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Posted: 7/21/2010 2:50:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2010 2:51:41 PM EDT by Mortem]
CHP officer arrested – suspected of solicitation to commit murder


CHP Officer Ruben Cesar Salgado

A California Highway Patrol officer arrested in May on drug and weapons charges, was arrested again today on suspicion of solicitation to commit murder, as well as three Health and Safety Code violations.

A Placer County District Attorney's Office spokesman said Ruben Cesar Salgado, 37, was arrested at 2:15 a.m. at the Governors Inn at 210 Richards Blvd. in Sacramento.

In addition to solicitation to commit murder, the new allegations include possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and committing a felony while out on bail. Officials would not discuss who was believed to be the target of the murder solicitation.

Salgado, who was a 12-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol who had most recently worked in the Newcastle office, was previously arrested May 11 in a Rocklin shopping center and charged with five felonies including possessing methamphetamine with a handgun, being under the influence of methamphetamine with a handgun and sale of a controlled substance.


Salgado was booked into Placer County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

The District Attorney's Office is reviewing the allegations. If formal charges are filed, Salgado will be arraigned Monday in the Placer County Jail Courtroom in Auburn. He has an Aug. 10 court date for previous drug-related charges.

Salgado was initially arrested May 12 by the California Highway Patrol on drug and weapons charges following a two-month investigation. A 12-year CHP veteran, Salgado had been assigned to patrol duties in the Auburn area since January 2009. He was arrested in May on six felony counts, including possession and transportation of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.

Officials said in May that an outside source alerted CHP and Placer County district attorney's investigators to Salgado's alleged criminal activity involving drug use.

He pleaded not guilty during an arraignment in Placer County Superior Court on May 13.

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/07/15/v-print/2893931/chp-officer-arrested-suspected.html
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 2:57:04 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:04:47 PM EDT
He was arrested for 6 felonies in May 2009 and was not fired from law enforcement until the end of June 2010. He was on the streets high as a kite as a CHP Meth head.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:16:06 PM EDT
Not good for CHP.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:19:18 PM EDT



Originally Posted By jhc:


Not good for CHP.


Is he friends with the one who tackled the little old lady in New Orleans?  



 
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:24:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mortem:
He was arrested for 6 felonies in May 2009 and was not fired from law enforcement until the end of June 2010. He was on the streets high as a kite as a CHP Meth head.




Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:29:17 PM EDT
He should have been in jail from the first incident.  California lets a lot of crooks out of custody and surprisingly, most re-offend!  Lucky to have caught him again before he actually got someone killed.  Hope he stays locked up this time.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:31:03 PM EDT
UNPOSSIBLE!!!!!  Everyone in GD knows that Cops never, ever EVAR investigate or arrest their own....
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:36:28 PM EDT
BAD LIEUTENANT !!! this is 15 minutes from my house.... must be nice to be an "only one"
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:45:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By superjc:
BAD LIEUTENANT !!! this is 15 minutes from my house.... must be nice to be an "only one"



10min for me. Thought i heard the last of the story but it keeps getting better and better
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:48:04 PM EDT
What a douche those CHP's make like $90K+ a year and he fucked it all up...
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:48:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mortem:
He was arrested for 6 felonies in May 2009 and was not fired from law enforcement until the end of June 2010. He was on the streets high as a kite as a CHP Meth head.




Well they had to wait for all the facts to come in.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:51:02 PM EDT
Horrible to see a brother fall to a disease like meth. I hope he didn't hurt anyone in the process... but I doubt that's the case. Meth is awful and destroys people. I hope he sobers up in prison.

Doc
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 3:51:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By realwar:
What a douche those CHP's make like $90K+ a year and he fucked it all up...


Isn't the cost of living significantly higher than most other places in the country?
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 5:50:54 PM EDT
This corrupt cop made over $111,000 in 2009.  Just another case of public union employees raping the tax payers.

2009 Pay
Base pay: $90,337.08,
Overtime: $19,073.12,
Other:$2,492.48
Total pay: $111,902.68

http://www.sacbee.com/statepay/salary-details/?firstname=Ruben&lastname=Salgado&totalpay=92280.76&agency=CALIFORNIA+HIGHWAY+PATROL
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 5:53:54 PM EDT
Check out this CHP SGT's 2009 salary

Michael R Teixeira
SERGEANT, CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL
CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL

2009 Pay
Base pay: $70,195.14,
Overtime: $11,448.88,
Other:$222,833.01
Total pay: $304,477.03
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 5:37:22 AM EDT
CHP ex-officer was arrested with woman

Authorities remained tight-lipped Tuesday about the case against former CHP Officer Ruben Salgado – accused of dealing drugs, using a weapon to commit a crime and soliciting a murder – but they did confirm a woman was arrested with him last week.

Breaonna Nunes, 21, and Salgado, 37, were arrested at 2:15 a.m. Thursday at the Governors Inn in Sacramento.

They both face drug charges, and Salgado also has been charged with soliciting a murder for hire.

Nunes was booked into the Sacramento County jail, while Salgado was sent to Placer County's jail in Auburn – his second stint there in recent weeks.

Salgado was first arrested May 12 by the California Highway Patrol on drug and weapons charges following a two-month investigation.

A spokesman for the Placer County District Attorney's Office released the information about Salgado's second arrest with no mention of Nunes, whose last name has also been spelled Nunez by the CHP.

This is not Nunes' first brush with the law in Sacramento County. In 2009, she faced vandalism charges and she has a July 28 court date for a 2010 DUI offense. She could not be reached for comment.

The Sacramento District Attorney's Office has not filed charges in response to the latest arrest.

In Salgado's case, court documents identify the target of the alleged murder for hire scheme by the initials "R.M."

Jeanie Hoatson, a CHP spokeswoman, linked the arrest of Nunes with Salgado but said no further details on the plot could be given other than to say that crime took place while he was out on bail.

"That is part of the reason why they are so tight-lipped, because this is a continuing ongoing investigation," Hoatson said. "They are not releasing anything on that."

Also Tuesday, two Sacramento law enforcement officers facing misdemeanor charges pleaded not guilty during their separate arraignments.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Monica Chavez
pleaded not guilty to a charge of battery for allegedly punching another woman while she attempted to separate their fighting dogs at a Roseville dog park.

Sacramento Police Sgt. John Castiglia, who did not appear in court, made his plea through attorney Daniel McNamara, denying that he stole razors and deodorant from a WinCo store in Roseville.

Chavez is charged with hitting Shelley Riley, whose miniature pinscher fought with Chavez's pug at Bear Dog Park on Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Chavez claimed that Riley threw the pug while separating the dogs, but Riley told The Bee that she dragged the pug off her dog but did not throw it.

Chavez's attorney, Michael Bowman, said his client acted properly in defending herself and her property.

"Under California law you don't have to get hit first," Bowman said.

"You can act reasonably to protect yourself or your property."
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 6:42:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Vicinity:
Originally Posted By realwar:
What a douche those CHP's make like $90K+ a year and he fucked it all up...


Isn't the cost of living significantly higher than most other places in the country?


$90k in Sacramento is equivalent to making about $65k in Louisville, KY.  Dunno what the state police here make, but I don't think it is anywhere NEAR $65k.
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