Liz Swain 4:24 p.m., May 24
Two years ago, Ernesto Roberto Salinas was released from custody on the condition that he live in his mother’s home and obey her “household rules,” after he was arrested for burglary. But in less than 3 weeks he was arrested again, charged with possessing counterfeit money. He admitted both felonies and was released on probation in July 2010. He was 25 then.
Several times throughout 2011 his probation was revoked and bench warrants were issued for Salinas, for unspecified violations.
In February 2012, Ernesto Salinas was arrested for stolen vehicle and possession of meth, to which he pleaded guilty in two weeks and he was released on probation again.
This month the busy young multi-felon was charged with possession of stolen vehicle and meth, and felony criminal threat and battery on the vehicle's owner. Oceanside police took 27-year-old Salinas back into custody on June 12.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Salinas on July 11 in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse.