Teen recaptured after escaping juvenile hall | TheUnion.com

Teen recaptured after escaping juvenile hall

A teen-age boy who last week escaped the soon-to-be-vacated juvenile hall was arrested Sunday, but authorities are still looking for his getaway partner.

The arrested boy, a Grass Valley resident, was found in Truckee in the Sunset Inn parking lot by police, Nevada County Chief Probation Officer John Wardell said. A Truckee boy who escaped with him Friday morning remains at large.

Wardell said both boys were convicted of property crimes and neither is considered dangerous.

They escaped about 12:45 a.m. Friday from the juvenile hall at Highway 49 and Broad Street, which will be replaced next month by the new Carl F. Bryan II Juvenile Hall up the highway.

Wardell said the boys broke a cell window, after covering it with bedding to muffle the sound. Then they climbed onto the roof and leaped over a fence.

“The roof line is not that far from the ground on one side of it, so it’s not that far of a jump,” Wardell said.

The boys were discovered missing about 10 minutes later.

Wardell said a similar escape would be impossible in the new hall, which has narrower windows and thicker glass.

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