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Offender Walks Away from San Diego Reentry Facility

SAN DIEGO — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for Heather Gutierrez, who walked away from the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) facility in San Diego on April 20.

At about 7:20 p.m., it was determined that Gutierrez had left the CCTRP without authorization. Agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were immediately dispatched to locate and apprehend Gutierrez and law enforcement agencies were notified.

Gutierrez, 21, is a white female who is 5’ feet, 2 inches tall, weighs 149 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing black leggings, animal print sweater, black shoes and hair in a bun.

Gutierrez was admitted from San Bernardino County on September 7, 2021, sentenced for two years for second-degree robbery.  She has been housed at the CCTRP since February 15, 2022, and was scheduled to be released on July 2022.

Anyone who sees Gutierrez 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.


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Heather Gutierrez