UPDATE: Friday, September 20, 2013, 11:30AM:
Shortly before 11AM, a Washington State Patrol helicopter located the 15-year old escapee from the Echo Glen Children’s Facility. He was near I-90 and not within Snoqualmie city limits. Washington State Patrol and the Snoqualmie Police Department pursued and captured the teen at approximately 11AM. He escaped the facility around 7:45PM Thursday, September 19th.
At 6:45AM, September 20, 2013, the City of Snoqualmie Police Department issued an alert to area residents regarding a youth on the run from a local detention center.
The City of Snoqualmie reminded residents it was not a lockdown situation for residents, but rather the alert was to watch for suspicious activity and be cautious.
Local resident, Julie Duim, reported via social media that she was volunteering at Echo Glen Thursday evening, September 19th, when the facility went into lockdown for the escape around 7:45PM. She also stated the the escapee was not considered to be dangerous.
Police felt the young male was in the Snoqualmie vicinity or possibly went toward the freeway. The Snoqualmie Valley School District stated in an email to families that police were NOT recommending locking down any local schools.
The City of Snoqualmie Police conducted active search, but it was also possibility that the youth left the Snoqualmie area, as the escape happened over 12 hours prior . The public was asked to use caution as the escapee has a criminal record of burglary.
Residents were encouraged to keep car doors locked and to not leave vehicles unattended with keys or running. It was also advised that homeowners lock doors and windows while police attempted to locate the escaped male.
Description: White male. 5’10.” Slender build. Dark hair. Dark eyes. Yellow jump suit.
Call 9-1-1 if you see anyone fitting the description or notice any suspicious activity.