Palmdale deputies help capture walk-aways from juvenile probation camp

PALMDALE – On Thursday, two juvenile offenders assigned to Camp Mendenhall, located at 42230 N. Lake Hughes Rd. Lake Hughes, walked away from a supervised hike near the camp.

Los Angeles County Probation Department officials notified Palmdale Sheriff’s Station and deputies responded to complete a missing persons report and assist Probation Department personnel with an area search. The two subjects were not located.

Friday at approximately 8:30 a.m., a resident of Lake Hughes called Palmdale Station and advised that two juveniles wearing probation camp jumpsuits were contacting residents and asking to use the phone. Palmdale Deputies responded to the area and again coordinated a search effort with personnel from the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

While conducting the search, a second call was received at Palmdale Station from a resident, indicating an updated location of the two offenders, behind a local business near the 17500 Block of Elizabeth Lake Rd, in the Lake Hughes area.

Deputies contained the location and both offenders were taken into custody by Probation and Sheriff’s Department personnel without incident.

The offenders were taken back into custody by the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

(Information via press release from Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.)