Press Releases


Release Date/Time: 3/12/2014 12:14 PM

Incident: Battery

Report #: 14-030475

Date: Monday, 3/10/2014

Time: 9:20 AM

Location: Alisal Community School

On Monday, 3/10/14, Salinas Police investigated a report of a teacher slapping an 8 year old student.  This is alleged to have occurred in the morning while class was in session.  The case was submitted to the District Attorney's Office for review.  It is still under investigation, therefore, no further details are available at this time.

Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Shooting into an Inhabited Dwelling

Release Date/Time: 3/11/2014 12:04 AM

Incident: Shooting into an Inhabited Dwelling

Report #: 14-030519

Date: Monday, 3/10/2014

Time: 10:09 PM

Location: 600 block of Dallas Avenue

An occupant of a gray colored 4 door with tinted windows fired three rounds from a handgun in the 600 block of Dallas Avenue.  One round penetrated a window and lodged inside of the residence.  No one was injured.  The occupants of the residence that was struck are not gang related.  Two juvenile females that were found by officers walking in the immediate area are gang related.  It is possible that they were the intended targets. Area check for the vehicle was negative.

Release Authorized by: Commander David Crabill

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Attempted Murder - Shooting

Release Date/Time: 3/9/2014 2:20 PM

Incident: Attempted Murder - Shooting

Report #: 14-030422

Date: Sunday, 3/9/2014

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Monte Bella Blvd. & Palermo Dr.

An 18 year old male was walking near the park on Monte Bella Blvd. when he was approached by a male dressed in all black clothing.  The victim saw the subject had a gun in his hand and began to run away.  Several shots were fired and one struck the victim in the leg.  He was taken to a local hospital by private vehicle for treatment of his wounds, not considered to be life-threatening.  Officers onscene discovered a residence and a vehicle on Palermo Dr. were struck by stray rounds.  The suspect was last seen running to a silver Altima and fleeing on Monte Bella Blvd.  There is no further information.

Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez

Telephone: (831) 758-7250


Release Date/Time: 3/8/2014 10:52 AM

Incident: Homicide

Report #: 14-030392

Date: Saturday, 3/8/2014

Time: 2:00 AM

Location: 238 Williams Rd.

Officers were dispatched to a call of a fight at the bar. When officers arrived on scene, they found several people standing around Isaias Edeza (36) who had been shot and was now deceased.  From statements received it is believed that Edeza may have been in a verbal altercation prior to being shot but no supect description was given.  It does not appear if the homicide is gang related.

With the numerous people who were present in the parking lot at the time of the homicide, the Salinas Police Department is asking for anyone who may have information to please contact our crime tip line at 775-4222 or the We-Tip line at 1-800-78-CRIME. 

Release Authorized by: Sergeant Jeff Gibson

Telephone: (831) 758-7128