Release Date/Time: 7/16/2015 4:06 PM
Incident: Attempted Homicide Suspect, Pursuit
Date: Thursday, 7/16/2015
Time: 3:49 PM
Location: Salinas to Seaside
This morning a catering truck was sitting in its driveway on Terrace Av warming-up when male and female suspect decided to take it. A "Be-on-the-lookout" was placed and a short time later a pair of Salinas Police Officers saw the truck N/B on Sherwood. As they attempted to conduct a stop, the driver, later identified as Ricardo Carranza (27) sped through the Bernal/Tyler area and then onto N/B 101 at a speed of approximately 80 MPH. The pursuit continued into the Prunedale area and onto Hwy 156 W/B, the pursuit was turned over to CHP, with Salinas units trailing to assist. Carranza sped through Marina, Fort Ord and into Seaside where SPD units were relieved by MCSO and Seaside units. Due to Carranza's erratic and dangerous driving, the pursuit was eventually terminated in the City of Seaside, entering into Monterey, where he apparently allowed the unknown female exit and parked the truck in a driveway near Encina and English. Carranza jumped several fences but was eventually located and taken into custody by Seaside and Monterey Officers. Salinas Police responded and took custody of Carranza and returned the vehicle to the victim. Suspected stolen property was located in Carranza's possession and inside the truck. The female was not located during the area check by allied agencies. Carranza was later transported and booked into Monterey County Jail for the stolen vehicle, pursuit, stolen property and a 1.5 million dollar warrant that had been obtained by SPD resulting from three previous high-speed pursuits he had been involved in along with an attempted murder charge from July 11th in which he intentionally ran down a female he was arguing with. Charges will be sought by MCSO and Seaside for the resisting arrest as well.
Release Authorized by: Stan Cooper, Cdr.
Telephone: (831) 758-7250