“High risk” transient escapes in Redwood City, history of violence and sex offenses [Update: Now apprehended]

UPDATE: Derrick Sanders has been apprehended in San Francisco and is in custody.]


The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is issuing the following Public Safety Advisory regarding a wanted subject:

Derrick Sanders, 34 years old, is a resident of Cordilleras Mental Health Facility in Redwood City. He is a parolee with a history of violence, weapons and sex offenses and is considered a “High Risk” offender with mental health issues. Sanders was discovered missing by staff at Cordilleras Center during rounds which were conducted during the early morning hours today. Sanders is a transient who frequents the San Mateo County and Alameda County areas.

Sanders is described as 5’11, 165# and was last seen wearing a red polo shirt and blue jeans. Sanders is also wanted on a parole violation warrant issued by the California Department of Corrections. Bay Area law enforcement agencies have been notified to be on the lookout for Sanders.

If you see or know the whereabouts of Sanders please do not approach and contact Sanders. Call 911 and notify Law Enforcement immediately. If you have any leads as to Sanders current location please call Detective Gathright at 650-363-7823 or the Anonymus Witness Line at 1-800-547-2700.

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