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Attempted Murder - Shooting

Release Date/Time: 12/1/2013 11:50 AM
Incident: Attempted Murder - Shooting
Report #: 13-111331
Date: Saturday, 11/30/2013
Time: 2:31 PM
Location: 1500 block of Marin Avenue

Salinas Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of Marin Ave. on the report of shots being fired. Officers contacted a male and female victim who parked in the area when a white 4 door vehicle pulled up to them. The vehicle was occupied by four males. The victims heard someone in the car challenge the victims' gang affiliation. One of the occupants from the vehicle began to shoot at the victims. The victims described the suspect as being a male wearing a black colored hat. Neither victim was struck by gunfire. A bullet hole was located in a vehicle that had been parked on the street. This is being investigated as gang related.

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

Gang Related Attempted Murder and Conspiracy

Release Date/Time: 12/1/2013 9:30 AM
Incident: Gang Related Attempted Murder and Conpiracy
Report #: 13-111343 and 13-120004
Date: Saturday, 11/30/2013
Time: 9:20 PM
Location: Under 100 Block of La Posada Drive

Salinas Police Officers responded to the above address on a report of several shots heard in the area. Upon arrival, officers contacted a 17 year old male victim. He had been walking in the area when a vehicle occupied by 4 Hispanic males began following him. The victim told recognized the occupants as rival gang members. The occupants fired several rounds at the victim. He was not hit but rounds were located in the exterior walls of nearby apartments. The investigation was concluded at that point.

December 1, 2013:  approximately 4 hours later, an anonymous person reported that the shooting suspects had returned. As Officers arrived in the area 4 suspects fled on foot. All four were eventually located after an extensive search. No firearms were located. A 17 year old Hispanic male was identified as the driver of the vehicle and Jesse Gomez, 18, was identified as the shooter. Both are gang members. Gomez was booked into the Monterey County Jail and the 17 year old was booked into the Monterey County Juvenile Hall for attempted murder, gang enhancements and conspiracy.

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

Armed Robbery

Release Date/Time: 11/30/2013 8:02 PM

Incident: Armed Robbery

Report #: 13-111304

Date: Friday, 11/29/2013

Time: 8:43 PM

Location: 7-11 - 335 S Sanborn Rd.

The clerk was helping a customer at the register when the suspect entered the store, brandished a handgun, and ordered everyone to the ground. He then jumped over the counter and took money from the register.  He fled towards Fairview where he got into a waiting white 4 door sedan with a possible partial license plate of 533. The suspect is described as a thin Hispanic male, 5'8" tall, wearing a black hoodie and black bandana.

Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Armed Robbery

Release Date/Time: 11/30/2013 7:50 PM

Incident: Armed Robbery

Report #: 13-111301

Date: Friday, 11/29/2013

Time: 8:09 PM

Location: 7-11 - 2068 N Main St.

A lone suspect entered the 7-11 store with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled on foot.  The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black bandana over his face, dark pants, and black gloves with a white label.  There is no further information at this time.

Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

211 PC - Armed Robbery

Release Date/Time: 11/30/2013 7:45 PM

Incident: 211 PC - Armed Robbery

Report #: 13-111299

Date: Friday, 11/29/2013

Time: 7:20 PM

Location: Quik Stop - 615 W. Laurel Dr.

Two males with black hoodies, grey ski masks and dark jeans entered the Quik Stop on W. Laurel Dr. One suspect was armed with a handgun and robbed the clerk while the second suspect stood at the doors holding a large knife. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There was no suspect vehicle description given.

Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Armed Robbery

Release Date/Time: 11/29/2013 8:36 PM

Incident: Armed Robbery

Report #: 13-111298

Date: Friday, 11/29/2013

Time: 6:55 PM

Location: 11 Clark St.--Quik Stop

On November 29, 2013, at approximately 6:55 pm, a lone suspect entered the Quik Stop and brandished a handgun.  The suspect demanded money from the clerk and received an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect fled on Clark St. toward Nacional Court. A witness said the suspect got into a white, 4 door vehicle and was last seen westbound on W. Market St. toward the Castroville. The suspect was described as a HMA, early 20's, 5'6" with a thin build, wearing a black hoodie, dark jeans and a black ski mask.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7250.

Release Authorized by: Christopher Lane, Patrol Sergeant

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Death Report

Release Date/Time: 11/29/2013 4:04 PM

Incident: Death Report

Report #: 13-111288

Date: Friday, 11/29/2013

Time: 1:35 PM

Location: 1240 N.Main

Medical was dispatched to a report of a male sitting at the bus stop in front the Arrow gas station who was not responsive. On arrival they found a 42 year-old transient male deceased. The male was seated on the bus stop bench with his hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head and his head between his knees. There were no signs of trauma and the Coroner estimated that the male had been deceased from 4 to 12 hours before being discovered. Results of investigation will be pending the autopsy. The male's name will not be released at this point, pending contact with his family members.

Release Authorized by: James Arensdorf

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Battery on a Police Officer / Restisting Arrest / Vandalism

Release Date/Time: 11/27/2013 12:05 PM

Incident: Battery on a Police Officer / Restisting Arrest / Vandalism

Report #: 13-111218

Date: Wednesday, 11/27/2013

Time: 9:37 AM

Location: 700 block of St. Michael Way

A female called to report that Aaron Reyes, 31, was acting violent and had broken down her bedroom door while she was inside. The victim ran to a neighbor's house and called police. Aaron walked outside and continued arguing with her until officers arrived. Officers separated them and the female said she wanted Aaron arrested for breaking her door. While attempting to put handcuffs on Aaron, he started to pull away from officers. He was pushed to the ground and during the struggle he attempted to bite one of the officers They got Aaron up and while walking to the PD car he continued struggling. At one point, just prior to putting Aaron in the car, he was able to bite another officer on her finger.

Aaron Reyes was booked for 2 counts of battery on a police officer, 1 count of resisting arrest and vandalism.

Release Authorized by: Michael Groves

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

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