Prison escapee nabbed within 24 hours in Folsom

Residents' dogs corner suspect off Green Valley Road
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FOLSOM -- A prisoner who escaped from California State Prison, Sacramento, on Sunday was apprehended less than 24 hours later. Marco Cabrera escaped Sunday from a minimum security prison in Folsom and allegedly tried to swipe a getaway vehicle from a nearby neighborhood. Cabrera was apprehended after residents called 911 to say their dogs had cornered the prison escapee at their home on Green Valley Road. The previous night, he allegedly tried to swipe a vehicle in the 100 block of Esplanade Circle in the Folsom neighborhood of Empire Ranch. Neighbors had blocked the stolen vehicle from leaving, and after a slight collision with a water main, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the nearby wetlands area. Arriving officers set a perimeter within minutes, and were assisted by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol. After two hours of combing the area with helicopters (CHP, Sacramento Sheriff) and Folsom Police dogs, the search was called off. Twenty minutes after the initial report, California State Prison-Sacramento advised they had an escapee from their minimum support facility located approximately three miles from the scene of the vehicle theft. Further investigation by Folsom Police officers confirmed that inmate Marco Cabrera, 32, of Tulare County, was the suspect in the Esplanade theft. Cabrera is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5’7” tall, approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen Sunday evening with a shaved head, wearing no shirt, and wearing shorts. In Tulare County, Cabrera was convicted of assault with a firearm, the transport and sale of marijuana, corporal injury to a spouse, and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Cabrera faces auto theft and robbery charges related to the Folsom investigation. Advisory: Escapee captured after 21 hours on the Run Just after 6 pm this evening residents on Green Valley Road in Folsom called 911 to report that their family dogs had cornered the CSP-Sacramento escapee reported missing from the minimum security area last night. When officers arrived moments later they discovered Marco Cabrera waiting in the bed of a pickup truck, safe from the angry Labrador retrievers. Cabrera was taken into police custody without incident. Cabrera was processed at the Folsom Police Jail on Robbery and Vehicle Theft charges, and returned to the custody of the California Department of Corrections. ~ Staff report