Update: March 21, 2017 - Per: Mariposa County Sheriff's Office. Escaped Fugitive Blake Castro has been apprehended by Mariposa County Sheriff's Deputies at 8:27 am today. More details will be released as we get them.
March 20, 2107 - MARIPOSA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) Mount Bullion Conservation Camp (CC #39) in Mariposa County on March 20, 2017.
Inmate Blake Castro, 31, was reported missing during an inmate count Monday, March 20. He was last seen at 2 a.m. Monday in his assigned housing unit.
CDCR, CAL FIRE, law enforcement personnel, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search for Castro.
Castro is a white male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 240 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has a tattoo of Chinese writing on his right forearm. He was committed to CDCR on Aug. 2, 2016, from Fresno County to serve a four-year sentence for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. He was scheduled to be released in November 2018.
Anyone who sees inmate Castro should contact 911 or law enforcement authorities immediately. Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of Castro should contact the Mt. Bullion Conservation Camp Commander at (209) 742-5494, or the SCC Watch Commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5439.
Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.