by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Police and youth correctional officers are currently searching for two teens who escaped from DYA just before five o'clock Monday afternoon. DYA Director Adonis Mendiola says a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old (under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court) were last seen crossing Route 10 in Mangilao from the baseball field.
The two teens were undergoing drug and alcohol treatment and had been remanded to DYA's custody for criminal acts related to the use and possession of drugs. Mendiola says an internal investigation has been launched to determine how the teens escaped.
The 17-year-old male minor is Chuukese with a dark complexion standing 5"8" weighing 200 lbs. He has short black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing brown pants and a plain white shirt.
The 17-year-old has a tattoo on his left forearm depicting a heartbeat symbol, a picture of a heart with a tag spelling his name on his left arm as well as scars on his left forearm and a tattoo of an incomplete heart on his right arm.
The other escapee is 18 and stands 5'9", weighing 200 pounds with short black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing brown pants and a plain white t-shirt. He has a tattoo of a cube on his right arm.
If you have any information as to their whereabouts, you are encouraged to contact the Department of Youth Affairs at 735-5022/23, the Guam Police Department at 475-8615/616 or Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP.