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CDCR Looking for Three Walkaways from Pine Grove Camp

PINE GROVE – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for three conservation camp participants who walked away from a work detail near the Pine Grove Conservation Camp in Amador County earlier today.

Stanley Hill, 19, Derrick Scott Peterson, 18, and Robert Lee Sneed, 19, walked away from a CAL FIRE work assignment clearing brush near the Mitchell Mine Road, which is about three miles from Pine Grove Conservation Camp. They were last seen around 11 a.m. Pine Grove staff conducted an emergency count, and reported the three participants missing at 1:46 p.m.

CDCR’s Division of Juvenile Justice, the Office of Correctional Safety, CAL FIRE, local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol were notified early Tuesday afternoon and are assisting in the apprehension efforts.  

Hill is an African-American male, 5’11” tall, and weighing 174 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and wears glasses. Peterson is described as Hispanic, 5’10” tall and weighing 152 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Sneed is African-American, 6’ 2” tall, and weighing 188 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. All were last seen wearing khaki shirts, green T-shirts, blue jeans and boots. They may be carrying red duffle bags.

Anyone who sees the three should contact 911 or local law enforcement authorities immediately. Anyone having information about or knowledge of their location should contact Jim Liptrap at (209) 296-7581.


Contact: Mike Sicilia (916) 628-3280