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On June 6, 2016 , the victim reported that sometime during the evening hours of May 17 and May 18, 2016 an unknown suspect stole his 1957-1958, Austin-Healey convertible from a barn on his property, located on Hebert Rd. in Salinas. The victim believes the picture below is of his vehicle on a 3-car hauler, being towed by a white, Dodge 3500 pickup truck with an extended cab, near the [...]

Church funds stolen

On June 7, Sheriff’s Deputies received a report that an unknown suspect had entered into an office at the Cypress Church sometime between 6/5/16 at 1100 hrs, and 6/6/16 at 0900 hrs, opened a safe, and stole a bag containing an undisclosed amount of checks and a large amount of cash. Anyone who may have information regarding this crime is strongly encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office and Deputy Brandon [...]

Inmate Welfare Fund Committee Meeting

Agenda Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 11:00 AM Probation Department Juvenile Hall Conference Room 1420 Natividad Rd., Salinas, CA 93906 ITEM AGENCY I. CALL TO ORDER Sheriff A. Roll Call II. PUBLIC COMMENT Pursuant to the Brown Act, each public agency must provide the public with an opportunity to speak on any matter within the subject matter of the jurisdiction of the agency and is not on the agency’s agenda [...]

Drowning Soledad Area

On May 14th Emmanuel de Leon and his cousin Javier de Leon were horseback riding in the Soledad area.  Emmanuel rode his horse into a private reservoir, possibly for training purposes and was thrown from his horse into the reservoir.  Emmanuel was unable to swim out of the reservoir and Javier went into the reservoir in an attempt to help him.  Unfortunately, both men drowned. The Monterey County Sheriff’s Dive [...]

Traffic Stop leads to drugs, counterfeit money, stolen checks and burglary tools.

On May 4, 2016 deputies stopped a car for violations of the vehicle code in the area of Hwy 101 and Hwy 156 in Prunedale. During the contact deputies located ten stolen checks, $400.00 in counterfeit US money and burglary tools. Narcotics, including 2.7 grams of heroin, 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, and 4.3 grams of marijuana, were also located resulting in the arrest of Norman Bolcao and Justin Thompson. Thompson [...]

Search Warrant leads to Gang Member with a gun

On April 27,2016, the Sheriff’s Office served a narcotics and firearm search warrant at a house in Greenfield. During the service of the warrant Patricia RODRIGUEZ was found to be armed with a loaded, 9mm handgun. RODRIGUEZ is a prior convicted felon for the illegal transportation of methamphetamine and cannot possess firearms. During the search, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug packaging, ammunition, a police scanner and meth paraphernalia was located in her [...]

Search Warrant on suspected Illegal Marijuana Cultivation

On April 26, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, Monterey County Health Department and Monterey County Building’s Department served a warrant on an isolated property in “Copperhead Canyon”, off Bryson Hesperia Road, in rural southern Monterey County, CA. Officers were looking for the illegal cultivation of marijuana, illegal grading, illegal structures and violations of environmental health regulations in reference to the cultivation. The resulting search located [...]

Auto Repair Scam Alert!

On March 30, 2016,  a group of three men approached a victim in the parking lot of a local pharmacy and offered to repair minor dents on victim’s car.  The group of men followed the man home and performed minimal body work on two vehicles.  A woman later came to the house and collected a check for $4,000 dollars.  The men agreed to return the next day to complete the work but never [...]

11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

11th NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Prevent drug abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your pills (or patches) for disposal to one of the three sites listed below. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps. The service is free and [...]

Chop Shop Taken Down

On March 23, 2016 at approximately 5:00 am the California Highway patrol asked for assistance with a stolen car located on Wild Horse Ct, Prunedale. Sheriff's Deputies responded along with other CHP units to what turned out to be a possible chop shop. The Sheriff's Office and CHP officers assigned to the Multi Agency Detail Commercial Auto Theft (MADCAT) and the CHP's Santa Cruz Auto theft Reduction and Enforcement (SCARE) [...]