Liberty cops still searching for 2 juvenile escapees

Staff report


Two of three juveniles who escaped from Belmont Pines Hospital, 615 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, remained at large tonight.

One 17-year-old girl was captured and taken back to the facility, a police report says.

A Belmont Pines employee told police the girl is a member of a Cleveland gang and advised caution while dealing with her, the report says.

The boys, 14 and 16, were last seen on Tanglewood Drive, the report says.

The group first jumped a fence about 7 p.m. Wednesday and ran toward Interstate 80, then walked down state Route 304 near Logan Way, the report says.

Police found the girl hiding in bushes behind a church on Church Hill-Hubbard Road.

The boys were entered into the National Crime Information Center by Trumbull County dispatch.

Belmont Pines is a freestanding children’s behavioral health hospital.

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