Inmate walks away from work crew in Pitt Meadows
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:18PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:47PM PDT
Mounties are searching for an inmate who walked away from a supervised work crew in Pitt Meadows Wednesday morning.
Michael Lund, 42, was reported missing by the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre at around 11 a.m., according to the RCMP.
He was last seen in the area of Southgate Road and Airport Way, just blocks away from the Pitt Meadows Athletic Park and Pitt Meadows Arena Complex.
Though Fraser Regional is a high-security facility, police said Lund is only serving time for property-related crimes. People living in the area of his disappearance weren't warned to stay indoors during the search.
"Schools in the area were notified as a precautionary measure but no school lock downs were initiated," Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk said in a news release.
The inmate was wearing corrections clothes – a red shirt, red pants and red jacket –when he escaped, according to law enforcement.
Anyone who sees Lund is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers immediately.
A spokesperson from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General said the circumstances surrounding the walk-away will be subject to a review. The facts will be examined in order to prevent a similar outcome in the future.
The ministry would not release specific details Wednesday.
MORE: This is where @RidgeRCMP started searching for inmate who walked away from supervised work crew. No RCMP currently on South Gate, Airport Way or Bonson Rd in Pitt Meadows. pic.twitter.com/DUVgsIh30R— Penny Daflos (@PennyDaflos) June 13, 2018