Offender Walks Away From Bakersfield Re-Entry Facility ~ By Krissi Khokhobashvili

Offender Walks Away From Bakersfield Re-Entry Facility ~ By Krissi Khokhobashvili

Bakersfield, CA…California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for an offender who walked away from a Bakersfield re-entry facility on Sunday, Sept. 11. Stephen Beavers, 30, was transferred from Wasco State Prison to the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Kern County on Aug. 19. After being notified at approximately 7 p.m. […]

Inmate Attacks Officer At Pelican Bay State Prison

Inmate Attacks Officer At Pelican Bay State Prison

Crescent City, CA…Officials at Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) are investigating an assault by an inmate that sent three employees to the hospital. At 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, inmate Eliseo Pichaco, 32, entered a correctional sergeant’s office and attacked him, striking his face and upper body. Two other correctional officers sustained minor injuries during […]

CHP Urges Safety During Labor Day Weekend

CHP Urges Safety During Labor Day Weekend

Sacramento, CA…Although the summer season will soon be coming to a close, many Californians will continue to take advantage of the warm weather into the Labor Day weekend. As the celebrations commence, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants everyone to enjoy their holiday and to remain safe on California’s roadways. All available CHP officers will […]

Inmate Death at Kern Valley State Prison Being Investigated as Homicide

Inmate Death at Kern Valley State Prison Being Investigated as Homicide

Delano, CA…The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is investigating as a potential homicide the death of an inmate Wednesday morning at Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP). Inmate Gustavo Vital, 34, was found unresponsive in his cell at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 11. Staff immediately began lifesaving measures, and an ambulance was called. Vital succumbed […]

Five Stabbed & Suspect Killed On UC Merced Campus

Five Stabbed & Suspect Killed On UC Merced Campus

Merced, CA…Five people were injured and a suspect is deceased after a stabbing incident on the University of California, Merced, campus this morning (Nov. 4). The suspect was shot by police and later died from his injuries, according to the UC Merced Police Department. Two of the victims were transported by helicopter to a local […]

Labor Day Plans Call For Safe Driving Strategies Says CHP

Labor Day Plans Call For Safe Driving Strategies Says CHP

Sacramento, CA…People in the Golden State often enjoy summer weather long after the Labor Day weekend, which in many other states marks the traditional end of summer vacation. To assure that everyone on California’s roadways remain as safe as possible, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be out in force over Labor Day weekend, looking […]

CHP Commissioner Remarks On Arrest Of Officers In Modesto Murder Case

CHP Commissioner Remarks On Arrest Of Officers In Modesto Murder Case

Sacramento, CA…California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow and Doug Villars, president of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, today made the following remarks following the announcement by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department that one former and two current CHP employees were arrested in connection with the 2012 murder of Turlock resident Korey Kaufmann: “I […]

California State Prison-Sacramento Investigating Inmate Homicide During Riot

California State Prison-Sacramento Investigating Inmate Homicide During Riot

Folsom, CA…California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC) administrators are investigating the cause of a riot that occurred this afternoon involving numerous inmates and in which one inmate was killed. The identity of the victim is being withheld until next of kin has been notified. At approximately 12:55 p.m. inmates started fighting on one of the institution’s maximum-security […]

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