Release Date/Time: 5/13/2021 12:00 PM
Incident: Search Warrants
Date: Thursday, 5/13/2021
Time: 7:00 AM
Location: 900 Block of Acosta Plaza
On 04/27/21, Salinas PD officers were dispatched to a strong armed robbery that occurred at the Northridge Mall. Officers contacted the victim who had been assaulted and robbed by four unknown males. The Violence Suppression Task Force took over the investigation and was able to identify the four males as active Norteno gang members from Salinas, Ca. Search warrants were authored for four locations in Acosta Plaza and arrest warrants were obtained for Bertin Medrano (27 yrs old) and three other juveniles, all who participated in the assault and robbery.
On 05/13/21, Salinas PD SWAT, VSTF, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), CDCR, and State Parole served the search warrants in Acosta Plaza. Juan Gallardo (24 yrs old) and Jose Mexicano (22) were arrested for probation violations. Bertin Medrano (27 yrs old) and two juveniles were taken into custody for the robbery and gang enhancements.
Release Authorized by: Sgt. Bravo
Telephone: (831) 758-7380