BISHOP – On June 22, 2012, at approximately 10:10 PM, two Sierra Conservation Center inmates assigned to Owens Valley Conservation Camp in Inyo County were discovered missing during a camp count. Inmates Jessy Lopez and Otoniel Aldana, minimum custody inmates could not be located by camp staff at the completion of the 2210 camp count. Escape procedures were immediately activated.
Inmate Lopez was serving a six year sentence for Grand Theft Auto from Los Angeles County. Lopez was scheduled to parole in September of 2012. Lopez may be wearing orange pants and an orange shirt, black boots and an orange prison jacket with prison lettering. Lopez is a Hispanic male with black short length hair and brown eyes with a medium build. Lopez is approximately 5’ 6” tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds.
Inmate Aldana was serving a seven year sentence for Assault with a firearm from Los Angeles County. Aldana was scheduled to parole in July of 2016. Aldana may be wearing orange pants and an orange shirt, black boots and an orange prison jacket with prison lettering. Aldana is a Hispanic male with black short length hair and brown eyes with a medium build. Aldana is approximately 5’ 8” tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds.
A search for inmates Lopez and Aldana was immediately initiated and Officials have notified surrounding residents as well as local Law Enforcement Agencies. If anyone sees Lopez or Aldana, please notify your local authorities, Owens Valley Camp, or call 911.
Owens Valley Conservation Camp, CC #26, which opened in 1963, houses approximately 128 minimum security inmates and is located approximately ten miles north of Bishop on Highway 395. Owens Valley Camp is jointly operated by CAL FIRE and CDCR 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 Inyo and Mono Counties.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2012
CONTACT: J. FROHREICH