Santa Cruz, California – A minimum-security inmate from the California Correctional Center walked away from Ben Lomond Conservation Camp (CC #45) on September 2, 2014.
The inmate, John Collard, 56, is a
White male, 5’ 7” tall, who weighs 155 pounds, and has green eyes and
grey hair. He was last seen at the camp at approximately 1:00 pm.
Staff from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
(CDCR) and CALFIRE discovered Collard missing at about 4:00 pm.
is believed that Collard left the camp driving a white 2006 Ford F250
4-door pickup with a white camper shell. The truck has California
license plate #1169407 and has black numbers “282” on the front and rear
CDCR, CALFIRE, local law enforcement agencies and the
California Highway Patrol were notified and are assisting in the search
for Collard. All responding law enforcement agencies are continuing with
the search and apprehension efforts at this time.
committed to CDCR on February 4, 2013, from Monterey County for making a
criminal threat, resisting/deterring an officer with the threat of
violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was scheduled
to be released from CDCR custody on January 4, 2018.
last seen wearing orange, CDCR state-issued clothing. Anyone seeing
Collard should contact 911 or law enforcement authorities immediately or
the Watch Commander at Ben Lomond Conservation Camp at (530) 257-2181,
Ben Lomond is one of 42 conservation camps operated by
CDCR and CALFIRE and houses 100 minimum security inmate fire-fighters
who fight wild land fires and also work on fire-prevention brush
clearing and other community projects.