A California farming town was grappling Wednesday with a profound violation of trust after learning the acting police chief and a handful of officers were charged with selling or giving away the impounded cars of poor Hispanic residents and other crimes.
Six King City police officers and a civilian were arrested Tuesday after an investigation into the distribution of hundreds of impounded cars and other criminal acts within the Police Department, a prosecutor said.
A suspected gang member and another man were arrested early Sunday after trying to evade deputies near a trailer park south of King City, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.
A woman was sentenced to six years in prison for causing a car accident in 2012 that killed three people and injured 16 on U.S. Highway 101, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.
A man and a woman were arrested late Sunday after a sheriff’s deputy searched their car and found drugs and about 130 forged car registration tags, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said.
Authorities have identified three people who were killed in an eight-car crash on U.S. Highway 101 near King City on Wednesday night.
The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a reward for information leading to a man suspected of abandoning a dog Monday, near a fast food restaurant in King City.