A 23-year-old Salinas resident, Jose Lemus, was sentenced on Wednesday to four and a half years in prison for his role in a 2011 armed bank robbery at the Castroville branch of Rabobank. Lemus admitted to entering the bank on Aug. 22, 2011, with another man who was carrying a loaded semi-automatic handgun.
Traffic on Highway 152 was at a standstill Tuesday evening after officers used a Taser on a suspect who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol while shooting a pellet gun at drivers as he was pushing a disabled vehicle eastbound. The pellet gun initially looked like a real gun to officers while confronting 24-year-old Castroville resident Diego Espinoza, causing them to draw their weapons, California Highway Patrol Los Banos Area Officer Lance Velez said.
Special late buses to run New Year's Eve Free bus to First Night Monterey New Year celebration. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/2hxuvgM Monterey-Salinas Transit will offer a free ride to anyone wearing a First Night Monterey New Year's Eve celebration button.
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