Casto Luna Homicide Arrest

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES “ACCIDENTAL DEATH” AND CONCLUDES IT WAS HOMICIDE In October 2019, Santa Cruz County Regional 911 Center received a medical aid call in the City of Watsonville.  It was reported that 71-year-old Arnulfo Hernandez had fallen and was in need of assistance. Fire and ambulance personnel arrived and found Hernandez in grave condition (more…)

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has a new app!

Our Sheriff’s Office app has many feature that may be useful to you. You can submit an online tip, submit a report, submit applications, or request permits. We also have crime prevention tips, and jail information including a recent arrest log, and visiting information. Apple users – Monterey County Sheriff’s Office App Android users – (more…)

Prescription pill clandestine lab located during search warrant.

Early this morning, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Enforcement Team and Investigations Division along with the assistance of the SWAT Team served a search warrant in the 200 blk of Hillcrest Avenue in the city of Marina.  The Sheriff’s Office has been investigating 28-year-old Nhan Phan of Marina. During the investigation, it was discovered Phan (more…)

Monterey County Jail Visitor Screening

One of our top priorities as your Sheriff’s Office, is to maintain the health and safety of the inmates in our care. Given the close quarters of a jail, there is ample reason to take precautions when we have a public health concern such as the Coronavirus. Effective immediately, we will verbally screen all visitors (more…)

Amended – Noise Regulation – Chapter 10.60 MCC

*ATTENTION ALL UNINCORPORATED MONTEREY COUNTY RESIDENTS*   Monterey County Board of Supervisors passed and adopted an amended county ordinance on July 23, 2019, regarding regulated noise in the unincorporated areas of Monterey County. The Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing this ordinance. We have already been providing residents with copies of the new ordinance and issuing citations (more…)

Register Your Cameras to Fight Crime!

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Mario Cruz Basurto

In September 2000, Mario Cruz Basurto used a knife to attack someone, stabbing the victim on the left side of his face. Basurto fled the area.Attempts to find BASURTO have been unsuccessful. Border Patrol and Immigration have been contacted and supplied with “Wanted” Posters.  A $50,000.00 warrant has been issued for his arrest from Monterey (more…)

Mahdy Mohamed

Mahdy MohamedFailed to register as a sex-offender as a 290 PC registrant.5’6″, 170 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, age 35Case# 01034-02 (opened in Aug. 2002) Suspect has fled to his native country of Yemen. Last known address is 2 Fruitland Ave., Watsonville CA If contacted, arrest on warrant (warrant # 02001159) and notify Detective William (more…)