Press Releases

Shooting / Pursuit

Release Date/Time: 11/17/2015 11:18 PM

Incident: Shooting / Pursuit

Report #: 15-111009

Date: Tuesday, 11/17/2015

Time: 8:23 PM

Location: 1200 blk. of Granada Ave

A Salinas Police sergeant was patrolling E. Laurel Dr. near Natividad Rd. He heard multiple gunshots and saw a tan Buick LeSabre speed out of the neighborhood. A vehicle pursuit ensued, which ended in the parking lot of the Monterey County Jail. The suspects fled on foot toward the soccer park on Constitution Blvd. MCSO, CHP and an MCSO K-9 unit responded to help search for the suspects. Meanwhile, officers were dispatched to the victim of a shooting in the 1200 block of Granada Ave.

A 23-year old Hispanic male was sitting on his motorcycle in the driveway of a residence talking to his girlfriend while their 4-year old son played next to them. The suspect vehicle parked on Trazado St and the gunman walked up to the victim. The suspect opened fire from just a few feet away and the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his lower abdomen before the gunman ran to the waiting car.

An exhaustive, 2-hour search was conducted but the suspects were able to elude capture. A semi-auto handgun was located inside the suspect vehicle, which matches the caliber used in the shooting. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this point and the victim does not appear to have any gang ties. At the time of this press release, the victim was still in surgery and his condition is unknown.  

Release Authorized by: Commander S. Bryan

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Located At-Risk Missing Person

Release Date/Time: 11/17/2015 9:13 AM

Incident: Located At-Risk Missing Person

Date: Tuesday, 11/17/2015

Time: 8:36 AM

Location: S. Main

At- Risk Missing person Nicholas Johnson was located this morning and reunited with his family after he called a relative to report his whereabouts.

Release Authorized by: Stan Cooper, Cdr

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Located At-Risk Missing Person

Release Date/Time: 11/17/2015 8:40 AM

Incident: Located At-Risk Missing Person

Date: Tuesday, 11/17/2015

Time: 8:36 AM

Location: S Main St

At- Risk Missing person Nicholas Johnson was located this morning and reunited with his family after he called a relative to report his whereabouts.

Release Authorized by: Stan Cooper, Cdr

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

At-Risk Missing Person

 

****UPDATE**** 11/17/15 0830

Nicholas Johnson was located this morning and reunited with his family after he called a relative to report his whereabouts.

 

Stan Cooper, Cdr

831-758-7250

 

 

The Salinas Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating an at-risk missing person. Nicholas Johnson, age 30, was last seen walking in the area of Market St and Greenfield Alley. Nicholas has severe mental disability and requires medication for life-threatening medical issues. Nicholas was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes, a light blue baseball cap with Nike logo and a beaded necklace with a cross around his neck. Anyone with information as to Nicholas' whereabouts is urged to call 831-758-7321, the SPD Watch Commander's office at 831-758-7250 or 9-1-1 immediately.

Theft Suspect Contacted

Release Date/Time: 11/16/2015 2:08 PM

Incident:  Theft Suspect Contacted

Date: Monday, 11/16/2015

Time: 2:08 PM

Location:  Maya Cinemas  153 Main Street

*UPDATE*  Approximately 1 1/2 hour after the press release, the susepct returned to the Maya Cinemas and said she wanted to return the wallet.  Officers responded and contacted the suspect.  The wallet and contents were recovered and the suspect interviewed.  The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

Release Authorized by:  Cdr. Dave Shaw

Telephone:  831-758-7271

Theft Suspect

Release Date/Time: 11/16/2015 11:04 AM

Incident:  Theft of Wallet

Date: Monday, 11/15/2015

Time: 3:50 PM

Location:  Maya Cinema 153 Main Street 

The victim lost her wallet when it fell from her pocket while at the concession stand inside the theater.  The pictured suspect was captured on surveillance video picking up the wallet and concealing it in her jacket.  The Salinas Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.  She is a heavy set Hispanic female adult, possibly in her forties.  She was wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and black boots.  Anyone recognizing the suspect is asked to contact Officer David Crabill Jr. at 831-775-4201 ext. 6362 or the tip line at 831-775-4222.

 

Release Authorized by:  Cdr. Dave Shaw

Telephone:  831-758-7271

Poss drugs and gun by gang member

Release Date/Time: 11/15/2015 1:11 PM

Incident: Poss drugs and gun by gang member

Date: Sunday, 11/15/2015

Time: 11:11 AM

Location: 171 Main (1st Awakenings)

An off-duty Salinas Police Officer was preparing to leave the First Awakenings Restaurant when he saw Alberto Ramirez (23) and Marina Rodriguez (19) sitting in a nearby booth.  As the officer walked by, he recognized Ramirez from a previous contact and also recognized the distinctive chunk of black plastic sticking out of his pant pocket as that of a handgun grip. The off-duty officer called dispatch to report the observations and units began to arrive on scene. An entry plan was devised to make contract with the pair and as on-duty officers approached, Ramirez suddenly reached for his firearm.  Fortunately, officers were close enough to Ramirez that they were able to go hands-on with him and keep him from pulling the firearm in the crowded restaurant.  Ramirez was taken into custody and a loaded firearm was recovered on him along with a quantity of narcotics an cash consistent with sales of a controlled substance.  Ramirez was later lodged into MoCo Jail for several gun, gang, an narcotics charges as well as violation of probation. 

Release Authorized by: Stan Cooper, Cdr

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Bank Robbery

Release Date/Time: 11/9/2015 6:41 PM

Incident: Bank Robbery

Report #: 15-110500

Date: Monday, 11/9/2015

Time: 5:10 PM

Location: 1903 Natividad Rd, Wells Fargo Bank

Three men entered the bank wearing hooded sweatshirts, bright yellow safety vests, tinted glasses and painters masks. Two had handguns, one had a knife. They took over the bank ordering customers to the floor. An undetermined amount of cash was stolen and the suspects fled in a black import with paper plates. No one was injured. The FBI responded and took over the case.

Release Authorized by: Commander S. Bryan

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Shooting

Release Date/Time: 11/8/2015 9:48 PM

Incident: Shooting

Report #: 15-110435

Date: Sunday, 11/8/2015

Time: 7:59 PM

Location: 1200 Block of Pacific Ave

An 18-year old Hispanic male was walking his German shepherd in the area when a white Chevy Tahoe with tinted windows began to approach. Someone from inside the car fired multiple rounds at the victim. He was struck multiple times in the lower extremities but none of the wounds were life threatening. The victim's dog was also struck by the gunfire and died at the scene. Several large caliber casings were recovered from the scene and the shooting is being investigated as gang related.

Release Authorized by: Sheldon Bryan

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Shooting

Release Date/Time: 11/3/2015 12:37 AM

Incident: Shooting

Report #: 15-110109

Date: Monday, 11/2/2015

Time: 5:56 PM

Location: 1300 block of Garner Avenue

The victim, a Hispanic male, 30, was followed home by a red or burgundy colored SUV occupied by two Hispanic male adults.  One of the suspects asked the victim about his gang affiliation.  The victim denied gang affiliation and ran away.  One of the suspects fired several shots toward the victim.  One round struck the victim in the leg.  He was transported to Natividad Medical Center for treatment. 

Release Authorized by: Commander David Crabill

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

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