Teens who ran from treatment center cause heavy damage to motorhome they were hiding in

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DUCHESNE COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Three Cedar Ridge students were booked into youth detention center on Tuesday after authorities said they ran away from a treatment center then heavily damaged a motorhome they broke into to hide.

According to a press release issued by Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, the teens are residents of Cedar Ridge Academy and were reported to have run away on Monday around 1 p.m.

The sheriff’s office said the girls, ages 14-16, broke into a motorhome parked on private property at some point on Monday where they remained until Tuesday which prevented authorities from finding them overnight.

Deputies said the teens did extensive damage to the inside of the motorhome before walking to a nearby house where they asked the homeowner for a ride. The homeowner contacted police and a sheriff’s deputy and a UHP trooper responded and took the teens into custody.

All three teens are expected to be referred to juvenile court. They were booked into Split Mountain Youth Detention Center in Vernal.

ABC4 has taken the names of the juveniles out of the article due to their ages.

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