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UPDATE/CAPTURED: Maui Police Search for MCCC Escapee

May 26, 2015, 9:27 PM HST
* Updated May 28, 3:02 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

(Update: 7:38 p.m. 5/27/15): MISSING MCCC INMATE IN MAUI POLICE CUSTODY: Maui Police have confirmed the capture of inmate Leif Valdez. They notified the Maui Community Correctional Center just before 6 p.m. Valdez was reported missing from the 3 p.m. headcount yesterday. How he escaped is under investigation. Valdez is a minimum security custody who was serving a misdemeanor, 15-day sentence for theft 4. The sentence end date is June 3, 2015. He was housed in a minimum security dorm on the perimeter of the facility.
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(Original Post: 5/26/15)

Inmate Leif Valdez, also known as “Lucas Rauh” escaped from the Maui Community Correctional Center between 1 and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, according to Maui police.

Police say Valdez was last seen wearing a green prison top and pants. Valdez is described as 26-years old, standing 5-feet 6-inches tall, weighing 150-160 pounds, with brown/black hair and brown eyes.  Police say he has a tattoo of a dragon head on his left forearm.

The state Department of Public Safety said Valdez was reported missing from the 3 p.m. head count at the facility.  DPS officials say how Valdez escaped is under investigation.  The Maui Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the case as a second degree escape.

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According to DPS officials, Valdez was housed in a minimum security dorm on the perimeter of the facility.  Valdez was in minimum security custody and was serving a 15-day sentence for a fourth-degree misdemeanor theft charge. The sentence end date was June 3, 2015.

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Anyone with information on Valez’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1.

This was the second escape reported today.  Earlier on Tuesday, a female pre-trial inmate, Tasha Gonsalves, was reported missing from a 5:30 a.m. head count.  She was arrested at around 2 p.m.

Leif VALDEZ also known as Lucas Rauh,  Photo courtesy Hawaiʻi Department of Public Safety.

Leif VALDEZ also known as Lucas Rauh, Photo courtesy Hawaiʻi Department of Public Safety.

Leif VALDEZ also known as Lucas Rauh, has a tattoo of a dragon head on his left forearm.

Leif VALDEZ also known as Lucas Rauh, has a tattoo of a dragon head on his left forearm.

 

Leif VALDEZ also known as Lucas Rauh,  Photo credit: Maui Police Department.

Leif VALDEZ also known as Lucas Rauh,

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