Los Angeles Sheriff's cruiser
A Los Angeles Sheriff’s cruiser. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A search was underway Wednesday for a 19-year-old inmate who walked away from the Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.

Edis Gonzales-Lopez was working at the station as a trustee when he left around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Deputy Armando Viera Jr. of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau, who said the inmate climbed over a wall to get away.

Personnel from the station searched the surrounding area for the young man, but he has not been located.

Gonzales-Lopez, who is known to frequent the Pacoima area, is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and eyes. He was wearing a white T-shirt and unknown-colored pants.

Gonzales-Lopez was last arrested on suspicion of burglary on Sept. 17 by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Division and was due to appear in court on Nov. 14, Viera said.

It was unclear what prior arrests or convictions he may have had, if any.

Anyone with information about Gonzales-Lopez’s whereabouts was urged to call the Metro Detail of the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau at (562) 946-7893.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.

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