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Prisoners who escaped into Hollywood Hills arrested

Inmates on Work Detail Escape in Hollywood Hills

Two prisoners who escaped while clearing brush in the Hollywood Hills on Friday were captured Tuesday night in Riverside County, officials said.

U.S. marshals arrested the pair at a private residence in Jurupa. According to a statement, officials took them into custody after a brief chase. They were identified as Pablo Ladislow Ontaneda, 18, and Christopher Ochoa, 19.

The prisoners were reported missing about 2 p.m. Friday in the 8400 block of Mulholland Drive, nestled between Studio City and West Hollywood Hills.

The two prisoners were part of an inmate fire crew with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

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-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Vehicles are parked at the Hollywood Hills site where two prisoners escaped Friday. Credit: Los Angeles Times

 
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