Escaped teen caught by Springfield police

Police said they located the teen at a homeless camp near 30th Street and Commercial Avenue on Thursday morning.

Posted: Sep. 20, 2018 6:42 PM
Updated: Sep. 20, 2018 6:50 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Springfield police have found and arrested a 15-year-old boy who escaped from the John Serbu Youth Campus over a week ago.

KEZI 9 News first reported his escape last week.

RELATED: TEEN ESCAPES FROM LANE COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER

Police said they located the teen at a homeless camp near 30th Street and Commercial Avenue on Thursday morning.

Officials said he also had methamphetamine in his possession.

The teen escaped Sept. 9 after officials said he stole an ID badge and climbed onto the roof.

He was previously convicted of burglary and theft charges.

The teen has been transferred to a state-run youth detention facility.

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