No. Section 6254 of the California Government Code prohibits the release of an arrest record to the subject of the arrest. You are entitled to a copy of this record, but not through the arresting agency. You need to contact the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office who will provide a copy to your defense attorney or public defender.
No. Our officers are required by law to serve only domestic violence related orders. Any other civil orders or subpoenas should be served by a process server or another civilian, not a party to the case.
The Soledad Police Department allows the arrested person up to three phone calls to notify a family member or friend of his / her arrest. A public information log is posted and updated weekly in our lobby.
No. Our agency’s officers are required by law to serve only Domestic Violence related orders. Any other civil orders or subpoenas should be served either by a process server or another civilian not a party to the case.
No. An envelope is provided and attached to each parking citation for the registered owner’s convenience. Because there is a grace period between the date of issuance and the date the fine is due, it is the responsibility of the registered owner to pay the fine by the end of the due date. If the fine is paid after the due date a late penalty may be assessed.
Providing there are no restrictions or conditions for the release of a record, you may request a copy of a report you are a party to or directly involved in. There is a $5.00 fee for reports and it may take up to five business days to have the report ready for pick up.
Police reports filed over the telephone are usually taken when the reporting party is out of town. The dispatch operator or records staff member taking the call determine if your report can be handled over the phone or if you will need to meet with the officer in person. This can be at the police station, your home or another location within the city’s jurisdiction.
Police case numbers are only issued when an official investigation and report is made. In order to get a case number, therefore, you need to file a report. You may come to the police department or you can call police dispatch (831) 755-5111, M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and have an officer come to where you are if you are in the City or reasonably close by. In some cases, for some kinds of reports, the officer can take the information over the telephone. After the report is taken, you should ask the officer for their name, badge number, and the case number for your records.
The best thing to do is to write it down, as well as get the name of the officer when you make your report. However, you can get a case number by calling the Records Division at (831) 223-5120 between 7:00 and to 6:00 pm. We need to know what kind of an incident occurred, and the date, time, and location to look it up for you.
You may contact the Monterey County Superior Court, Salinas branch at (831) 775-5400 for criminal cases and (831) 883-5370 for traffic.
Bring your bicycle to the police department and for a $1.00 fee a bicycle license will be issued to you. A bike license is very useful in identifying your bicycle later if it’s lost or stolen.
If you come in personally and properly identify yourself, we will make an attempt to locate the citation and provide you with a copy or refer you to court to obtain a copy of your citation.
You can call us M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at (831) 223-5120. We need to know the license plate number or VIN (vehicle identification number), when, and from where it was towed.
A restraining order is a civil process, where the person seeking the order makes and application to a magistrate to temporarily restrain, or restrict another person from doing something that would otherwise be perfectly legal behavior. While the obtaining of a restraining order is a private process, there are numerous resources available to people, especially in cases of domestic violence, to make the process straightforward and workable. While in some cases the police may apply for an emergency protective order for someone, it is a temporary solution only, and the regular process needs to be set into motion as soon as possible.
The expiration of a restraining order is listed on its face. If you no longer have your copy, but can identify yourself to us as being the protected party, we will tell you if the order is still in force and effect.
The decision to file charges against someone under 166.4 or other sections of the Penal Code regarding violation of court orders is a decision by the District Attorney, not the police department. Our function is to document and assemble evidence and forward it to the District Attorney for evaluation and further action. If you have a specific question about a case, we suggest you contact the involved officer directly.
No, but may be paid online, by mail or over the phone. An envelope is provided and attached to each parking citation for the registered owner’s convenience. Because there is a grace period between the date of issuance and the date the fine is due, it is the responsibility of the registered owner to pay the fine by the end of the due date. If the fine is paid after the due date a late penalty may be assessed.