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May 20, 2022

The Justice Corner: Rebuilding

Column by Capt. Allen Rowe, King City Police Department

Broadway Circle shooting leaves 1 dead in King City

KING CITY — King City Police Department is investigating a shooting early Wednesday morning that killed a 31-year-old local man. At about 1:06 a.m. on March 31, officers responded to a report of gunshots fired in the area of 60 Broadway Circle. There, police found...

Soledad man dies in crash while attempting to evade police

SALINAS VALLEY — A 20-year-old Soledad man died last Friday after his vehicle overturned on Los Coches Road near Greenfield while attempting to evade police during a pursuit. According to a report released Friday from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) King City Area, Soledad Police...

Prison riot reported at Correctional Training Facility in Soledad

Eight inmates were hospitalized and more than 50 were injured Wednesday morning following a riot that broke out at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF), state prison officials said.

Soledad state prison’s South Facility to close by July 2022

SOLEDAD — The South Facility at Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad will close by July 2022 due to a decrease in the minimum-security inmate population, announced California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Tuesday. The Level I general population unit, also known as Facility...

Police Reports | Published Oct. 2, 2019

Note to Readers: Following Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT Sept. 1612:20 p.m. Vehicle tow report on 2nd St.3:30 p.m. Vehicle tow report on N Vanderhurst St. Sept. 176:29 a.m. Felony warrant arrest report on Lynn St.8:50 a.m. CPS referral on...

Salinas Valley State Prison investigating inmate death as murder

SOLEDAD — Salinas Valley State Prison officials are investigating the May 31 death of 25-year-old inmate Elazer Black as a homicide. At around 12:34 p.m. on Sunday, correctional officers responded to a disturbance inside a Facility B general population housing unit. Black had collapsed to...

King City man receives 2-year prison sentence for drunken driving

KING CITY — King City resident Osvaldo Chavez Herrejon, 30, was sentenced Nov. 10 to two years in prison for drunken driving. On May 7, 2020, at 7:12 p.m., an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer observed a vehicle driving erratically to the point that it...

Teen arrested for King City murder

KING CITY — A King City teenager was arrested Friday in connection with the March 31 shooting that killed a 31-year-old local man. Members of the King City Police Department and Monterey County Strategic Weapons and Tactics Team served a search warrant April 16 in...

Arrests made in King City double-murder case

KING CITY — Local police have arrested two people in connection with the murder of two residents last Sunday in King City, and are asking for the public’s help in locating additional suspects who remain at large. According to King City Police Department, gunshots were...
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