1 in custody after 3 teens escape SW Miami-Dade detention facility

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have taken into custody one of three teenage boys who escaped from a detention facility in Southwest Miami-Dade.

According to Miami-Dade Police, at around 6 p.m., Sunday, the trio escaped through a classroom window from the Miami Youth Academy, located at Southwest 84th Street and 109th Avenue, Sunday night.

“[They] broke out a window and they escaped the facility by that means,” Miami-Dade Police Detective Angel Rodriguez said.

Investigators identified the juveniles as 16-year-old Greggory Ruiz, 15-year-old Jason Posey and 14-year-old Jonathan Jacobo.

Jacobo was in the detention facility for possession of marijuana, trespassing and probation violation. Ruiz was in for burglary.

A worker made a missing persons call to police at around 6 p.m.

“There was staff on premises. However, that is being investigated by our detectives at this time,” said Rodriguez.

Police set up a perimeter in the area and used their K9 units as well as a chopper to try and locate the boys. Officers were able to find Posey at an apartment complex and took him into custody.

“Once they arrived on the scene and they determined the location and nature of the call, that’s when they determined they were actually looking for escapees,” said Rodriguez. “Using our resources available, detectives and officers were able to establish a perimeter around the area, at which time they were able to apprehend one of the juvenile suspects.”

Residents in the area were concerned at the lack of security in the facility.

“That’s crazy and there’s definitely a safety concern,” resident Melissa Henley said.

Police said the two boys that are still on the run are not armed but are considered violent.

“While they are not armed, they have been known to be violent, and so we suggest to the public in general if they see any of these individuals to please to not confront them or engage them in anyway shape or form.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the two teens still at large, call 911.

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