The employees of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office are participating in the Operation Give Back Toy Drive. Sponsored by Lowe Packaging Group and Holaday Seed Company, whose “mission is to build an army of people who can take time out to intentionally select a toy that will put a smile on a child’s face and make a difference in his or her life.” All toys donated will be distributed through the [...]
Sheriff Steve Bernal will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting for residents in the Coastal Station Service Area (unincorporated areas of: Monterey and Carmel, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Big Sur) and the city of Carmel on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Carmel Middle School Theater, 4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA. Patrol staffing and coverage will be discussed. District 5 Supervisor Dave Potter will also be in [...]
Over the course of the past 3 months, Monterey County Violence Suppression Unit (MCVSU) agents investigated a “ring” of suspects that were allegedly illegally transporting female immigrants to the United States from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico and other Central American countries. These female immigrants were reported being illegally transported to the United States by “coyotes”. It was reported these victim females were forced to perform sex acts on others to [...]
Salinas PD and Monterey County Color and Honor Guards getting ready to march Salinas PD and Monterey County Color and Honor Guards Sgt. Mike Burns, leading our Sheriff participants by driving a Sheriff Patrol car View of the car and the participants Taken by Det. Clester's wife, a great shot of the group during the procession.
Deputy De La Torre and Deputy Charles Layton were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for murdering two other people. The suspect was captured by a mob and lynched.
DATE/TIME: October 21, 2015 / 8:11 a.m. INCIDENT: 29815, 30305(a)(1), 29800(a)(1), 273a(a), 246.3(a), 1203.02 PC LOCATION: 1049 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA. VICTIM(S): People of the State of California SUMMARY: On October 21, 2015, Monterey County Sheriff's Department Detectives, members of the Southern Monterey County Violence Suppression Collaboration, (comprised of law enforcement officers from Soledad, Gonzales, Greenfield, the California Department of Corrections, California State Parole, the California Highway Patrol and the [...]
Since October 6, 2015, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has taken several reports involving a subject identifying himself as an employee of the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, using various names, but most recently using that of SGT Henry FARLEY. During these telephone calls the subject advises those he is calling that they have outstanding warrants and that they can avoid being arrested if they will pay him a cash payout [...]
Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting for the Community of Greenfield. All aspects of the Sheriff’s Office are open for discussion. All interested people are encouraged to attend and meet the Sheriff and his staff. Learn what the Sheriff’s Office does in your community. There will also be a Question and Answer Session. Spanish Interpreters will be provided by the Sheriff’s Office. Indigenous interpreting in the languages of [...]
Deputy Olson and his twin brother were born on June 1, 1960 to George and Fofo Olson. He was appointed to the Sheriff’s Office on January 13, 1992, initially working in Corrections, then transferring to serve as a patrol deputy. Tony loved to come to work and everyone at work loved to be around him. Many will remember him for his great sense of humor, his energy, his positive attitude [...]
Sheriff Farley was born in Salinas in March of 1870. He was Michael and Rodalee Farley’s 4th child out of 6. At the age of 26 he was a known journalist living in Gonzales, CA. He had only been with the Sheriff’s Department for 9 months when he was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect. He was 29 years old. Newspaper articles have stated "never before has [...]