Monterey Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Monterey man suspected in car shooting, vandalism

    Yesterday | via Monterey County Herald 

    Monterey >> A Monterey man was arrested Friday on suspicion of discharging a firearm, vandalism and violation of a court order. Monterey police say Brendan Powers, 32, was taken into custody about 3 p.m. Friday as officers and detectives with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team were serving a search warrant on Montsalas Drive, where he returned to hi residence.


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  • Police: Monterey woman plotted to kill mother

    Monday May 23 | via KSBW-TV 

    A 30-year-old Monterey woman is accused of plotting to fatally poison her mother. Di Cerulean Stylo, who lives with her mother on Spencer Street, was arrested on charges of attempted murder and solicitation, Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team Sgt.


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  • Monterey woman arrested for allegedly planning to po...

    Monday May 23 | via Inside Bay Area 

    Detectives arrested Di Stylo, 30, Wednesday on attempted murder charges after discovering she planned on poisoning her mother, police said. The Monterey Police Department received information at 11 p.m. Tuesday that Stylo, a Monterey resident, was planning to poison her mother in an effort to kill her.


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  • Police in Monterey arrested a woman who was planning...

    Saturday May 21 | via KRON 4 

    Police arrested a 30-year-old woman Wednesday in Monterey on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly plotting to poison her mother. Around 3 p.m., officers arrested Monterey resident Di Stylo in the 600 block of Spencer Street on suspicion of attempted murder and solicitation, according to police.


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  • Editorial: Salinas Police Chief

    Apr 29, 2016 | via KSBW-TV 

    April 29, 2016 Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin announced this week that he will retire from the force this October. He has served as Chief for four years, and has worked as a sworn police officer for 33 years.


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Monterey Law

How much of a 28 day sentence for a first time DUI offense will I actually serve in the Salinas Women's jail if I choose?
I was sentenced to 28 days in Monterey County (Salinas Jail) for a first time DUI offense. Originally I completed an alcohol program for 20 days credit but because I missed the date to complete the final 8 days I had to have my attorney go in and request a remodification which vacated my credits and put me back at 28 days. My question is two-fold, if I do Work Alternative I do not think with my work schedule I will be able to do 2 days of community service a week so is it better to just serve the time? Secondly, if I do turn myself in then what should I estimate will be the actual time I will serve? I am a female.
Have you asked your attorney this question? Probably no more than 14 days.
Can the DMV order a 2 year IID requirement after my DL was reinstated?
I received 2 DUIs within 10 years and pled guilty to VC 14601.5 in 2010. I completed all requirements and DMV reinstated my DL. I have now received an order from the DMV to install an IID for 2 years - from 2016 to 2018.
Can they do it? It appears they HAVE, so you're going to have to do one of two things: 1) Put an IID on your car for...
What do I need to do to get my license in VA?
I rec'd and was convicted of 2 DUIs in CA in 2014. I am 6 months into the 18-mo DUI classes, installed the mandatory IID for a year, and currently have a restricted license, along with the 3 yr probation. I want to move to VA soon for a job and want to know, since VA does not have an 18-mo DUI class, how am I supposed to get my license back since I cannot complete the CA classes, thus not meeting the CA DMV requirements? Can I take a similar course in VA even though not 18-mos to satisfy? Will VA even give me a restricted license with two DUIs?
Honestly, your best bet is to finish everything in CA before you move. Otherwise you will be involved in the...
Can an arrest for 23152(a) (DUI) be deemed a detention only when the case is rejected by the D.A.?
Related to the above question... 1.) Does this occur automatically when the case is rejected? Does one receive any formal notification? 2.) If you have to petition someone to have this done, can/should the petition be filed before the 1 yr statute of limitations runs out?
Ir will show as an arrest and no charges filed.. Don't forget about the dmv suspension as that is independent if court...
Do I need to file an SR-22 to get my license back if my DMV suspension was set aside due to being well under the legal limit?
I was arrested for a 1st DUI on a normal non-commercial license. Blood test came back .04, well under .08 so the dmv sent me a letter stating they set aside my suspension. In the same envelope was a form with information about an SR-22. Please tell me I do not have to pay for that and risk my insurance and/or current rates when I was so far below .08.
DMV documentation can be very confusing. That said, if your case was set aside, then no, you do not need an SR-22....
Can health issues factor into DUI jail sentence?
My husband (currently separated) has a DUI/refusal from 2012. He didn't complete community service in time and ended up getting sentenced to serve 13 days' jail time. After getting a few postponements, his surrender date was last Friday. He did not go. He is dealing with some physical/mental issues and was in the hospital last week again. He is seeing a neurologist and an MRI found a cyst/mass on his brain, which the doctor thinks could be contributing to his problems. I don't feel like he's in a fit state to go to jail right now. Do we have any options or should he just turn himself in even though the surrender date has passed? Would a letter from his doctor help?
Obviously all circumstances are different. I would contact the attorney that helped negotiate the plea deal, and let...
How to get a CA driver's license unsuspended?
My son has a CA driver's license & was attending college in AZ & got his first DUI there. Is it normal for his license in CA to be suspended for 2 years time? We had an attorney in AZ who fought the DUI but my son was found guilty, served 48 hrs in jail, paid his fines, did 7 day house arrest, had an interlock installed on his car, all in AZ. He is now living in AZ full time but can't get CA to lift the suspension on his license. I hear that a 2 year suspension is not usual on a first conviction. We cannot get thru to anyone at the DMV to help us in CA. please advise.
How old was your son when he got the DUI? Contact CA DMV Mandatory Actions Unit, or better yet,have an attorney contact...