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Offender Who Walked Away From Alternative Custody Program Apprehended in Salinas

SALINAS — A man who walked away from the Alternative Custody Program (ACP) on Dec. 11, 2017, was apprehended Jan. 23 in Salinas.

Acting on investigative leads, agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Bay Area Special Service Unit (SSU) conducted surveillance on the home of an associate of Jesus Perez, 24. At around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, agents saw Perez enter the property on the 400 block of Kenneth Avenue in Salinas.

Working with the Salinas Police Department, agents set up a perimeter around the residence and entered, finding Perez in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Salinas Valley State Prison.

On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Perez met with his parole agent at the Salinas Parole Unit on Victor Street. He was instructed to wait in the lobby, but instead left the building and. removed his electronic monitoring device. SSU agents were immediately activated to search for Perez, and notification was made to local law enforcement.

Perez was received by CDCR on Oct. 17, 2016, from Monterey County to serve a five-year sentence for owning/operating a chop shop and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm. He had been participating in ACP at a private residence since September 2017 and was scheduled to be released in April 2018. His case will now be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

ACP is a voluntary program developed for eligible offenders that allows them to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison. Eligible participants may be housed in a private residence, a transitional care facility or a residential drug or other treatment program.

The OCS mission is to protect the public and serve CDCR investigative and security interests. OCS is the primary departmental link with allied law enforcement agencies and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

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



January 24, 2018

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