Search Underway for Offender Who Walked Away From San Diego Re-entry Facility

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
October 30, 2021 Updated: October 30, 2021

SAN DIEGO—Law enforcement officials were searching today for a man who walked away from a work-release facility in San Diego.

Antonio Antunez walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility at 2727 Boston Ave. on Friday, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials.

An emergency search began at about 10 p.m. Friday after Antunez’s GPS monitor alerted that it was tampered with, and he was seen leaving the MCRP without permission, officials said. The GPS device was found.

Antunez, 28, is 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighs approximately 176 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

He was received by CDCR from San Diego County in August 2021 to serve time for burglary and was transferred to the MCRP in October. He was scheduled to be released to county supervision in March 2022.

Anyone who sees Antunez or has any knowledge of his whereabouts was asked to contact law enforcement or call 911.

The MCRP allows eligible participants committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry center.