Amber Alert issued for Salinas girl

June 25, 2009 2:44:23 PM PDT
An Amber Alert has been issued for an 11-year-old girl named Maria Roldan today who was abducted Thursday morning from her Salinas home, according to the police department. Police believe a man named Joventino Benegas, 21, took Roldan from her home.

She is a Hispanic girl, about 5 feet tall, weighs about 115 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Benegas is described as a Hispanic man about 5 feet 8 inches tall with brown hair that has a blonde streak, brown eyes, a goatee, a right eyebrow piercing and pierced ears.

Police said he was last seen driving a green Daewoo sedan with temporary plates.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police.