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Fugitive Juvenile Offender Captured in Sacramento

Taken into Custody Less Than 24 Hours After Escape

Sacramento – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) took into custody early Wednesday morning a juvenile offender less than 24 hours after he escaped from a Pine Grove Conservation Camp work crew in Amador County late Tuesday morning.

A CDCR Fugitive Apprehension Team, with aid from the Sacramento Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Service, tracked Angel Iniquez to the 2400 block of Connie Drive in Sacramento, where he was arrested at 2:30 am without incident. He was subsequently booked into the N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility in Stockton and will face additional charges of escape.

At approximately 10:55 am, on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, Angel Iniquez was driven away from a roadside cleanup project on old Highway 49 in Sutter Creek by two accomplices while CDCR officers were distracted by another crew member who needed medical attention after cutting his leg with a chainsaw.

Following the incident, the remaining 13 members of the crew were returned to the Pine Grove Conservation Camp and all law enforcement agencies were alerted to Iniquez’ disappearance.

Iniquez, from Monterey County, was the first juvenile in seven years to attempt an escape from the Pine Grove Conservation Camp, despite the fact that the youth conduct 15-20 community service projects a week in Amador County and the surrounding region, in addition to supporting wild land fire crews throughout the state.


DECEMBER 28, 2011
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