Runaways caught near school
May 15, 2013
Douglas County deputies rounded up five juveniles Saturday near Minden Elementary School who reportedly ran away from Rite of Passage and stole a vehicle.
Sgt. Lewis Brooks said the Alpine County Sheriff's Department reported chasing a possible stolen vehicle into Douglas County at 6:05 a.m.
Douglas deputies responded to assist and lost sight of the vehicle in Minden.
Shortly after, a woman called the sheriff's office to report a suspicious vehicle behind Minden Elementary.
She told deputies she heard the vehicle come to a sliding stop and saw people running away.
Deputies saw three males and two females in the fields adjacent to the school, and took them into custody.
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During the investigation it was determined the vehicle had been stolen and the juveniles had run away from Rite of Passage.