LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Christopher Pinon 23, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Long Beach on Friday March 16, 2018.

An emergency search was conducted after authorities were notified at approximately 3:24 p.m. this afternoon that Pinon’s GPS device had been tampered with. Pinon’s GPS device was found in a trash can on Main and Washington Streets in Los Angeles. 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 Pinon.

Pinon is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He was wearing a black hat, grey sweatpants, grey jacket, black t-shirt and black shoes. Pinon was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on July 18, 2017 with a three-year sentence for second degree robbery. Pinon was transferred from Wasco State Prison to the MCRP on January 16, 2018. He was scheduled to be released to probation in November 2018.

Anyone who sees Pinon or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

The MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the reentry center and provides them the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community. It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have approximately 1 year left to serve. The program links offenders to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.

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

Contact: Vicky Waters, (916) 201-4165