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Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Reentry Program

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for David W. Roybal, 59, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles today, Sept. 10, 2018.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 2:30 p.m. today that Roybal had departed the MCRP without authorization.

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 Roybal.

Roybal is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on Jan. 26, 2018, with a three-year sentence for receiving stolen property. Roybal was transferred from Wasco State Prison to the MCRP on June 6, 2018. He was scheduled to be released to parole supervision in January 2019.

Anyone who sees Roybal 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 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.

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


September 10, 2018

Contact: Terry Thornton

(916) 716-5989