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April 22, 2024

CHP investigating fatal crash involving pedestrian near King City

KING CITY — California Highway Patrol (CHP) King City Area officers responded to the area of Mesa Verde Road, north of Wildhorse Road, on Saturday night, Nov. 11, for a fatal vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. “As a result of the investigation, it is believed...

King City farm labor contractors receive suspended prison sentences for workers’ compensation fraud

KING CITY — Monterey County Judge Rafael Vasquez has sentenced King City residents and farm labor contractors Elias Perez Jr., 43, and Alejandra Perez, 40, to three years in prison for insurance fraud committed between 2013 and 2017. Vasquez also suspended those prison sentences, placing...

10-year legal battle ends with $12M awarded to Borjon Auto Center King City

KING CITY — California Supreme Court has denied the final appeal from Sentry Select Insurance Co., upholding an $8.4 million jury award judgment to Borjon Auto Center King City Inc. A California appeals panel had previously upheld the judgment in May 2023. The most recent...

San Ardo man sentenced to life in prison for child molestation

SAN ARDO — A Monterey County judge sentenced Angel Rojas Lugos, 43, of San Ardo, to 142 years to life in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on May 19. On March 15, a jury found Lugos guilty of two counts of committing oral...

King City man convicted of assaulting neighbors with firearm

KING CITY — Following a two-and-a-half-week jury trial, King City resident Mike Riddle, 65, was convicted May 17 of two counts of assault with a firearm, along with enhancements for the use of a firearm.  On Jan. 16, 2022, Riddle’s neighbors called 911 to report...

CHP to deploy additional officers in King City area this weekend

KING CITY — In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes, California Highway Patrol (CHP) King City Area will deploy additional officers beginning Friday on Highway 101 during Memorial Day weekend. Officers will look for violations by both motorcycle riders and drivers that...

Deputy on horseback stops fleeing suspect in King City

KING CITY — While at the Salinas Valley Fair on May 19 at about 7:30 p.m., a Monterey County Sheriff’s Office deputy assigned to the Mounted Horse Patrol observed a physical fight outside the fairgrounds in King City between what appeared to be teenage...

King City woman who killed teen in 2013 granted parole

KING CITY — California Board of Parole Hearings has granted parole and a future release date to Angela Zuniga, who was convicted of second-degree murder of a Salinas teenager in 2013. Zuniga, of King City, was 21 years old at the time of the commission...

King City police arrest 19-year-old for shooting that injured juvenile

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KING CITY — Through continuing investigation, King City Police Department detectives identified several subjects as persons of interest in the April 15 shooting of a juvenile in the 600 block of Bishop Street in King City. On May 11, KCPD officers, along with assistance from...

Shooting injures 1 Saturday night in King City

KING CITY — King City Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured a juvenile Saturday night. On April 15, at about 8:43 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 600 block of Bishop Street, where there was a celebration happening...
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