Runaway Juveniles Booked Into Youth Detention Center After Being Found Safe
By Kristin Forbis, Feb 27, 2020
The three juveniles that ran away from Cedar Ridge Academy in Duchesne County and were found safe on Tuesday have been booked into the Split Mountain Youth Detention Center in Vernal.”Investigators have determined that after running away from the private residential treatment center, the trio broke into a motorhome parked on private property at some point on Monday, February 24th,” shares the Sheriff’s Office. “It is believed the teens remained inside the motorhome until shortly before noon on Tuesday, February 25th. This likely prevented them from being found Monday by searchers on the ground and by the forward-looking infrared (FLIR) camera on the Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter, which was used Monday night.” The Sheriff’s Office reports that all three teens are expected to be referred to juvenile court as they “did extensive damage to the inside of the motorhome before walking to a nearby house shortly before noon on Tuesday and asking the homeowner for a ride. The homeowner reported the contact.” The teens were then taken into custody by a responding sheriff’s deputy and Utah Highway Patrol trooper.