Taxi driver carjacked at knifepoint in Visalia

VISALIA, CA – A criminal out on parole decided to call a taxi to the Majestic Motel on West Noble Avenue in Visalia and carjack the driver.  On Saturday at 10:33 p.m. Officers responded to the Majestic Motel and spoke to a victim who stated he was carjacked at knife point. The victim drove for a local taxi company.  At 10:44 p.m. the California Highway Patrol recieved a report of a collision involving a taxi in Goshen.  Officers arrived to that scene and ultimately detained Robert Renteria (29) for the carjacking. Renteria was found to be on active CDC Parole. He was booked at Tulare County Pretrial Facility.  Get the latest crime updates from around Visalia.