CLOVERDALE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say three 17-year-old gang members who escaped from a Northern California probation camp were arrested after stealing a car and holding its owner hostage.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the arrests occurred Saturday in Sonoma County after a California Highway Patrol officer stopped a speeding Honda and noticed the young driver and two of the three passengers were all wearing the same clothing: gray sweatshirts and blue jeans.READ MORE: Volunteers Sought To Help Calm Shelter Pets During Fourth Of July Fireworks In Sacramento
The CHP officer discovered the vehicle had been carjacked and the victim was being held inside.READ MORE: Atwater Man, 31, Dies After Crashing Into Tree Near Auburn
Officials say the three had escaped from a minimum security camp near the Oregon border. The alleged carjacking occurred at an Oregon rest stop.MORE NEWS: Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge
The trio could face charges including kidnapping, assault and auto theft. It wasn’t immediately known if they have lawyers.