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Attempted Homicide and Escape at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center


At 12:00 am, August 31, 2014, Golden Police received a call from a staff member at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center, a youth detention facility located at 2901 Ford Street, who reported another staff member had been assaulted and was injured.  Initial report was two inmates were unaccounted for; their location was unknown.  It was shortly updated to a total of four inmates had escaped and were seen running from the area.


Golden Police patrol officers, Golden Police Canine officer along with officers from the Colorado School of Mines Department of Public Safety and numerous deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded, secured the area and began searching for the escaped inmates.  Jefferson County Combined SWAT unit was notified and also responded to assist with the securing of the area and the search for the inmates.  Air support for the search was provided by Denver Police Department’s police helicopter.


A BOLO was sent out by teletype to all law enforcement agencies in the metropolitan Denver region.


Shortly after 7:00 am this morning, officers from Wheat Ridge Police Department notified the Golden Police Department they observed, contacted and arrested the four inmates as they were walking through a park near the Wheat Ridge Police Department headquarters.  Golden Police officers responded to Wheat Ridge, took custody of the inmates and transported them back to Golden for processing.


A Code Red emergency notification message (Reverse 911) was sent out to residences in the proximity of the detention facility advising residents of the escape and description of the inmates.  Another Code Red message was sent out this morning advising the residents the inmates were in custody and the emergency situation had been cleared.


Victim:  Male   Age 65    Transported to hospital; unknown injuries and medical condition at this time.

Arrestees:    Zachary Oliver    Age 17

Antoin Griego     Age 17

Ridwan Hussein  Age 15

Devon Sells         Age 14


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