Release Date/Time: 5/21/2018 12:36 PM
Incident: Attempted Murder Arrests
Date: April 7, 2018
Time: 12:36 PM
Location:700 Block of Williams Road/ 2100 Block of N. Main St./ and location in Los Banos
On April 7, 2018, an Attempted Murder took place in the 600 block of Towt St. Two male suspects confronted the two victims while they talked in front of a residence. As the suspects approached, they both pulled out handguns and fired multiple rounds at the victims. The victims fled over fences and were not physically injured. The suspects fled to a waiting white, 4 door sedan that fled southbound on Towt St.
Detectives from the Salinas Police Department's Investigations Bureau were able to gather evidence that led to the issuance of arrest warrants for Mark Anthony Valenzuela, age 25; Miguel Angel Vargas Jimenez and Jimmy Aguirre (Corona), both age 19 for Attempted Murder, Conspiracy and Gang Enhancements.
This morning (May 21), search warrants were executed at three different locations. The first was served in the City of Los Banos, at the residence of Valenzuela. Members of the Los Banos Police Department and detectives from Salinas PD served the warrant at the residence, located in the 1200 block of Center Ln. Valenzuela was taken into custody without incident and, eventually, transported to Salinas.
Also contacted was Joseph Alexander Valenzuela, age 20. He was found to have an outstanding warrant and was transported by Los Banos PD to the Merced County Jail.
Two additional simultaneous warrants were served in Salinas at the residences of Aguirre and Jimenez. Members of the SWAT team, with the assistance of detectives and Patrol officers, executed the warrant on Aguirre on the 2100 block of N. Main St. and on Jimenez in the 700 block of Williams Rd. Although both subjects were taken into custody without incident, two additional people were arrested for Resisting/Delaying officers at the Williams Road address. Jose Vargas Gallaga, age 38, and a juvenile female, age 15, refused to come out of the residence and delayed officers for over 30 minutes. Officers contacted the two after making entry into the apartment.
During the search of Aguirre's residence on Williams Rd., a .22 caliber handgun was found in his room.
All three subjects, Mark Valenzuela, Miguel Jimenez and Jimmy Aguirre, were transported to the Monterey County Jail and booked for Attempted Murder, Conspiracy and Gang Enhancements.
Mark Anthony Valenzuela (25): Attempted Murder, Conspiracy, and Gang Enhancement.
Miguel Jimenez (19): Attempted Murder, Conspiracy, and Gang Enhancement.
Jimmy Aguirre (19): Attempted Murder, Conspiracy, and Gang Enhancement
Joseph Valenzuela (20): Juvenile Warrant – booked into Merced County Jail.
Jose Vargas Gallaga (38): Arrested and issued citation for Resisting Arrest.
Juvenile Female (15): Arrested and issued citation for Resisting Arrest.
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone: (831) 758-7350