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Inmate Walks Away from Deuel Vocational Institution

TRACY– On Monday June 04, 2012, at approximately 2:30 a.m. a Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) inmate assigned to the Minimum Support Facility was discovered missing. 
Inmate Raul Edgardo Lopez, 25, a minimum-custody inmate, assigned to the institution’s dairy, was unaccounted for at the 02:30 a.m. count. 
Staff searched the facility grounds and the immediate area of the surrounding community after he was discovered missing. All local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified and are assisting in the search of Lopez.  Apprehension efforts are continuing.  Anyone seeing him should contact authorities immediately.
Inmate Lopez was received by CDCR on August 10, 2011 from Los Angeles County to serve a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery. Lopez was scheduled to parole in June 2015.
Lopez is 5’ 9” and weighs 191 pounds with a medium build, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue pants and blue shirt with “CDCR Prisoner” printed on the pants.
Anyone having information or knowing the location of Raul Lopez please contact DVI Escape Commander at 209-830-3856.
DVI houses reception center inmates from 22 Northern California counties, minimum and medium custody general population male inmates.  The institution houses approximately 2,500 inmates and employs 1,100.
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June 4, 2012
Contact: Lt. George Paul
(209) 830-3851