Prison Inmates Dennis Rene Welch and Glen Martin Whiteside, both minimum security inmates who escaped from the Eel River Conservation Camp CC#31 in Redway, California were apprehended this afternoon in Santa Cruz, California. Welch and Whiteside were taken into custody by Special Agents from the Richmond and Rancho Cordova Special Services Unit of the Office of Correctional Safety along with the Santa Cruz’s Sheriff’s Department.
At approximately 2 p.m., on July 14, 2013, the escapees were captured, arrested and taken into custody. They were medically cleared and transported to Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, California without incident. This matter will be referred to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Welch was serving a state prison sentence for Burglary 1st from Santa Cruz County and was scheduled to be paroled in January 2014. Whiteside was serving a state prison sentence for Robbery 2nd from Sacramento County and was scheduled to be paroled December 2014.
Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 99.1 percent have been apprehended.
from the California Correctional Center Press Release, 7/14/2013, 5 pm
Original release from the California Correctional Center:
Two Minimum security inmates walked away from Eel River Conservation Camp which is located just outside Redway, CA on July 13, 2013.
The first escapee, 20 year old Dennis Rene Welch, is described as a Black male, 179 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and dark complexion. He stands approximately 6' 1" tall. He was last seen wearing Orange Blaze colored jeans, and a shirt with the initials C.D.C.R. prisoner written on them. He was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on October 23, 2012, from Santa Cruz County for Burglary 1st. He was scheduled to be paroled in January 2014.
The second escapee, 30 year old Glen Martin Whiteside, is described as a Black male, 140 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and medium complexion. He stands approximately 5'7" tall. He was last seen wearing Orange Blaze colored jeans, and shirt with initials C.D.C.R. prisoner written on them. He was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on November 22, 2011, from Sacramento County for Robbery 2nd. He was scheduled to be paroled in December 2014.
They were last seen at approximately 12:20 a.m.
Escape apprehension efforts are continuing. Anyone seeing them should contact 9-1-1 or law enforcement authorities immediately.
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Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of Dennis Rene Welch or Glen Martin Whiteside should contact the CCC Watch Commander at 530-257-2181 ext. 4173. All media inquiries should be directed to Margaret Pieper, Public Information Officer, at the California Correctional Center at (530) 257-2181 extension 4110.