Release Date/Time: 8/1/2017 7:15 AM
Incident: Homicide Arrest
Date: Sunday, 7/30/2017
Time: 11:54 PM
Location: 300 Block of Main St.
Release Authorized by: Spencer Critchley, Acting PIO
Telephone: (831) 998-3000
Salinas Police Officers were conducting a walk-through of a restaurant/bar in the 300 block of Main St. Sunday night when they saw Juan Antonio Cervantes, 28, of Salinas inside the establishment. The Officers were aware Cervantes had an outstanding warrant for his arrest related to the September 2008 homicide of Adrian Carranza, which took place in the 2100 block of Perez Street.
Cervantes was taken into custody without incident and later booked into Monterey County jail for the outstanding no-bail warrant charging one count of homicide, two counts of attempted homicide, and gang enhancements.