UPDATED: High-risk sex offender caught

Adrian Santiago captured

UPDATED 2/11/14: Lancaster deputies arrested high-risk sex offender parolee Adrian Santiago around 11:41 p.m. Monday night, and he was booked at the Lancaster Station jail around 2:40 a.m. this morning, according to LASD inmate records. 

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LANCASTER – Authorities need your help to locate 48-year-old Adrian Santiago, a paroled sex offender who tossed his GPS ankle monitor in a Lancaster dumpster Sunday night and then disappeared.

“His criminal history includes indecent exposure and sexual battery, and he is a high-risk sex offender,” said California State Adult Parole Operations Supervisor Larry Dorsey.

Santiago is homeless and has been living on the streets of downtown Lancaster since he was paroled last summer, according to Dorsey.

“When they’re transient, they’re required to report to their parole agent at least once a week in the parole office,” Dorsey said.

Around 9 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 9), Santiago cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet, Dorsey said. Parole agents went out to look for Santiago but could not find him, so a no bail warrant was issued for Santiago’s arrest, Dorsey said.

“Agents recovered the bracelet in the dumpster in the alley on the corner of 10th street and Jackman,” Dorsey said.

Santiago is believed to be hiding within one square mile of Lancaster Boulevard. He is around 5 feet 11 inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes, and he weighs approximately 165 pounds.

Santiago’s criminal history includes numerous drug offenses, numerous indecent exposure offenses and spousal battery.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Adrian Santiago is urged to contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 265 or 266. You may also contact the Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466 or the Palmdale Station at 661-272-2400.

  14 comments for “UPDATED: High-risk sex offender caught

  1. Sue
    February 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    So if I am reading this right this guy has some indecent exposure convictions and that is why he is a registered sex offender. And has a GPS Monitor while on parole for drug and spousal battery convictions.

    Am I the only one who finds it interesting / sad that a weenie wagger warrants this kind of supervision and control, but crimes of plain violence do not? I would prefer that all violent criminals were supervised in this manner, as opposed a guy like that. For the rest of his life.

  2. ibet
    February 11, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I am betting he just wanted to get high or drunk. Things parole won’t allow you to do.

  3. Parole Agent III L. Dorsey
    February 11, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Just want to thank the public for the assistance in the apprehension of Adrian Santiago!

    Thank you!

    L. Dorsey

    • Stinger
      February 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      You have a tough job, Agent Dorsey, but it is appreciated greatly. Keep your spirits up. Remember, WE want YOU to win!

  4. Really!
    February 11, 2014 at 7:17 am

    REALLY! so they know his a high risk offender but yet they let him out into the public! Those who let him out should be accounted for this guys actions if he comits any while out in the run!!! Why do we always seem to get all the bs in the AV? Why not dump these people out in LA near by the politicians houses an see how they feel! Well sure hope they get this jerk out the streets

  5. laurenjackson
    February 11, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Focus on the situation at hand, which is to catch this molester and protect our kids! Post flyers post pic on Facebook, etc. Thanks!

  6. Cindy Hesselton
    February 10, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I saw a guy this afternoon while picking up my kids from summerwind elementary in Palmdale, that looks A LOT like this man here except his hair was longer and curly, wearing Kaki pants that were clearly too big on his body. He looked really frail, and was talking to a green ice cream truck that is always parked on a street next to the school. I noticed this guy because he is never on the street and looked out of place and suspicious, like a homeless person.

  7. Scary
    February 10, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    We just took 50+ kids to a field trip to the blvd on Friday. Scary knowing people like this are just hanging out around there!

  8. ConcernedCitizen
    February 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Check the library. As a former library worker I can tell you that we had numerous sex offenders hang out there. We also had lots of homeless people hangout there all the time so it’s likely he could be hanging out there.

  9. soapbox journal
    February 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I live at Jackman and Fern yikes, and someone said there is no such thing as a repeat offender BS

  10. j.o.
    February 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I agree with Just saying! Just let somebody like that loose to wander the streets doing who knows what?

  11. Just Saying
    February 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    So they release homeless high-risk sex offenders onto the street? No halfway house, no nothing? WTF?!?! I am absolutely, 100% blown away that this is allowed.

    • red
      February 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      I consider my self a progressive. To act like liberals or republicans aren’t equal in responsibility is completely wrong, you obviously don’t many liberals if u think there easy on sex offenders you must be very shelter ed. Until we rethink our criminal justice this will continue. We need to release non violent offenders and keep this pervert locked up the rest of the perverts.

    • Fact Check...
      February 10, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      No, [removed], that’s what happens when people vote for stupid new laws that are 180 degrees opposite of what they need simply because some idiot ‘conservative’ politician puts it out there to try to look ‘tough on crime.’ Jessica’s law created a whole new set of sex offender management problems – such as nearly doubling the number of homeless sex offenders (thereby destabilizing their psychologies and making them more likely to reoffend).

      You wanna blame someone (besides the offender, that is)? Look in the mirror.

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