LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Brandon Garcia, 36, who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Thursday June 29, 2017.
An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 6:23 p.m. that Garcia’s GPS device had been tampered with and the GPS tracking device was located on the roof of the fire department station near his last location. Garcia was not located in the immediate area.
Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Garcia.
Garcia is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on November 16, 2016, with a two-year, eight-month sentence for Burglary 1st and Vehicle Theft with Prior Vehicle Related Theft Convictions. Garcia was transferred from the Wasco State Prison to the MCRP on May 10, 2017. He was scheduled to be released to State Parole in August 2017.
Anyone with knowledge of Garcia’s whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.
The MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry center and provides them the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community. It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have approximately 1 year left to serve. The program links offenders to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.
Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.
Contact: Luis Patino