Inmate Lopez, a minimum-custody inmate assigned to the institution’s dairy, walked away from the Minimum Support Facility at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) early Monday morning.
Investigative Services Unit (ISU) Officers, acting on a tip from a Tracy resident who reported a possible sighting of Lopez, responded to the downtown area of Tracy. When they arrived, ISU staff identified Lopez and took him into custody without incident. Lopez was transported back to DVI and placed in Administrative Segregation.
Of all offenders who have escaped or walked away from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 98.7 percent have been apprehended.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2012
Contact: Lt. George Paul