August is Back to School Safety Month: Slow Down and Look for Children in School Zones

As 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.

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Four Suspects Arrested in E. Bernal Dr. Homicides

of 10 shots fired on E. Bernal Dr near the intersection Maryal Dr. On arrival officers located two victims, Michael David Ramos (33) and Amanda Nicole Ferrel (30) both suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Tragically both victims succumbed to their injuries. 

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Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation

Agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Salinas Police Department conducted a program called a Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation which targets adults who purchase alcohol for people under 21 years of age. Under the program, a minor (Explorers) under the direct supervision of a peace officer will stand outside a liquor or convenience store and ask patrons to buy them alcohol. The minor indicates in some way he or she is underage and cannot purchase the alcohol. 

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The California Rodeo Salinas is almost here!

Big Week festivities are just a few days away, the weeklong celebration kicks off on Saturday July 16 with a Banda MS Concert at the Salinas Sports Complex starting at 5PM.

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Homicide Investigation

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Last night at approximately 11 pm officers responded to a call regarding a victim of a shooting to the rear of a residence in the 300 block of Homestead Ave.  Dispatch was also informed the suspect was still on the property. 

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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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