Azuza – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) agents and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies took inmate Wade Anthony Raffaniello, 50, back into custody less than a day after he was discovered missing from the minimum security Julius Klein Conservation Camp.
Inmate Raffaniello was apprehended without incident by CDCR and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Officers, with the assistance of Deputy Robert Ochoa and K-9 bloodhound Wendy from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Cabazon Station, at approximately 12:25 p.m. this afternoon not far from the camp.
Inmate Raffaniello had walked away from the Julius Klein Conservation Camp some time before a routine security check at 12:05 a.m. Monday, May 2. Raffaniello will be returned to the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution. Raffaniello was housed in a CDCR conservation camp and was a Los Angeles County Boarder. He was serving a sentence for the transport and sales of a controlled substance and was scheduled to be released April 5, 2018.
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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May 2, 2016
Contact: Lt. Hector Morua