Press Releases

Stabbing/ Attempted Murder

Release Date/Time: 3/8/2016 11:59 PM

Incident: Stabbing/ Attempted Murder

Report #: 16 03 0385

Date: Tuesday, 3/8/2016

Time: 8:47 PM

Location: Chinatown - Bridge St. / Market Way

A 31-year-old male was stabbed during a fight near the area of Bridge Street and E. Market way. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 6 feet, thin build, wearing dark clothing. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to an area hospital and is being treated for potentially life threating injuries.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".

Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Robbery

Release Date/Time: 3/8/2016 12:59 AM

Incident: Robbery

Report #: 16 03 0331

Date: Tuesday, 3/8/2016

Time: 09:01 PM

Location: 1100 Block of N. Main St

A business on the 1100 block of N. Main Street was robbed at gun point last night. Two store clerks were present, one of which hid in the bathroom during the robbery. The lone suspect was armed with a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of money, and ran out of the business in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult in in his mid 20's, thin build, wearing dark clothing, a ski type mask, and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".

Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Burglary of Occupied Home

Release Date/Time: 3/7/2016 8:12 PM

Incident: Burglary of Occupied Home

Report #: 16 03 0315

Date: Monday, 3/7/2016

Time: 01:47 PM

Location: 18000 Block of Lohman Street

A 19 year-old male was home alone upstairs in his residence on the 18000 block of Lohman Street when he heard strange sounds downstairs. He investigated the sounds and saw two people breaking into his home. The victim hid under his bed and contacted family members who then called police. Nearby family arrived at the home before officers and chased the suspects away. A Responding officer captured one of the suspects a couple of blocks away and found him in possession of property taken from the home. The second suspect was seen by a family member on a nearby street and was stopped and detained by officers. Both suspects, a 16 and 17 year-old male, were arrested and transported to the Police Department. The suspects were issued citations for Burglary and released to their parents pending a court date. The stolen property was recovered.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".

Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Stabbing & Vehicle pursuit

Release Date/Time: 3/4/2016 12:46 PM

Incident: Stabbing, Carjacking & Vehicle pursuit

Date: Thursday, 3/3/2016

Time: 10:54 PM

Location: 250 N. Madeira Ave (Cesar Chavez Park)

Officer Responded to Cesar Chavez Park on N. Madeira regarding a stabbing that took place.  When Officers arrived they contacted a 27-year-old male victim who had been stabbed in the lower torso.  Victim reported while seated in his vehicle near the park he was contacted by a male, identified as Isidro Diaz (24), who approached from the park asking, 'Where you from.”  When victim tried to moved away from Diaz, Diaz stabbed victim in the lower torso and then drove away with victim's vehicle.

Less than 10 minutes after police arrival, CHP spotted the victims vehicle driven/stolen by Diaz northbound on US101 at Vierra Canyon Road. When CHP attempted to stop the vehicle Diaz led CHP on a vehicle pursuit though north Monterey County and into San Benito County.  Diaz finally drove off the road and into a ditch where he was caught and arrested by CHP.

Victim was treated at a local hospital and later released.  Victims injuries do not appear to be life threatening.  Diaz was later booked at Monterey County Jail.

Release Authorized by: Commander Vincent Maiorana

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Salinas Police Officer Recruitment - Now Open

The Salinas Police Department will be conducting an informative orientation for individuals who are interested in becoming Salinas Police Officers.  This orientation will allow interested candidates an opportunity to learn about the department, recruitment, and the hiring process.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

City Hall, Rotunda

200 Lincoln Ave, Salinas, CA  93901

The Police Recruit position is now open and will close April 6, 2016.  Those interested are encouraged to apply through CalOpps at https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=25002&kw=  Questions can be directed to Sgt. Kim Robinson at (831) 758-7120 or Salinas Human Resources at (831) 758-7254.

 

Shooting

Release Date/Time: 3/1/2016 1:24 AM

Incident: Shooting

Report #: 16 - 02 1542

Date: Monday, 2/29/2016

Time: 9:16 PM

Location: 2100 Block of N. Main Street

A store clerk at a business on the 2100 block of N. Main Street reported someone shooting in the store parking lot. Officers responded to the area and found a stolen vehicle in the parking lot that had been struck by gun fire. The business had also been struck by rounds of gunfire, however, there were no injuries. The investigation revealed there had been some kind of dispute in the parking lot resulting in the shots fired. All of the suspects involved fled the area and abandoned the stolen vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed indicia consistent with drug sales.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME, or text information to the Text to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".

Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Attempted Homicide - Shooting

Release Date/Time: 2/26/2016 12:46 AM

Incident: Attempted Homicide - Shooting

Report #: 16-021299

Date: Thursday, 2/25/2016

Time: 8:30 PM

Location: 1300 block of Wiren Drive

Salinas Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Wiren regarding a victim of a shooting. No victim was found but it was determined that a shooting did occur at a residence in the 1300 block of Wiren. About the same time a victim arrived at Natividad Medical Center with a gunshot wound. The victim sustained a non-life threatening wound and is expected to survive. Officers are still trying to determine the motive of the shooting. There has not been much cooperation from the victim or involved parties. 

Release Authorized by: Commander David Crabill

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Unauthorized Use of Credit Card

The Salinas Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying a suspect who used a stolen credit card at several locations in Salinas.  The victim had a wallet stolen which had several credit cards inside.  After the wallet was taken a credit card from the wallet was used in Salinas.  One of the locations where the stolen credit card was used was the L'Amour Shoppe located at 323 E. Alisal St.  Surveillance video shows the subject making a purchase using the stolen credit card.   

Anyone with information on the subject pictured is encouraged to contact the Salinas Police Department Investigations Division at (831) 758-7226; or Detective Gansen at (831) 758-7137 or [email protected]. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME, or text information to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".

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Assistance in Mayhem Case

The Salinas Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect in an Mayhem (203 PC) case that occurred on November 21, 2015. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Hacienda Mexican Grill on N. Davis Rd. The victims, a 44-year-old male and a 24-year-old male, were confronted in the parking lot by a group of individuals. The 24-year-old was sucker punched, causing him to fall to the ground, strike his head on the concrete, rendering him unconscious. The 44-year-old was able to stop the group from hitting the 24-year-old while he was down but someone slashed the 44-year-old with a knife, across the face causing significant injury. The group fled and the victims were transported to the hospital. During the investigation, a picture of the slashing suspect was captured from a surveillance video. The picture is very grainy and detectives have been unable to identify the male.

Anyone that can assist in identifying the suspect is asked to call the Salinas Police Department Investigations Bureau at (831)758-7226 or Detective McKinley at (831) 758-7145. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME, or text information to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".

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Armed Robbery Arrests

In the first two months of 2016, Salinas saw several armed robberies of area businesses where the suspect was described as a black male adult wearing a 'burka” style mask over his face and armed with a semi-automatic handgun. The following list are the armed robberies detectives believed were related:

January 15th The Dollar Tree 1235 N. Davis Rd.

January 21st Wendy's 1339 N. Main St.

January 27th Subway 1562 N. Main St.

January 28th Valero 1201 N. Main St.

January 29th Subway 1403 N. Main St.

January 31th ACME Chevron 2047 N. Main St.

February 7th Arco Gas Station 131 N. Main St.

 

On February 17, 2016, the FBI, from an office located in Missouri, came to Salinas because they had information on a bank robbery suspect that may be in town. Agents were looking for Terry Jacobs, age 46, who had been indicted in Missouri on two bank robberies. The agents believed Jacobs could be at a house in the 1200 block of Polk St. While being briefed by the agents, Salinas Police detectives thought Jacobs fit the description of the suspect we were looking for in the local robberies. Agents from the FBI and the U.S. Marshalls contacted Jacobs and his girlfriend, Jayme Wilson, age 26, while they stood in front of their van on the 1200 block of Polk St. Both were taken into custody without incident. A handgun was found in the van.

During further investigation, it was determined Jacobs was the suspect responsible for the local armed robberies listed above. He was remanded into the custody of the FBI and the US Marshalls then transported to San Jose to appear in Federal court the bank robberies. The Monterey County District Attorney's Office was asked to review the reports and issue warrants for Jacobs' arrest on the local cases. This is because the federal charges take precedent over our local charges. Wilson, who was not named in the federal indictment, was found to have been the driver on all the robberies in Salinas. She was booked into Monterey County Jail on 7 counts of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.  

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