Man shot on North Main Street
A 37-year-old man was airlifted to a San Jose trauma center Saturday after he was shot while walking along North Main Street, Salinas police said.
The victim was walking northbound in the 2200 block of North Main shortly after 1:30 p.m. when he was approached by two males, one of whom brandished a weapon and fired six shots.
The victim was struck once in the lower abdomen but is expected to survive, police Sgt. John Lynn said.
Investigators don't yet know whether the incident is gang-related, and don't have any suspects, Lynn said.
Dog takes down burglary suspect
A police dog helped capture a burglary suspect Saturday night, police said.
Police said Miguel Belmontes, 20, was spotted by an officer responding to a report of a burglary in progress at a house in the 600 block of Dallas Avenue about 6:20 p.m.
As Belmontes ran from police, he encountered the burglary victim, pointed a gun at him and ran down Cortez Street, Sgt. John Lynn said.
A police dog and its handler gave chase, and Belmontes tossed the gun, which police later recovered, Lynn said. The dog bit Belmontes in the face but didn't cause much damage, Lynn said, then got a better grip on his upper left arm, allowing the handler to tackle him.
Belmontes was treated at a hospital and booked into Monterey County Jail on charges of burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm, Lynn said.
He said there was more than one burglar and he didn't know if the stolen property had been recovered.