Two young offenders who were reported missing from Yellowknife’s North Slave Young Offenders Facility have been returned to custody.
Police say the two walked away from open custody around 9:00am Friday. Later that night, an off-duty corrections guard reported a sighting of them in the downtown area.
Police were able to find the young offenders and arrest them without incident at a nearby apartment building.
As young offenders, their names, pictures and descriptions couldn’t be made public. However, neither offender was considered to be dangerous.
Their escape from open custody came at a sensitive time for the city.
Less than two weeks ago, a man charged with murder and attempted murder escaped from the neighbouring North Slave Correctional Facility. 23-year-old Denecho King was found and arrested three days later.