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Police Locate Wanted High Risk Sex Offender

Derrick Sanders, who escaped from a mental health facility in Redwood City, has been taken into custody in San Francisco.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has located a high risk sex offender who  Friday from Cordilleras Mental Health Facility in Redwood City.

Derrick Sanders, 34, was found in San Francisco after police developed leads based on tips from the community, the sheriff's office announced Saturday morning. He was taken into custody.

Around 9 a.m. Saturday someone in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf noticed a man panhandling near Beach and Powell streets who looked like the escaped parolee who had been in the news, according to the sheriff's office.

San Francisco police responded to the area and found Sanders and took him into custody.

He was booked at the San Francisco County Jail where was awaiting transport to the San Mateo County Jail, sheriff's officials said.

Sanders, a transient who frequents both San Mateo and Alameda counties, has a history of violence, weapons and sex offenses and currently faces a misdemeanor charge for an alleged sex offense against a minor in San Mateo County, as well as a parole violation, Schumaker said.

Sanders was discovered missing by staff at Cordilleras Center during rounds which were conducted during the early morning hours Friday.

Bay City News Service contributed to this article.

Michael G. Stogner August 20, 2012 at 08:41 PM
M. Smith that's right, here is another example of why I think the Supervisors should be included in the loop. This information was taken off of the website for Telecare Corp the owner of the facility Derrick Sanders walked away from Financial Support Funding is primarily provided through San Mateo County,
Sarah H. August 21, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Buck, St. Matthias Preschool is on Cordilleras right near Edgewood Road, which is not that far away. And Clifford Elementary School is also not that far away. Chances are he'd head down the hill in that direction, instead of up toward 280. Unless he went up to the Park-N-Ride at the top of the hill and hitched a ride up to SF.
Michael G. Stogner August 21, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Some new facts are being reported, the misdemeanor charge District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe is going after stems from a May 19, 2011 incident in which he is alleged to have asked a 15 year old boy at a bus stop to come to a hotel with him. John Summers Director of services at CMHS " These aren't people who are accused of violent assaults." He didn't know about this description of Derrick Sanders. You would think he would have been informed it it were true.
Michael G. Stogner August 22, 2012 at 10:41 PM
You would think a Violent, High Risk Sex Offender would be in the California Megan's Law System. Not the case concerning Derrick Sanders
Valerie Parkhurst September 23, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Make no mistake the "system" as a collective doesnt give a damn about your families. They spend more time on their collective bargaining agreements than they ever do watching the store or in this case their collection of deviants thats seems to be a slush fund for "public safety". The other important aspect the public needs to understand is any study put out by a government funded entity and their paid voodoo doctors, is a pre-requisite for a social policy they plan to implement onto the backs of the public. You will correlate if you look close enough, as budgets get tighter? These freaks get less dangerous in the eyes of the DOJ. Not to mention the very vocal sex offender groups who want to ram that 2% re-offend rate down the public's throat. Dont fall for it. Our world and our children are in more danger than ever before "no one is going to watch the store, but YOU!" Oh and you better seek your justice where you can find it, due to the fact you'll never find it in this Justice system..

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