LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Richard T. Tarin, 30, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 21.
An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon that Tarin removed his electronic monitoring device.
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 Tarin.
Tarin is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 178 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on Nov. 27, 2013, with a five-year, eight-month sentence for driving under the influence of alcohol and causing great bodily injury. Tarin was transferred from California Men’s Colony to the MCRP on April 3, 2018. He was scheduled to be released to parole supervision in November 2018.
Anyone who sees Tarin or has any knowledge of his 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 reentry 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 15 months 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.