While Being Evacuated From Whittier Fire, Youth Offenders Jump Out Of Van And Flee
As part of the Whittier fire evacuation on Monday, a number of youth offenders were being moved from the upper Santa Ynez Valley Los Prietos boys' camp.
At State and Highway 154 in Santa Barbara, four youths jumped out of one van and two youths escaped another van.
Extra Sheriff's Deputies were called in and swarmed the neighborhood.
Five of the teens were caught quickly.
For the last escapee, authorities conducted an extensive search with a canine unit and a helicopter, and eventually caught him as well.
The boys involved ran the gamut of ages 14 through 17.