Homicide Investigation Update

On 5/31/22 at approximately 2:55pm Salinas Police Officers responded to the intersection of N. Sanborn Rd. and Del Monte Ave. on a report of a victim of a shooting. On arrival they located 29-year-old Esteban Ocampo suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital however he died as a result of his injuries.

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Californians Encouraged to Always Wear Their Seatbelt

“Click it or Ticket” Seat Belt Safety Campaign Runs Through Memorial Day

Salinas, Calif. –Salinas Police Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats.

This year’s Click it or Ticket campaign is from May 23-June 5. During this time, the Salinas Police Department will have additional officers on patrol actively looking for drivers and passengers who are not wearing a seat belt. This includes vehicles where children are not secured in child safety seats.

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Salinas Police Department reminds drivers to always look twice for motorcycles.

“Motorcycles may be difficult to spot, so being extra careful before changing lanes is always good practice,” Public Information Officer, Miguel Cabrera said. “Motorcycle riders are out in the elements and do not have the same protections drivers and passengers do. Please share the road with motorcycles and drive safely.

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May is Bicycle Safety Month: Share the Road and Look Out for One Another

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and Salinas Police Department reminds drivers to follow the speed limit and look out for people on bike rides

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Salinas PD Participates in Autism Awareness with a Family Fun Day!

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and the Salinas Police Department is happy to announce that we continue supporting and promoting awareness of this important cause

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Fatal Vehicle Collision

On March 17, 2022, at approximately 5:55 pm, the 29-year-old driver turned southbound onto South Main Street from Plaza Circle. A bicyclist, 54-year-old Rodney James Heston, was traveling northbound on the southbound side of the street. The driver and Mr. Heston collided, causing severe injuries to Mr. Heston.

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Salinas PD officer shot in the line of duty

It is with a heavy heart that we at Salinas PD inform that one of our officers, Jorge David Alvarado (30), a five-year veteran was shot and killed in the line of duty last night.  At approximately 2241 hours, Officer Alvarado conducted a traffic stop in the area of East Market Street and Griffin Street. and was involved in an officer involved shooting

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Homicide Investigation

On Thursday, 2/24/22 at approximately 6:55 pm Salinas Police Officers responded to a report of a victim of a shooting near the intersection of Parkside St. and Hayes St.  On arrival they located a juvenile male victim, 17 years of age suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The Salinas Police Department does not have any suspect information to release at this time.

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SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TOWT ST. HOMICIDES

On Saturday, February 5, 2022, at approximately 8:20 pm Salinas Police Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of shots fired near the intersection of Towt St. and Grandhaven St. On arrival officers located two victims, Jesus Arias Villa (22) and Karina Chavez Vargas (23) both suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Tragically both victims succumbed to their injuries.  Salinas Police Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Initially there was limited suspect information to include two suspects and a light-colored sedan and no investigative leads.

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Enjoy the Super Bowl Responsibly: Choose a Sober Way to Go

The Salinas Police Department is reminding football fans to stick to the “go safely” game plan and designate a sober driver if you plan on drinking at a Super Bowl LVI watch party.

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