Search is on for escaped San Quentin inmate
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.