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April 22, 2024

Deputies arrest King City man for kidnapping, rape

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KING CITY — On Jan. 22, the victim of a sexual assault reported being attacked by Christopher Rios of the King City area, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies contacted the victim, who had many physical injuries, and after interviews and evidence collection,...

Monterey County: Whistleblower lawsuit accuses current sheriff, former undersheriff of official misconduct

MONTEREY COUNTY — A 23-year veteran of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against his former employer alleging he was illegally fired after helping to form a union, refusing to endorse candidates for sheriff and opposing the sexual harassment of...

Stolen vehicle suspect arrested in King City

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PASO ROBLES — Over the past month there has been a noticeable uptick in stolen vehicles from Paso Robles, where three vehicles, all Hondas, were reported stolen over a short period of time, according to the Paso Robles Police Department. One Honda was recovered the...

Lockwood man convicted of forcible lewd acts on minor

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LOCKWOOD — Lockwood resident Michael David Paulsen pleaded guilty to three counts of committing forcible lewd acts upon a child under 14 years of age.  Monterey County Judge Rafael Vazquez will sentence Paulsen, 62, on Feb. 13 to a stipulated sentence of 30 years in...

Monterey County Sheriff’s deputy recovers stolen vessel and trailer

SOUTH MONTEREY COUNTY — In early December, an aluminum boat and trailer were reported stolen from Lake San Antonio in southern Monterey County. Monterey County Park Rangers located video footage of a grey Toyota truck leaving with the stolen vessel and trailer. On Dec. 26, a...

King City Police Department plans DUI Checkpoint for Thursday

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KING CITY — King City Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. at an undisclosed location within King City. DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose...

King City Police Department offers holiday safety tips

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KING CITY — Every holiday season there is an uptick in the number of thefts, residential and vehicle burglaries and robberies — this year is no different. “We are already seeing a rise in the number of reported thefts in the City and are sure...

King City Police: Celebrate responsibly with ‘Go Safely’ game plan this holiday season

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KING CITY — King City Police Department wants to remind the public of the dangers of driving impaired and to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by not driving under the influence. The holiday season can be a dangerous time for people on the roads. In...

King City Police arrest man for attempted murder

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KING CITY — King City Police Department has arrested a man for attempted murder following a shooting last month that injured one person. On Nov. 26, local officers responded to the 200 block of Sussex Way in King City on a report of a shooting....

$100K grant benefits Monterey County’s first Family Justice Center

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KING CITY — Monterey County District Attorney’s Office has received a $100,000 grant for Monterey County’s first Family Justice Center, Holding on to Hope, which will be located in King City at 250 Franciscan Way.  Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni announced Dec. 4 that...
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