- Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking: September is Pedestrian Safety Month
September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and Salinas Police Department will participate in activities throughout the month encouraging the safety of people walking.
Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,485 people, or an average of 20 people every day, died after being struck by a vehicle last year – an 11.5% increase from 2020 and a 40-year high.
- Shoulder Tap and Minor Decoy OperationThis past week, agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Salinas Police Department conducted a Shoulder Tap Operation which targets adults who purchase alcohol for people under 21 years of age. In addition, they also conducted a Minor Decoy Operation which targets those businesses that sell alcohol to minors.
- August is Back to School Safety Month: Slow Down and Look for Children in School ZonesAs students head back to the classroom, the Salinas Police Department reminds parents and residents to follow the speed limit and be extra careful driving through school zones.
- Missing Person JuvenileThe Salinas Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenage girl who is believed to be in the company of an older man. Valeria Flores Soriano (16) was last seen this morning leaving her home in Salinas.