Sacto 9-1-1
April 18, 2012
State corrections agents search for juvenile escapee

Special agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are leading a search for a 15-year-old juvenile offender who escaped from Sierra Vista Hospital in the south Sacramento area earlier this evening.

About 7 p.m., the teen struggled with a staff member, obtained keys, pushed his way past nurses and escaped from the hospital at 8001 Bruceville Road wearing only a gray hospital gown.

The youth is described as Latino, with brown hair and eyes, weighing approximately 160 pounds, and with a distinctive scar on his left shoulder.

Govea was committed to the Division of Juvenile Justice from Kings County Juvenile Court with a conviction for first-degree burglary, according to a Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release.

Corrections officials said Sacramento-area law enforcement agencies were immediately notified of the escape.

Anyone with information regarding Govea's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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