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Offender Who Walked Away from San Diego Reentry Program Apprehended

SAN DIEGO — A man who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in San Diego on Thursday, Aug. 3, was apprehended Monday, Aug. 7.

Quincy Crawford, 24, was apprehended at 6:30 p.m. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by the U.S. Marshals Service. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center. He will be transported back to prison in California. The case will be referred to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.

An emergency search was conducted the afternoon of Aug. 3 after officials were notified at approximately 2:30 p.m. that day that Crawford’s GPS device had been tampered with around the same time that he had been last seen exiting the MCRP facility on an approved pass to attend college courses. The GPS device was found in a parking lot near a fast food restaurant in the North Park area of San Diego.

Crawford had been participating since May 2017 in MCRP, which 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 one 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.

Crawford was received by CDCR from San Diego County in January 2015 with a six-year sentence for two counts of first-degree burglary and pimping as a second striker. He was scheduled to be released to probation in April 2018.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.


Aug. 8, 2017

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