Search is on for es­caped San Quentin in­mate

The Mercury News Weekend - - LOCAL NEWS - By Rick Hurd [email protected] ba­yare­anews­ Con­tact Rick Hurd at 925945- 4789.

Au­thor­i­ties are ask­ing for pub­lic as­sis­tance in track­ing down an in­mate who es­caped from San Quentin State Prison on Wed­nes­day.

Shalom Men­doza, 21, walked away from the out grounds sup­port fa­cil­ity and was dis­cov­ered miss­ing dur­ing an in­sti­tu­tional count around 9:35 p. m. that day, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

A search of the sur­round­ing area con­firmed Men­doza was gone, au­thor­i­ties said.

Men­doza is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 177 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is serv­ing a five-year sen­tence for us­ing a deadly weapon dur­ing a car­jack­ing, at­tempted car­jack­ing, evad­ing a police of­fi­cer and evad­ing a police of­fi­cer while driv­ing reck­lessly. He ar­rived at San Quentin on April 28 from Los An­ge­les County.

Au­thor i - ties be­lieve Men­doza car­jacked a vic­tim not far from the prison, and they were look­ing for a Toy­ota Rav4 with a Cal­i­for­nia li­cense plate of 6STZ502.

Any­one who may see Men­doza is urged to call 911 or Lt. Sa­muel Robin­son at 415- 455- 5000.


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