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Offender Walks Away from Bakersfield Reentry Program

BAKERSFIELD — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Elizabeth Sarmiento, 23, who walked away from the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) facility in Bakersfield on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

At approximately 9:15 p.m. CCTRP staff were notified that Sarmiento left the facility without authorization and an emergency search was conducted. Notification was made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Sarmiento.

Sarmiento, a Hispanic female, is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. She was received from Kern County on Nov. 27, 2019, with a four-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon, a second strike offense.

Anyone who sees Sarmiento or has any knowledge of her whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

The CCTRP allows eligible offenders to serve their sentence in the community, in lieu of confinement in State prison. The CCTRP will provide a range of rehabilitative services that assist with alcohol and drug recovery, 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.

Elizabeth Sarmiento

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Contact: OPEC, terri.hardy@cdcr.ca.gov