SALINAS, Calif.- This is definitely positive, local news for the City of Salinas.
Several Salinas police officers were given awards of merit and distinguished service Wednesday night.
Officer Gabe Gonzalez was given an award of merit for his role in a home burglary case, arresting the three suspects, one by one.
Officers Martin Persijn, Ken Ellsworth, Joseph Kinney, and Ciro Barboza were given awards of merit for another chase involving a suspect in a home burglary. Officer Anthony Yates was given a distinguished service award for giving the suspect, in that chase, medical aid.