 PM
Incident: Armed Robbery - Business
Report #: 14-010978
Date: Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Time: 9:20 PM
Location: 640 East Laurel Drive - Winchell's Donuts

The suspect, a black male, 6-0, thin build wearing a black sweatshirt, blue mask, blue jeans with black gloves entered the business and demanded money from the employee while holding a black revolver. He obtained an unknown amount of money.  The suspect was last seen on foot toward Natividad Road.

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

Armed Robbery - Business - Kidnapping

Release Date/Time: 1/21/2014 10:40 PM
Incident: Armed Robbery - Business - Kidnapping
Report #: 14-010965
Date: Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Time: 6:26 PM
Location: 238 Abbott Street - La Pulguita

The employee closed the business and was in his car to leave the parking lot. The suspect, a Hispanic male adult, 5-9/190, black hat, black leather jacket and blue jeans ordered the victim out of his car and back into the business. The suspect, who was holding a large butcher knife, placed the knife in the victim's back and on his neck. While the suspect was struggling to open the cash register the victim ran to a nearby business to call 911. The suspect may be associated with a white 4 door sedan driven by a Hispanic female adult with a child in the back seat. No money was taken.

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

Armed Robbery - Business

Release Date/Time: 1/21/2014 10:33 PM
Incident: Armed Robbery - Business
Report #: 14-010970
Date: Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Time: 7:31 PM
Location: 101 Auto Center Circle - AM/PM

The suspect, a male, dark skin, possibly black, 6-0, thin build, blue ski mask, black sweatshirt, blue jeans and blue shoes entered the store with a large black gun. The suspect demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect grabbed money from two of the cash registers.  An unknown amount of money was taken.  The suspect may have fled in a white vehicle.

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

Armed Robbery - Business

Release Date/Time: 1/21/2014 10:23 PM
Incident: Armed Robbery - Business
Report #: 14-010972
Date: Tuesday, 1/21/2014
Time: 8:32 PM
Location: 605 North Sanborn Road - 7-Eleven Store

A Hispanic male adult, 6-0, thin build, wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt, black jeans with a large framed gun entered the store and jumped over the counter. The suspect demanded the clerk open the register.  The suspect pointed the gun at the clerk and later a patron that was inside of the store.  After obtaining an unknown amount of money the suspect fled the business on foot toward North Madiera.  The suspect description is similar to an earlier armed robbery at the AM/PM, 101 Auto Center Circle.

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

Attempted Murder - Stabbing and Child Endangerment

Release Date/Time: 1/21/2014 12:42 PM

Incident: Attempted Murder - Stabbing and Child Endangerment

Report #: 14-010886

Date: Monday, 1/20/2014

Time: 8:17 PM

Location: 400 Block of Circle Dr.

Officer responded to a victim of a stabbing after a domestic dispute in the 400 block area of Circle Dr.  The female victim sustained stab wounds to her breast and abdominal area. She was flown to a Bay Area trauma center and is expected to survive her injuries.  The suspect, Armando Ledesma, 33, fled before officers arrived.  The incident occurred in front of the victim's children.  Anyone with information on Ledesma's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Michael Rivera at (831) 768-7971.

Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Armed Robbery - Business

Release Date/Time: 1/21/2014 12:29 PM

Incident: Armed Robbery - Business

Report #: 14-010888

Date: Monday, 1/20/2014

Time: 9:51 PM

Location: 1160 S. Main St - Round Table Pizza

A suspect approached the locked entrance door at Round Table Pizza on S. Main St. and knocked for someone to open.  Expecting a late pizza pick up, an employee opened the door.  The suspect stepped aside and allowed an armed suspect to enter the business.  He robbed the employees of an undisclosed amount of cash. While the suspect with the gun robbed the business, the other fled the scene towards Padre Dr. After the robbery was completed, the suspect with the gun also fled to the area of Padre Dr.  They were described as follows:  Suspect 1 was a Hispanic male in his 20s, heavy set, wearing dark clothing.  Suspect 2 was a Hispanic male, 6'2", 180 lbs., with a black hoodie, black pants, a white hockey mask, and a handgun.  There is no further information at this time.

Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Home Invasion Robbery

Release Date/Time: 1/21/2014 12:12 PM

Incident: Home Invasion Robbery

Report #: 14-010904

Date: Tuesday, 1/21/2014

Time: 10:09 AM

Location: 1800 Block of London Way

The 20 year old victim, was at home and sitting on a couch in the garage with the door open.  He was approached and assaulted by two males who were wearing black hoodies. The suspects also rummaged through the garage, however, it is unknown if anything was taken.  They were described as either White or Hispanic males, 18-25 years old, and 5'7" to 6' tall.  The suspects wore black and white bandanas covering their faces.  The victim received injuries to his nose and eye area.

Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Gang Related Shooting

Release Date/Time: 1/20/2014 12:25 AM
Incident: Gang Related Shooting
Report #: 14-010852
Date: Sunday, 1/19/2014
Time: 8:09 PM
Location: Glendora Way and Redondo Way

Officers were dispatched to the above area regarding two shooting victims. Upon arrival two victims were located but had not been hit. A green or gray colored Honda product had arrived in the area and an occupant verbally challenged the pair.  The suspect, a Hispanic male, early 20's, 5-9/5-10, with a thin build fired multiple rounds at the victims striking their vehicle.  Shortly after arriving on scene at the above location a victim of a shooting arrived at Natividad Medical Center.  It is unknown at this time whether the two shootings are related.  The intial shooting is being investigated as gang related.

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

Robbery

Release Date/Time: 1/16/2014 12:08 AM

Incident: Robbery

Report #: 14-010707

Date: Wednesday, 1/15/2014

Time: 9:40 PM

Location: 726 S. Main St. - Salinas HS

A Salinas High School teacher and student were closing up the observatory on campus when they were approached by 3 Hispanic males. The suspects demanded the student's cell phone and watch and grabbed a laptop from the teacher's hands. The teacher initially fought back and the suspects hit and kicked him several times before running away north on Lincoln Ave. The teacher had several cuts to his face, but declined medical attention. The student was not injured.

Release Authorized by: Michael Groves

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

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