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Inmate Walks Away from Pilot Rock Conservation Camp

CRESTLINE, CA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Pilot Rock Conservation Camp #15, located near the community of Crestline, in San Bernardino County. 

Inmate Chad Ellebracht, 40, was discovered missing by camp staff at approximately
7:30 am, on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Camp staff searched the inmate dormitory area, surrounding buildings and the camp perimeter after he was discovered missing.  All local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search for Ellebracht and apprehension efforts are continuing.  

Ellebracht was last seen at 5:40 am during a routine counting of inmates.  Ellebracht is 5’11”, 200 pounds, with a shaved head (light brown hair), brown eyes, and was last seen with no facial hair.Ellebracht has multiple tattoos on his chest, arms and the name ELLEBRACHT is tattooed across his upper back.  Ellebracht was committed to CDCR from Tulare County for possession of a controlled substance for sale, for a total of three years.  He was scheduled to be released on August 8, 2016.    

Anyone knowing the location of Chad Ellebracht, or having other relevant information, is asked to contact the Pilot Rock Conservation Camp Commander at (909) 338-1950, or the Sierra Conservation Center Watch Commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5439.

Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 98.7 percent have been apprehended.

May 31, 2016   

(909) 338-1950