SUISUN CITY – A minimum-security state prison inmate who walked away from Delta Conservation Camp in Solano County on Nov. 18 is back in the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)

At around 4 a.m. Nov. 19, 2017, inmate Rashad Vaca, 27, turned himself into the Vacaville Police Department. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the California Correctional Center in Susanville.

During an inmate count at around 11:15 p.m. Nov. 18, staff discovered Vaca was not in his assigned bunk. A search of the camp buildings and grounds was immediately conducted. Vaca had last been seen during 9 p.m. count. CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, CAL FIRE, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies assisted in the search.

Vaca was assigned as a firefighter at Sugar Pine Conservation Camp in Bella Vista, and had been at Delta CC as part of the strike team assisting in the Napa County disaster recovery efforts.

He was committed to CDCR on Aug. 10, 2010, from Solano County to serve a 12-year sentence for second-degree robbery with a firearm. He was scheduled to parole in January 2020. Vaca’s case will now be referred to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution on escape charges, and he will not be eligible to be housed in a conservation camp.

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

Contact: Lt. Charlene Billings, (530) 257-2181 ext. 4110