REDMOND, OR -- Redmond Police helped save a boy after he jumped into the canal to escape capture, Sunday night. The juvenile was a runaway from Rimrock Trails Adolescent Treatment Center in Prineville.
When fficers located him along SW Canal Blvd, he ran from police and jumped into the canal. In an effort to prevent the boy from going down the spillway, officers, with help from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, performed an impromptu water rescue. The juvenile fought one officer trying to get him out of the water, and other officers were able to assist in pulling him out.
He faces several charges including, escape, resisting arrest and interfering with a peace officer.