YUCAIPA — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials today announced that an inmate fire fighter who walked away from the Oak Glen Conservation Camp last week was apprehended on Monday and returned to the Riverside County jail.

Inmate Julio Lugo, 27, was seen walking in the 1300 block of North Murray Street in Banning by Sheriff’s deputies and taken into custody after running into a backyard.

Lugo was last seen in his assigned dorm around 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, during camp count. At 2:55 a.m. during an informal count, camp staff could not locate Lugo. On-duty staff immediately began searching the surrounding areas. Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Lugo.

Lugo is as a Hispanic male, 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He weighs 175 pounds and has brown eyes and a black hair. Lugo was in the custody of CDCR since May 2017 as a county boarder through a partnership with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. He was sentenced to a four-year term for vehicle theft in Riverside County. He was scheduled to be released in March 2019.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Contact: CDCR press office

(916) 445-4950

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30, 2017

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