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One of two teen escapees captured in Kailua

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:08 p.m. HST, Apr 05, 2014

A teenager who escaped from the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Thursday night and caused three Kailua schools to go under lockdown has been arrested.

Kalihi officers located and arrested the 17-year-old male inmate in Kailua Friday at 8:15 p.m., according to police reports.

The escapee was returned to the correctional facility pending investigation.

Hawaii Pacific University's Hawaii Loa campus, Maunawili Elementary School and Olomana School were closed Friday morning as police searched for two escapees from the nearby Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility.

State Department of Human Services spokeswoman Kayla Rosenfeld said both of the escapees were at the facility for robberies, one of them facing a felony robbery charge. She said they ran while in a vocational education class at the maintenance shop outside the walls of the facility. An escape charge against one of them is pending after he ran during a doctor's appointment.

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Anonymous wrote:
I believe that the law should be changed so that any youth correctional escapees should then be considered adult offenders, their pictures posted as "wanted" and be sentenced as adults.
on April 5,2014 | 10:27AM
HOSSANA wrote:
I agree!!!!
on April 6,2014 | 01:06AM
paniolo wrote:
Was it worth it? I don't think so. Free ONE day, then add months or years to your stay. I guess that's why you're in there...LOLO.
on April 5,2014 | 12:12PM
droid wrote:
Not necessarily. Unless the offense the youth offender is serving time for is murder or attempted murder, he is released when he turns 18. Maybe he has a birthday coming up soon.

Knowing that, perhaps he escaped to visit a girlfriend. If that is the case, from his perspective, it probably WAS worth it.
on April 5,2014 | 04:52PM
2NDC wrote:
They're gonna find him in California. Gonna cost a whole lot of $$$ to extradite him back to Hawaii. With all of the resouces expended and the youth still on the loose, you know he had help.
on April 5,2014 | 12:25PM
cojef wrote:
Aiding and abetting are criminal acts.
on April 5,2014 | 02:07PM
FLIPTOP2 wrote:
Excuse me!!! Were these "armed and dangerous" teens that required a lock down? I don't think so and what a waste of resources!!!
on April 5,2014 | 09:19PM
HOSSANA wrote:
KHON says he was captured in Kalihi....they said it on their 6 & 10 p.m. newscast while online says he was captured by Kalihi police officers in Kailua.....what the hell with this kind of news...and you wonder why we live in a provincial environment where our facts are constantly being distorted by the news media....
on April 5,2014 | 10:07PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Hopefully, they clarify it. I want to know exactly where he was caught.
on April 6,2014 | 06:07AM
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