Greenfield residents seek answers in SWAT raid death

There are 20 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Jan 12, 2011, titled Greenfield residents seek answers in SWAT raid death. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Rita Serrato, mother of Rogelio Serrato, left, addresses the Greenfield City Council as Judy Morales translates Tuesday.

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Durrrrrtie Sanchez

Salinas, CA

#48 Jan 12, 2011
What's the problem?

The police had a job to do, they did it. The suspect did not comply. His fault. He's dead. End of story.

I don't care what town it is...Carmel, Beverly Hills, whatever. If SWAT comes looking for my neighbor, I'm not gonna blame the police for "invading" my neighborhood. Greenfield, you gotta be kidding me.
UmmNooo

Monterey, CA

#49 Jan 12, 2011
WOW! Anyone checkout the new timeline of events? The other woman in the house knew Serrato was hiding in the attic. Hummm, why was he hiding in the attic? What's even better is she didn't even tell police he was in the house until after it caught fire! Priceless...
something has to change

Salinas, CA

#50 Jan 13, 2011
Will there be charges against the woman?
Why did she lie to police?
Why is the families anger not going towards the
son and this woman that gave false information to swat?
If she had not lied, if he had just come out
THEY would have been in control of the outcome!

SWAT had a job to do, they did it!
Holly Berry

Monterey, CA

#51 Jan 13, 2011
UmmNooo wrote:
WOW! Anyone checkout the new timeline of events? The other woman in the house knew Serrato was hiding in the attic. Hummm, why was he hiding in the attic? What's even better is she didn't even tell police he was in the house until after it caught fire! Priceless...
Oh.... he was hiding in the attic? What a knucklehead! I guess we will never know what Serrato was thinking at the time, but I am sure the answer has to be "he wasn't!" And whomever did not tell the police where he was hiding should also be held responsible for this. Shame on them! If you harbor criminals, you may regret the consequences. Now this person will have to live with this for the rest of their lives.
Oldschool

San Diego, CA

#52 Jan 13, 2011
Holly Berry wrote:
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Oh.... he was hiding in the attic? What a knucklehead! I guess we will never know what Serrato was thinking at the time, but I am sure the answer has to be "he wasn't!" And whomever did not tell the police where he was hiding should also be held responsible for this. Shame on them! If you harbor criminals, you may regret the consequences. Now this person will have to live with this for the rest of their lives.
Maybe he was asleep in the attic, or having a stroke up there, or stuck? Maybe the woman forgot he was in there or got confused? The fire starting wasn't intended and could be considered an accident. The fact he was hiding in the attic and no one cooperated (standard practice) wasn't.

Sounds like the huge lawsuit againt SWAT may be not be such a slam dunk.
Oldschool

San Diego, CA

#53 Jan 13, 2011
And Holly Berry.. smokin HOT! Keep her off the SWAT Team cause she will definitely start a fire!
Nabior of Roger

United States

#54 Jan 13, 2011
First of all I would like to say I know him first hand he raped many woman took advantage of under age girls little girls has many kids by many woman that he does not care for!!
Every one is right his mom raised him to be the monster that he was!! I believe god makes things happen for the better!!! He has made so many people so many families suffer all these years he had no respect for humans not even his own mother!!! Justice what about all the people he beat what about all those people still to this day that are scared from Rogers actions? He was a monster a full of evil sorry excuse for life monster!!!!!
Owl Eyes

Monterey, CA

#56 Jan 14, 2011
Nabior of Roger wrote:
First of all I would like to say I know him first hand he raped many woman took advantage of under age girls little girls has many kids by many woman that he does not care for!!
Every one is right his mom raised him to be the monster that he was!! I believe god makes things happen for the better!!! He has made so many people so many families suffer all these years he had no respect for humans not even his own mother!!! Justice what about all the people he beat what about all those people still to this day that are scared from Rogers actions? He was a monster a full of evil sorry excuse for life monster!!!!!
Wait a minute! Back up the horse.... Nabior of Roger. You knew first hand that this guy was doing all these things and you said or did nothing? Well, shame on you! This seems to be part of the problem here. People know that others are being abused and say nothing. So, Mr. Scaredy pants... man up and report this kind of activity the next time you know it's happening. You could save a young woman from a life of wondering why this happened to her. How do you sleep at night knowing all this is going on next door?
jail

Marina, CA

#57 Jan 14, 2011
How about arresting and charging the dumb B**CH that told the police that no one was inside. She knew the dead scum bag was in the attic and said nothing. Sounds like she is responsible for the dirt bags death.
Kevin

Seaside, CA

#58 Jan 14, 2011
Now it appears he just wanted that last little hit of meth before they took hime away....
Brain Dead Gang Bangers

AOL

#59 Jan 14, 2011
jail wrote:
How about arresting and charging the dumb B**CH that told the police that no one was inside. She knew the dead scum bag was in the attic and said nothing. Sounds like she is responsible for the dirt bags death.
She's safe.

Police Chief Grebemier, or any other MoCo policing agency won't charge or arrest her for lying or anything else.

Although she is, at the very least, partially responsble for Serrato's death, you'd think Serrato's family would put some blame on her. However, she will become a local Greenfield legend, in her own time, by her Greenfield peers, including the weeping Serrato family members for not being a "snitch" as to Serrato's whereabouts in order to protect him from being arrested for his current outstanding warrants and for not cooperating with the popo.

IMO, she's most likely enjoying the "Pity Party" that's going on for her and thinking about the possibility of getting big $$$ for being one kind of victim or another/
Anti Gang banger

Salinas, CA

#60 Jan 16, 2011
He was retarded......That's the only answer. The same answer given when other Mexicans do stupid things. I tell you, it was the toxic food they were feed when they were infants. Now when whites do stupid things they are just plane crazy! Just a little fun in the evenings postings.....
Filben

Hollister, CA

#61 Jan 16, 2011
Nothing like the smell of burning illegals in the morning...
HISPANIC

West Chicago, IL

#62 Feb 21, 2011
POLICE OFFICERS DONT DO THEIR JOB THEY FOLLOW A MANUAL! THEY SLEEP WITH OTHER WOMEN THEY BEAT ON THEIR OWN KIDS...THEY STILL AND DO DRUGS....WHAT YOU DONT KNOW THEY WIPE THEIR ASS WITH OUR OWN MONEY!!! WAKE UP YOU RACIST!!! WHO SAID IT WOULD HIT YOU ON THE WAY OUT...CAUSE IM PRETTY SURE YOUR NOT AMERICAN INDIAN! YOUR JUST A SAD BEANER JUST LIKE ME! I KNOW THIS WONT BE JUSTIFIED CAUSE AMERICA HAS THE WORST COURTS IN THE WORLD THEY WILL LET A WHITE COP GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING....SPECIALLY CAUSE THERE IS A HISPANIC LIFE LOST! MAY YOU REST IN PEACE ROGER!
HISPANIC

West Chicago, IL

#63 Feb 21, 2011
FILBEN REALLY!!! YOUR NOT EVEN AMERICAN!!! YOUR A SAD PUPPET FOLLOWING THE SYSTEM...LIVE A LITTLE AND FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO
Rogers friend

United States

#65 Mar 20, 2011
You people are racist and are no better than the people you talk down on. God will punish you for the awful things you say and do, and if not him someone else will. My prayers go out to the people who don't see the truth in what happened to Roger. He was a good man and was loved by many!
Rogers friend

United States

#66 Mar 20, 2011
RIP Roger I love you and I miss you. I don't understand how people who don't even know you have so much to say about you. Um pues f**k them!
Brain Dead Gang Bangers

AOL

#67 Mar 20, 2011
Rogers friend wrote:
RIP Roger I love you and I miss you. I don't understand how people who don't even know you have so much to say about you. Um pues f**k them!
Speak louder, Roger can't hear you.

He's currently on the spit roasting in hell for all his transgressions while he was on earth.
Rogers friend

United States

#68 Mar 21, 2011
Lynn wrote:
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The SWAT team followed procedure. They weren't willing to risk their safety entering a house where a known criminal was. Yes, criminal, the decedent had TWO warrants for his arrest. He had an HOUR to get out of the house & didn't. His girlfriend & kids left the house & were fine. HE chose to stay inside. He chose his path & now his family is having to mourn because of his poor decision
making.
You don't even know what happened you weren't there. His girlfriend and kids weren't even there when that happened.
Durrrrrtie Sanchez

Salinas, CA

#69 Apr 3, 2011
Rogers friend wrote:
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You don't even know what happened you weren't there. His girlfriend and kids weren't even there when that happened.
facts are facts, HOMEBOY.

did he have warrants? YES.

was he a known criminal. YES.

the cops gave him an HOUR to come out, but did he? NO.

and if that ain't his lady, then it was some other girl he was impregnating.

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