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Teenage offenders who escaped from work crew are caught

August 10, 2011 |  2:48 pm

Photo: Vehicles are parked at the Hollywood Hills site where two prisoners escaped Friday. Credit: Los Angeles Times Two teenage offenders who walked away from a work crew near Studio City last week were arrested after a brief chase, authorities said Wednesday.

Pablo Ontaneda, 18, and Christopher Ochoa, 19, were picked up at a private home in Riverside County late Tuesday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. During a pursuit, they suffered what the department described as minor injuries. After treatment at a local hospital, they were booked into Riverside County Jail.

The pair were part of a crew from the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility in Camarillo and had been sought by several law enforcement agencies since their escape Friday.

Under the supervision of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, they had been clearing brush near Mulholland Drive and Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills.

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-- Steve Chawkins

Photo: The Hollywood Hills site where two prisoners escaped Friday. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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