Parolee at large, resist/delay arrest

Release Date/Time: 8/7/2013 5:42 PM

Incident: Parolee at large, resist/delay arrest

Date: Wednesday, 8/7/2013

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: 1200 block Granada Ave

On August 2, 2013, several allied agencies responded to the Salinas Police Department's request for assistance in conducting targeted enforcement efforts in light of the recent spike in violence.  While several searches and arrests were made at that time, there were individuals who were not able to be located.  On todays date, members of the United States Marshall's Service Fugitive Apprehension Team came back to Salinas in an effort to track down some of those people.  Working in conjunction with the Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force, wanted parolee Pedro Velasco (23) was located at a residence in the 1200 block of Granada Ave.  When Officers were approaching, a female apparently saw the team and advised Velasco of their presence as seconds later he tried to escape out a rear window.  Velasco was challenged by officers deployed to the rear of the house and ducked back inside.  Velasco was hailed for approximately 15 minutes before he exited the front door and surrendered without incident.  He was later booked into Monterey County Jail for Parole Violation and resisting/delaying arrest.

Release Authorized by: Stan Cooper, Commander

                                         Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force

                                         Monterey County Narcotics/Violent Crimes Task Force

Telephone: (831) 758-7041