Starting tomorrow, the Salinas Police Department will introduce a new tool for the community to provide feedback to our department. We will be sending out text message surveys after certain types of interactions with 911 and the department. Each survey will be just a few questions about how satisfied you are and ask for feedback.
Salinas, CA — Due to the rise of cases in Monterey County and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the customer service counter at the Salinas Police Department will have limited hours of operation effective Thursday, January 20th.
Yesterday at approximately 6:22 PM, officers responded to the area of Nacional Ct. and Clark St. to a report of an injury traffic collision. Officers arrived and found the victim and sole occupant of the vehicle deceased of an apparent gunshot wound.
This morning at approximately 9:58 AM, an officer was working traffic enforcement and conducting radar on N. Main Street north of Massa Street. A black Lexus SUV sped past the officer northbound on Main Street in excess of 75 mph. As the officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle, and before he could, the suspect attempted to pass a Dodge Dakota making a left turn onto Sala Road. The suspect vehicle struck the Dodge and veered into and collided with an unoccupied Toyota minivan parked at the side of the road. The suspect was killed by the collision. Two adult occupants of the Dodge Dakota were uninjured.