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Deputies Recapture Inmate Who Escaped From Santa Rita Jail

Pleasanton man back in jail after being discovered missing about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Alameda County deputies have recaptured an inmate who escaped from the  in Dublin on Tuesday, a sergeant said.

Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson said Ismael Cesda was found in Fremont early Friday morning and was taken back to the Santa Rita jail.

Cesda, 21, also known as Ismael Ramirez, was discovered missing at about 11 p.m. Tuesday evening after having been brought back to the jail from court, according to Nelson.

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

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

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. 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.

- Bay City News contributed to this report.

Ray March 04, 2011 at 07:37 PM
Are his parents in this country legally?
Longtime Resident March 04, 2011 at 08:22 PM
Don't know about his parents but KCBS reported he was not. The criminal charges were dismissed while he was in court and he was being held on an immigration hold.
Robert March 07, 2011 at 11:15 AM
What I want to know is how could he be mistaken for someone waiting to be released if he had just returned from court...was he wearing his own personal clothes, or was he in ALCO jail clothes? Someone dropped the ball somewhere!
B January 11, 2012 at 08:10 AM
When you return from the jail the relaesed go one way and all others go the other way. I dont know why they are calling this an escape. He didnt escape, he was let out. He had his own personal clothes. The mistake was made by someone entering wrong info or not entering the info about an ICE hold into the computer either at court or at the jail.

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