Triplicate Staff

An Alder Conservation Camp inmate walked away from the facility near Klamath on Wednesday morning and may be wearing part of a CalFire uniform, authorities said.

Corey Joseph Janic, 26, is a minimum-security inmate serving a five-year sentence from Benito County for first-degree burglary and unlawful taking of a vehicle, according to a statement from the California Correctional Center.

He was described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds with brown eyes and a shaved head.

Janic was last seen running from Alder Camp at approximately 10:30 a.m.


discovering the burglary of a CalFire t-shirt and jacket at Alder Camp, officials

suspect that Janic could be wearing them, according to Del Norte

sheriff's Commander Bill Steven.

"There's a likelihood that he could be responsible for the burglary and passing himself off as a CalFire employee," Steven said.


with information about Janic's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the

California Correctional Center watch commander at 530-252-3013.