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Man Gets 16-Month Sentence In Stalking Of Oakdale Cop
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An Oakdale man’s fixation on Oakdale Police Lieutenant Keri Redd, a 23-year veteran of the department, has landed him with a felony conviction and a 16-month prison sentence. The Stanislaus District Attorney’s Office released the information about the case this week.

On July 30, 2013, Oakdale Police arrested Victor Salinas, 45, for public intoxication. When he was transported to jail, Salinas began to make comments to the arresting officer about Redd.

Among the comments, were that once he got out of jail he was going to attack the victim in an unknown way. Salinas also described victim’s house and car.

The arresting officer conveyed Salinas’s comments to the victim shortly thereafter.

Because of the threats, police charged Salinas with threatening violence to a public officer.

According to police, during multiple encounters with officers and the public, Salinas, who has an extensive criminal history, made a number of false statements claiming a prior romantic relationship and comments that were sexual in nature.

According to Lt. Redd, who allowed her name to be used for the article – generally victim’s names are withheld – the department had been documenting Salinas’ behavior toward her for several years. When the situation got to the point of knowing her residence, car, and family members, the department took action and arrested him.

“I think Mr. Salinas is unstable, but can be intelligent,” said Redd. “It gives me some temporary relief that my family will be safe for a short time with the prison sentence. I was really concerned for my family.”

Salinas was highlighted in an article by The Oakdale Leader on July 23, 2013, regarding the homeless situation in William Meyer Park.

In the article, Salinas was contacted drinking in the park. During the interview he said he had been “blacklisted” by police and had to move from park to park.

“It’s ‘tax-paying citizens’ like me that paid for this park,” Salinas said in the piece. “We’re not going away.”

On April 25, Stanislaus Superior Court Judge Nancy Ashley sentenced Salinas to 16 months in state prison.

An Oakdale man recently was sentenced to 16 months in state prison for an April conviction of stalking an employee of the Oakdale Police Department, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

During multiple encounters with Oakdale police, 45-year-old Victor Salinas made comments, mostly sexual in nature, about an Oakdale police employee. He also made false statements about a prior intimate relationship he had with the victim.

When Salinas was arrested last summer for public intoxication, he made threats to hurt the victim when he got out of jail, and described the victim’s house and car to the arresting officer.

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