The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for four minors after seven escaped from the Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie on Sunday.
The KCSO said he may have been driving a white 2018 Chevrolet Equinox that was taken in the incident. Their ages range from 15 to 17 years old.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the KCSO non-emergency number at 206-296-3311. Tips can also be emailed to MCUtips@kingcounty.gov or anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound via P3Tips.com or using the P3 Tips mobile app.
Earlier in the evening, three of the seven escaped minors were caught in Burien and are in custody.
The Washington State Department of Youth and Families said just after midnight on Sunday that the youth assaulted a staff member working the night shift during street checks and stole his belongings, including the keys to his his car. Echo Glen staff contacted law enforcement. The campus was secured and all the other young people on campus were found.
The DCYF said a Juvenile Rehabilitation Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), made up of people outside the facility’s management, will conduct a thorough review of the incident.
“Echo Glen has enhanced its security protocols, will assess whether protocols were followed and will assess the need for changes based on this incident alongside the CIRT,” the DCYF said.