Firearms/Weapons Laws - Effective Jan. 1, 2017, firearms that currently have a "bullet button" will be considered assault weapons. If you are in possession of an affected firearm, it must be registered by June 30, 2018.
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On April 9, 2018 officers responded to a call regarding a mentally disturbed subject who had stabbed himself in the foot. While en route they learned the subject was a retired soldier with PTSD and he was now trying to stab himself with a kitchen knife. The reporting party was the subject’s mother who was in the house with him.
Upon arrival the officers immediately asked the mother to exit the residence and escorted her to a safe zone, while the other officers on scene started communicating with the subject calmly using de-escalation techniques in order to safely apprehend the subject. He was then treated for his wounds and placed on a mental health evaluation hold. This was great police work, communication and outstanding teamwork from the Monterey Police Department.
On Friday March 16, 2018 the department received information on a subject who was responsible for numerous burglaries and vehicle thefts throughout Monterey County. Officers and detectives began investigating and conducting surveillance. With the assistance of PRVNT, a search warrant was authored and three subjects were subsequently arrested. A stolen vehicle and five stolen firearms were recovered.
On 8/25/2016 at approximately 12:58 p.m., a robbery occurred at the Cash ‘N Go located at 1171 Fremont Blvd. in the City of Seaside. News Release in PDF
On Friday, August 19,2016, in response to recent Armed Robberies of three gas stations committed in Monterey County, a search warrant was served at two locations in the City of Soledad and one location in the City of Salinas. The Greenfield Police Department, in partnership with the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) conducted a joint investigation resulting in the arrest of Julian Gasca for the armed robberies.
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July 11, 2016 - Attempted Murder Arrest
July 11, 2016 - Murder and Attempted Murder Arrest
On June 27, 2016 at approximately 5:11 p.m., Seaside Police Officers responded to the Seaside Garden Center, 1100 block of San Pablo in Seaside, regarding an armed robbery.