Six juvenile prisoners escaped from the New Beginnings Youth Center in Laurel, Maryland. This youth detention center is a District of Columbia facility previously known as “Oak Hill.”
These absconders were reported to the United States Park Police at about 2:45pm.
A United States Park Police Officer searching the area of the Baltimore Washington Parkway near Maryland Route 198 saw six juveniles matching the lookout, stopped to investigate, and these six attempted to flee on foot. One absconder struggled with this officer, was able to break free of him, crossed the roadway and joined three others hiding in a drainage pipe.
After a perimeter was established, the United States Park Police Aviation section located these absconders in the drainage pipe. Officers from the Maryland State Police, the Anne Arundel County Police, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service assisted United States Park Police Officers in apprehending four people.
Anne Arundel County Police located and apprehended the remaining two absconders in the nearby Russet Green neighborhood.
All six were returned to the New Beginnings facility.