SAN DIEGO — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for two women who walked away from the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) in San Diego.
Tumoi King and Viviana Mendez had been participating in the CCTRP, which allows eligible participants to serve the remainder of their sentence in a community program in lieu of confinement in state prison. The CCTRP provides a range of rehabilitative services that assist with alcohol and drug recovery, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.
CCTRP staff was alerted at 7:31 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, that King and Mendez had removed their ankle monitors, and a facility-wide search for the women was immediately conducted. All local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search and apprehension efforts.
King, 28, is a black female, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was received by CDCR on Feb. 19, 2014, to serve five years for a second-degree robbery conviction in Riverside County. She has been participating in CCTRP since November 2014. She was scheduled to be paroled in October 2016.
Mendez, 20, is a Hispanic female, 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was received by CDCR on Oct. 1, 2014, to serve a seven-year sentence for an assault with a deadly weapon conviction in Yolo County. She had been participating in CCTRP since September 2015. She was scheduled to be paroled in February 2017.
Anyone with information regarding either of these women is asked to call (916) 464-4169 or local law enforcement.
CONTACT: KRISSI KHOKHOBASHVILI