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News Release

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Media Relations

Four Juveniles Escape Sylmar Juvenile Hall

Los Angeles: Early Wednesday morning at approximately 3:30 AM, four juveniles escaped from the Sylmar Juvenile Detention Center.

According to investigators, the four escapees used bed sheets to aid in their escape from the detention facility. It was later learned that at 4:00 AM, the four escapees stopped at a nearby home and met with the resident. The escapees related that their car was in need of repairs and asked whether the resident could make some telephone calls on their behalf. After so doing, the four juveniles left the residence.

At approximately 10:00 AM, the escapees were in the area of Carole Lane, Sylmar, when they approached a male motorist. Simulating a handgun the escapees carjacked and kidnapped the motorist, ordering him to drive them to South Los Angeles. The motorist, who was unharmed, dropped off the escapees in the area of Imperial Highway and Broadway.

The escapees are described as male Blacks and they were last seen wearing gray pants, white t-shirts, and blue/gray sweatshirts marked with “SJH.”

The names of the suspects are:

Darral Duncan, age 17

Isaiah Walker, age 17

Kenny Mack, age 17

Nicolas Pipkins, age 17

All juveniles reside in South Los Angeles and/or the Antelope Valley area and are known gang members with criminal backgrounds. One of the juveniles had been in custody for attempt murder. All of the escapees are to be considered violent and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Los Angeles Police Department, Mission Division at 818-838-9800. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).