News & Announcements


  • ABC and Salinas PD Conduct Decoy Operation
    On 7/22/2021, agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) along with Salinas Police Department officers arrested Jaqueline Bravo (30) at the Hacieda Mexican Grill on Davis Rd. for serving a minor and a probation violation. Candy Soto (29) was cited for selling alcohol to minors at Taqueria El Chavinda on Williams Rd. The actions were the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors under the direct supervision of department agents, attempted to purchase alcohol from ten retail licensees in the city of Salinas.
  • District Attorney Releases Facts Concerning Officer Involved Shooting on July 16, 2021
    Salinas, California- Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni today announced pertinent facts concerning the individual shot by police during an officer involved shooting (OIS), which occurred on Friday, July 16, 2021, at approximately 8:37 p.m., on Smith Street in Salinas. The individual, later identified as 19-year-old Gerardo Martinez, died shortly thereafter. Salinas Police Officer Mario Reyes discharged the fatal round.
  • Homicide Investigation
    On 7/19/2021, officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 500 block of Fremont St at approximately 4:33 AM. Officers found a 25-year-old male victim who had been shot. Officers and paramedics attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced deceased. Detectives are on scene conducting the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

    If anyone has any information related to this incident, you are asked to contact Salinas PD at 831 758-7321 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call out Tip Line at 831 775-4222

  • Officers Involved Shooting
    At approximately 8:00 PM on Friday, July 16th Salinas Police Officers were dispatched to Smith St. on a report of a man with a gun. This investigation resulted in an officer involved shooting. The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident as per the protocol of the Salinas Police Department.