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5 Day Manhunt for Inmate Labor Crew Escapees Ends With Capture

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Ochoa (left) and Ontaneda
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A manhunt launched five days ago to find two young Ventura County inmates who broke free from their labor crew in the Hollywood Hills has concluded with the pair's apprehension. Pablo Ladislow Ontaneda, 18, and Christopher Ochoa, 19, were located last night to a home in Jurupa, according to NBCLosAngeles. After a short chase, the men were taken into custody and booked into jail in Riverside County.

Ontaneda and Ochoa had been part of a work crew sent into the hills to clear brush for fire safety near Mulholland Drive and Laurel Canyon Boulevard on Friday, August 5th.

Both of them were doing time for robbery in Ventura County.