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Inmates Escape From Vallecito Conservation Camp

Angels Camp, CA– Authorities this morning are searching for two escaped inmates from the Vallecito Conservation Camp.

According to Conservation Camp Lt. D. Ahlers, the inmates are both Hispanic and escaped the minimum security fire camp located approximately 3 miles above Angels Camp on Highway 4.

One inmate is 39 years old with black hair and brown eyes, 5 feet, 4 inches tall and slightly overweight in build. The other male inmate is 40 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He also has black hair and brown eyes. Both men may be wearing prison orange pants and a shirt with prison lettering or grey sweats.

The two inmates are serving sentences for transportation/sales of a controlled substance out of Orange and Ventura counties.

If you see these inmates or have any information on their whereabouts, please notify local authorities or the Vallecito Camp at (209) 736-4922.

Vallecito Conservation Camp opened in 1958 and houses approximately 110 minimum security inmates. The camp is jointly operated by CAL FIRE and CDRC and is under the jurisdiction of Sierra Conservation Center. The primary mission of this camp is to respond to statewide Wildfire emergencies and fire prevention conservation projects within Calaveras County.

Written by tina.falco@mlode.com