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CYA detainees flee, captured

February 17, 2002|STAFF REPORT

WESTMORLAND — Police here aided in the recapture of two California Youth Authority detainees who had escaped while on a work detail in Brawley.

Information was scarce, but Westmorland Officer Steve Mistriel said his department received a call about 4 p.m. Friday from citizens who had spotted two people walking through a field.

Mistriel said with the help of U.S. Border Patrol agents, California Highway Patrol officers, Imperial County Sheriff's deputies and officers from other cities, the escapees were apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

Mistriel added the escapees were caught around the area of Highway 86 and Boarts Road.

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