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Offender Who Walked Away From Alternative Custody Program Apprehended

SAN FRANCISCO – An offender who walked away from an Alternative Custody Program (ACP) in Pacifica on July 27 was apprehended in a joint law enforcement effort on July 30.

Michael Baker, 37, was taken into custody on the corner of 24th Street and Balmy Street in San Francisco at 2:43 p.m. Several members of the public reported seeing him in the area, aiding a joint effort by CDCR’s Bay Area Special Service Unit, Bay Area Fugitive Apprehension Team, Office of Correctional Safety Criminal Intelligence Analysis Unit and the San Francisco Police Department, which ultimately made the arrest without incident.

Baker began participating in ACP this month and was scheduled to be released in March 2020. He was received from Los Angeles County Aug. 28, 2018, with a two-year sentence for transporting/importing a controlled substance. He received an additional two-year, eight-month sentence for carrying/concealing a dirk or dagger, a second-strike offense to run concurrent to the first sentence.

Baker was transported to San Quentin State Prison. His case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

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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July 31, 2019

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