Release Date/Time: 2/1/2017 3:12 PM
Incident: Search and Arrest Warrant Service
Report #: 16-040915
Date: Wednesday, 2/1/2017
Time: 2:34 PM
Location: Multiple Locations
On April 18, 2016, there was a shooting at 2172 N. Main St. Three gunman walked up on a group of males playing cards on the hood of a car and began shooting. Only one victim was struck and the suspects fled in a white SUV. The victim, suffered multiple gunshot wounds but survived. Based on information received during the investigation, arrest warrants were authorized by the Monterey County District Attorney's Office for Michael Ray Serrano (20), Juan Carlos Ceja (26), Fausto Samuel Arellano (20) and Miguel Angel Zendejas (37) charging Attempted Murder and Gang Enhancements.
Today, members of the Salinas Police Department's Investigations Bureau, Patrol, VSU and SWAT team, MCSO SWAT, Monterey County Probation, and CDCR Parole served search warrants and a probation search at four locations. Salinas PD personnel served search warrants in the 1000 blk of Connely St. and the 1000 blk of Baldwin St. Arrested at the Connely address, without incident, was Zendejas. Also arrested on an outstanding probation warrant was Xochitl Sanchez. Found in the residence were two handguns and other gang related material. Zendejas was lodged for the Attempted Murder warrant and the fresh gun charges.
On Baldwin St., SWAT hailed the residence but there was no movement. Entry was made and none of the residents were home. We eventually made contact with one of the homeowners who stated Ceja had recently turned himself in to ICE in Yuba. We sent the arrest warrant to ICE and they will arrange to get Ceja to Monterey County.
Monterey County Sheriff's Department SWAT served the search warrant at the residence of Arellano in the 700 blk of E. Romie Lane. They took Arellano into custody without incident. He was eventually transported to Monterey County Jail on the Attempted Murder warrant.
Monterey County Probation went to contact Serrano in the 1500 blk of Spoleto Dr. Serrano answered the front door and they took him into custody without incident. He was also lodged in County Jail on the Attempted Murder warrant.
The Salinas Police Department would like to thank the Monterey County Sheriff's Department, Probation Department and CDCR for assisting us in the service of these warrants.
Release Authorized by: Christopher Lane, Investigations Sergeant
Telephone: (831) 758-7496