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Inmate escapes from Santa Rita Jail

Deputies are searching for escaped Pleasanton man

Alameda County deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on Tuesday, a sergeant said.

Ismael Cesda, 21, also known as Ismael Ramirez, was brought back to the jail from court early Tuesday evening and was discovered missing at around 11 p.m., Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

Cesda managed to get to an area of the jail where inmates are released, but officials do not know how.

"We don't know if it was mechanical failure or human error," Nelson said.

Cesda, a Pleasanton resident, had been arrested in Fremont on Saturday night on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle and evading police, Fremont police Detective Bill Veteran said.

Cesda and five other people, including three juveniles, led Fremont police on a car chase in a Toyota Highlander that had been reported stolen by Dublin Toyota, Veteran said.

The Highlander ran into a curb near Fremont Boulevard and Thornton Avenue, and all six suspects ran away from the scene, he said.

The police arrested all of them, and the three juveniles were released into the custody of adult family members. The three adults, including Ramirez, were booked into the Fremont City Jail before being transferred to the Santa Rita Jail, Veteran said.

Cesda is described as a Hispanic man about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweat suit, Nelson said.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged to call 911.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm


Be on the lookout for an escaped prisoner. In the interest of the escapee's privacy rights, we aren't going to print a picture. Just call 911 if you see anyone who looks suspicious.

What a crock!

unclehomerr..


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Posted by well...
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 4, 2011 at 8:10 am

this is pathetic.


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Posted by George
a resident of Danbury Park
on Mar 4, 2011 at 8:45 am

Perhaps the PW could revised this article. They state that:

+The police arrested all of them, and the three juveniles were released into the custody of adult family members. The three adults, including Ramirez, were booked into the Fremont City Jail before being transferred to the Santa Rita Jail, Veteran said.+

Yet they go on to describe the prisoner and his clothes/last whereabouts/etc. When the police arrested ALL of them, that should mean the prisoner Cesda/Ramirez as well.


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 4, 2011 at 8:51 am

SteveP is a registered user.

"Cesda is described as a Hispanic man about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweat suit, Nelson said."
That certainly narrows it down.
You can view pictures and video of the this fine, upstanding 'citizen' at this link: Web Link



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Posted by justsayin
a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2011 at 12:21 pm

They caught him. [This post was removed because it was only a story copied from another publication. If it had included discussion and referenced a link to the other publication, that would have been acceptable.)


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Posted by SAD
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm

So Cesada Ramirez is back in Santa Rita, but car theft charges have been dropped ! ? ? He was worried about being deported ! ! The BIG question, WHY hasn't he been deported ? ? ?


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Posted by justsayin
a resident of another community
on Mar 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

That, above, was not "removing my post." That was editing the link to sfgate.com out of my post.
:)


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Posted by Observer
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Smart enough to get out of jail through an escape, but not smart enough to stay out of jail. What does that say about our American school system?


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Posted by Stacy
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Observer,

Exactly! NO on E!!! Escaped prisoners are clearly not receiving the long-term-prison-escape curriculum schools should be providing them when they are young. By voting NO, you can send all kinds of mixed messages to the school board and their union thugs!


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on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:46 pm

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