ShareThis

Atlantic County Schools CLOSED

Atlantic County Schools CLOSED ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – A massive search kicked off overnight for four teenagers who escaped from a juvenile detention center in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Sometime after midnight Wednesday, Atlantic County Sheriff Michael Petuskey said four male teens assaulted and overpowered a corrections officer, stole a set of keys and then escaped from the Harborfields Youth Detention Center in a stolen car.

Surveillance video from nearby the scene shows authorities chasing the stolen vehicle and the moment the group crashed the car into a home on 900 block of Buerger Street and then ran off.

They are described as an 18-year-old, two 16-year-olds, and one 17-year-old. One was wearing white boxers and a light-colored shirt, two were wearing cream-colored thermals and one had on a black polo with the letters AYC on it and khaki pants.

K-9s, several Atlantic County police departments and the New Jersey State Police helicopter are helping in the search, which included dozens of officers.

Sheriff Petuskey said the teens were last spotted on St. Louis Avenue.

Police are concerned that the teens may try to break into homes to get clothes or warm up, as they are not dressed for the cold weather. Egg Harbor City Schools are closed Wednesday as a precaution.

“Due to an unsafe situation, the police have requested schools be closed today. There is no school today, November 15, 2017,” the Egg Harbor City School Distict posted on their website.

In addition, the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District, Hamilton Township School District, Galloway Township Public Schools and Mullica Township School District are also closed Wednesday.

The teens are not believed to be armed, but are still considered dangerous.

The injured corrections officer was treated at a local hospital and is expected to be OK.

Article continues below

advertisement
A Med Spa Nov 300X125



Author: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/11/15/4-juveniles-escape-detention-center/ - Trang Do

Archives


Overdosing Mother Rolled Onto, Killed 13-Month-Old Son

South Jersey Magazine Digital Edition

Gov. Murphy, Democratic Leaders Reach Deal To Raise New Jersey’s Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Cherry Hill’s Politz Day School Gets State Aid To Help Improve Security

Suspect William Owens Shot And Killed, 2 Women Freed After Hostage Situation At Logan Township UPS Facility

Lawsuit Alleges Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner Created ‘Toxic Culture’ For Women

Lawsuit To Be Announced Against Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner

South Jersey Man Admits Using Hammer To Fatally Beat Sleeping Girlfriend

Higher Percentage Of People Left New Jersey Than In Any Other State In 2018, Study Finds

Somers Point Residents Torn Over New Plastic Bag Fee Meant To Protect Environment

Thousands Attend Memorial Service For Natalie Dempsey, South Jersey Firefighter Killed In Christmas Crash

Lindenwold Police Searching For Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman Inside Condo On Christmas

Firefighter Dies In Crash On Christmas Morning In Hamilton Township

Cherry Hill Police Warning Parents Not To Drop Children Off At Mall Unattended

Officer, Firefighter Among 8 Injured In Huge Blaze In Camden


More Articles