Teen who walked away from boys' ranch found

January 7, 2010 1:13:52 PM PST
A 17-year-old Pinole boy who walked away from the Byron Boys Ranch on Wednesday evening was found in Brentwood shortly before midnight, Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said today.

The boy, who had been convicted in juvenile court of robbery and theft, was discovered missing from the boys' ranch, officially known as the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility, shortly before 5:30 p.m., Lee said.

Brentwood police found the teen a little before midnight and returned him to the facility on Bixler Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County. The boys' ranch serves as a youth rehabilitation facility for juvenile offenders.