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CDCR searching for inmate who escaped from San Quentin State Prison

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Posted at 3:51 AM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 09:40:03-05

SAN QUENTIN, Calif.  — CDCR officials are searching for an inmate who escaped from San Quentin State Prison.

Officials say Shalom Mendoza was reported missing during an institutional count around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. CDCR officials immediately conducted a search of the surrounding area. Notification was made to local law enforcement agencies and CDCR's Office of Correctional Safety.

Mendoza is believed to have carjacked a victim not far from the prison. Authorities are looking for a Toyota Rav4, California License number 6STZ502.

Anyone who sees Mendoza is asked to immediately contact Law Enforcement or call 911. If you know of his whereabouts, call 415-455-5000.