MIRAMONTE-- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Miramonte Conservation Camp in Fresno County last night.
Inmate Jose Garcia, 39, was last seen at his assigned bed at approximately 11:30 pm during a camp count.
Staff searched the inmate dorm area, surrounding buildings and the camp perimeter after he was discovered missing. All local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified and are assisting in the search for Lopez. Apprehension efforts are continuing.
Inmate Jose Garcia is described as a Hispanic male, 5'11", 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was committed to CDCR on February 24, 2012 from Santa Clara County to serve a seven-year sentence for disregard for safety. He was scheduled to be released to parole in May 2015.
Anyone knowing the location of Inmate Jose Garcia or having other relevant information is asked to contact the Miramonte Conservation Camp Commander at (559) 336-2312 or the Sierra Conservation Center Watch Commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5439.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2012
Contact: Lt. Alyce von Savoye
(209) 984-5291 ext. 5499