5 juvenile offenders escape from NOC

first_imgA search has been launched for five female juvenile offenders who escaped from the New Opportunity Corps.This incident follows a number of other incidents wherein inmates have tried to flee the holding facility. Just over two weeks ago, a 17-year-old juvenile offender from New Amsterdam, Berbice pushed down a social service assistant and escaped.The teen was sent to the juvenile correctional facility to serve a three-year sentence on a charge of break-and-enter and larceny.Reports are that the teen was being escorted back to his dorm when he pushed the 61-year-old social service assistant Dale Dowding to the ground and ran west out of the compound and into an area covered with high vegetation, and made good his escape.Meanwhile, a few weeks prior to that incident, 13 persons managed to escape from the facility in another such incident. This publication understands that 10 of the teens escaped on September 27, 2018, and the other three escaped on September 28. The inmates had completed some chores in the compound of the facility, after which they started to run towards the western side of the premises, which is not fenced.Those who had escaped were a 15-year-old female of Vigilance, East Coast Demerara (ECD), who is serving 18 months for simple larceny; a 16-year-old female of Bartica, Region Seven, who is serving two years for wandering; another 16-year-old female of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, who is serving three years for wandering; a 15-year-old male of the Essequibo Coast, who is serving one year for simple larceny; a 16-year-old female of Number 10 Village, West Coast Berbice, who is serving two years for wandering; a 16-year-old male of New Amsterdam, Berbice, who is serving 21 months for attempting to escape from custody; a 16-year-old male of Buxton, ECD, who is serving a three-year sentence for possession of a firearm; a 16-year-old male of Tucville, Georgetown, who is serving 22 months for wandering; a 17-year-old female of Mahdia, Region Eight, who is serving two years for wandering; and a 17-year-old male of Lethem, Region Nine, who is serving 15 months for burglary.last_img

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