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Offender Walks Away from Oroville Reentry Facility

OROVILLE — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for William Roseberry, 44, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Oroville on Friday October 12, 2018.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 7:50 p.m. tonight that Roseberry’s GPS device had been tampered with, and that he had not returned from a pass. Roseberry’s GPS device was found West of Yuba City.

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 Roseberry.

Roseberry is 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 295 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Sutter County on June 16, 2015 with an eight-year sentence for inflicting corporal injury on spouse/cohabitant, use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a controlled substance in prison. Roseberry was transferred from the High Desert State Prison (HDSP) to the MCRP on May 17, 2018. He was scheduled to be released to Parole in June 2019.

Anyone who sees Roseberry 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 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.



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