Missing camp inmate sought by law enforcement

Courtesy image: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

A minimum-security inmate was discovered missing at Francisquito Conservation Camp in Santa Clarita on Friday, according to a Department of Corrections news release.

Inmate Pete Vega was discovered missing at 8:30 a.m. during a routine count prior reporting for work. He was last seen in the dining hall at 7:15 a.m.

CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, CAL FIRE, law enforcement personnel, as well as local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol had all been notified of his disappearance. They are assisting each other in locating Vega.

Vega, 34, is a Hispanic male, 5’ 10” tall, weighing 164 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. In June 2018, he was received by CDCR from Riverside County with an eight-year sentence on two counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale, the possession of a firearm by a felon and vehicle theft with prior vehicle-related theft convictions.

Anyone who finds Vega must immediately call 911 or contact law enforcement officials. Those with knowledge of or information about Vega’s location should contact the SCC Watch Commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5499.

The above information was obtained by The Signal via a press release issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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