Release Date/Time: 9/21/2014 11:04 AM
Incident: Burglary, Conspiracy, Resisting Arrest
Report #: 14-091031
Date: Friday, 9/19/2014
Time: 1:07 PM
Location: Oyster Bay Cir.
Salinas Police received a report of suspicious vehicle in the cul-de-sac at Oyster Bay Cir. The information provided was that a vehicle which did not belong in the neighborhood was parked with four males inside. Police were later given additional information that some of the males had gone into a house and were committing a burglary. An officer arrived and saw the vehicle parked with only one occupant, Jose Melgoza (19). As the officer contacted Melgoza, two other officers positioned themselves near the house where they suspected the burglary was ocurring. The remaining suspects saw the officers from the upstairs bedroom of a different house and fled out the back door towards the creek near Safeway. A short time later, a golfer at the Twin Creeks Golf Course called 911 to report three males came out of the bushes and sitting on a bench near the 4th hole. When an officer approached the three suspects, they fled on foot. The officer gave chase for a considerable distance and caught Erik Llamas (19) in the apartment complex at 1125 Alamo Way. Officers also apprehended a 14 year old juvenile male, and Francisco Narez (19), hiding nearby. All the suspects, including Melgoza, were booked into the county jail or juvenile hall. The successful outcome would not have been possible without the assistance police received from the public.
Release Authorized by: Commander Henry Gomez
Telephone: (831) 758-7250