Friday, 19 July 2024

Officials seek teen who ran away from hospital

LAKEPORT – Officials on Wednesday were looking for a teenager who ran away after being taken to the hospital from juvenile hall for a medical evaluation.


The 15-year-old male was reported to have run away from Sutter Lakeside Hospital shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to Chief Deputy Probation Officer Dean Thornquist.


Thornquist said the teen, who was in juvenile hall for a probation violation, had attempted suicide on Tuesday night but was intercepted by juvenile hall staff.


He was then taken to Sutter Lakeside Hospital for medical clearance and was found to be in good physical health. The boy was then detained by Lake County Mental Health for a 72-hour treatment and evaluation before he ran away, Thornquist said.


Lake County Mental Health Director Kristy Kelly confirmed Wednesday, “We do have a report of someone from juvenile hall leaving the emergency room pending transportation for placement.”


She added, “My understanding is that law enforcement is trying to locate this person.”


Thornquist said mental health officials notified juvenile hall that the minor ran away from the hospital.


“We've sent out a pickup order,” which will notify local law enforcement to the teen's wanted status, Thornquist said.


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