Parolee on the run after ditching GPS anklet

Parolee on the run after ditching GPS anklet
Alfonso Valero

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A warrant was issued Thursday for a parolee who is on the run after removing his GPS monitoring device.

Alfonso Valero is on parole for drug possession, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The Bakersfield Californian quoted a Corrections Department spokeswoman that Valero was also convicted of rape in 1983 in Kern County, although Eyewitness News wasn't able to immediately verify that information.

Valero is 5-foot-9 and 220 pounds.

Anyone who sees Valero is asked to contact a law enforcement agency.