Thursday, April 26, 2007

Youth Offender Escapee Captured in Los Angeles

Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team Apprehends Jose Alvarez

Los Angeles
-- Agents from the Fugitive Apprehension Team of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's (CDCR) Office of Correctional Safety (OCS) apprehended and took into custody Division of Juvenile Justice ward Jose Alvarez early this morning.

The Los Angeles-based team received information on April 25 that ward Alvarez had walked away from a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection camp program near Mulholland Drive. He was discovered missing shortly before 2 p.m.

OCS agents conducted a non-stop investigation in an attempt to arrest Alvarez and protect the local community. At about 9:25 a.m. today while surveillance was under way, Alvarez was located as he attempted to gain entrance into an apartment complex occupied by his girlfriend. As OCS agents approached, Alvarez attempted to flee on foot; he was quickly apprehended and taken into custody. He was taken by OCS agents to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on escape charges.

Ward Jose Alvarez was committed to the California Youth Authority on April 22, 2003, for attempted murder.