The Salinas Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect in an Mayhem (203 PC) case that occurred on November 21, 2015. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Hacienda Mexican Grill on N. Davis Rd. The victims, a 44-year-old male and a 24-year-old male, were confronted in the parking lot by a group of individuals. The 24-year-old was sucker punched, causing him to fall to the ground, strike his head on the concrete, rendering him unconscious. The 44-year-old was able to stop the group from hitting the 24-year-old while he was down but someone slashed the 44-year-old with a knife, across the face causing significant injury. The group fled and the victims were transported to the hospital. During the investigation, a picture of the slashing suspect was captured from a surveillance video. The picture is very grainy and detectives have been unable to identify the male.
Anyone that can assist in identifying the suspect is asked to call the Salinas Police Department Investigations Bureau at (831)758-7226 or Detective McKinley at (831) 758-7145. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78-CRIME, or text information to the Text Tip Line with the code "SPD831" to "847411".