Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Inmate Walks Away from Pilot Rock Conservation Camp

CRESTLINE, CA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Pilot Rock Conservation Camp #15, located near the community of Crestline, in San Bernardino County. 

Inmate Chad Ellebracht, 40, was discovered missing by camp staff at approximately
7:30 am, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Camp staff searched the inmate dormitory area, surrounding buildings and the camp perimeter after he was discovered missing.  All local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search for Ellebracht and apprehension efforts are continuing. 

Ellebracht was last seen showering at 5:40 am during a routine counting of inmates.  Ellebracht is 5’11”, 200 pounds, with a shaved head (light brown hair), brown eyes, and was last seen with no facial hair.  Ellebracht has multiple tattoos on his chest, arms and the name ELLEBRACHT is tattooed across his upper back.  Ellebracht was committed to CDCR from Tulare County for possession of a controlled substance for sale, for a total of three years.  He was scheduled to be released on August 8, 2016.   

Anyone knowing the location of Chad Ellebracht, or having other relevant information, is asked to contact the Pilot Rock Conservation Camp Commander at (909) 338-1950, or the Sierra Conservation Center Watch Commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5439.
Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 98.7 percent have been apprehended.

May 31, 2016   

(909) 338-1950


Friday, May 27, 2016

Riot at High Desert State Prison under investigation

SUSANVILLE – Officials at High Desert State Prison (HDSP) are investigating a large-scale riot that occurred this morning involving approximately 65 inmates. The riot was quelled and no staff members were injured. Five inmates have been transported to outside hospitals.

The riot happened on recreation yards of Facility D, which houses level IV inmates. The riot began at 10:30 a.m. and lasted approximately seven to 10 minutes. Numerous inmates sustained puncture/slash-type injuries, the majority of which were minor and treated by medical staff at the institution. The five inmates transported to outside hospitals are in stable condition awaiting return to the institution. Officers recovered 21 inmate-manufactured weapons.

Staff utilized non-lethal rounds and grenades, and fired warning shots from a Mini-14 rifle to quell the incident.

All inmates housed on the facility have been placed for now on a Modified Program. Today’s incident is being investigated by the prison’s Investigative Services Unit. The Office of the Inspector General’s Bureau of Independent Review was notified. CDCR’s Deadly Force Investigation Team will also review this incident.

High Desert State Prison, located in Lassen County, opened in 1995 and houses approximately 3,700 minimum-, medium-, and maximum-custody inmates.  The institution employs more than 1,200 people and provides academic, trade and vocational training to incarcerated inmates.

Contact: Lt. James Crandall
(530) 251-5100 ext. 5501

Youth Correctional Counselor Recovering After Attack

STOCKTON – N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility (NACYCF) officials are investigating a staff assault that sent a youth correctional counselor to the hospital.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, a youth offender in a dayroom at NACYCF was informed by a Youth Correctional Counselor (YCC) that his program time was ending, and instructed to return to his room. Without warning or provocation, the youth approached another YCC sitting at a desk in the dayroom and struck him with a closed hand fist in the back of the head/neck area. The YCC fell from his chair to the floor, hitting his head. The youth offender immediately lay prone on the ground and was placed in mechanical restraints. 

An Emergency Response Team (ERT) from NACYCF arrived to assess the YCC. The ERT called an outside medical unit which transported the staff member to a local hospital. He was released from the hospital several hours later.

N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility opened in 1991. The Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facility houses male youth offenders 18 to 23 years of age in living units comprised of individual rooms. The facility has an intensive treatment program, a specialized counseling program, a sex offender program, and a residential substance abuse treatment program. Population is approximately 225. Less than one percent of all juvenile offenders in California are incarcerated at the four DJJ facilities: N.A. Chadjerian Youth Correctional Facility and O.H. Close YCF in Stockton, Ventura YCF, and Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp in Amador County.

MAY 27, 2016

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