Release Date/Time: 8/11/2017 3:32 PM
Incident: VSU, Parole, SWAT, MCSO Search/Attempted Homicide Arrest
Date: Friday, 8/11/2017
Time: 7:00 AM
Location: 200 block of Paloma Ave in Salinas and 300 block of Palm Ave in Greenfield
Release Authorized by: Commander John Murray
On 08-11-17, at approximately 7:00 AM, officers of the Violence Suppression Unit, Parole, SWAT, and MCSO served a two-location search warrant authored by VSU. The warrant stemmed from an attempted murder (shooting) that occurred in the area of Front Street and Alisal Street on 7-27-17. SPD SWAT served the first location on the 200 block of Paloma Ave in the City of Salinas, and MCSO SWAT served the second simultaneously on the 300 block of Palm Avenue in the City of Greenfield.
In the course of their investigation, VSU officers identified Marcial Allen Elizalde (29), as the shooter in the 7-27-17 incident.
Early this morning VSU conducted a traffic stop and arrested Marcial Allen Elizalde without incident.
Following Elizalde's arrest, SPD SWAT served the search warrant on Paloma Avenue and MCSO served the warrant in Greenfield. As SPD SWAT served the warrant in Salinas Isaac Gabriel Jimenez (20), ran from the Paloma Avenue residence into the backyard with two guns in hand. SWAT officers confronted Jimenez at gunpoint, de-escalated the situation, and placed Jimenez under arrest. Officers later located a shotgun in the home.
MCSO SWAT simultaneously served the search warrant in Greenfield. A search of Marcial Elizalde's bedroom revealed a Canik 9mm handgun, clothing worn during the evening of the attempted murder, and ammunition.
In total, the search warrant yielded a Winchester 12 gauge shotgun, Canik 9mm handgun, Ruger P85 9mm, Ruger Mark II 22 caliber, and 130 rounds of ammunition. Several communiques with information related to Nuestra Familia prison gang activity were also located at the Paloma Avenue address in Salinas.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at (831) 758-7321. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Salinas Police Department Tip Line at (831) 775-4222, or the We-Tip Line at 1-800-78 CRIME.
For media inquiries, contact Sergeant Lauricella at 831-758-7361 or the Watch Commander at 831-758-7250.