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Greenfield man threatens kidnap victim not to testify

SOLEDAD, Calif. - A Greenfield man was arrested for threatening a kidnap victim to keep him from testifying.The victim told investigators of the Major Crimes Unit he was kidnapped, robbed at gunpoint and beaten back in March.Investigators identified 20-year-old Tania Ortiz as one of the suspects inv


Manslaughter charges will not be filed in fatal motorcycle collision

On August 29, 2017 23-year-old Jesse Lopez of Marina, rode his motorcycle on Fremont Blvd. in Seaside, traveling in the slow lane. At that same time and general location, Ms.Smith drove her Dodge Van in one lane when she decided to change to his lane. In doing so, her car collided with Mr. Lopez, kn


MCPOA: Largest turnout for 24th annual Monterey County Police Memorial

There have been 23 officers killed in the line of duty in Monterey County’s history, 10 in Santa Cruz County’s history. Last year in California, 9 officers were killed in the line of duty, including one K9. 3 officers have died in 2018 in California.


Firefighters dousing massive house fire in Watsonville

Watsonville Fire, Cal Fire Pajaro Valley Fire District, Aptos/ La Selva Fire Protection District, Central Fire Protection District and North Monterey County are at the scene and currently trying to keep the flames from spreading.


Salinas Valley State Prison escapees apprehended

The CDCR Special Service Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Team found Richard P. Almanza, 23, and Jonathan J. Damiano, 35, at a hotel in the Del Paso Heights area in Sacramento at 2:45 a.m.


Moss Landing man convicted of first degree murder.

On the morning of Feb. 15, 2017,Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies were called out to a Moss Landing residence on Trafton Road for a disturbance call that they soon discovered was in fact a disturbing homicide.The victim was 40-year-old Alejandro Reyes, who on the scene appeared to have been bludgeo


Man arrested for attempted murder in domestic quarrel

According to Watsonville Police Sgt. Mish Radich, Mario Ceja, 31, had an altercation with a woman after midnight.


Brand new Salinas homes for under $200k — for lottery winners

“It gives people that don’t have another opportunity in this area to buy a house,” said Mayor Joe Gunter. “They’re paying a rate where they can afford to live, raise their families in affordable, quality houses to help build their future.”


Sessions: Parents, children entering U.S. illegally will be separated

"If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children over our border," the attorney general said Monday at a law enforcement conference.


1990 Castroville murder suspect extradited from Mexico, makes first court appearance

In 2011, Christina's father Juan Piña told KION DNA evidence pointed to a man named Arsenio Pacheco Leyva as a suspect. He said in 1996, a federal judge signed a warrant, however an arrest warrant was not issued for Christina's murder until September of 2007.